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MichaelRyerson May 11, 2015 7:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7023489)
Even with your post GW, I'm still unsure which corner this is. Pls elaborate.

SE corner of Aliso and San Pedro. Aliso in the foreground, San Pedro over there on the right.

MichaelRyerson May 11, 2015 7:40 PM

With apologies if we've seen this before...
 
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8783/1...bcd725ca_o.jpgWilshire Boulevard at St. Paul Place, 1952

Cushman's notes indicate the 1000 block of Wilshire. The only NW corner in this area that allows for these beauties to be sitting up on this embankment is at St. Paul Place which is no longer there. St. Paul Place would have been halfway between St. Paul Street and Bixel Street. Also the street sign clearly says Wilshire (see the 'Special') but less clearly I think the side street is named 'St. P...'

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection
Indiana University Archives / Digital Library Program

GaylordWilshire May 11, 2015 8:07 PM

:previous:


HossC had some great info on this shot:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=18262

MichaelRyerson May 11, 2015 8:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7023545)
:previous:


HossC had some great info on this shot:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=18262

I suspected they'd been seen. Thanks.

tovangar2 May 11, 2015 9:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 7023501)
SE corner of Aliso and San Pedro. Aliso in the foreground, San Pedro over there on the right.

Thx. Got it (finally).

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Q...20214%2BPM.jpg
historicmapworks

GaylordWilshire May 11, 2015 9:09 PM

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/5...terior1250.jpg


News on the Beckett house (as seen here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=25770)

http://www.laweekly.com/arts/this-co...utiful-5534025

CityBoyDoug May 11, 2015 9:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7023635)

2014 view.......dead lawn and missing balustrades. Thanks GW for the update. The house looks much better with the balustrades, imo.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pspdkk4asu.jpg

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/6...ettnew1906.jpg

From the referenced article.....

"Jeffrey Gordon Weiss, 64, and his boyfriend, David Bailey, 28, present a sunny picture, ....,against the imposing backdrop of their new digs: a turn-of-the-century Colonial Revival mansion in Adams-Normandie. Known as the Beckett Residence, the house was deemed uninhabitable two years ago when it went on the market."

ethereal_reality May 12, 2015 12:22 AM

Here's an impressive residence that once stood on the northeast corner of Wilshire Blvd. & St. Paul Avenue. (my NLA searches are coming up empty / mainly because I don't have the owner's name) I find it hard to believe we haven't seen this house before

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/661/I22wwc.jpg
eBay

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...661/xNGPdM.jpg

the site today.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...538/QO0g4q.jpg
gsv
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This comes close to where the house was located.

originally posted by HossC
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...673/p7iEJB.jpg

I believe the house would be just out of camera range on the left*
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*OK, I just located the original of HossC's photo. I believe this detailed view shows the house in question.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...911/At5xiM.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/re...ll170/id/71316

detail
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...661/tJk9O1.jpg

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Hey, Thanks to everyone who worked together to locate the address of the former German Consulate. I had that photographer for a long time,
and was never able to find the address.

Tetsu May 12, 2015 12:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7022584)
Here you are Tetsu. I don't see any start on a new porch railing (or landscaping either) but the fence along the sidewalk has been repainted:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-H...25938%2BPM.jpg

There's a bit of trim missing at the back corner of the porch:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-D...30143%2BPM.jpg

pix:T2II

P.S.

Does a photo exist of the original porch rail? This is the earliest era I've seen. (One can still see the Richard Green House on W 11th to the left and behind. The trees are too big to get this shot now.):
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-s...81802%2BPM.jpg
cityproject

My eyes deceived me! Upon closer inspection of Google street view, I see the railing has been painted a shade of tan that looked, from a distance, like newly installed wood that hadn't been painted yet.

Actually, the railing is newly installed (when I saw newly, I'm comparing the current GSV to my shot of the house from some time last year):

http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/...psf5e7bd2c.jpgmy photo

GaylordWilshire May 12, 2015 1:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7023926)
Here's an impressive residence that once stood on the northeast corner of Wilshire Blvd. & St. Paul Avenue. (my NLA searches are coming up empty / mainly because I don't have the owner's name) I find it hard to believe we haven't seen this house before

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/661/I22wwc.jpg
eBay

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...661/xNGPdM.jpg


Until late 1903, 1015 Orange Street--changed to 1015 Wilshire two years before your Ebay shot--was the home of J. T. Fitzgerald, whose next house we've seen here many times before:

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/223...house3115w.jpg

This shot is from a prior post of yours, ER: 5505

(Among others: 5510)

ethereal_reality May 12, 2015 1:09 AM

:previous: -thanks GW.



I recently came across this interesting photograph.

"Hitchhiking Sailors-Los Angeles"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/bcxzZl.jpg
posted by Miss Magnolia Thunderpussy at http://www.ipernity.com/doc/57114/10...rd/989168/self

I believe the impressive building behind the sailors might be the Los Angeles Police Academy in Elysian Park, but I always thought it was fairly secluded.

:previous: So where the heck is this road?

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Matt Maxwell May 12, 2015 1:36 AM

Been super busy, but here's a sort of sunshine noir shot of a familiar landmark.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/101/28...bda45144_z.jpgDSCF4579.JPG by Matt Maxwell, on Flickr

Taken in 2006.

MichaelRyerson May 12, 2015 2:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7023973)
:previous: -thanks GW.



I recently came across this interesting photograph.

"Hitchhiking Sailors-Los Angeles"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/bcxzZl.jpg
posted by Miss Magnolia Thunderpussy at http://www.ipernity.com/doc/57114/10...rd/989168/self

I believe the impressive building behind the sailors might be the Los Angeles Police Academy in Elysian Park, but I always thought it was fairly secluded.

:previous: So where the heck is this road?

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Well, these two swabbies are trying to hitch a ride with this pretty girl in the 1941 Pontiac (Oldsmobile not) westbound on Chavez Ravine Road (now Stadium Way) out in front of, not the Police Academy but, the Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center. Still there, now in service to the LAFD.

My good friend Rob (Worldsfair39) has pointed out I apparently don't know the difference between an Oldsmobile and a Pontiac as this is clearly a 1941 Pontiac.

tovangar2 May 12, 2015 2:52 AM

Alphonse J Forget House Bonnie Brae
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tetsu (Post 7023933)

Actually, the railing is newly installed (when I saw newly, I'm comparing the current GSV to my shot of the house from some time last year):

http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/...psf5e7bd2c.jpgmy photo

Oh, that railing. I didn't count that because I'm waiting for something more in keeping with the house. Building and Safety probably made the owner change it to the present arrangement so that kids wouldn't fall off the porch.

The Forget could sure do with an appropriate paint job too. With the one now, one doesn't really notice the fish-scale shingles or the other distinctive trim. However, the Forget is fully rented so the owner isn't really motivated.

Are there any RBY's around that are done up as they should be? It's so distressing looking at so many neglected gems.

ethereal_reality May 12, 2015 3:04 AM

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...538/sOuW6F.jpg
eBay

What surprised me most about the German Consulate photograph was the 'Iron Eagle'/Swastika displayed on the front of 403 S. Mariposa Avenue.




But if you scratch the surface, even just a little bit, you find that the swastika on Mariposa was not an anomaly in the Los Angeles area.
This startling photograph was taken in La Crescenta, Los Angeles County, CA. on April 26, 1936.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/QECHob.jpg
Oviatt Library / Cal. Northridge. http://digital-library.csun.edu/cdm/...ackyard/id/124





-same event, Hindenburg Park, 1936.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/KyvFoL.jpg
http://digital-library.csun.edu/cdm/...ackyard/id/127

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...903/zvTEtO.jpg
http://digital-library.csun.edu/cdm/...ackyard/id/116



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...901/fIrQZZ.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...537/pglEKQ.jpg
http://digital-library.csun.edu/Back...can-bund2.html



After many googlies, I found this small photograph of the 5 ft. Hindenburg bust.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...538/Yww2X0.jpg
http://www.cvhistory.org/meetings/ol...t07meeting.htm



detail from postcard
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...540/XNWqTZ.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...908/mKc2Fm.jpg





The park as it appears today.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/u8sbth.jpg
http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal..._Regional_Park





A wider view. -not all that far away from downtown los angeles.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...673/rIPF9y.jpg
google_earth

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Those Who Squirm! May 12, 2015 3:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7016612)
First it was liver pate', and now horse meat. What haven't you eaten CBD? ;) ;)

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Liver pâté isn't all that unbelievable. Lots of people like Braunschweiger or liverwurst on sandwiches, and that's basically the same thing. OTOH if you mean foie gras then yeah, I do see your point.

ethereal_reality May 12, 2015 3:37 AM

I also found this.


Among others, L.A. Consul Georg Gyssling is in attendance , first mentioned by tovanger2 at http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=28355

1937
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...633/tscFB5.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...661/25vvz4.jpg

https://www.google.com/search?q=hind..._AUoAQ#imgrc=_

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tovangar2 May 12, 2015 3:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7023971)

gsv

There's a real estate video of the exterior and interior of the Fitzgerald's J. Cather Newsome house at 3115 W Adams 90018

It's here

That sure is a lot of clinker brick :-)




P.S. There's some good stills at this page too


1909 (that was an open porch to the right of the entrance e_r):
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-U...85121%2BPM.jpg
boryanabooks

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3...85629%2BPM.jpg
boryanabooks

There's a carriage house too:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-N...92806%2BPM.jpg
gsv

December 2014 (someone's revived the lawn. Also those little trees are gone so one can see the left side of the facade):
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-A...93718%2BPM.jpg
gsv

ethereal_reality May 12, 2015 3:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 7024048)
Well, these two swabbies are trying to hitch a ride with this pretty girl in the 1941 Oldsmobile westbound on Chavez Ravine Road (now Stadium Way) out in front of, not the Police Academy but, the Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center. Still there, now in service to the LAFD.

:previous: Thanks for the correction Michael_Ryerson.

Those Who Squirm! May 12, 2015 7:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 7020630)
Eccentric Rail Afficionado

If you lived almost anywhere in the western hemisphere, 1956 was a sad time to be any kind of rail aficionado, regardless of eccentricity.


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