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ethereal_reality Nov 28, 2016 9:25 PM

Here's a remarkable snapshot showing a silent film being made on the streets of Los Angeles. (1910s or 20s?)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/FwxYS1.jpg
ebay (it's no longer listed / I tried to find it again without success)







I'm not 100% sure, but the two men on horseback (in the empty lot) might possibly be portraying KKK members.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/peFIGn.jpg
detail


This photograph reminds me of a group I posted several years ago (but this is not one of them)

You can see the earlier 'silent film' pics here:
http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=28763
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HossC Nov 28, 2016 9:44 PM

Just a simple Julius Shulman photoset today. This is "Job 2634: Pereira & Luckman, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Maternity Wing (Pasadena, Calif.), 1958".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

This one shows a covered walkway.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original

The grounds seem to be well landscaped - odinthor can probably name the plants :).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

I can't get any decent street-level images, but the building in the Shulman photos is the one in the center with the tiled roof. The covered walkway from the second shot is on the eastern end.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original
Google Maps via supercharge.info

GaylordWilshire Nov 28, 2016 9:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7635601)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/0C4lqc.jpggsv

:previous:Wow, I didn't think it was there either GW. And remarkably, it's still a printing company!


1228 S Flower was built as a garage/auto dealer in 1912; then, 17 years later, in what must have been a widening of Flower Street, five feet were chopped off the front and a new floor added for the printing company...


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/6I...366-h768-rw-nohttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/XL...366-h768-rw-no

ethereal_reality Nov 28, 2016 10:43 PM

:previous: Very interesting GW. Thanks for looking up the permits.

Any information on the white building next to it? -with the coat-of-arms cartouche x 2.

I'll go snap a gsv of it now.
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update:

Here ya go.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/uwhnGL.jpg
gsv

I bet there's a good chance it was an automobile showroom as well. (note :previous: handsome young businessman ;))





And here it is back in 2008. Holy-Moly!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/pVYCyX.jpg
back_in_time gsv

GaylordWilshire Nov 28, 2016 11:05 PM

:previous:


As for 1224 S Flower, it was built for a Jeffrey dealer...that year, the Jeffrey became the Nash....


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/YH...366-h768-rw-nohttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/zJ...366-h768-rw-no

ethereal_reality Nov 28, 2016 11:41 PM

:previous: So that's the interior of the showroom?! I never expected to see that. -very cool.

My Kingdom for one of those light fixtures.

odinthor Nov 29, 2016 12:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7635693)
Just a simple Julius Shulman photoset today. This is "Job 2634: Pereira & Luckman, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Maternity Wing (Pasadena, Calif.), 1958".

[...]

The grounds seem to be well landscaped - odinthor can probably name the plants :).

[...]

Yes--well landscaped, and with sophistication. I see Acanthus, Agapanthus, Grevillea . . . and a number of interesting-looking exotic things I wish I were there to examine closely! :hmmm:

ethereal_reality Nov 29, 2016 2:09 AM

'mystery' block in Glendale, 1951

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/SLRJaA.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Real-Photo-S...cAAOSwEzxYOJ0v

None of the businesses look familiar to me.

here's the stamp on the reverse
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/UhyAJu.jpg



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rick m Nov 29, 2016 3:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7635758)
:previous: Very interesting GW. Thanks for looking up the permits.

Any information on the white building next to it? -with the coat-of-arms cartouche x 2.

I'll go snap a gsv of it now.
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update:

Here ya go.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/uwhnGL.jpg
gsv

I bet there's a good chance it was an automobile showroom as well. (note :previous: handsome young businessman ;))





And here it is back in 2008. Holy-Moly!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/pVYCyX.jpg
back_in_time gsv

This was razed only a few weeks ago----- For new taller structure.....So sorry..

Those Who Squirm! Nov 29, 2016 4:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7634688)
Surprisingly, I don't believe we've seen this interesting photograph on NLA. (yes, I searched)


"A small General Petroleum station in Los Angeles selling “Mobil” fuels and oil – note the early General “flying horse” signage."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/8HZ7IG.jpg
http://theoldmotor.com/?p=159615

It's a bit strange how the service station is directly in front of the P.T.F. building.

The blogger didn't have the exact address (other than Los Angeles) but one of the comments said this is the corner of Aliso and Lyon streets.

(note the large 'American Toy Manufacturing Co.' sign on the side of the building.

From a cursory search through the city directories on the LAPL website, Pacific Trunk Factory had at least a half-dozen different addresses over the span of years for which the directories are available--and I didn't even look at anything later than the early 1930s. I suppose in the trunk business it's easy to -- er-- pack everything up and decamp for a new business location whenever you want. (Hah!--A little joke.). However, it was indeed located at 431 Aliso for a period in the 1920s.

I'm not able to confirm that there was ever a General Petroleum filling station nearby on Aliso or Lyons, although the block bounded by Aliso and Lyons and including 431 Aliso is one of the oddly shaped narrow blocks in which DTLA once abounded. So one could well imagine a gas station occupying the very tip of a roughly triangular block, but I don't think this is it. In particular I don't think 431 Aliso, at this point quite near Macy Street, is anywhere near American Toy Manufacturing, though there again they could have moved too.

FredH Nov 29, 2016 5:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7634709)

I found at least one of those pictures of Clark Bros when I was looking for an address. I concluded that it was a different, earlier location.


http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...pszyob9z57.jpg




Definitely the corner of Aliso and Lyon Streets. The service station was selling Violet Ray in 1932.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
Detail of picture in USC Digital Library



I've been staring at these two photos for a couple days. I'm convinced that the little General Petroleum Station has been moved 10-15 feet farther away from the Pacific Trunk
Factory in the top photo to accommodate two lanes at the gas pumps. However, this would have not only involved moving the station, but also extending the curb out and relocating telephone poles. This seems like it would have been a huge expense. Looks like the time period between the two photos was fairly close.

Anyone know what actually happened here?

ScottyB Nov 29, 2016 6:42 AM

Spic N Span Bakery
 
Over the holidays my cousin (once removed) shared a photo she found while searching for information about her grand and great-grandfather. GGF was Otto Nagel, who owned and operated the Spic N Span Bakery at 343 S Western. This interesting block is from the Whittington survey of Western Ave. in 1927.

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5528/3...724f5a90_o.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/30819/rec/3

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5612/3...f0189b1f_o.jpg

His son Norm (my uncle) used to bring us baked goods when he would visit. I'm guessing the building was pretty new in this photo, as the 1921 Baist doesn't show any properties on the lot. The Wilshire Theater is in the background, showing a John Barrymore flick, "When A Man Loves"

https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5445/3...e1894d8e_o.jpg

https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5524/3...9bc439c9_o.jpg
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018566/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_1

Glad to see the building still standing (with some of the usual quake hazards removed- but the ornamental shields are still there!). Sadly the awesome streetlamps and the Wilshire Theater are long gone (I believe this was recently discussed on NLA)

https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5458/3...3665d039_o.jpg
GSV

BTW, great to see the Schulman photos of the Huntington Maternity ward, Hoss; I was born there shortly after the photos were taken. I remember it well!

Beaudry Nov 29, 2016 6:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rick m (Post 7636045)
This was razed only a few weeks ago----- For new taller structure.....So sorry..

Correct:

https://rssgtd.files.wordpress.com/2...tail.png?w=696

https://rssgtd.files.wordpress.com/2...treet-view.png

https://rssgtd.files.wordpress.com/2...pg?w=696&h=928

Get the scoop here: https://esotouric.com/2016/10/31/hartwell/

Beaudry Nov 29, 2016 7:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7635996)
'mystery' block in Glendale, 1951

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/SLRJaA.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Real-Photo-S...cAAOSwEzxYOJ0v

None of the businesses look familiar to me.
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Tom Lawson Frigidaire was at 215 S Brand; Sure-Fit was at 213. Here's a 1955 Times ad with a big rooftop neon sign, though not nearly as good as the one in the snap, which features an actual neon auto seat, and another above the door. (In fact there's eight great neons in this one little stretch, including a Pep Boys that appears to be in some sort of sunburst design.)

https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5449/3...2f42f6e3_b.jpg

Now the area is the dominion of the Americana at Brand:

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5494/3...734007a7_b.jpg

ethereal_reality Nov 29, 2016 5:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rick m (Post 7636045)
This was razed only a few weeks ago----- For new taller structure.....So sorry..

Are you kidding me! sooooooooo disappointing.:(

I wonder if they considered incorporating the classic facade into the new building?


Fuck I'm upset, did they save the cartouches?


And I would have nabbed this.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/CutFTj.jpg
Photo by Roger Price

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HossC Nov 29, 2016 7:22 PM

:previous:

I had a horrible feeling that the building might have gone when I found the demo permit yesterday. Could they may be redeveloping the whole end of the block?

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
Online Building Records

ethereal_reality Nov 29, 2016 7:35 PM

:previous:
:(


Excellent post on Pierre Koenig's Case Study House #21 Hoss. (I meant to tell you earlier but I kept getting sidetracked)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/IHFrvL.jpg
Getty

One thing (among many) I was curious about was that hilltop you see in the distance with the top leveled off. Do you think someone was preparing to build on it? (they saved the tree)



The same hilltop can be seen out the bedroom window.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/CkpIW0.jpg
Getty

In another of the photographs there's a large water tank visible on a different hill.
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Color view into the bathroom.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/hvAZPI.jpg
Getty

I've been trying to figure out what the 'chrome-orb-thingy' is that's in the hallway. (behind the cactus plants)

Is it a rather uninspired decorative fountain or something more utilitarian like a sump-pump? -halfway kidding ;)




If you look closely, the bottom of the rectangular pool is slanted.....from very shallow to deep at the other end.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/NTKMKL.jpg

Oh my, I just now noticed that spray of water hitting the wall. -so this really is a fountain!?




The modernity of the house...the shallow pools surrounding it ...and that strange hallway 'fountain'

made me think of the home with the ridiculous fish fountain in Jacques Tati's 'Mon Uncle'.


1958
Video Link


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ethereal_reality Nov 29, 2016 8:31 PM

Meanwhile......somewhere in Glendale (in 1954)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/09NSWY.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/T219-1954-PA...oAAOSwGtRXy6IL

I wonder what is in the distance on the left that looks like the top of a drive-in movie screen.

I love the red pickup truck that perfectly matches the Pacific Electric street-cars. And that Glendale sign is pretty nifty too.

Andys Nov 29, 2016 8:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7636735)
Meanwhile......somewhere in Glendale (in 1954)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/09NSWY.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/T219-1954-PA...oAAOSwGtRXy6IL

I wonder what is in the distance on the left that looks like the top of a drive-in movie screen.

I love the red pickup truck that perfectly matches the Pacific Electric street-cars. And that Glendale sign is pretty nifty too.

I believe the building in the hilltop distance would be Forest Lawn.
Andys

GaylordWilshire Nov 29, 2016 8:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7635758)
:previous: Very interesting GW. Thanks for looking up the permits.

Any information on the white building next to it? -with the coat-of-arms cartouche x 2.

I'll go snap a gsv of it now.
________

update:

Here ya go.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/uwhnGL.jpg
gsv

I bet there's a good chance it was an automobile showroom as well. (note :previous: handsome young businessman ;))

And here it is back in 2008. Holy-Moly!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/pVYCyX.jpg
back_in_time gsv



It may well have made it to the century mark, at least technically-- the item below appeared in the Herald on Jan 20, 1917; it could be that at least the basic shell had been completed 100 years before demolition, with the interior being fitted out in the months before Hartwell's opening day on Jan 13, 1917.



https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/v_...366-h768-rw-no


Note that the rendering posted by Beaudry was wider by two middle bays--and that somewhere along the line the cornice was altered, removing the angled portions over the side bays that are seen in the Herald picture and suggested in the rendering...


Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 7636177)


https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...6e&oe=58B71C29


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