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Martin Pal Jul 22, 2014 7:21 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6663689)
Since 3940dxer's cycling tour of LA last summer, the old Heinz building has been smartened up and turned into a restaurant called Fifty Seven. The only external signage seems to be this relatively subtle neon lettering on a pillar.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...FiftySeven.jpg
GSV

GW also wrote about these buildings in post #10023.

HossC, thanks for this post! A group of us have an acquaintance who was born in 1957 and is turning fifty-seven this year! This would be a great suggestion to celebrate that birthday in! Unique!

CityBoyDoug Jul 22, 2014 7:23 PM

Spade meets Mr. Nixon ??
 
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Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 6664660)
:previous: GW: If my search skills don't improve, I may consider the impossible or change my name to Beaudry!:shuffle:



Panorama City Welcomes Dick Nixon!
Sure looks like Spade Cooley! (Yes, a previous NLA topic)
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Is the photo Spade or someone else? Looks like Spade to me....western suit, boots and his band members on site.

Western Swing musician Spade Cooley was indicted on April 26, 1961 by a Kern County grand jury for the April 3 murder of his wife at the couple's Willow Springs home.

Spade was convicted of first-degree murder by a Kern County, CA jury on August 21, 1961 after unexpectedly withdrawing an insanity plea. He was spared death in the gas chamber and sentenced to life in prison.

Was Spade on 90 day parole before he was sent to prison? He meets Nixon after he was convicted? Historically all of this is interesting and most curious.

Godzilla Jul 22, 2014 7:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 5905983)



Another "proverbial" around the corner connection.


1959 - Murder suspect trapped in 1114 North Poinsettia Drive.
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HossC Jul 22, 2014 7:45 PM

351 Foothill Road is still there and still an animal hospital. Googling the address gives results for Dr Shipp’s Animal Hospital and the Amanda Foundation - both names appear on the circular sign outside. The latter is described as "the only non-profit animal charity in the Los Angeles area to own and operate our own full service Veterinary practice."

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...Foundation.jpg
GSV

BTW, the Quick Sign Service store at 636 N Western has the name Renfro at the top of the window. The 1926 CD names the owner as Leonard E Renfro.

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 6664753)

HossC, thanks for this post! A group of us have an acquaintance who was born in 1957 and is turning fifty-seven this year! This would be a great suggestion to celebrate that birthday in! Unique!

Glad I could help - it sounds perfect :).

Godzilla Jul 22, 2014 7:47 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6664755)
Is the photo Spade or someone else? Looks like Spade to me....western suit, boots and his band members on site.

Western Swing musician Spade Cooley was indicted on April 26, 1961 by a Kern County grand jury for the April 3 murder of his wife at the couple's Willow Springs home.

Spade was convicted of first-degree murder by a Kern County, CA jury on August 21, 1961 after unexpectedly withdrawing an insanity plea. He was spared death in the gas chamber and sentenced to life in prison.

Was Spade on 90 day parole before he was sent to prison? He meets Nixon after he was convicted? Historically all of this is interesting and most curious.




The source suggests the compliation of photos is a mish mash of dates from both the '56 and '60 presidential campaigns. One of the photos bears a November '61 date. However, it is likely that the Spade Cooley photo was before the '60 election and thus, would have predated Mrs. Cooley's alleged "fall in the shower" by many months. Per Wiki, curious allegations regarding Roy Rogers.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spade_Cooley

Pat Brady, Nellybelle, Bullet and Trigger?

HossC Jul 22, 2014 8:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Swink'sBack (Post 6663732)

Oh, also I was walking around the neighborhood yesterday and noticed they had painted and put up new awnings on this building and the one next to it at Western and 6th Street. The buildings are now a grey with black and white trim and accents.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...a/photo-60.jpg

Thanks for the update, Mr. Swink. I can't help thinking that they should have continued the light gray down to the sidewalk and replaced the stonework around the main entrance.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...thWestern8.jpg

Tourmaline Jul 22, 2014 9:10 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6664755)
Is the photo Spade or someone else? Looks like Spade to me....western suit, boots and his band members on site.


Your prior post on subject: http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=16764

Spade
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Mr.. and Mrs. Spade
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:shrug:

Warren Oates
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Lwize Jul 23, 2014 12:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Swink'sBack (Post 6663732)

Is it me, or were upper floors removed from this building?

HossC Jul 23, 2014 2:20 AM

:previous:

I agree that it looks that way, but I think that's down to the most recent paint scheme. Compare it with the 2011 image below. I haven't managed to find any vintage pictures of the building either with or without extra floors. The property websites suggest a build date of 1930.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...W6thStreet.jpg
GSV

Lorendoc Jul 23, 2014 3:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 6664286)
Can you confirm whether Westside H. occupied the Green Spray building? (As well as WH building additional structures to the North?) Not being familiar with Westside's inner-workings, was it equipped for performing major surgeries and trauma cases, or did it cater mostly toward a different type of care? The Marilyn connection is an interesting footnote. Was this common knowledge at the time so that other "troubled" celebrities sought sanctuary there (as opposed to other facilities)?

Yes, Godzilla, Westside Hospital occupied the Green Spray building. As I recall, the hospital laboratories were in that space.

I was at that hospital a couple of times in the mid-eighties - certainly nothing remarkable about it then. Nursing home clientele, no Marilyn, typical community hospital of its time.

Here is a Bing bird's-eye view of the place, and you can see by comparing the roof in the 1930s views, it's the same building today.

http://i.imgur.com/aVGUxzQ.jpg

GaylordWilshire Jul 23, 2014 12:23 PM

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SW/SE/NE/NW GSV


I noticed that four prewar buildings remain at West 6th and Oxford, making it a rare intersection. I couldn't find much on the origins of any of the four—anyone? Perhaps an intact junction is less rare than I think. Can anyone find others?


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HOULBOORSH Arms?

HossC Jul 23, 2014 1:00 PM

:previous:

The sign actually says "Holdsworth Arms", although I found nothing when I Googled it (other than this picture).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...sworthArms.jpg
Anika Malone on Flickr

ETA: The Holdsworth Arms Apartments at 3875 W 6th Street appear in the City Directories between 1926 and 1960.

SMB Streamline Mod Jul 23, 2014 7:18 PM

Wurdeman & Becket Streamline Moderne in West Hollywood
 
Hi everyone!

Kim Cooper and Richard Schave of Esotouric suggested we start posting here.

We're trying to save the Wurdeman & Becket Streamline Moderne at 9080 Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood.

Dr. Eugene C Jones built his Dog and Cat Hospital in 1928 and hired Walter Wurdeman and Welton Becket to re-design the facade, interior and make an addition to the east side of the building in 1938.

We need letters written to the West Hollywood City Council by August 10th and to have as many people as possible at the meeting on August 18th. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/savetheSMBstreamlinemoderne/info


Here's a photo from 1939/1940 of the exterior of the building. Such a beauty!

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Photo credit: Wurdeman & Becket, Bruce Becket Archives

SMB Streamline Mod Jul 23, 2014 7:59 PM

Wurdeman & Becket Streamline Moderne at Santa Monica Blvd
 
In 1965, the vet practice was owned by Dr. R. Nichols.

We're trying to save the Wurdeman & Becket Streamline Moderne at 9080 Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood.

Dr. Eugene C Jones built his Dog and Cat Hospital in 1928 and hired Walter Wurdeman and Welton Becket to re-design the facade, interior and make an addition to the east side of the building in 1938.

We need letters written to the West Hollywood City Council by August 10th and to have as many people as possible at the meeting on August 18th. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/savetheSMBs...nemoderne/info

Thanks!
-Kate Eggert, Krisy Gosney


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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 6647897)
Yes, GW, thanks, I was just getting around to that, lol!



Speaking of the park and fountain and the above building at Santa Monica Blvd. and Doheny, this post I did (link below) shows many photos of this intersection, including a large color photo from 1965 which shows a portion of the above building as the Dr. R. (---?) Smith Pet Hospital. (You can also see it in the "Double Standard" b&w photo.)

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=21575



My post link also has a rendering of what might replace it.


SMB Streamline Mod Jul 23, 2014 8:01 PM

Such a fantastic photo! The photo album it came from was actually owned by the Jones family. (We tried to get it on ebay.) Strange coincidence.

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 6647897)
Yes, GW, thanks, I was just getting around to that, lol!



Speaking of the park and fountain and the above building at Santa Monica Blvd. and Doheny, this post I did (link below) shows many photos of this intersection, including a large color photo from 1965 which shows a portion of the above building as the Dr. R. (---?) Smith Pet Hospital. (You can also see it in the "Double Standard" b&w photo.)

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=21575



My post link also has a rendering of what might replace it.


SMB Streamline Mod Jul 23, 2014 8:08 PM

Interior of Wurdeman & Becket Streamline Moderne in West Hollyood
 
Wurdeman & Becket designed the entire interior of Dr Jones' Dog and Cat Hospital. This photo is from 1939/1940 and represents their early work and an excellent example of their Total Design.

Here's a photo of one of the exam/surgery rooms in the Dog and Cat Hospital.

https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/...39&oe=54523E2APhoto credit: Wurdeman & Becket, Bruce Becket Archives

ethereal_reality Jul 23, 2014 8:34 PM

:previous: Excellent photographs SMB Streamline Mod (Kate and Krisy).
We''ll help any way we can here at noirish Los Angeles.

p.s. Is that dog fountain in the courtyard still in place?
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CityBoyDoug Jul 23, 2014 9:18 PM

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Originally Posted by SMB Streamline Mod (Post 6666387)
Wurdeman & Becket designed the entire interior of Dr Jones' Dog and Cat Hospital. This photo is from 1939/1940 and represents their early work and an excellent example of their Total Design.

Here's a photo of one of the exam/surgery rooms in the Dog and Cat Hospital.

https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/...39&oe=54523E2APhoto credit: Wurdeman & Becket, Bruce Becket Archives

Most dogs and cats find this room a very scary place to be. I know that all of mine did over a period of 40 years. How did I know? They were shaking and had a terrified look in their eyes.

GaylordWilshire Jul 23, 2014 9:50 PM

:previous:

Fascinating.


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BifRayRock Jul 23, 2014 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6556221)
Here are a few more art deco buildings for KevinW:



Old Lane-Wells Co. building, South Soto Street (William E. Myer, 1938/39)

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Michael Locke on Flickr
Covered by GW in post #5896





5610 S Soto Street

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1956
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