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MichaelRyerson Apr 12, 2013 5:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6088653)
126 Garland Avenue, May 29, 1980

http://imageshack.us/a/img15/2261/aa...andavebyjo.jpg
John Humble http://library24.library.cornell.edu...~12~12&os=5400

Anyone know this apartment building?
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I'm having trouble with the address. I'm not coming up with a 100 block, only a 700 and an 800 block. Where is it?

tovangar2 Apr 12, 2013 5:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6088653)
126 Garland Avenue, May 29, 1980

Anyone know this apartment building?
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I can't find a 100 block for Garland, but this grand old house still stands at 767 Garland. Built 1903, 4,410 sq ft, 5 beds/1 bath, estimated value per Zillow $1.3 million:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-U...32328%2BPM.jpg
gsv

Big Orange Landmarks has the story:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/92...A=w487-h493-no

alester young Apr 12, 2013 5:56 PM

It's a Jaguar
 
E_r -It's a rare late 1950s Mk IX Jaguar. Not many of these were produced (10,000 or so units). It was a last gasp reworking of the long running Mk VII/ Mk VIII; origins dating back to 1950. It was already 20 years old when this photo was taken -someone's classic car or was just it transportation? Like you say, seems an odd place for it to turn up. Wonder whether it is still around....

My mother's friend in San Francisco had one of these back in the early 1960s. Good memories. Thx E_r.

They are now a rare sight even back here in the UK -they were surprisingly rust prone in damp climates.

Alester

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6088672)
Downtown Los Angeles from the 600 block of Bixel Street, Feb. 8 1980

http://imageshack.us/a/img580/7093/a...detailhuge.jpg
John Humble http://library24.library.cornell.edu...=5409&trs=5525

I wonder what the Jaguar is doing there? (or is it a Rolls?)
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westcork Apr 12, 2013 6:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 6088737)
I'm having trouble with the address. I'm not coming up with a 100 block, only a 700 and an 800 block. Where is it?

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=3430

You can see the 700-800 blocks here on the Baist Map. I wonder if the 100 block is under the freeway somewhere...
Edit: on second thought, the 100 block would be somewhere between Temple and 2nd. So I don't think there ever was a 100 block of Garland. / Plus The Arco towers (Bank of America) is at 6th and Fig... So this perspective is from ~8th and Garland

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5260/...d82cd2f8_o.jpg
Source: LAPL Visual Map Collection (VIA GSJansen)

MichaelRyerson Apr 12, 2013 6:43 PM

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Yeah, the Baist '21 was the first (or second) place I looked, too. If the image is accurately dated as 1980, then it's unlikely the building disappeared under a freeway. I've scoured (as I'm sure you and the others have) Garland and think maybe the problem is the street name, not the numbers. Hoping E-R has some more dope on it.

tovangar2 Apr 12, 2013 6:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6088689)
The extraordinary details of the Temple Block.

http://imageshack.us/a/img46/5215/aa...lockdetail.jpg
ebay

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The Italianate Temple block was built in 1871 by Francis Pliny Fisk Temple on the site of the old Temple Adobe (the "Temple Block" both referred to the new building on the intersection of Spring, Temple and Main and also, collectively to it and the three adjacent buildings to the south) inherited from his older half-brother John in 1866. It was commonly know as the Lawyer's Block as so many attorneys had offices there. The old Clocktower Courthouse, at that time, was situated to the south across Market St. As there was very little waiting room at the courthouse, attorneys went back to their offices until their cases came up. They were summoned by a court clerk hollering their names out the second-story windows of the court.

FPF Temple formed a bank with his English-born father-in-law, Wm Workman, The Temple & Workman Bank. The bank was in the space occupied by the Los Angeles County Bank in the photo above. The bank closed during the panic of 1875, brought on by the failure of the Bank of California in San Francisco. Temple managed to secure a loan to reopen the bank from the ruthless "Lucky" Baldwin, a San Francisco financier who had become interested in investing in Southern California. The terms of the loan were extremely harsh, Temple and Workman had to pledge everything they had, including their homes, ranches, downtown commercial property and Temple Block itself. However, the bank failed for a second time in 1876. Baldwin, refusing to renegotiate the loan, quickly closed in. Temple and Workman were ruined. Workman, then 76 and a former Mayor of Los Angeles, killed himself. Temple, under extreme stress following his losses, had a series of strokes, finally dying in 1880. He left his wife and seven children.

The Temple & Workman family fortunes were restored in 1914 when Temple's nine-year-old grandson (Workman's great-grandson), Thomas Workman Temple II, discovered a natural gas deposit while playing on land his father owned. The families developed Montebello Oil Field there in 1917. With their renewed funds the families were able to recover their ranch, La Puente (City of Industry) including their private family cemetery, El Campo Santo. Temple and Workman are buried there along with their families and their friend, Pio Pico and his wife.
http://www.homesteadmuseum.org/

The old Temple Adobe at Spring, Main and Temple, the original Temple Block:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-A...54506%2BPM.jpg
http://www.csulb.edu/~odinthor/socal2.html

Another photo:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=13994

There's an incredible photo on JScott's Los Angeles Past blog. It shows the steel skeleton of City Hall rising behind the doomed Temple Block.
It's here:http://losangelespast.blogspot.com/2...s-angeles.html

ethereal_reality Apr 12, 2013 7:02 PM

:previous: very interesting T2.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 6088803)
Yeah, the Baist '21 was the first (or second) place I looked, too. If the image is accurately dated as 1980, then it's unlikely the building disappeared under a freeway. I've scoured (as I'm sure you and the others have) Garland and think maybe the problem is the street name, not the numbers. Hoping E-R has some more dope on it.

I was going by this my friends
http://imageshack.us/a/img4/7055/aabgarlandmystery.jpg
http://library24.library.cornell.edu...~12~12&os=5400

I've tried to figure out the location by using the Bank of America building (in the background) as a reference point. -but I'm still confused.
The tall stone wall is another clue.
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tovangar2 Apr 12, 2013 7:04 PM

I think the address for the Garland Ave Building is a typo. The leading edge of the Bank of America Building at ARCO Plaza (in the background of e-r's photo) is at the corner of 6th and Figueroa, making a 700 block of Garland address much more likely.

P.S.

The modern, white building in the photo is, I think, at 915 Wilshire.

There's an older white building still standing at 1026 Ingraham, it may appear in e_r's photo too

ethereal_reality Apr 12, 2013 7:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 6088742)
I can't find a 100 block for Garland, but this grand old house still stands at 767 Garland. Built 1903, 4,410 sq ft, 5 beds/1 bath, estimated value per Zillow $1.3 million:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0...024%2520AM.jpg
gsv

It may not be the building in question but this is still a great find T2!
It has similarities with the 'mystery' apartment as well. -the shingles, rounded corners-etc. I love that porte cochere with the room on top.

tovangar2 Apr 12, 2013 8:46 PM

I could not find that image on John Humble's website (http://www.johnhumble.com/), at his gallery (http://www.craigkrullgallery.com/Humble/index.html) or on Google. I wrote to Humble, referencing the Cornell site, to ask if Cornell had maybe made a typo. I'll let you know if he answers.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6088829)

e_r: I added a little info to the Temple Block post. There was a happy ending after all which I had forgotten about before.

P.S.

Also on that page e_r referenced were three Max Yavno's I'd never seen before and this:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-M...33255%2BPM.jpg
http://library24.library.cornell.edu...=5408&trs=5525

which 19 years later looked like this:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-p...33556%2BPM.jpg
http://www.seeing-stars.com/locations/FightClub1.shtml

and is now this:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Q...34144%2BPM.jpg
gsv

(I assume you've all seen Fight Club, 1999)

Johnny Socko Apr 12, 2013 9:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 6088677)
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-e...258%2520PM.jpg
Paramount/Netflix

This part of W Hollywood, like many neighborhoods, has a particular look. The closeness and configuration of the hills in the view above was another clue. I first searched a block down from the Voltaire/Granville and, when it wasn't there, tried a block west, where I found it right away (I wish every mystery building was so easy to find). I should have looked to begin with instead of bugging you guys about it.

I'm totally on board with Irving Gill's search for a regional architecture, but Bryant's fantasy-historic buildings are so gracious, generous and beautifully-appointed that I fall for them every time in spite of myself:

Condo interior, The Colonial House (1930):
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-W...455%2520AM.jpg
http://www.toplacondos.com/condo/bui...det.php?id=397





Thx, you always pick the best quotes.

Guys, I've just been catching up on the thread after a regrettably long absence, and I wanted to comment on Colonial House. My cousin has lived in this building for about 15 years, and as you can imagine it has been my pleasure to visit her there whenever possible. Her unit is a 3br/2ba, with a massive living room & dining room, plus an enclosed sunroom/conservatory leading to a small exterior patio.

The building still attracts its share of celebrity tenants, but the atmosphere is nicely relaxed. Interior detail of the units is as shown in the photo, with high ceilings & arched entryways (although no two layouts are the same). The building still has its original elevator, a very small, wood-paneled cab with brass fittings and a pull-to-open exterior door on each landing (the interior door is sliding).

The lobby atrium is marble-floored, but it's surprisingly small and low-key; this is no grand entrance. I suppose the apartments themselves were intended to be the draw.

And for perspective, note that Colonial House is a few lots down from the site of the Garden of Allah, highlighted here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=2114

My aforementioned cousin has the book "The Garden of Allah" written by Sheilah Graham in 1970. According to my cousin, "Graham met F. Scott Fitzgerald there in Robert Benchley's apartment and had an affair with him for years. In the book, she talks about how people staying at the Garden used to walk around the corner to visit friends at the Colonial House."

Just a bit of "inside baseball" for you all. ;)

ethereal_reality Apr 12, 2013 9:05 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img853/509/aa...haroldmonk.jpg
http://creativecreativity.typepad.co...nd-monkey.html


Before building his famous 44 room mansion in Beverly Hills, Harold Lloyd lived in this Italianate house in the exclusive Windsor Square
neighborhood of Hancock Park.

http://imageshack.us/a/img843/3561/a...firsthome5.jpg
ebay I think




The house, located at 502 S. Irving Boulevard, has been in decline for decades.

http://imageshack.us/a/img33/1094/aa...1firsthome.jpg
gsv






side view
http://imageshack.us/a/img441/1094/a...1firsthome.jpg
gsv




garage
http://imageshack.us/a/img689/1094/a...1firsthome.jpg
gsv

ugly metal garage doors and rusting automobiles....not a good sign :(
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tovangar2 Apr 12, 2013 9:39 PM

126 Garland
 
John Humble wrote back right away. What a nice guy. He has no idea about the actual address because he didn't take the shot. He says it's one of Doug Hill's
(http://www.doughill.com/).

ethereal_reality Apr 12, 2013 9:44 PM

Thanks for the correction T2. Doug Hill you say...hmmm
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tovangar2 Apr 12, 2013 9:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnny Socko (Post 6089052)
Guys, I've just been catching up on the thread after a regrettably long absence, and I wanted to comment on Colonial House. My cousin has lived in this building for about 15 years, and as you can imagine it has been my pleasure to visit her there whenever possible.

Thx! Have you and your cousin seen The Turning Point (1952)? The Colonial House really is shown to very good, if brief, effect. I liked it better with less landscaping and sans the awning (which hides the second arch). Any chance she'll have us all over for tea? JK

tovangar2 Apr 12, 2013 9:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6089115)
Thanks for the correction T2. Doug Hill you say...hmmm
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LOL, I wrote to him too.

ethereal_reality Apr 12, 2013 10:27 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img28/7455/aa...rgesphotov.jpg
http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/...sturges-201005

I always thought Preston Sturges's Hollywood home was destroyed to make way for the 101 Freeway until I came across Hope Anderson's
Under The Hollywood Sign blog.
http://underthehollywoodsign.wordpre...of-two-houses/



In lieu of demolition, Mr. Sturges had his home cut into three pieces and moved to 1750 Vista Street.

2009
http://imageshack.us/a/img594/3056/a...turgeshome.jpg
Hope Anderson for http://underthehollywoodsign.wordpre...of-two-houses/




The home has recently been renovated.

http://imageshack.us/a/img560/7990/a...turgesgsv1.jpg
google street view






http://imageshack.us/a/img7/1/aabpre...urgesgsv1a.jpg
google street view

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Albany NY Apr 12, 2013 11:38 PM

Copy Cat!
 
Originally posted by ethereal reality

Piano's 'bubble' theater emerging from the north side of the 1939 May Co. building
http://imageshack.us/a/img6/6524/aab...myhugelacu.jpg
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/0...ass_sphere.php

We already have one of those abominations here in Albany NY. It's called The Egg, and it is every bit as hideous as the one proposed for LA.
https://imageshack.us/scaled/large/5...ccbe52108d.jpg
http://www.flickriver.com/photos/wal...7621998241240/

I expect to see Mork pop out of this thing (obscure pop culture reference)

tovangar2 Apr 13, 2013 1:04 AM

Hollywood Colony and Chinese Theater
 
Two articles on LA.curbed today

"Hollywood Colony" in the flats?
They're selling like hotcakes.

Unbelievable:
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/0...in_3_weeks.php
http://www.thehollywoodcolony.com/Residences.html

It's not even on gsv yet:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-U...53157%2BPM.jpg

This is only a block down from Red's Market at Las Palmas & Fountain:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=12035



And what the heck is going on at the Chinese? First an actual Chinese company paid for the naming rights, then it was announced that duplicate buildings were gonna be franchised all over the world and now:
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/0..._premieres.php

The heirs of Raymond Kennedy deserve something out of all this.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Q...53914%2BPM.jpg
Raymond M Kennedy original design rendering http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ch...M._Kennedy.jpg

tovangar2 Apr 13, 2013 3:32 AM

e_r: Doug Hill (also an extremely nice person) wrote back to say he's sure the image is one of John Humble's. I may have come to the end on this one.



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