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Scott Charles Aug 30, 2018 3:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8298382)
:previous: What is it with rockers and the Burrito King...am I missing something?

(I happened upon the Gram Parsons photograph quite by accident)

I can't find the link now, but this is the story I read: When Burrito King opened in 1969, it was one of the very few places in LA that stayed open late. So musicians, coming from late night studio sessions, would go there. It subsequently became a sort of hangout for musicians in LA.

You can read about the history of Burrito King here and here.

- - -

PS: I've been going to Burrito King for over 25 years. It was always great, in that greasy, sloppy, but GOOD way. With them staying open until 3:00 AM, many of my late nights with friends ended there.

Since maybe 18 months ago, the food became awful. This Yelp review sums up my recent experiences there:

https://i.imgur.com/mFRdSjs.jpg

Does anyone know if Burrito King has new owners? I can't think of any other reason for such a sudden drop in quality.

ethereal_reality Aug 30, 2018 4:39 AM

Three, maybe four, boys notice the photographer in the trees taking their picture.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/Mc1HXe.jpg
Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 8298091)
The house on the right of the EBAY photo is 702 Echandia. Five properties to the right of that house is the Bridge Street School.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/ZPyW8y.jpg
abc7

pleasing Art Deco.

Thanks FW. :)



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Flyingwedge Aug 30, 2018 5:10 AM

Oil wells amongst houses in Inglewood, Calif. neighborhood, circa 1925
 
UCLA attaches a circa 1925 date to its title of this photo, and I believe it may have been taken in 1929. We're looking NW
from just a bit NW of what is now the intersection of Manchester Blvd. and Prairie Ave. in Inglewood. The street in the
foreground is now Manchester Terrace (on the 1923 Inglewood Sanborn Map it's called East Pimiento). The next two streets
north of Manchester Terrace are East Queen, then Aerick. Mostly hidden in the trees in the undeveloped area north of Aerick
is the old Daniel Freeman Mansion. The house above the lower right corner is 661 Manchester Terrrace, built after 1923:


http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psdnwiavhm.jpg

UCLA/Islandora/Los Angeles Times Photographs Collection


Here's a closer look at the home to the left (west) of 661; in 1923 it's 653 E. Pimiento, but by 1950 it's been
renumbered and renamed 651-53 Manchester Terrace. The home behind it on East Queen, in the upper right
corner, looks like it is ready to be moved away:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...n.jpg~original



According to the October 7, 1929, Los Angeles Times, 651-53 Manchester Terrace was known as the Cook homestead.
Unfortunately, there is no mention of the Cook house in the article accompanying the photo, and I found no information
on the Cook family of Inglewood. Anyway, the UCLA photo showing the Cook home seems to have been taken around
the same time as this photo:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psbzqq397u.jpg

October 7, 1929, Los Angeles Times @ ProQuest via LAPL


To the west of the Cook home is 645 Manchester Terrace, seen here in the center, behind the oil derrick and utility poles
(atop which two men are working):

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psxdj4j6vk.jpg



This is 645 Manchester Terrace in December 2016. It was built in 1924 according to the LA County Assessor:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psu19f5kro.jpg

GSV



Despite the doom predicted for 651-53 Manchester Terrace in the 1929 Times article, the home survived until at least
May 13, 1957, when this photo was taken. North is at the top, and Prairie Avenue runs north/south along the side of
the cemetery. Both 651-53 and apparently 661 Manchester Terrace are above the two red dots. According to the text
that accompanies photo 00097853 at the LA Public Library, the Potrero Country Club golf course in the lower right corner
operated from 1925-63. The Forum was built on the site of the golf course in 1966-67:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps98lullfv.jpg

Flight pai-85v-8 Frame 68 at UCSB


Queen Park now occupies the site of 651-53 Manchester Terrace. According to a July 25, 1974, Los Angeles Times article,
"Queen Park has recently opened," and I believe both 651-53 and 661 Manchester Terrace were gone by the mid-1960s.


This is from the same October 7, 1929, Times article that has the photo of the Cook homestead and discusses the origin
of the East Inglewood oil boom:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps24b8hx7c.jpg

ProQuest via LAPL

Tourmaline Aug 30, 2018 4:35 PM

Quote:

WorkmAn remove trees and shrubbery from in front of W.B. Conger's home at 652 Aerick Street, in Inglewood, so the house can be moved away and a derrick erected in its place. Many such residences are being removed as rapidly as the job can be done, to allow derrick materials and machinery to be erected by George F. Getty, Inc. Getty is having 15 houses moved from lots which he has leased. Photograph dated September 30, 1929.
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Quote:

Home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Neace at 634 Aerick Street, in Inglewood, is boosted up on trestle work and ready to be hauled away to make room for a well. Many such residences are being removed as rapidly as the job can be done, to allow derrick materials and machinery to be erected by George F. Getty, Inc. Getty, whose No. 12 well is on production, is having 15 houses moved from lots which he has leased. Photo dated September 30, 1929.

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GaylordWilshire Aug 30, 2018 4:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8298187)
:previous:

We discussed the area around the Hollenbeck Home for the Aged back in February (see multiple posts on page 2284 and page 2285), and the building next to the freeway seems to be one of the few surviving parts. In the comparison below, the aerial on the left is from 1931. It appears to show a driveway extending north from the building to Pecan Street, so there may well have been garages. Incidentally, the building isn't on the 1921 Baist map, but is on the 1928 aerial. I don't think we ever identified what the building was.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...kBuilding1.jpg

mil.library.ucsb.edu/Google Maps


The building now abutting the 101 appears to be a dormitory addition made to the Hollenbeck Home in 1923, as described in several LAT items, including this one of Sept 3, 1923 (partial, and, unfortunately, the image accompanying it doesn't show up)....


https://s22.postimg.cc/dne3ujhoh/hollenbeck1.bmp.jpghttps://s22.postimg.cc/i9a82ynsx/hol...nonpic.bmp.jpg


It's hard to tell what's left of the home from the 1923 period...one source says that the "Morgan Walls buildings were torn down in 1985"....

Rustifer Aug 30, 2018 5:05 PM

Beatle Boots
 
BURRITO KING.....1970s to 2017
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/YQeQ5B.jpghttps://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/BUp7Mi.jpg
detail / detail :)




"Gram Parsons, Burrito King 1969"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/9tXZf7.jpg
YELP

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Nice boots. Do you know how hard those were to find once the Beatles showed up in America on Ed Sullivan's show? These were everyday wear for the Mods in England, but us Yanks searched every Thom Mcan's from Bangor to San Diego to no avail. I do believe, however, by 1969 some semblance of Beatle boots had made appearances in major city shoe stores.

Martin Pal Aug 30, 2018 9:19 PM

Yo Adrian!
 
.
A little over a month ago there was discussion of Jack Doyle's Bar, the Vernon Boxing Club, Vernon Coliseum at 2340 E. 38th Street that opened in 1923, Maier Park and a fire that happened in 1927.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 8258786)
Hey, great work everybody on this topic. I hope the following adds to the discussion.

Doyle's famous bar and the arena he used for fights before building the Vernon Coliseum escaped the fire. We now know where the Vernon Coliseum sat; behind the left field seats at Maier Park. Vernon Athletic Club is Doyle's older boxing arena that would survive the 1927 fire.

The Iron Fist: The Immigrant Journey of J. B. Leonis to Riches and Power in Southern California by Richard Nordin (Xlibris Corporation, 2017)
___________________________________________________________________________

The J.B. Leonis from that book title was a banker and industrial developer who founded the city of Vernon.

A Mediterranean Revival-style home, a two-story mansion, which blends Palladian and Italianate design elements, was designed by architect Richard D. King and built in 1926 for J.B. Leonis. It was located at 647 S. Hudson Ave. in the Hancock Park Area of Los Angeles. It has remained in the Leonis family for close to 100 years until last week when it was sold.

https://playerswiki.com//uploads/201...1535612799.jpg


Within the 8,500-square-foot interior are a beamed-ceiling entry hall, a paneled library with a fireplace, five bedrooms and separate staff quarters. Built as a showplace for entertaining, the home boasts a large-scale living room and dining rooms and multiple loggias set beneath groin vault ceilings.
[groin vault ceilings?]

All of the pictured upstairs rooms have an old-style telephone in them:

https://ap.rdcpix.com/543660517/2d35...0_h770_q80.jpg


Rolling lawns, specimen trees, fountains, a swimming pool and a pool house make up the grounds. A three-car garage and detached cottage sit at the rear of the property.

https://ap.rdcpix.com/1341445831/2d3...0_h770_q80.jpg


I would like to see this, but not pictured anywhere I could locate:

On the basement level remains a holdover from the prohibition era: a walk-in liquor vault. Recreation and media rooms also lie on the lower floor.

The property was purchased by recent [5 1/2 years] Los Angeles Dodger first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.

Info and photos from these site links:
Realtor
PlayersWiki
Zillow

sopas ej Aug 30, 2018 9:50 PM

:previous:
Wow, it looks like the kind of place crazy movie people built in the crazy twenties!

odinthor Aug 30, 2018 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8299327)
.
A little over a month ago there was discussion of Jack Doyle's Bar, the Vernon Boxing Club, Vernon Coliseum at 2340 E. 38th Street that opened in 1923, Maier Park and a fire that happened in 1927.




The J.B. Leonis from that book title was a banker and industrial developer who founded the city of Vernon.

A Mediterranean Revival-style home, a two-story mansion, which blends Palladian and Italianate design elements, was designed by architect Richard D. King and built in 1926 for J.B. Leonis. It was located at 647 S. Hudson Ave. in the Hancock Park Area of Los Angeles. It has remained in the Leonis family for close to 100 years until last week when it was sold.

https://playerswiki.com//uploads/201...1535612799.jpg


Within the 8,500-square-foot interior are a beamed-ceiling entry hall, a paneled library with a fireplace, five bedrooms and separate staff quarters. Built as a showplace for entertaining, the home boasts a large-scale living room and dining rooms and multiple loggias set beneath groin vault ceilings.
[groin vault ceilings?]

All of the pictured upstairs rooms have an old-style telephone in them:

https://ap.rdcpix.com/543660517/2d35...0_h770_q80.jpg


Rolling lawns, specimen trees, fountains, a swimming pool and a pool house make up the grounds. A three-car garage and detached cottage sit at the rear of the property.

https://ap.rdcpix.com/1341445831/2d3...0_h770_q80.jpg


I would like to see this, but not pictured anywhere I could locate:

On the basement level remains a holdover from the prohibition era: a walk-in liquor vault. Recreation and media rooms also lie on the lower floor.

The property was purchased by recent [5 1/2 years] Los Angeles Dodger first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.

Info and photos from these site links:
Realtor
PlayersWiki
Zillow

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Dang, it's off the market? :( [puts away checkbook] I was thinking it would make a nice NLA clubhouse.

GaylordWilshire Aug 30, 2018 10:36 PM

:previous:


The Leonises--father, grandson, and great-grandson--seem by all accounts to have been sleazebags par excellence. At least according to the Times via Wikipedia, they were:

"Leonis C. Malburg (1929-2017) was a former mayor of Vernon, California, and the grandson of the city's co-founder John B. (J.B.) Leonis.... In 2009 he and his wife Dominica Malburg were convicted of conspiracy, perjury, and voter fraud. Leonis's son, John Malburg, was sent to prison for child molestation of boys in 2009. The offenses were discovered during the same family voter fraud investigation."


But the house and its grounds are great--the interior needs help, although I hope something that appears this original won't be ruined...the old intercom phones are a nice touch.



It seemed odd that such a substantial house and its connection to Leonis wasn't mentioned in the Times until Sept 24, 1943...


https://s22.postimg.cc/tmiz97he9/leonis1.bmp.jpg

https://s22.postimg.cc/lh0xb33g1/leonis2.bmp.jpg

https://s22.postimg.cc/ia6drhdv5/leonisart1.png


https://s22.postimg.cc/qgydiqypd/leo...ndobit.bmp.jpg
LAT Nov 11, 1943/Oct 20, 1953


https://s22.postimg.cc/a787g7j01/leonis_BP.bmp.jpg


And...the Times ran a story on other of King's projects on Aug 10, 1924--can't tell if his Vernon City Hall got built. (Leonis was good to him.)

https://s22.postimg.cc/i18t1dtb5/leo...llking.bmp.jpg

Handsome Stranger Aug 30, 2018 11:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8299425)
Dang, it's off the market? :( [puts away checkbook] I was thinking it would make a nice NLA clubhouse.

Well, if we ever vote on a clubhouse, I'm all for anything in Hancock Park. There's an imposing place on the southwest corner of 4th Street and Hudson Avenue that could do. It looks like someone swiped an entire wing from an Ivy League building and stashed it away in LA. Can't really see it well on Google Street View, alas.

ethereal_reality Aug 30, 2018 11:41 PM

This one Handsome Stranger?

I had to go back to 2009 to get this clear of a view.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/Slg0ba.jpg
GSV

Yes. I think this place will do. ;)






If anyone's interested, here's the same view today.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/i0WYys.jpg
GSV

A professional landscaper must not have been in their budget.

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MartinTurnbull Aug 31, 2018 12:27 AM

AAA Automobile Club of Southern California reproduction of a 1930 map of Los Angeles
 
For those of you haven't heard and for those of you who have heard and have been wondering, AAA Automobile Club of Southern California have released a limited edition reproduction of a 1930 map of Los Angeles. I have to admit, there are more streets in 1930 LA than I would have imagined, especially from downtown to the Long Beach area.

https://martinturnbull.com/wp-conten...30-map-1-1.jpg

https://martinturnbull.com/wp-conten...1930-map-2.jpg

ethereal_reality Aug 31, 2018 2:09 AM

Excellent post on 645 and 651-53 Manchester Terrace Flyingwedge.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...n.jpg~original

According to the October 7, 1929, Los Angeles Times, 651-53 Manchester Terrace was known as the Cook homestead.
Unfortunately, there is no mention of the Cook house in the article accompanying the photo, and I found no information
on the Cook family of Inglewood.

I looked everywhere for information on the elusive Cooks of Inglewood.

This is all I found.

"James Cook was one of the financial backers of the Inglewood Water Company." from History of Inglewood

"The James Cook coorporation, owners of a wool-pulling factory in Los Angeles." from extended_history

and he had a daughter named Daisie.

"The residence erected in Inglewood by Mr. H. L. Martin in 1904, Secretary of the Inglewood Water Co.,
is presided over by Mrs. Martin, formerly Miss Daisie E. Cook of Los Angeles, daughter of James Cook."
from extended_history


I wish someone with vision would have stopped the destruction of the Cook residence. -although it's a bit large, it would have made quite an impressive club house/community center in the center of Queen Park.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/gENyCp.jpghttps://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/JiQhn1.png


The center building in the modern aerial is a restroom [below]...which could have easily been located within the Cook house.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/c28teq.jpg

Flyingwedge Aug 31, 2018 4:17 AM

:previous: Thanks, e_r. I tried to build on what you found but struck out again. :(

BillinGlendaleCA Aug 31, 2018 9:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8299427)
:previous:


And...the Times ran a story on other of King's projects on Aug 10, 1924--can't tell if his Vernon City Hall got built. (Leonis was good to him.)

https://s22.postimg.cc/i18t1dtb5/leo...llking.bmp.jpg

Looking at this 1962 aerial view, I'd say it got built.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1873/...280a2fa9_b.jpgvernon_city_hall_1962_detail by BillinGlendaleCA, on Flickr

Unfortunately it's been replaced, not sure when.

Update: Looks like it was replaced by the current building in the late 70's to early 80's.

GaylordWilshire Aug 31, 2018 1:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8299508)
This one Handsome Stranger?
I had to go back to 2009 to get this clear of a view.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/Slg0ba.jpg
GSV

Yes. I think this place will do. ;)


401 S Hudson was built in 1929 by Fred S Albertson, the Dodge dealer whose Figueroa building we've seen on NLA before.

A few items about the house:

https://s22.postimg.cc/hx6pw3oup/401...rticle.bmp.jpghttps://s22.postimg.cc/njkpal2z5/401hammer.bmp.jpghttps://s22.postimg.cc/t7r01mk81/401finished.bmp.jpg
LAT Apr 28, 1929/May 30, 1929/May 4, 1930



From post 17857 (2012):

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-V...2520AM.bmp.jpg


Wider view from post 10624:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-C...2520PM.bmp.jpgUSCDL


Another view I thought we'd seen here before, but couldn't find...

https://s22.postimg.cc/dnjmb6hu9/401dodgelineup.jpg


Seen on various automotive history sites, if not here before--an interior view out toward the corner of Figueroa and 16th St soon after opening in 1920:

https://s22.postimg.cc/y7og9vv35/401...oninterior.jpg


Rainy afternoon addition...very soon--appearing the next year--the Flint dealer seen above would appear through the southerly showroom windows; out of the westerly windows and over on the swc of Figueroa & 16th (Venice Blvd) is brewer Edward Maier's house at 1605 S Fig--it became a rooming house before it was demolished in 1926.

https://s22.postimg.cc/uiq2pdhld/160..._Maier.bmp.jpgLAPL

oldstuff Aug 31, 2018 2:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8299508)
This one Handsome Stranger?

I had to go back to 2009 to get this clear of a view.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/Slg0ba.jpg
GSV

Yes. I think this place will do. ;)






If anyone's interested, here's the same view today.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/i0WYys.jpg
GSV

A professional landscaper must not have been in their budget.

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We would all have to ante up for someone to take out all that creeping fig that is insidiously eating away the mortar between the bricks...Listen, you can hear it munching. It is a great house and would make a terrific clubhouse.

Handsome Stranger Aug 31, 2018 5:31 PM

401 South Hudson is even more impressive viewed from the 4th Street side...I'll try to snap a photo or two when I have a moment. Google Maps shows that the lot it sits on is one of the largest in the area.

How is creeping fig best removed? I assume withering stares won't do.

ethereal_reality Aug 31, 2018 10:20 PM

re: Gram Parson's boots / Beatles
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rustifer (Post 8299000)
Nice boots. Do you know how hard those were to find once the Beatles showed up in America on Ed Sullivan's show?
These were everyday wear for the Mods in England, but us Yanks searched every Thom Mcan's from Bangor to San Diego to no avail.
I do believe, however, by 1969 some semblance of Beatle boots had made appearances in major city shoe stores.

I was surprised to find out the Beatles attended a garden party in Brentwood the day after their Hollywood Bowl performance. [August 1964]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/DQPICQ.jpg
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF BONNIE COWAN FLEMING via LAMAG

"Road manager and personal assistant Mal Evans leans down to speak to Ringo Starr; road manager Neil Aspinall looks cool in shades standing next to band manager Brian Epstein.
Bonnie Cowan Fleming speaks to Paul McCartney while her father, publicist Warren Cowan, greets everyone in line; Jayne Meadows stands behind McCartney."


A bit of INFO:
Guests paid $100 each to bring their kids to see the Beatles; kids got in for $25 a head with all proceeds going to the Hemophilia Society.

The party was held at Nancy Olson's mother's home at 415 Avondale Avenue.
When Nancy asked her Mom if she could use her garden...her Mother said "I would love to host them and as she walked into her garden
she said, “I have the perfect spot to put four stools, one for each of the boys. We will put them under the Deadora tree.” (Deadora tree? calling odinthor!)

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p.s. Why Nancy Olson? She was married to Alan Livingston, president of Capitol Records.


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