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ethereal_reality Jan 27, 2015 4:19 AM

Video: -mourners leaving Jay Sebring's funeral.

It's surprising how intrusive the media is. At the beginning a camera man zeros in on an attractive woman's derriere.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...538/iY2K3d.png

To see the video click here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muol6gyck9Y

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Lorendoc Jan 27, 2015 4:59 AM

Glorietta Tract
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 6889557)
:previous: The Glorietta Tract was north of Sunset & east of Western. Harvard Dr was named "Crown Ave" until annexation in 1907 (PT&T must have been using an old map). "Prospect", as we all know, became Hollywood Blvd. What's the fourth street name?

Fourth street name is "Willard." In the mass-renaming, Willard became Kingsley Drive, so the block bounded by Crown, Prospect, Willard, and Sunset became the block bounded by Harvard, Hollywood, Kingsley, and Sunset.

tovangar2 Jan 27, 2015 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 6890982)
Fourth street name is "Willard." In the mass-renaming, Willard became Kingsley Drive, so the block bounded by Crown, Prospect, Willard, and Sunset became the block bounded by Harvard, Hollywood, Kingsley, and Sunset.

I thought it must have become N Kingsley. There's a smart-looking line of utility poles marching north from Sunset between the backs of the Harvard & Kingsley houses.

Godzilla Jan 27, 2015 4:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6890923)
I just came across a rather remarkable 1965 video.

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;) http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=16981



Not sure if these two Bunker Hill images have been jointly posted. Wondering if the original roof was shingled or merely covered in tar paper.

251 S Bunker Hill Avenue - " just north of 3rd Street, on the other side of the Alta Vista Apartments."
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...d/8833/rec/461


http://www.csulb.edu/~odinthor/BuHiHs.jpghttp://www.csulb.edu/~odinthor/BuHiHs.jpg

Godzilla Jan 27, 2015 5:02 PM


March 1936 - Biltmore Ballroom hosts electrification display.
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single.../29390/rec/351

oldstuff Jan 27, 2015 6:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tetsu (Post 6890779)
Oh wow, that's an amazing one! Looks to be a rather late Victorian as well. Those two fixer uppers look like they have great potential too, especially the one to the left.

The County Assessor has all three built in 1900. They are 2666 1/2 S. Vermont (the northern most one) The blue one is 2672 and the other is 2674.

I am working on a search to try to see if I can find any more info about the houses... it is a work in progress

Update: The County has an index map which shows that at some point 27th did not "T" at Vermont but went through at least two blocks more to the east to the other side of Menlo. This was probably changed in 1900 when the three houses were built. There is a woman whose last name is Ross listed in an index of church members and her address is 2672. This was in 1922.

jg6544 Jan 27, 2015 6:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6890188)
I found an interesting history of Los Angeles Airways on a blog called Tails Through Time. Click the link under the image below to see it full-size.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...itedAdvert.jpg
aviationtrivia.blogspot.com

It looks like the building in the picture above is now Terminal 3 at LAX.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...rminal3LAX.jpg
Google Maps

When LAX first opened in the '60s (I think) all of the terminals were satellites. They were connected to the ticketing/baggage areas by underground walkways. It was thought to be the wave of the future. Why, I don't know.

ethereal_reality Jan 27, 2015 8:15 PM

I just came across three aerial slides dated 1968.

I'll post them LARGE in order to see the details.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/661/rChwud.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-original-3...item4632fbd642

above: My eye gravitated to the residence with the twin turrets behind Patriotic Hall.



I was hoping it was still there.......but it isn't. :(

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/540/q7itJn.png

My questions is, have we discussed this impressive building on NLA?
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And here are the other two slides from 1968.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/McP4wt.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-original-3...item4632fbd642




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/661/3ISPOJ.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-original-3...item4632fbd642
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edit:

I didn't want to leave out the two attractive houses on W. 18th Street. -and yes, they're gone as well.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/AjmufV.png

I just noticed there's a building directly behind 'twin turrets', on the same lot. Did they give up their backyard for a commercial building facing the alley?

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ethereal_reality Jan 27, 2015 9:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldstuff (Post 6891546)
The County Assessor has all three built in 1900. They are 2666 1/2 S. Vermont (the northern most one) The blue one is 2672 and the other is 2674.

The County has an index map which shows that at some point 27th did not "T" at Vermont but went through at least two blocks more to the east to the other side of Menlo. This was probably changed in 1900 when the three houses were built.


It's funny you mentioned Menlo, because there are some terrific homes on that street as well.

....just look at this trio. (the three houses that we've been discussing on Vermont at 27th are directly behind these houses)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/tXw34r.png
GSV



-and this charmer. -look at that tiny little bay window...and the american-gothic window at the peak.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...908/DfTWlN.png
GSV
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ethereal_reality Jan 27, 2015 9:23 PM

Goddesses, covered from head to toe in gold paint, to perform in Roman Pageant at Los Angeles Coliseum, June 16, 1936."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/xIPGqx.jpg
ebay

-it must have been some affair. wish there was more information.

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tovangar2 Jan 27, 2015 9:53 PM

Menlo Ave - W 29th St Historic District
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6891832)
It's funny you mentioned Menlo, because there are some terrific homes on that street as well.

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Some nice descriptions here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menlo_A...toric_District

ethereal_reality Jan 27, 2015 10:20 PM

Surgeon's Residence, Soldier's Home, Los Angeles Calif.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/8mf3qs.jpg
ebay

I wonder why they extended the flue in the back and added a filter. -were they planning on burning something toxic?
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HossC Jan 27, 2015 10:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6891772)

My eye gravitated to the residence with the twin turrets behind Patriotic Hall.

I was hoping it was still there.......but it isn't. :(

My questions is, have we discussed this impressive building on NLA?

I've cropped e_r's picture and tweaked the levels.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...815SFlower.jpg
Detail of eBay image previously posted by e_r.

I don't remember it coming up before. The white building to the right of the turreted house is the extant Matthias Apartments at 1801 S Flower. The turreted house shows up on the 1964 image at Historic Aerials, but has gone by 1972. Looking at the City Directories, I think the turreted house was the W A Brown and Sons Funeral Home at 1815 S Flower. I found a few references when I Googled them, but no pictures.

I even checked out a season 4 (1980/81) episode of 'CHiPs' because I remembered a chase finished in that parking lot. Sadly, even the building behind the turreted house had gone by then.

ethereal_reality Jan 27, 2015 10:57 PM

:previous: I wonder if the building in back of the turreted house has something to do with it being a funeral home.
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HossC Jan 27, 2015 11:43 PM

:previous:

I found a 1998 LA Times article about the Pierce brothers called A Lively Business in Funerals. It contains the following quote:

"Intent on burying the competition, as well as their patrons, Pierce Bros. bought out W.A. Brown and Son, a former street car conductor and clothier-turned-mortician, who had the "largest casket display in the world" and offered a complete funeral for as low as $290 during the Depression."

I wonder if the casket display occupied the building behind the turreted house. No date is given for the buy out, but the article is roughly chronological, so it looks like sometime in the 1930s. They must have continued to use the original name as W A Brown and Son appears in the CDs into the '60s.

ethereal_reality Jan 27, 2015 11:57 PM

I think that explains it. -good sleuthing Hoss. :)

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CityBoyDoug Jan 28, 2015 12:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6891981)
Surgeon's Residence, Soldier's Home, Los Angeles Calif.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/8mf3qs.jpg
ebay

I wonder why they extended the flue in the back and added a filter. -were they planning on burning something toxic?
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My guess ER is they wanted to get the flue higher than those attic windows.

Windows pose a vacuum and would draw smoke inside the house.

ethereal_reality Jan 28, 2015 1:07 AM

:previous: but I've never seen anything like it on any other house.

I just had a thought, maybe it's unfinished, and eventually it will be encased in bricks like the other chimneys? (there is a ladder there)
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ethereal_reality Jan 28, 2015 1:27 AM

Here's a great find currently on ebay. (I just came across it several minutes ago)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...538/DM7efr.png
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1880s-Cabine...item540e524624




This is such an excellent photograph!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/1yxuL8.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1880s-Cabine...item540e524624


-frustratingly, there is no address on the back of the photograph. All it says is Pampas Grass, Los Angeles.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...913/kXBoR3.jpg






....and I don't see any street address numbers on the porch.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/540/TLhXmk.jpg
detail






below: I am intrigued by this close-up. Is this a wooden zanja running in front of the house?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/540/X9bvnf.jpg

I'm not even sure if there's such a thing as a wooden zanja.......the zanjas that we've seen before on NLA have been made of stone. (see below)



Here's an excellent post on zanjas by Gaylord_Wilshire from back in 2010.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1843

below: remnants of zanjas in present day Los Angeles.

originally posted by Gaylord_Wilshire
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...911/7CCONo.png
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1843

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ethereal_reality Jan 28, 2015 2:04 AM

Oh my God, I was just double-checking to make sure my 1880 'Pampas grass' photograph hadn't been posted before.

Well it hasn't, but two later photographs of the same house were posted by BifRayRock...and guess what,
the wooden zanja in my 1880 photograph was eventually replaced with a stone zanja a decade or so later.


below: Here are BRR's two photograph from the 1890s. (notice how the pampas grass has grown threefold!)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...908/JdXcYR.png
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=16552



below: -five years later the pampas grass is almost mutant.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...537/2Cs7oz.png





So maybe this 1880 photograph is worth $499.00.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...673/1yxuL8.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1880s-Cabine...item540e524624

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