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ethereal_reality Dec 18, 2013 6:59 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img560/9030/q6tb.jpgebay
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Killeye Dec 18, 2013 7:21 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6378496)
I recently came across this building on the 2300 block of East Slauson Avenue.
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You can read Maran-Wurzell Glass & Mirror, the name of a construction company founded in 1969 and now based in Pomona.

ethereal_reality Dec 18, 2013 7:31 PM

:previous: You have better eyes than I do! I can't read that all.

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Originally Posted by jg6544 (Post 6378462)
There is one, very large, mountain lion that has taken up residence in Griffith Park; he even made National Geographic!

Here's the mountain lion.
http://imageshack.us/a/img594/3594/6tdk.jpg
Steve Winter

Link to the story/the comments are especially interesting.
http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/...r-his-closeup/
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Great post on the Tommy Dorsey-Jon Hall fight FredH. -Quite surprised to learn Tommy Dorsey was a violent drunk.

Retired_in_Texas Dec 18, 2013 8:03 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6378517)

Fantastic photo. This model of Packard Coupe was often referred to as "A Doctors Car" though that is not how it was marketed. 1923 Price would have been around $2,800-$3,000. Today one in showroom condition will bring some $60,000 to $70,000.

HossC Dec 18, 2013 9:17 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6378525)

"Exterior view of the South Gate Masonic Temple building and the grocery store occupying the bottom floor, Los Angeles, ca.1900"

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...nicTemple1.jpg
USC Digital Library

From the Los Angeles Herald, 1 May 1906.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...nicTemple2.jpg
California Digital Newspaper Collection

Could this be the same building? It's the right size and has the right number of windows on the upper floor.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...nicTemple3.jpg
GSV

HossC Dec 18, 2013 9:27 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6378496)
I recently came across this building on the 2300 block of East Slauson Avenue.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Killeye (Post 6378554)
You can read Maran-Wurzell Glass & Mirror, the name of a construction company founded in 1969 and now based in Pomona.

The current building seems to have been there since at least 1952, the earliest view of that area on Historic Aerials.

I checked the 1956 and 1960 City Directories, and they list the A. J. Bayer Company at 2300 East Slauson. Would that be the same A. J. Bayer Company who supplied "ornamental iron, bronze and hollow metal doors" to the Fine Arts Building?

AlvaroLegido Dec 18, 2013 9:37 PM

Highly unlikely
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6378568)
Great post on the Tommy Dorsey-Jon Hall fight FredH. -Quite surprised to learn Tommy Dorsey was a violent drunk.

I guess they confused with his brother Jimmie Dorsey (who played clarinet and saxophone). Tommy was afraid of drinking and often threatened his brother in order to make him stop drinking.
Another reason : Tommy Dorsey mastered his trombone (sound and phrasing) until his death better than no other trombonist in the world (jazz or classical). You can't expect that from a drunken musician : the trombone is very hard to master in a physical way and you need to be in a very good shape to play it that well. One thing seems to be true : Tommy Dorsey was known to be aggressive.

ethereal_reality Dec 18, 2013 11:15 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6378700)
"Exterior view of the South Gate Masonic Temple building and the grocery store occupying the bottom floor, Los Angeles, ca.1900"

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...nicTemple1.jpg
USC Digital Library

Could this be the same building? It's the right size and has the right number of windows on the upper floor.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...nicTemple3.jpg
GSV

I believe you're correct HossC, that's the same building! -amazing find.
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CityBoyDoug Dec 19, 2013 12:30 AM

The March of Time
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6378848)
I believe you're correct HossC, that's the same building! -amazing find.
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Yes, same building. The wooden cornices and parapets were long ago infested with termites and rotted away.

The plaster gingerbread decorations were probably damaged by the numerous Los Angeles earthquakes. They too, fell to the sidewalk, one way or another. She was an attractive building in her day.
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FredH Dec 19, 2013 2:03 AM

Central Police Station - 1920

http://imageshack.us/a/img826/3218/28wc.jpg
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...446547&page=43

Tetsu Dec 19, 2013 2:09 AM

Before and after the ravages of stucco on Colton & Toluca, just west of downtown:

1963
http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/...ps514981cf.jpgLAPL

present day
http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6319c8fc.jpgGSV

In the background at the far left of this screenshot, we see a house on Colton previously discussed here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=11387

FredH Dec 19, 2013 6:06 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6378496)
I recently came across this building on the 2300 block of East Slauson Avenue.
http://imageshack.us/a/img707/4621/0n0l.jpgGSV

To me it resembles an old transit building. (maybe we've seen it before on NLA, I'm not sure)

http://imageshack.us/a/img35/2200/ucjw.jpgGSV
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ER - Were you thinking about this old car barn that used to be on 6th & Central?

http://imageshack.us/a/img820/4246/000288601.jpg
lapl


Or this P.E. substation in Culver City?

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=11043



...and ER, if you look at the overhead map (your building outlined in yellow) you will notice
that Santa Fe Ave. runs next to the building, plus there are other tracks just across Slauson.

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/9507/87sh.jpg
Google Maps

You may be right about it being an old transit building.

Flyingwedge Dec 19, 2013 7:58 AM

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Originally Posted by FredH (Post 6378058)
O.K. - Here is a wild story compliments of playgroundofthestars.com

The mother of all celebrity brawls occurred on the balcony of bandleader Tommy Dorsey’s apartment at 1220 Sunset Plaza Drive* off the Strip in the wee hours of Aug. 5, 1944. The primary combatants in what came to be known as “the Battle of the Balcony” were Dorsey and Jon Hall.

Here is Jon Hall with Dorothy Lamour:
http://imageshack.us/a/img543/8799/ewpl.jpg
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm20954301...f_=nm_phs_md_1

Oddly enough, a couple weeks ago I was looking for someone in the 1940 census, and when I found him, I discovered that on the same census page was Jon Hall, living at 12805 Sunset Blvd in Brentwood, with his wife Frances Langford, her mother and brother, and a butler and a cook:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...2.jpg~original
Ancestry.com

Every place I looked on the Internet says Hall was born in Fresno, California, but here it says he was born in the Philippines. And I guess the census-taker wasn't a fan; it looks like he started to spell Hall's name John then wrote over it.

GaylordWilshire Dec 19, 2013 4:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Lwize (Post 6378020)


http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/3...elexaminer.jpg


More (including pics) on the Commercial Club/Case Hotel in vintage NLA:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=2248

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=2266

jg6544 Dec 19, 2013 5:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Retired_in_Texas (Post 6378501)
You can bet there is an abundance of rattle snakes. If there are rodents, there are snakes. There isn't a densely populated area in the world that doesn't have a great supply of rodents. Now for the bad news. Coyotes are not only scavengers, they are also among the most efficient killing machines on the planet. Disappearing pet cats and dogs in urban areas are often the handy work of Coyotes. A pack of them have no qualms about taking down a cow. About the only thing they won't tackle is a Donkey because Donkeys can kill a Coyote with one good kick, which is why we have a couple of Donkeys in every pasture where we are grazing cattle.

Yeah, urban coyotes are more than happy to make a meal off of the family pet. Smart people no longer have pet doors, either, because the animals aren't afraid to come inside the house if they smell a meal.

jg6544 Dec 19, 2013 5:55 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6378568)
:previous: You have better eyes than I do! I can't read that all.



Here's the mountain lion.
http://imageshack.us/a/img594/3594/6tdk.jpg
Steve Winter

Link to the story/the comments are especially interesting.
http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/...r-his-closeup/
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Great post on the Tommy Dorsey-Jon Hall fight FredH. -Quite surprised to learn Tommy Dorsey was a violent drunk.


I think the humane thing to do is tranquilize it and move it back up into the mountains. It's going to want to mate sooner or later and will then start trying to roam outside of the park. Not only will that present a challenge to neighborhoods around the park, but it will mean the poor animal will have to risk crossing at least one freeway. It's such a magnificent cat; I wish it were in a safer environment.

ethereal_reality Dec 19, 2013 7:39 PM

In honor of the recent posts on poinsettias, here is...

Poinsettia Court, Long Beach
http://imageshack.us/a/img191/8021/tvt9.jpgebay

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HossC Dec 19, 2013 8:24 PM

:previous:

"Emma" in front of Poinsettia Court.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ettiaCourt.jpg
Ebay

AlvaroLegido Dec 19, 2013 9:06 PM

The epicenter of Noir
 
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Originally Posted by FredH (Post 6379043)

The "epicenter of Noir" (Gaylord Wilshire) before the noirish mood ! (which came in the 1930s with Dashiell Hammett). The building up on the right looks very modern for the 1920s. I value your come back to the thread, Fred, your photos are outstanding !

ethereal_reality Dec 19, 2013 9:16 PM

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Originally Posted by FredH (Post 6379232)
...and ER, if you look at the overhead map (your building outlined in yellow) you will notice
that Santa Fe Ave. runs next to the building, plus there are other tracks just across Slauson.

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/9507/87sh.jpg
Google Maps

You may be right about it being an old transit building.

-thanks for your help FredH.

While searching for a vintage photograph of the Slauson building I came across this similar one in San Pedro/Port of Los Angeles.
http://imageshack.us/a/img22/7118/insb.jpg
Doug Folkerts at http://dougfolkerts.com/page/2

Here's an interesting bit of information.

"Originally built in 1920. In 1935 this building was rotated 180 degrees and moved 100 feet from it's original location."
http://imageshack.us/a/img12/549/0att.jpg
Doug Folkerts at http://dougfolkerts.smugmug.com/Even...etro/i-SVBCstS
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