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Flyingwedge May 13, 2015 7:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tetsu (Post 7025133)
Here's an aerial view (probably a close up) of 3rd & Alvarado, dated July 16th, 1936. e_r posted another photo from this aerial in post #1105.

Does anyone know anything about the house at the SW corner? Or have any other photos, for that matter?

http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/...psdmi6zssw.jpgUSCDL

The two apartment buildings at the top, on the east side of the 300 S. block of Alvarado, are still there, though they have seen better days.

http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/...psfouqvnqu.jpgGSV

As GW foretold, 321 S. Alvarado was built by Frank Garbutt:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...h.jpg~original
September 21, 1900 Los Angeles Times @ LAPL

Here's the house on the 1906 Sanborn. There was no 3rd Street, and Ocean View continued east of Alvarado:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...s.jpg~original
LAPL

A recent Google Earth view shows how much the area has changed. Ocean View now stops at Lake. The intersection
of 3rd and Alvarado is at right, marked by the four red crosswalks. The Burger King is on the NE corner, so
321 S. Alvarado was kitty-corner from that:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...x.jpg~original

As GW also advised, there don't seem to be any good photos of the house. Here it is a little closer from that 1936 aerial:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...5.jpg~original
USCDL -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/1414/rec/98

You can see a little of the roof in the lower right corner of this January 1930 shot from St. Vincent's Hospital across the street,
along with those two apartment buildings -- 310 and 320 S. Alvarado -- you pointed out:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...s.jpg~original
USCDL -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/3784/rec/6

BTW, the apartment building in the left foreground of the above photo is the Westbrook. You can see
a 1912 photo of the Westbrook in my post here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=19697

The only street-level view of the house I could get was by lightening and zooming in on this 1928 shot facing west at
3rd, Alvarado and Ocean View:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...c.jpg~original
USCDL -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...9/id/796/rec/3

A 1948 aerial photo at HistoricAerials.com shows a gas station at the site of 321 S. Alvarado.

so-cal-bear May 13, 2015 7:59 PM

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With that paint job of black with pink and tan stars, I say the old Steam Corp. building is now a nudie bar! ;)

QUOTE=ethereal_reality;7026067]ephemera, dated 1926.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...661/3JybUF.jpg
eBay


The old Steam Corp. building is still there...painted black with green and tan stars.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...537/VmldUs.jpg
gsv


I couldn't help but notice the attractive building down the street a bit. Here's a closer look.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...661/B0pV2Y.jpg
GSV

:previous: It's really impressive; let's try to dig up some information on it.;)[/QUOTE]

ethereal_reality May 13, 2015 8:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tetsu (Post 7025112)
I wanted to share a photo of Save-Way Drugs at 1795 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena (NW corner Colorado & Allen Avenue). Pic is dated 10-12-1939.

http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/...ps4rdo1i8o.jpgmy file, prob HDL

When I was growing up, it was the Pac Mann Arcade (Google search suggests it was the Pak Mann, I must never have noticed) and was a good place to play a huge collection of old school arcade games, smoke cigarettes underage, and score dime bags. :D

In the early 2000's the Pac Mann (Pak Mann) closed and the building was completely remodeled. Yuck. :yuck:

https://melancholick.files.wordpress...pacmanarc1.jpghttps://melancholick.files.wordpress...pacmanarc1.jpg

:previous: Tetsu, so this is the same building? My God, how awful.

ethereal_reality May 13, 2015 8:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7024219)
The article e_r posted on the 1937 rally mentions Deutsches Haus. It was located at 634 W 15th St (at Hope).


I thought I'd check out the address of the Deutsches Haus in the google-mobile, but that block of W. 15th Street is closed off ('Dignity Health' campus)


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...913/pMHFUa.jpg
google_earth




But here's an excellent photograph of the interior of Deutsches Haus.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...661/iDtY1Z.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...905/1bc5Io.jpg
http://digital-library.csun.edu/cdm/...ackyard/id/102



...and here's an undated view of the exterior.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...909/Vd7pE1.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...633/OOhOXt.jpg
http://digital-library.csun.edu/cdm/...ackyard/id/106

:previous: There wasn't much information to go along with the photograph, so I'm not sure who's doing the picketing.

ethereal_reality May 13, 2015 9:16 PM

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...633/dSvwO2.jpg
eBay

This fine looking building is still there, and appears to be in fine shape.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...537/BtOXTv.jpg
GSV


I noticed that the building next door also has the same fluted engaged columns.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/PR3weQ.jpg
gsv


Here's the reverse of the vintage postcard.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...673/fCGBW4.jpg
eBay

Pomona Tile Co., 629-633 North La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, Calif.

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CityBoyDoug May 13, 2015 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7026381)
I thought I'd check out the address of the Deutsches Haus in the google-mobile, but that block of W. 15th Street is closed off ('Dignity Health' campus)




But here's an excellent photograph of the interior of Deutsches Haus.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...661/iDtY1Z.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...905/1bc5Io.jpg
http://digital-library.csun.edu/cdm/...ackyard/id/102

Hey ER. Let's go inside the Deutsches Haus - German House and Heidi will make us a nice samich of Braunschweiger .....mmm good..oh and add some mutard..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psk51pbgyc.jpg

Flyingwedge May 13, 2015 11:21 PM

A. L. Bath Building/Willoughby Hotel on the SE corner of 5th and Hill
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by WS1911 (Post 6079014)

Quote:

Originally Posted by WS1911 (Post 6081029)

T2 did a very nice post on the building, but its photos have disappeared: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=13702

August 1955, looking east at the Hill Street side of the de-domed A. L. Bath Building:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...b.jpg~original
Huntington Digital Library -- http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...d/8760/rec/118

ethereal_reality May 13, 2015 11:32 PM

:previous: Wow, what a great photograph Flyingwedge. At first, I didn't think it was Los Angeles.

HossC May 13, 2015 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7026160)

:previous:

Looks like the roof of the Ambassador in the distance...

Well spotted, GW, I hadn't seen that. By coincidence, here's an early postcard (the seller dates it at pre-1930) of the Ambassador Hotel that I found earlier.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...C.jpg~original
eBay

Krell58 May 14, 2015 12:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7025346)
My mom used to make us Braunschweiger sandwiches. Not too bad with some mustard. I guess she got the idea from some German people she knew in Russell, Kansas in the 1930s.

Remember the film "Paper Moon" 1973....it was partially filmed in Russell. I've been to all of the places seen in that movie.

I liked 'em because my dad liked 'em. I didn't join in on the sardine or potted meat sandwiches though.

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7026536)
Hey ER. Let's go inside the Deutsches Haus - German House and Heidi will make us a nice samich of Braunschweiger .....mmm good..oh and add some mutard..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psk51pbgyc.jpg

CBD, we didn't spread it, we just left it in slices, about 1/3 the size of these.

ethereal_reality May 14, 2015 12:57 AM

I just came across this slide from the 1960s that shows the upper-half of the old Garden Court Apartments in Hollywood.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...661/Vm4WoJ.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOS-ANGELES-...item4aea068bc0

:previous: note the sign above the entrance says 'Garden Court Apt. Hotel'.





It was torn down a year or so after I moved to Los Angeles.....around 1984 I believe.

Sadly, this is how I remember it.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/zx2RIN.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...908/cmHouq.jpg
http://www.amoeba.com/blog/2012/03/e...od-primer.html

:( I tried looking over that fairly high wall on several occasions.





Godzilla's earlier post on the Garden Court Apartments here:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=9669


Aerial dated 1924 from Godzilla's post. (I've enlarged it)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/0C0Bdo.jpg
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=9669

:previous: Does anyone recognize the house next door (on the right), with the large coach house in the back?

ethereal_reality May 14, 2015 1:26 AM

Three buses, 1950s, Edgewood Transit Co.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...909/j2u9Rx.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1950s-Negati...item51a1550d69

The seller has this listed under Englewood, but it clearly says Edgewood on the buses.

I couldn't find an Edgewood in the San Fernando Valley, but there's an Edgewood High School in West Covina.
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*I just noticed the front bus says Azusa near the rear....now I am more confused than ever.

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tovangar2 May 14, 2015 1:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7026044)
Did you have trouble finding it t2? I don't think we would have ever found it without Otis's directions. -So thanks Otis!

No, none at all (but it was smaller than I thought it would be). It was right where Otis said it was. It' looks sort of abandoned now though and that stand of bamboo seems to be trying to engulf it.


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Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7025629)
I found the paragraphs below in a book called 'The Great Crescenta Valley Flood: New Year's Day 1934' by Art Cobery.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-A...73622%2BPM.jpg
google books

Thx for finding that. Even with the preview's missing pages, it's a gripping account.

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7026553)
T2 did a very nice post on the building, but its photos have disappeared:

Thank you FW. The links are fixed now and your photo below added to my post on the A.L. Bath Building/Willoughby Hotel:
Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7026553)
August 1955, looking east at the Hill Street side of the de-domed A. L. Bath Building:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...b.jpg~original
Huntington Digital Library -- http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...d/8760/rec/118

I was devoted to Captain Jet (advertised on the rooftop billboard above). OMG, that show was hokey. Captain Jet used to rock his chair back and forth to simulate his rocket ship taking off. He was seriously skeezy-looking too, but we kids found him oddly compelling:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8...21354%2BPM.jpg
youtube

Dr Gibson paid for some outstanding neon to dance along the Willoughby's roofline (don't anybody miss the animated arrows which eventually point out the entrance to Dr Gibson's on the right). That neon was a public service if there ever was one.

GaylordWilshire May 14, 2015 1:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7026666)
Three buses, 1950s, Edgewood Transit Co.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...909/j2u9Rx.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1950s-Negati...item51a1550d69

The seller has this listed under Englewood, but it clearly says Edgewood on the buses.

I couldn't find an Edgewood in the San Fernando Valley, but there's an Edgewood High School in West Covina.
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*I just noticed the front bus says Azusa near the rear....now I'm more confused than ever.

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https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-V...2520PM.bmp.jpg
Times Oct 2, 1960

ethereal_reality May 14, 2015 1:49 AM

:previous: Now that was quick! Thanks GW.

BifRayRock May 14, 2015 3:27 AM






6634 Sunset Boulevard - Iterations

Prior NLA discussions 6634 Sunset: http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=11042 and http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=11044


According to one source, the building dates to 1919 and and received a streamline remodel by Wilfred Tunstall in 1937. http://public.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wi...allWilfred.PDF



June '39 (When it housed Medical Offices, including that of Buell Sprague, M.D.*)
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/compou...id/20129/rec/1



Later images of same location:

http://telesproperties.com/uploads/2...22-475x316.jpg http://telesproperties.com/uploads/2...22-475x316.jpg

http://x.lnimg.com/photo/poster_768/...4b167e86b1.jpghttp://x.lnimg.com/photo/poster_768/...4b167e86b1.jpg


http://x.lnimg.com/photo/poster_768/...f1f28a80cc.jpghttp://x.lnimg.com/photo/poster_768/...f1f28a80cc.jpg





*Dr. Sprague, Forest Lawn - http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...GRid=85523450&

http://rescarta.lapl.org:8080/ResCar...00001/00000001


/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\


Closer look at the structure, circa 1939:

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/compou...id/20129/rec/1



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=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=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






When Clove oil isn't enough.

Likely a room used by Dr. Soderberg, D.D.S.
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





Tourmaline May 14, 2015 3:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 6318402)
Until just a minute ago, I had no idea that over the years one of the several owners of
the Tropicana was Sandy Koufax and it was known as Sandy Koufax Tropicana.
(And even though I was around there in the 80's, I didn't know it had a pool, either!)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Okr-6QtX1G...Q%7E%7E0_3.JPG
Ebay / dodgersblueheaven

Hmmm...wonder why Sandy had a motel of his own in West Hollywood?

Before Sandy?

Tropicana Motel - Card bears '51 postmark (Sorry if this is a repost)
http://www.idaillinois.org/utils/aja...ood&DMROTATE=0http://www.idaillinois.org/utils/aja...ood&DMROTATE=0http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/compo.../id/3728/rec/3

http://www.idaillinois.org/utils/aja...ood&DMROTATE=0http://www.idaillinois.org/utils/aja...ood&DMROTATE=0



http://www.idaillinois.org/utils/aja...ood&DMROTATE=0http://www.idaillinois.org/utils/aja...ood&DMROTATE=0http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/compo.../id/4433/rec/6


http://www.idaillinois.org/utils/aja...ood&DMROTATE=0http://www.idaillinois.org/utils/aja...ood&DMROTATE=0

Tourmaline May 14, 2015 3:59 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6051840)
A forlorn looking Pan Pacific Auditorium four years before it was destroyed by fire.

http://imageshack.us/a/img823/4020/a...icjohnmeye.jpg
John Meyerhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/donkiyoti/4401316915/







http://imageshack.us/a/img23/3035/aa...doncassedy.jpg
Gordon Cassidyhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/gordonc/3038384131/





looking north toward the Hollywood Hills
http://imageshack.us/a/img23/4923/aa...rdoncassed.jpg
Gordon Cassidyhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/gordonc/3038384131/



May 24, 1989 :(

http://imageshack.us/a/img805/7807/aabn1panpfire.jpg
http://www.lafire.com/famous_fires/1...PanPacific.htm
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1941 (per source)
http://www.idaillinois.org/utils/aja...ood&DMROTATE=0http://www.idaillinois.org/utils/aja...ood&DMROTATE=0http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/compo...id/3146/rec/18

World's largest indoor ice rink?
http://www.idaillinois.org/utils/aja...ood&DMROTATE=0http://www.idaillinois.org/utils/aja...ood&DMROTATE=0


1941 - Pan Pacific interior
http://www.idaillinois.org/utils/aja...ood&DMROTATE=0http://www.idaillinois.org/utils/aja...ood&DMROTATE=0
http://www.idaillinois.org/utils/aja...ood&DMROTATE=0http://www.idaillinois.org/utils/aja...ood&DMROTATE=0http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singl...id/5700/rec/43

Tourmaline May 14, 2015 4:05 AM

There they went.


1941 - Hollywood Racetrack
http://www.idaillinois.org/utils/aja...ood&DMROTATE=0http://www.idaillinois.org/utils/aja...ood&DMROTATE=0http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/compo...id/1745/rec/22


http://www.idaillinois.org/utils/aja...ood&DMROTATE=0http://www.idaillinois.org/utils/aja...ood&DMROTATE=0

Tourmaline May 14, 2015 4:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6334203)
Albert's Motel Drive-IN (notices the garages for guests)

1460 Colorado Blvd.
http://imageshack.us/a/img132/8328/lxkp.jpg
ebay

It's still in business (as the Islander Motel).
http://imageshack.us/a/img706/3701/1edr.jpg
GSV

http://imageshack.us/a/img20/1886/dy0k.jpg
GSV

http://imageshack.us/a/img38/318/8tpb.jpg
GSV



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Healthiest spot in Los Angeles!


Albert's, the early years. (1940's ?)
http://www.idaillinois.org/utils/aja...ood&DMROTATE=0http://www.idaillinois.org/utils/aja...ood&DMROTATE=0http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/compo...id/4157/rec/94


http://www.idaillinois.org/utils/aja...ood&DMROTATE=0http://www.idaillinois.org/utils/aja...ood&DMROTATE=0


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