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HossC Jul 4, 2017 6:31 PM

:previous:

I second Martin Pal's wishes. Happy Birthday, e_r.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
Original image from www.creedla.com

HossC Jul 4, 2017 7:00 PM

Today's Julius Shulman photoset doesn't come with a location, but I figured that it represents the May Company in the middle of the last century, and there were several stores in LA, so it's still relevant. Maybe someone will recognize the store. This is "Job 584: Burke and Kober, May Company, music department, 1949".

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

The music department apparently consisted of television, radios, pianos and records. Here's the television room, which is roughly in the center of the image above.

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

The record section was well stocked.

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

These appear to be kids' records.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original

The pianos also got their own room. I've omitted two other pictures of the pianos.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

WS1911 Jul 4, 2017 10:24 PM

Around 1895?
 
[QUOTE=ethereal_reality;7852893]"4th of July picnic in La Canada Valley [1890s]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/t9sjXb.jpg
ebay

note the fancy cushions on both sides of the blanket.





reverse / writing upper right corner
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/LDVC2D.jpg

as you probably already know, the La Canada Valley is northwest of Pasadena.

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Photo looks like it was taken around 1895, judging by the women's clothing styles. I wonder if those cushions aren't seat cushions from a surrey or other carriage that drove to get where they are.
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Flyingwedge Jul 5, 2017 4:49 AM

Hellman Bank @ 2412 S. Hoover
 
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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7807935)

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7808978)

The "Union Square" label is on the 1910 and 1914 Baist maps, but not on the 1921 version. I'm not sure why it was dropped. The robbery of the Union Square branch of the Hellman Bank, at 2412 W Hoover, occurred in late 1919 and the fallout was much in the Herald into 1921. Maybe that tainted the name.


Here is Hellman Bank's Union Square Branch at 2412 S. Hoover. The photo is undated, but I'm guessing c. 1920.
The building permit for the structure is dated March 7, 1907, with the architect R. C. Ferguson:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...pskrhxtceo.jpg

Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive. Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.


Here's an enlargment of the entrance; the first line of text in the window is "TWENTY FOURTH AND HOOVER OFFICE":

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...z.jpg~original

There is a March 9, 1920, building permit to "change present front of building/no mezzanine - no structural change," but
I can't tell if the photo indicates any recent remodeling. The laundry truck at left may have a 1920 California license plate,
but I'm not sure about that either.

The demo permit for 2412 S. Hoover (and 2408, 2416, and 2418) is dated November 8, 1967.

tovangar2 Jul 5, 2017 5:35 AM

We had some excellent fireworks for your birthday here this evening e_r, but I'm sure the Indiana ones were much better :-)

ScottyB Jul 5, 2017 6:49 AM

Happy BD
 
Tried to find actual photo of your 13th BD party, this is as close as I could come on short notice. He doesn't look a thing like you I know- Happy Birthday!

Bruce (Wilson) celebrating his 13th birthday at Phantom Ranch. At left: Pres Walker and Garth Marston. At right: Neill Wilson and Harry Aleson.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4236/...75b713ab_b.jpg

HDL

CityBoyDoug Jul 5, 2017 6:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7854439)
Today's Julius Shulman photoset doesn't come with a location, but I figured that it represents the May Company in the middle of the last century, and there were several stores in LA, so it's still relevant. Maybe someone will recognize the store. This is "Job 584: Burke and Kober, May Company, music department, 1949".
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The record section was well stocked.

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



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I remember the afternoon my father brought home our first record player..HiFi....wow. This was in the mid-1950s....pure magic.

Rustifer Jul 5, 2017 6:12 PM

Oops
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7852697)
It's a school from Julius Shulman today. This is "Job 1265: George Lindsey, Verdugo Woodlands School (Glendale, Calif.), 1952".

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

A look from the other end. I assume that the object in the foreground is a light to illuminate the building at night. There another one at the far end. I've omitted a third picture of the front.

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

Eight chairs arranged in a semi-circle at the side of a classroom.

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

I wonder how many of the room helpers are still around.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original

The last shot gives a wider view of the classroom.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

I found the Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School at 1751 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale. While I was comparing the building where GSV dropped me, I realized that the original building is still standing just to the left.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original
GSV

On the list of Room Helpers in the above photos, sure would be a bummer to be the one in charge of "BALLS".

Rustifer Jul 5, 2017 6:44 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7855466)
I remember the afternoon my father brought home our first record player..HiFi....wow. This was in the mid-1950s....pure magic.

I remember when my Dad brought home our first color tv...I think around 1958. It was blond wood with a huuuuge 21" screen. Almost nothing was shown in color at that time.

Seemed to me the only color show I can remember then was the 'Porter Wagoner Show', which to an 8 year old kid didn't particularly get my heart rate up. Not until Walt Disney's "Wonderful World of Color" and "Bonanza" in the early 60's did color programming begin to have more prominence. Some of the really early kiddie shows, like Captain Kangaroo and Romper Room, sold color cellophane strips that you could static paste into your tv screen to impart a rather crummy semblance of color that bore no relation to anything in the picture.

If someone had shown me a 60" flat screen HD plasma back then, I would have thought I had been transported to Mars (which was at that time represented in all of our minds the epitome of high scientific development, thanks to sci-fi movies).

Rustifer Jul 5, 2017 6:58 PM

High Fashion
 
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Originally Posted by ScottyB (Post 7855001)
Tried to find actual photo of your 13th BD party, this is as close as I could come on short notice. He doesn't look a thing like you I know- Happy Birthday!

Bruce (Wilson) celebrating his 13th birthday at Phantom Ranch. At left: Pres Walker and Garth Marston. At right: Neill Wilson and Harry Aleson.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4236/...75b713ab_b.jpg

HDL

I used to have a shirt just like that back in the 50's. Its most desirable feature (other than its uncanny fashion sense) was the ability to mask almost any kind of food or drink I slopped onto myself. That generally spared me from the cringe-inducing Mom directive "Get yourself upstairs and change that shirt RIGHT NOW!"

I'm willing to bet that Bruce here probably left the table with a fair portion of that chocolate cake artfully hidden within the plaid labyrinth of the shirt.

HossC Jul 5, 2017 7:00 PM

I know it's only a couple of days since the last Julius Shulman school photoset, but I post them as I find them. This is "Job 2308: Henry L. Gogerty, Inglewood High School (Inglewood, Calif.), 1956".

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

There's only one other picture in the set. Of all the subjects that Mr Shulman could have picked...

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

Both from Getty Research Institute

The Inglewood High School at 231 S Grevillea Avenue, Inglewood looks remarkably unchanged.

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

Here's a better view of the building in the background.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original
GSV

tovangar2 Jul 5, 2017 9:43 PM

Hellman's Bank 24th & Hoover, Union Square
 
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Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7854945)
Here is Hellman Bank's Union Square Branch at 2412 S. Hoover. The photo is undated, but I'm guessing c. 1920.
The building permit for the structure is dated March 7, 1907, with the architect R. C. Ferguson:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...o.jpg~original

Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive. Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

A charming bank and oddly reminiscent of the Angels Flight ticket office with the little domes, columns and Union Jack railing:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pG...w=w397-h521-no
yelp

Do you think the bank branch's domes were tiled? They look multi-colored.

ethereal_reality Jul 5, 2017 10:37 PM

Thanks for the birthday wishes while I was away. :)

When I was growing up my best friend's birthday was also July 4th, so sometimes we celebrated together.

I remember one cake my mom made was a Uncle Sam hat!
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Flyingwedge, I was amazed by how much information you found on Mrs. Watson.
Now we know where her elusive 'school for stray girls' was located (& all kind of other facts as well)

ethereal_reality Jul 5, 2017 11:58 PM

I was snooping around L.A. in the googlemobile this afternoon and happened upon this over-sized sign on the 8000 block of S. Vermont Blvd.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/1bTmkm.jpg
gsv

I could be wrong, but I don't believe we have discussed this sign on NLA.



M I L L I O N.....A R T I C L E.....T H O M P S O N


Just for fun....here's a closer look.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/n2SO9o.jpg
detail

Anyone know the history behind this doozy of a sign?

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ethereal_reality Jul 6, 2017 12:31 AM

And here's another question...

Have we seen this Swedish Tabernacle on NLA?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/TQREol.jpg
ebay



reverse
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/oeLnNW.jpg

The postmark (and the sender) tells us this is Los Angeles.

The writing is in Swedish.

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CityBoyDoug Jul 6, 2017 12:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7855558)
I know it's only a couple of days since the last Julius Shulman school photoset, but I post them as I find them. This is "Job 2308: Henry L. Gogerty, Inglewood High School (Inglewood, Calif.), 1956".

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


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Sorry....guys using the left and right sinks get NO soap.

Flyingwedge Jul 6, 2017 3:27 AM

1886 LA County Jail and 1891 Court House
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7360545)
I don't believe we've seen this undated view of the New High Street side of these two buildings before:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7bhvioey.jpg
UCLA -- http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla.../laviews%3A250

We must have seen that old jail in a number of posts, but this is the only one I could put my finger on at the moment:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=12701


This photo is now available in a zoomable version; this is as big as I could get the whole image:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...pswykaadfb.jpg

UCLA/Islandora (link not always available)


The jail received its first prisoners on December 1, 1886, and the basement and first floor of the court house informally opened
for business for the first time on August 10, 1891. Here's some upper detail of both buildings:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psulwvqfko.jpg


The jail entrance (the sign says RING THE BELL):

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...4.jpg~original

Flyingwedge Jul 6, 2017 3:34 AM

Oops, duplicate post.

ProphetM Jul 6, 2017 3:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7855983)
Sorry....guys using the left and right sinks get NO soap.

That's ok, I doubt they wanted that powdered crap anyway. It was like washing your hands with sandpaper grit.

Flyingwedge Jul 6, 2017 3:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7855790)
A charming bank and oddly reminiscent of the Angels Flight ticket office with the little domes, columns and Union Jack railing:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pG...w=w397-h521-no
yelp

Do you think the bank branch's domes were tiled? They look multi-colored.


Those two buildings do look related! Do we know who designed the Angels Flight ticket office?

Regarding your question, t2, tiled domes would have looked great, but the available evidence
appears inconclusive:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...j.jpg~original

Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive. Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA. (enlargement)


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