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GaylordWilshire May 8, 2015 1:06 PM

:previous:


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-s...2520AM.bmp.jpg

Times January 16, 1927


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-u...2520AM.bmp.jpgUSCDL dated 1929

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-e...2520AM.bmp.jpg

Apparently the Argonne Storage Company named its trucks.... While this one says "Miss Hollywood"--the numbers on the building are 4307 and 4309, which would be a north-south street, closer to the warehouse, unless it was--or is--farther west. I did an aerial look--haven't yet found these great period buildings.

tovangar2 May 8, 2015 1:29 PM

W 47th & S Hoover
 
:previous:

806 W 47th Street was built in 1927 as the article above indicates. It's for sale as a "candidate for condo conversion". The owner is asking $1.2 million:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-G...05947%2BPM.jpg

The craftman fourplex is actually a single property combining that building and a bungalow that faces on Wesley Ave. as one can see in e_r's aerial. They were built in 1913.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8...04531%2BPM.jpg

...from the south side:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-p...03804%2BPM.jpg

...from Wesley Ave:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-j...05145%2BPM.jpg

There's block after block of good craftsman houses around here, some quite tired looking, others beautifully kept.

The Jesus Store is from 1930:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-V...10814%2BPM.jpg

all images: gsv

Lwize May 8, 2015 1:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7019498)
*postscript: I just realized 174 Kinney Street is still there...and it's a doozy!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...537/9tmuGX.jpg
gsv

I used to eat at Enterprise back in the 80's. I didn't know they were still around.
Good fish place and oyster bar.

CityBoyDoug May 8, 2015 2:49 PM

New Condo ??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7020250)
:previous:


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-s...2520AM.bmp.jpg

Times January 16, 1927


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-u...2520AM.bmp.jpgUSCDL dated 1929

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-e...2520AM.bmp.jpg

Apparently the Argonne Storage Company named its trucks.... While this one says "Miss Hollywood"--the numbers on the building are 4307 and 4309, which would be a north-south street, closer to the warehouse, unless it was--or is--farther west. I did an aerial look--haven't yet found these great period buildings.

Thanks everyone for the updates.

Today I measured the storage building property at 806 47th St. The site is 106' X 130'. The GW article above may refer to the building itself, as it measures 52' X 55'.
I think its currently owned by the K A Moving Co., Mr. Sam Cho. Several Chinese named companies also list this address.

According to the 1948 Historic aerial, previous owners had purchased the surrounding properties, south side and west side, to make a larger lot.

Condo? Its a solid concrete building with 11' ceilings. The neighborhood is South Central. I suspect that the current owner does not consider a condo conversion as realistic at this time.

Martin Pal May 8, 2015 4:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7019633)
"Los Angeles Transit Lines (ex-Los Angeles Railway) car no. 1415 hosts an ERA fan trip on August 18, 1956. This image was captured on private right-of-way on the 9 Line."

What is an "ERA fan trip?"

MichaelRyerson May 8, 2015 5:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7020490)
What is an "ERA fan trip?"


Eccentric Rail Afficionado

ethereal_reality May 8, 2015 6:17 PM

I came across this ad the other day on eBay. -anyone recognize the street?

February 1943
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/V2TrTq.jpg





below: A very clever post by gsjansen (2011)

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5288146)

it was a warm june day 1938. with no scratch in my pockets, i decided to knock off the easy pickings arrow drug at 4th and hill. made my get-a-way up 4th. my plan was to high-tail it like quick up olive and duck into my rear flat in the ems...............

i turned the corner onto olive,

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2485/...98dd4bf9_b.jpg
Source: LAPL

this was not my day.......................................


ethereal_reality May 8, 2015 6:26 PM

negative, dated April 1963.

I'm not sure what's going on here. -are they greasing up the wheels?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...661/IHkojf.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/y8YWwH.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Neg...item51cfe74e85




be sure to scroll right--> to see the young lad with glasses. (that isn't you, is it Wig-Wag?) If I remember correctly you've turned up in some of these shots.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/QB9saZ.jpg
eBay (this negative might have sold. I can't locate it again on eBay)

ethereal_reality May 8, 2015 6:39 PM

"A Southern Pacific freight along the L.A. River, south of Taylor Yard in June, 1976."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...910/GwI7BI.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Kod...item4ae9835e8e

I don't recognized the business on the right...FOREM?
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*I located a Foremost Foods Co. at 1147 Towne Avenue. (1973 directory)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...661/lEfxfJ.jpg
http://rescarta.lapl.org/ResCarta-We...00002/00000001

but that address isn't along the L.A. River.

ethereal_reality May 8, 2015 7:11 PM

and here's one without a streetcar or a train. ;)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...538/ayCnf8.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/ht4vnj.jpg
eBay

:previous: You can see a small portion of the Herald-Examiner Building in the center.

Well, I just noticed the three people standing in the street are waiting for a streetcar. So in a few minutes, there would have been a streetcar in the photo.
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Thanks for the additional information on the former storehouse at 47th & Hoover GW, tovanger2 and CBD. (and Hoss for initially pointing the building out)

tovangar2 May 8, 2015 7:29 PM

Clinker Bricks
 
Did someone say bricks?

Clinker bricks are caused when bricks, not sufficiently air-dried, are fired. The ones closest to the heat source deform and change color. They are also very dense and hard. Clinker bricks make a clinking sound when struck together. They were the bane of brickmakers, who prized uniformity. Clinkers were scrap and a pain to get rid of.

However, clinkers perfectly fitted the Arts and Crafts desire for something "handmade" and authentic looking. Greene and Greene used them for walls and chimneys, supports and gateposts. Here is the 1908 Gamble House's garden wall where clinkers were combined with stone:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-J...13253%2BPM.jpg
flickr

The year before the Gamble House went up, this pretty chalet was built at 1314 S Bonnie Brae. Clinkers line the lower facade. The 108-year-old clinker chimney, amazingly enough, remains in place with an unobtrusive assist from a brace. Note the swagged shingles on the upper floor:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-k...50403%2BPM.jpg
gsv

Greene and Greene's 1909 Earle Anthony house has a chimney and garden wall built of clinkers combined with ordinary bricks. Both wall and chimney may date from the 1923 move from Berendo near Wilshire to 910 N Bedford in Beverly Hills:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-P...24025%2BPM.jpg
LAT

Paul Williams used clinkers with great subtlety and restraint in his Tudor-style homes, giving a tweed effect without calling attention to the bricks themselves, as here in this 1922 effort:
Quote:

Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 5981055)

Clinkers are more pronounced in Edward and Ellis Taylor's 1929 Tudor-style Wolfer Printing Company Building at Winston and Wall Streets:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0...21141%2BAM.jpg
gsv

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-D...15305%2BPM.jpg
gsv

Even Irving Gill tried his hand at building with clinkers. This is his First Church of Christ Scientist (1904) in San Diego. His Berta B Mitchell house (1904) made extensive use of clinkers too. (Gill did use clinkers again on his 1908 Sherwood Weaton House, also in San Diego, but kept it to the chimney and foundations):
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/R6...A=w809-h374-no
sdh

I'm not sure what effect the architect was aiming for with the 1926 neo-Georgian Wilcox Apartments, 6501 Yucca at Wilcox in Hollywood. It looks capable of providing roosts for a whole flock of birds:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-T...64519%2BAM.jpg
gsv

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a...22813%2BAM.jpg
gsv

Clinkers are still being used, although many examples veer off into the grotesque.

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GaylordWilshire May 8, 2015 8:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7020250)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-u...2520AM.bmp.jpgUSCDL dated 1929

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-e...2520AM.bmp.jpg

Apparently the Argonne Storage Company named its trucks.... While this one says "Miss Hollywood"--the numbers on the building are 4307 and 4309, which would be a north-south street, closer to the warehouse, unless it was--or is--farther west. I did an aerial look--haven't yet found these great period buildings.


I managed to find the buildings in these pictures a little over two miles west of the Argonne warehouse at Hoover & 47th--they are 4307/09 and 4313/15 8th Avenue...two fourplexes of many along 8th Avenue in Leimert Park.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a...834%2520PM.jpgGSV

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Q...412%2520PM.jpgGSV

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-l...354%2520PM.jpgGSV




http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/7...eimert1938.jpg

I wonder if the street ever floods? I was reminded of this old post about an intersection around the corner from the 8th Avenue buildings:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7289

ethereal_reality May 8, 2015 8:17 PM

:previous: Good job in locating the buildings GW! I tried and couldn't find them.



Very interesting post t2. I had never heard of 'clinker bricks' before.
The Wilcox Apartment building would made a great climbing wall.

tovangar2 May 8, 2015 8:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7020941)
The Wilcox Apartment building would made a great climbing wall.

LOL, I bet somebody's tried that.

Centropolis May 8, 2015 9:10 PM

this thread is a gold mine!

Ed Workman May 8, 2015 11:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7020753)
negative, dated April 1963.

I'm not sure what's going on here. -are they lubing up the wheels?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...661/IHkojf.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/y8YWwH.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Neg...item51cfe74e85

The top view is probably a view of car[s] going into storage at the Slauson yard [ we've seen other ,views of it]after the 1963 end of trolleys



be sure to scroll right--> to see the young lad with glasses. (that isn't you, is it Wig-Wag?) If I remember correctly you've turned up in some of these shots.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/QB9saZ.jpg
eBay (this negative might have sold. I can't locate it again on eBay)

Looks like a last or near last fan trip out of the 12th and Georgia facility- The Herald Express building was out of the frame, across the street, left

Ed Workman May 8, 2015 11:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7020778)
"A Southern Pacific freight along the L.A. River, south of Taylor Yard in June, 1976."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...910/GwI7BI.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Kod...item4ae9835e8e

I don't recognized the business on the right...FOREM?
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*I located a Foremost Foods Co. at 1147 Towne Avenue. (1973 directory)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...661/lEfxfJ.jpg
http://rescarta.lapl.org/ResCarta-We...00002/00000001

but that address isn't along the L.A. River.

Hmmm thot I replied but it vanished into the ether. That IS Foremost, and the LA River, shot from the Spring St [ or Main St??] bridge. It's an old ice cream plant, seen here several pages ago- as you can see I'm computer challenged so I ask for assistance in referencing that old thread. IIRC that thread had an advertisement, aerial view, recent google, and the actual address was on a short dead end street, not the street that crosses the river

ethereal_reality May 8, 2015 11:32 PM

This postcard of the Santa Monica Pier , postmarked 1956, caught my eye because of what is painted on the side of the Santa Monica Ballroom, "Home of Spade Cooley."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/MmgYdo.jpg


Spade was a famous country and western singer and television personality, that murdered his second wife in 1961.

originally posted by CityBoyDoug
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...903/5tyfLp.jpg

"Donnell Clyde 'Spade' Cooley committed the slaying of former singer Ella Mae Cooley, kicking, beating, and strangling her,
even burning her with a cigarette, whiling forcing their 14 year old daughter to watch."
http://www.metnews.com/articles/reminiscing022703.htm



Spade and Ella Mae in happier times, on their wedding day.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/DWSj8h.jpg
http://truecrimecases.blogspot.com/2...de-cooley.html



Here's CBD's earlier post on Spade Cooley (with a couple Youtube links)
http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=16764

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MichaelRyerson May 9, 2015 12:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ed Workman (Post 7021238)
Hmmm thot I replied but it vanished into the ether. That IS Foremost, and the LA River, shot from the Spring St [ or Main St??] bridge. It's an old ice cream plant, seen here several pages ago- as you can see I'm computer challenged so I ask for assistance in referencing that old thread. IIRC that thread had an advertisement, aerial view, recent google, and the actual address was on a short dead end street, not the street that crosses the river

Hughes Ice Cream on Albion. GW did a post about it and there was some follow-up discussion. This shot would be looking north(east) from the Main Street bridge.

ethereal_reality May 9, 2015 1:23 AM

Thanks MR, here is the post.

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6989859)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...910/GwI7BI.jpg
eBay

So Ed_Workman is suggesting the 'Foremost Foods Company' building is the old 'Hughes Ice Cream Co.' building.


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