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FredH Sep 9, 2014 3:26 AM

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ProphetM: Looks like you may have a winner!

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Google Street View

FredH Sep 9, 2014 3:33 AM

City Hall, Hall of Records, Hall of Justice and the old County Courthouse - 12/30/1927


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FredH Sep 9, 2014 3:39 AM

First Street viaduct, looking north toward First Street viaduct from roof of Fourth and Mateo Streets. Railroad yard
and trains in foreground. First Street viaduct was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 2008. - 02/13/1929


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FredH Sep 9, 2014 3:48 AM

View eastward along Malibu Road (now Pacific Coast Highway) at Santa Monica Canyon. Taken from south side of
highway at West Channel Road. Showing flooding down Santa Monica Canyon to beach with piles of debris at base
of flood water. Pedestrian sign for tunnel to beach access and Texaco Gas Station in road east of flooding. Despite
heavy rainfall exceeding six inches that day there appears to have been a break in the rain when the photograph
was taken. - 03/02/1938 - March 1938 Flood


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http://lacityhistory.pastperfect-onl...81002;type=102

knites Sep 9, 2014 4:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 6722138)
First Street viaduct, looking north toward First Street viaduct from roof of Fourth and Mateo Streets. Railroad yard
and trains in foreground. First Street viaduct was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 2008. - 02/13/1929


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http://lacityhistory.pastperfect-onl...55605;type=102

Great photo. The white building in the foreground is now home to SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture). It's longer than the Empire State Building is tall! Across the the street is now the new Michael Maltzen housing project - One Santa Fe. Don't know if it shows up on Google Earth yet but it's a monster of a building that is longgggg…. Runs from where the camera is all the way down to the First Street Viaduct.

MartinTurnbull Sep 9, 2014 4:38 AM

Estrada's Spanish Kitchen, Wilshire Blvd at Ardmore
 
I scanned this shot of Wilshire Blvd at the corner of Ardmore from a book about Bullock's Wilshire.

The restaurant on the right is called Estrada's Spanish Kitchen. Has anybody come across any other (ie better) photos of it?


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FredH Sep 9, 2014 4:40 AM

Shasta Apartments, Mike’s Grocery Store, Norfolk Apartments, First Street and Figueroa - 12/18/1935


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gsjansen Sep 9, 2014 10:13 AM

Susan Hayward as Barbara Graham, boards a bus at 3rd and Bunker hill Avenue in the 1958 movie, I Want to Live!

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GSJ

gsjansen Sep 9, 2014 11:40 AM

Even though Susan Hayward hopped on the bus at Bunker Hill and 3rd, moments later in the film, the bus rolls past our old friend, The New Grand, (formerly the old Nugent) hotel, at Grand and 3rd, a full block East of where she boarded it.


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5568/...7eefeefc_b.jpg
GSJ

gsjansen Sep 9, 2014 1:02 PM

One more screen cap from 1958's "I want to Live!"

Looking west On Hollywood Boulevard from Hollywood and Vine


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3897/...877906ab_b.jpgGSJ

HossC Sep 9, 2014 2:11 PM

Waverly Avenue and Hyperion Avenue at a grade separation looking north toward the approach of Glendale-Hyperion Viaduct. (10/11/1927)

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...yAvBridge1.jpg
Los Angeles City Historical Society

The same view today.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...yAvBridge2.jpg
GSV

When I first saw the black and white picture above, I assumed that the structure behind the bridge was an oil well. Then I found the picture below. Lange & Bergstrom was the company that constructed the Glendale-Hyperion Viaduct. From what I've read, the planned completion date of May 1928 was pushed back a couple of times. An article on Big Orange Landmarks says that the viaduct wasn't completely finished until the end of February 1929.

Glendale-Hyperion Viaduct looking north from the end of Waverly Avenue Bridge. Designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1976, the bridge was designed by Merrill Butler who was the city’s chief bridge engineer during the 1920s and was responsible for construction of most of the city’s historic bridges still standing. The Glendale-Hyperion Viaduct and bridge is 56 ft-wide, and is 1,340 feet long, was completed in 1928 and features a series of thirteen concrete arches. (10/11/1927)

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...yAvBridge3.jpg
Los Angeles City Historical Society

Here's an closer view of the tower in the middle of the roadway, which probably explains why there's a barrier in the road on the far right of the first picture above.

Glendale-Hyperion viaduct, looking northeast on Hyperion Avenue from bridge at Waverly Drive. Lange and Bergstrom construction equipment. The Glendale-Hyperion Viaduct and bridge completed in 1928 is 56 ft-wide, 1,340 feet long and features a series of thirteen concrete arches. Designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1976, the bridge was designed by Merrill Butler who was the city’s chief bridge engineer during the 1920s and was responsible for construction of most of the city’s historic bridges still standing. (09/14/1928)

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...yAvBridge4.jpg
Los Angeles City Historical Society

From the Big Orange Landmarks article, here's an up-to-date view from the Waverly Avenue bridge.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...yAvBridge6.jpg
Floyd B. Bariscale, on Flickr


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Andys Sep 9, 2014 4:05 PM

HossC,

Thanks for the Hyperion viaduct photos. For three years in the 1960's, I walked to Marshall High School from Atwater (Village) on that viaduct. Kinda crazy walking that narrow one-person sidewalk in the second photo, with traffic zooming by, but I survived!

Andys

Martin Pal Sep 9, 2014 7:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6721604)

Is that a book on the table? Sky Gypsy?

I read a book titled NIGHT OVER WATER by Ken Follet that takes place on this plane. Or similar.

Wikipedia info: Night Over Water is a fictionalized account of the final flight of the Pan American Clipper passenger airplane during the first few days of World War II, early September, 1939. Follett is careful to state that, though the flight and all of the characters are fictional the plane, a Boeing 314, was real and was nicknamed the "Pan Am Clipper."

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Aquatone!

Online I found out that the book on the table is:

http://www.yesterdaysgallery.com/pic...dium/24569.jpg

SKY GYPSY
25,OOO MILES BY FLYING CLIPPER SHIPS OVER SOUTH
AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, MEXICO AND THE CARIBBEAN
by Claudia Cranston

w/30 illustrations in aquatone (photographs) and 3 maps

Published by:
J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY
Philadelphia – London
Copyright 1935, 1936

This version spells it GIPSY:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...4,203,200_.jpg

Retired_in_Texas Sep 9, 2014 8:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 6722439)
One more screen cap from 1958's "I want to Live!"

Looking west On Hollywood Boulevard from Hollywood and Vine


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3897/...877906ab_b.jpgGSJ

Thanks for the great screen shot for those of us who remember Hollywood and Vine when it was actually part of a neighborhood where people did normal things. Amazing how the Walk of Fame, radio and TV shows transitioned it into a tourist trap and ultimately into being virtually skid row for a number of years. Regardless of all the attempts to bring the area back, it will never again be as it was in the years before 1960.

gsjansen Sep 9, 2014 8:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6713354)
The recent question by shadyguy about the dead-end stub of 4th Street at Hope prompted me to look for pictures. I think most of the pictures below are new to NLA, but I didn't check every one!.............


Skipping forward to 1946, Mabel Haufe, one of the home's new owners, stands at the base of the stairs. The "For Sale" sign has yet to be removed.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...Hopecrest2.jpg
LAPL

This image of Mabel Haufe has answered one of my long nagging questions with regards to the rear carriage house for the Hildreth!

The image below was discussed on this here thread some 4 1/2 years ago, and while it was discussed and assumed to be the carriage house for the hildreth,(particularly as the retaining wall is of the same material as can be seen on the many photos of the hildreth at the corner of hope and and 4th), I could never get my mind around how it sat on the site with relation to the main house. Even though it made sense that it was part of the Hildreth property, i just couldn't come to grasp with how.............

http://jpg2.lapl.org/spnb1/00017248.jpg
LAPL

The image posted by HossC actually shows the carriage house at the bottom left hand corner of the photograph. Being that to date, no clear images taken from flower, or even Figueroa looking up at the back of the Hildreth has surfaced, (hence the ongoing discussion of the 4th street Stub.....), I just never realized until now, that the carriage house is situated on a North South axis, perpendicular to the Hildreth! The retaining wall wrapped around the property!

This image is actually of the end, (or start if you prefer), of the 4th street Stub!

This has now closed the book on something that has bothered me for some time!

CityBoyDoug Sep 9, 2014 9:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Retired_in_Texas (Post 6723092)
Thanks for the great screen shot for those of us who remember Hollywood and Vine when it was actually part of a neighborhood where people did normal things. Amazing how the Walk of Fame, radio and TV shows transitioned it into a tourist trap and ultimately into being virtually skid row for a number of years. Regardless of all the attempts to bring the area back, it will never again be as it was in the years before 1960.

Yes, Hollywood Blvd. has turned into an endless Dollar Store.

CityBoyDoug Sep 9, 2014 9:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andys (Post 6722683)
HossC,

Thanks for the Hyperion viaduct photos. For three years in the 1960's, I walked to Marshall High School from Atwater (Village) on that viaduct. Kinda crazy walking that narrow one-person sidewalk in the second photo, with traffic zooming by, but I survived!

Andys

I suspect that narrow sidewalk is a violation of City Code.

CityBoyDoug Sep 9, 2014 9:31 PM

Wings Over The World........
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal;

This version spells it GIPSY:

[img
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419UL19y4zL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg[/img]

Hey thanks Martin for the cool info. Odd change of name for the book. I suspect politics is the reason.

HossC Sep 9, 2014 10:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 6723036)

Is that a book on the table? Sky Gypsy?

...

This version spells it GIPSY

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6723190)

Odd change of name for the book. I suspect politics is the reason.

"Gipsy" used to be the preferred British English spelling of "Gypsy", so I guess the two books found online by Martin Pal were originally sold in different markets.

ethereal_reality Sep 9, 2014 11:37 PM

This photograph of three models admiring "the Stacks' is fairly familiar and has probably appeared on NLA

1955
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/eUSx7Q.jpg
rtc/o_file




but I recently came across this photograph showing the same three models posed near Cahuenga Pass.

1954
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/912/ZWIurc.jpg
RedTide/file

Obviously one of the dates is incorrect, as the models are wearing the same clothing in both photographs.

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