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ethereal_reality Oct 24, 2013 8:22 PM

Hauser Packing Co. -->
http://imageshack.us/a/img21/3461/0knf.jpg
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/FindingA.../I0027181A.jpg




I believe that's the Boyle Heights Orphanage in the distance. I could be wrong.
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http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/FindingA.../I0027182A.jpg

HossC Oct 24, 2013 9:39 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6314540)
snapshots from a photo-album 1928-29.

I am curious about the diamond shapes in the sidewalk. I wonder what store they're in front of?
http://imageshack.us/a/img818/8384/yseu.jpgebay

The building on the left is part of the Hotel Christie (formerly the Hotel Glidden - see post #9098 for more info). That means that the photo above was taken outside the Outpost Buildings. The sidewalk is now part of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but I found this picture from around 1934 which shows the diamonds.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...tBuildings.jpg
USC Digital Library

so-cal-bear Oct 24, 2013 9:40 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6313528)
Here's a couple of earlier posts featuring a train passing P.J.'s on Santa Monica Boulevard in 1970:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=3374

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10505

Freight trains also used to go though Alameda ST when I was 15 years old back in 1987. I remember driving my Grandmother to work at the old Roebling Building at the corner of 2nd ST and Alameda. at 2.30 am. It used to be Robert Arranaga Foodservice. But now it's a hipster brewhouse. I wish I had a camera back then., I also thought heavy trains even in the early 90's were weird to see on busy streets.

Godzilla Oct 24, 2013 10:14 PM

The impressive Redondo Beach Hotel, built in 1890, and its surrounds, have not received much attention here. Per Redondo's History Page, Hotel was allegedly doomed due to prohibition (1925) . :no: Must be more to that story. Most photos are undated.




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In 1890, the Hotel Redondo opened. The City was becoming “The Place” for tourists. Railroads and steamships brought people by the thousands, not to mention freight loads of oil and lumber. At this time, Redondo was the first port of Los Angeles County. Steamers from the Pacific Steamship Company stopped at Redondo four times a week, at one of its three piers, as part of regular runs between San Francisco and San Diego. The Redondo Railway Company and the Santa Fe Railroad left Los Angeles daily for Redondo at regular intervals. Eventually the City was served by Henry Huntington’s Big Red Electric Cars.

The Hotel Redondo, with its 18-hole golf course, lush landscaping, tennis courts and 225 luxurious rooms, each of which was “touched by sunlight at some time of the day,” induced more visitors than ever before to venture to the coast. If the price of hotel accommodations was too steep, one could rent a tent at nearby Tent City. Patrons were charged $3.00 per week, or $10.00 per month for a tent. Wooden floors and electric lights were included in the price.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Redondo’s popularity began a slow decline when San Pedro Harbor started to take shape in 1899. By 1912, the Pacific Steamship Company stopped calling at Redondo altogether. Lumber schooners still used Pier No. 3 at Topaz Street until the railroad pulled out in 1926. Because of prohibition, the $250,000 Hotel Redondo closed its doors and in 1925 was sold for scrap lumber--the price was $300.




Big time gambling, complete with mobsters and shooting incidents, found its way to Redondo during the Depression. Chip games, bingo parlors, and a casino were run in full view of the law between 1936 and 1940. For a fare of 25 cents, a water-taxi would transport a visitor to the gambling ship Rex which operated three miles off shore.
http://www.redondo.org/in_the_city/history/

1891 (The place looks jumping!)
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1891
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1891 Some mess hall!
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...3TF5I9NG6A.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...3TF5I9NG6A.jpg


1891
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...UB1GLEAK5B.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...UB1GLEAK5B.jpg




1924
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics07/00023342.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics07/00023342.jpg

1924
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics07/00023341.jpg



1895
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...VTCI7CR6PP.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...VTCI7CR6PP.jpg


http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics07/00023380.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics07/00023380.jp

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics07/00023399.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics07/00023399.jpg

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19_ _(?) Redondo
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Stag Bar
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HossC Oct 24, 2013 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by so-cal-bear (Post 6314723)
Freight trains also used to go though Alameda ST when I was 15 years old back in 1987. I remember driving my Grandmother to work at the old Roebling Building at the corner of 2nd ST and Alameda. at 2.30 am. It used to be Robert Arranaga Foodservice. But now it's a hipster brewhouse. I wish I had a camera back then., I also thought heavy trains even in the early 90's were weird to see on busy streets.

It's 13 years earlier, and it's only an engine. The description on the website is slightly longer than the caption. It says:

"SP Alco S6 1210 is on the streets of LA. Location: Alameda Street, near Union Station. The Hollywood Freeway (the 101) is on the left of this photo. Photo was taken on October 22, 1974."

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...amedaTrain.jpg
www.ssloan.net

Lwize Oct 25, 2013 2:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 6314772)
The impressive Redondo Beach Hotel, built in 1890, and its surrounds, have not received much attention here. Per Redondo's History Page, Hotel was allegedly doomed due to prohibition (1925) . :no: Must be more to that story. Most photos are undated.


1924
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics07/00023342.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics07/00023342.jpg

1924
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics07/00023341.jpg


It appears Veterans Park is the location of the Redondo Beach Hotel. Some of the backgraound buildings on s Catalina Ave from 1924 still exist.

http://larry.wizegallery.com/VWV/Redondo.jpg
(Google satellite image hosted by me)

ConstructDTLA Oct 25, 2013 3:42 AM

These are all much larger so I encourage you guys to click through and explore the beauty.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2872/1...d29734f6_c.jpg
8th & Broadway Merrit Building 1916

You can see the Van Nuys building under construction in this image (off to the right).
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7408/1...453c7101_c.jpg
Pershing Square Panorama View Skyline 1913

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7409/1...f2cf25e8_c.jpg
Bartlett Music Company 233 South Broadway 1910

This is just beyond words.. How could LA go from being such a beautiful city to what it is now!
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3763/1...d8569934_c.jpg
6th & Broadway 1916

Those two buildings across the street were just starting to be torn down to make way for what is now SB Tower.
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5523/1...bd61cf40_c.jpg
6th & Spring 1957

The best for last.. This image took me several hours. It is 22,000 pixels wide. Twenty-two thousand.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5480/1...8ab9366a_c.jpg
Downtown MegaPano Nov 1917

Those Who Squirm! Oct 25, 2013 4:04 AM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6312654)
According to info in the Culver City Times link, the new ones will be "Baseline City Standard Marbelite poles"--which, to tell you the truth, I like a lot better than the Disney version of the Hollywood Blvd standard (and the chimney inside is plain ridiculous). After this long (what, 60 years?) the Marbelite gooseneck style now has more vintage character than those fakes.... IMHO.

Gaylord, I have to differ here. The Standard Marbelite standards are about as attractive as a K-Mart parking lot; by contrast, I consider the lamps on the Overland bridge to be a welcome touch in the otherwise almost inevitably bland setting of a freeway overpass. "My" streetlamps are exceedingly well done for a retro imitation, in my opinion, and the frosted glass of the inner chimneys adds beauty and interest. But whatever.

What do the Hollywood Boulevard lamp standards look like? I haven't been up there in quite a while.

Those Who Squirm! Oct 25, 2013 4:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6313517)

I too was amazed when I came across this photograph Martin. I had no idea freight trains traveled down Santa Monica Blvd.
(duplicates are bound to happen..It's all cool. :) -it often brings up a whole new conversation.
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In Beverly Hills the tracks were on a median, which is now occupied almost entirely by parking structures. I do remember seeing the occasional train up through the early 1970s, and sometimes the train would be just a small locomotive and one or two cars. I think they had to do this to maintain the route's legal status as an ROW; there's some law they have to do this, or else it turns into parking lots and such....

Those Who Squirm! Oct 25, 2013 4:42 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6313717)
-another German press release
http://imageshack.us/a/img10/8554/9y1p.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img96/1444/d620.jpgebay

translation? (hint-hossc;))
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Even you guys probably won't believe this, but here you go:

Quote:

The Round The World Flight of the Graf Zeppelin.

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The goal of the third stage is city of Los Angeles, known for its fairytale-like beauty. This picture shows Los Angeles City Hall.

Seriously, considering how we get bashed everywhere else on the Internet, it's a refreshing change even if it's from eighty-three years ago. On another forum I frequent, half the people there seem to do nothing but complain that it isn't 1958 anymore. They don't say it in those words, but it's pretty much the gist if you read the subtext.

GaylordWilshire Oct 25, 2013 2:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Those Who Squirm (Post 6315166)
Gaylord, I have to differ here. The Standard Marbelite standards are about as attractive as a K-Mart parking lot; by contrast, I consider the lamps on the Overland bridge to be a welcome touch in the otherwise almost inevitably bland setting of a freeway overpass. "My" streetlamps are exceedingly well done for a retro imitation, in my opinion, and the frosted glass of the inner chimneys adds beauty and interest. But whatever.

What do the Hollywood Boulevard lamp standards look like? I haven't been up there in quite a while.


I guess for me it's the real thing, or nothing.

http://waterandpower.org/Historical_...ywood_Vine.jpghttp://waterandpower.org/A%20Histori...urant_1936.jpg
http://waterandpower.org/Historical_...ce_Station.jpghttp://waterandpower.org/Historical_...evard_1936.jpg


All waterandpower.org

Martin Pal Oct 25, 2013 7:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Noircitydame (Post 6313697)
I looked everywhere for a picture of the old Express building when Coffee Dan's was in there, in the basement, but had no luck. It was one of those places, like in the movie Topper, where you went down a slide to get in. :yes:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...e/Picture2.jpg
4-30-25 LAT

Do you have any other photos and/or info about Coffee Dan's?
I've been interested in photos of Coffee Dan's on Vine Street in Hollywood and on Hollywood Blvd. near Highland. There's conflicting info I've uncovered whether or not they were there at the same time or the Vine Street location relocated to Hollywood Blvd. In any case, full on photos of these places have not been seen by me anywhere!

But speaking of Topper, did you know that the Sea Breeze Hotel entrance in the film was shot in front of the Bullock's Wilshire porte cochere?

Can't find a screen grab, but this'll give you an idea:

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4104/5...4df21ccd_z.jpg

Flickr/65359853@N00


http://www.swlaw.edu/campus/images/f...rtecochere.jpg
SWLAW/Southwest Law School

Martin Pal Oct 25, 2013 8:31 PM

Gone Hollywood
 
Large scan of a 1934 postcard of Hollywood Blvd.

http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...4-postcard.jpg
Pacific Electric

Chinese Theatre...Hollywood Hotel...anyone make out the yellow lettering on the right side of the Chinese Theatre? A movie title perhaps?

Killeye Oct 25, 2013 9:01 PM

1140 West Adams Boulevard
 
Hi there !

Do you know the story of the old victorian house standing at 1140 West Adams Boulevard, at the intersection with the Monmouth Avenue ?

http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/89...0wadamsbld.jpg Google Image Hosted by Me

You can find some great pics here :
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7294653@N07/3477040629/
Credits to Floyd B. Bariscale

It was a filming location for Speak Of The Devil (1991) AKA Ungodly. That's the way I've found it.

People call it the A.E. Residence and it's the Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #295. It's part of the North University Park Historic District.

Anyone for old pics please ? It's such a beautiful place.

Thanks to the "soul" posters here.

GaylordWilshire Oct 25, 2013 9:52 PM

:previous:


THE FULL STORY IS HERE: http://adamsboulevardlosangeles.blog...ease-also.html


http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics24/00061570.jpgLAPL

from this 2010 post: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1465

Lorendoc Oct 25, 2013 10:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 6315891)
Large scan of a 1934 postcard of Hollywood Blvd.

http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...4-postcard.jpg
Pacific Electric

Chinese Theatre...Hollywood Hotel...anyone make out the yellow lettering on the right side of the Chinese Theatre? A movie title perhaps?

It says "[Si]d Grauman's Prologue" which apparently was a standing feature of, well, his features.

Martin Pal Oct 25, 2013 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 6316000)
It says "[Si]d Grauman's Prologue" which apparently was a standing feature of, well, his features.

Thank you!

CityBoyDoug Oct 25, 2013 11:59 PM

At home with Jack Benny...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6313730)
-an interesting comparison between then and now.

http://imageshack.us/a/img202/2724/p6lj.jpg

1002 N. Roxbury Drive today. -slightly altered.
http://imageshack.us/a/img401/5035/omu5.jpg
GSV
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Lovely home ER!
The former of home of iconic Jack Benny is quite large. The property measures approx. 300+ by 116 feet. Has a guest house/garage, pool cabana [as large as many homes], main house with two extending wings. Palatial, to say the least. I like the way it looks now.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps994cab68.jpg
GEV

GaylordWilshire Oct 26, 2013 12:44 AM

http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/5971/g64w.jpg


http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/253/8waa.jpg


The southwest corner of Lucerne Blvd and West 4th St, ca 1920 and recently. The three houses are still there, though the middle one has been remodeled. It looks like the tree in front of the middle house could even be the same.... The concrete lampost is the same, though now with the familiar L.A. urn style and without the interesting street signs. Lucerne was part of a newer addition to the original Windsor Square tract, with asphalt streets and concrete lamposts, as opposed to concrete streets and metal posts. See this old post of mine for more interesting detail of the neighborhood....


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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5120748)
I've discovered an interesting juncture of asphalt and concrete in Windsor Square:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_zXN_GwdMYMo/TS...23122%20PM.jpgGoogle Street View
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_zXN_GwdMYMo/TS...23116%20PM.jpgGoogle Street View
West 4th Street, east from Lucerne toward Plymouth

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_zXN_GwdMYMo/TS...22903%20PM.jpgGoogle Street View
West 5th Street, west from Plymouth toward Lucerne


An excerpt from the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society:

"The older part of the tract was bounded by Irving Blvd., Plymouth Blvd., Third Street and Wilshire Blvd. It had a linear street layout with wide streets, wide parkways, elaborate electoliers and trees for which $200,000 was expended. The ornamental light standards were erected with the trademark “WS” at the base. All streets were paved, utilities were underground, long term deed restrictions did not expire until 1965. $7,500 would get you a lot in Windsor Square.

"The area to the west of original Windsor Square, which includes Lucerne and Arden from Third to Fifth streets, was a different tract. This small tract was owned as of 1913 by the Wilshire Hills Land Corp.

"You can tell where the Wilshire Hills addition and the Windsor Square addition join. At the back lot lines behind Plymouth and Lucerne across 4th and 5th, you will notice that the street surface changes from concrete to asphalt which indicated that different developers laid out the streets. Also, the street lamps on the boulevards in the Wilshire Hills addition are stone, not metal, as in the original Windsor Square tract."

See also: http://www.wshphs.org/windsor.html


The concrete streets of Windsor Square are pushing 100 years old--actually, I don't really know if any of them in this district have ever been replaced, but, from the looks of them here, perhaps not. I wonder how many times the asphalt streets in the later part of Windsor have been replaced in the past century?


revheavyg Oct 26, 2013 5:06 AM

Los Angeles Transit Building
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6313141)
Your photographs are very beautiful revheavyg. Great job!


It would be interesting to discuss your photographs here on noirish.
http://imageshack.us/a/img31/112/6wu7.jpg
http://instagram.com/p/fy5r81zb31/

For example, where is this building? (you labeled it Broadway district)
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Thank you so much!! :tup::):cheers:

Located at the corner of Broadway and West 11th Street, the Los Angeles Transit Building was completed in 1922 as the headquarters for the Yellow Cars rail transit system. Although not as well known as the Red Car system, the Yellow Cars carried many more passengers. This excellent example of Beaux-Arts architecture subsequently became the Main Office of the Rapid Transit District and is currently in use primarily for garment manufacturing.

http://www.m2a-architects.com/PORTFO...adway/1060.htm


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