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ethereal_reality Apr 22, 2013 7:41 PM

:previous: I hadn't noticed that. That's insane!


Arlington Avenue & W. 30th Street.

http://imageshack.us/a/img109/6291/a...vew30thsts.jpg
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My how those palms have grown!

http://imageshack.us/a/img11/7770/aa...vew30thstt.jpg
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The home is in fine shape.

http://imageshack.us/a/img7/7770/aab...vew30thstt.jpg
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http://imageshack.us/a/img541/7770/a...vew30thstt.jpg
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Oh, and thanks for the info. on the old Los Angeles Brewery T2. -much appreciated.

ethereal_reality Apr 22, 2013 7:51 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img266/3135/aabadlimos4hire.jpg
business card/ebay
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ethereal_reality Apr 22, 2013 8:09 PM

100 truck caravan visits Los Angeles March 5 to 13, 1955.

http://imageshack.us/a/img546/1866/a...ravanvisit.jpg
http://viewlinerltd.blogspot.com/



The 'Golden Sahara' at the 1955 Los Angeles Motorama.

http://imageshack.us/a/img69/2257/aa...1955motora.jpg
http://www.kustomrama.com/index.php?title=Main_Page




Preparing the 'Golden Sahara' for the show. Is that a mini bar?

http://imageshack.us/a/img819/6757/a...uckc11955b.jpg
http://www.kustomrama.com/index.php?title=Main_Page



Look at those tail-lights.

http://imageshack.us/a/img7/8089/aab...goldensaha.jpg
http://www.kustomrama.com/index.php?title=Main_Page
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tovangar2 Apr 22, 2013 8:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6100930)
By 1906 you had new tenants:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psf13f0adf.jpg



So by 1906 Los Angeles had a semi official Opium Joint? Note the title at the right side, middle of block.

LA opium dens were licensed by the city. $25 per year.

ethereal_reality Apr 22, 2013 8:24 PM

'Old Vienna' beer.

http://imageshack.us/a/img541/2135/a...brewingcan.jpg
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http://imageshack.us/a/img69/857/aam...wingcan1la.jpg
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MichaelRyerson Apr 22, 2013 9:03 PM

Beautiful little building...
 
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8531/8...1be91768_o.png
Maddux Air Lines ticket office, 636 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, 1928

USC digital archive/Dick Whittington Photography Collection, 1924-1987


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8264/8...796b7d77_o.png
Maddux Air Lines ticket office, 636 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, 1928 (2)

USC digital archive/Dick Whittington Photography Collection, 1924-1987

ethereal_reality Apr 22, 2013 9:08 PM

:previous: Beautiful Art Deco facade and graphics MR.

tovangar2 Apr 22, 2013 9:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6100935)
...thanks for the info. on the old Los Angeles Brewery...

You may have noticed that Angel City Brewing took over the old roof-top sign at the former Los Angeles Brewery to use as a billboard targeting the traffic on the adjoining freeway: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=14180

But Angel City is actually located at 216 S Alameda in the Arts District:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-T...056%2520PM.jpg
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https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Z...937%2520PM.jpg
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What's the guy next to Maddux selling MR? I can't make out his signage:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-I...727%2520PM.jpg

Nice contrast with the Maddux facade.

MichaelRyerson Apr 22, 2013 9:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 6101078)
What's the guy next to Maddux selling MR? I can't make out his signage:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-I...727%2520PM.jpg

Nice contrast with the Maddux facade.


I think it's a shine stand. I agree about the location although from his point of view it's all about the foot traffic.

tovangar2 Apr 22, 2013 9:45 PM

:previous:

Oh, of course, now I get it. The customer perch is facing him. I like the juxtaposition. Very different services on offer, but both travel related.

ProphetM Apr 22, 2013 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6101061)
:previous: Beautiful Art Deco facade and graphics MR.

Agreed, very nice. Though "TIA JUANA" is rather amusing.

MichaelRyerson Apr 22, 2013 10:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ProphetM (Post 6101147)
Agreed, very nice. Though "TIA JUANA" is rather amusing.

Interestingly, just about the time of these photos, Tijuana had just opened a championship golf course and would begin hosting very respectable tournaments. Gene Sarazan played there. Tijuana was, at one time, a pretty popular destination for the monied set.

fhammon Apr 22, 2013 10:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 6100741)
I asked Jack Feldman over at the Water and Power Museum about this (I thought maybe it was something to do with the reservoir). Here's his reply:

"... With regard to the triangular shaped objects in the Plaza.....it looks like a truss that is used in construction. Around the time of this photo (1869), the water reservoir in the the middle of the Plaza was taken down and the Plaza was reconfigured round with a new fountain installed at its center. These trusses could have something to do with this new construction (just a wild guess)."

Thank you very much tovangar2 for asking for me. This is something we've discussed over at Pueblo Plaza before and the subject of construction forms was explored but in relation to the Pico House's construction as the photo seems to be taken from an elevation that might be consistent with an upper floor that might have been completed by then.

At any rate I'm disappointed in Jack Feldman's answer because it doesn't address the similar objects shown on the map in the same location drawn several years later.
For some reason I can't post this photo but here's the link again to the plaza section of the map:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/95072967@N02/8663075373/

Thanks again for indulging me. That was kind of you and I really appreciate it.

tovangar2 Apr 22, 2013 10:31 PM

:previous: That's my fault. I didn't send him the map. I'll do that now.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-u...01153%2BAM.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/95072967@N02/8663075373/

ethereal_reality Apr 22, 2013 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6100613)


http://imageshack.us/a/img23/1844/aabbrewerypc.jpg
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I know we've covered this brewery in the past, but this postcard is so beautiful I just had to post it. :)
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MichaelRyerson Apr 22, 2013 11:37 PM

Funny objects in the Plaza...
 
just noticed these forms that are apparently being used to stabilized and protect some ornamental planting. This view from about 1880.


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8426/7...fd5ca398_o.jpg
Los Angeles Plaza and Mission Church from the Pico House, C.C. Pierce, ca.1880

Photograph of the Los Angeles Mission Church and Plaza from the Pico House, ca.1880. The church has a gazebo-like bell tower at left. A large tree grows to the right of the church. Other shorter buildings extend to the right and a short way into the distance. The mountains are visible in the background. Legible signs include: "Barnum Restaurant, Chop House". Trees and shrubs are apparently being planted in the Plaza.

USC digital archive/Title Insurance and Trust / C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960

CityBoyDoug Apr 23, 2013 12:16 AM

Shoe Shine...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 6101102)
I think it's a shine stand. I agree about the location although from his point of view it's all about the foot traffic.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps4a8d7aef.jpg
M.Ryerson posted this photo.

When I was ten years old my father and I would sit in one of these shine stands in Los Angeles and we'd get a shine. The attendant, usually a kindly old black man, would put the wax on our shoes with his bare fingers. Then he'd snap the shine cloth back and forth...snap-pat,snap-pat... It was a rare fun treat for 25 cents.

CityBoyDoug Apr 23, 2013 12:57 AM

Dream Cars...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6100976)

I went to one of these shows at Pan Pacific in 1958. I was totally awestruck by the prototype Dream Cars from General Motors. I also loved the working cut-away engines and transmissions on display.

tovangar2 Apr 23, 2013 1:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6101255)
http://imageshack.us/a/img23/1844/aabbrewerypc.jpg
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I know we've covered this brewery in the past, but this postcard is so beautiful I just had to post it. :)
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That is beautiful. Zobelein (1846-1936), a Bavarian, was incarcerated in Ehrenbreitstein Castle as a POW during the 1867 Prussian-Bavarian war. Not exactly the same architectural style as the Los Angeles Brewery, but weirdly reminiscent:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-G...02541%2BAM.jpg
http://www.rustycans.com/COM/month0305.html

The Los Angeles Brewery was apparently a great place to work. Unionized from the day it opened.

Your card also shows the "Eastside" eagle well, out by the sidewalk. Rather like the LA Times eagle. This one's at the bombing memorial at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (its wings have gone missing). Otis and Chandler are buried nearby:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-l...02740%2BAM.jpg
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...e=gr&GRid=8919
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tovangar2 Apr 23, 2013 1:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fhammon (Post 6101197)

... it doesn't address the similar objects shown on the map in the same location drawn several years later.

Jack Feldman is in guessing agreement with KevinW that those are troughs. I would think that they would have had to have been fed from the reservoir(?).


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