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ethereal_reality Jun 20, 2013 2:30 AM

Such a fantastic post on the old Charnock Building Flyingwedge! You just can't beat 'feet on the ground' photography.
I smiled when I saw the Rosslyn sign reflected in the window in your first photo.

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Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 6170604)
Entrance to Pershing Hotel, June 2013 (all color shots by me):
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psb55f1a74.jpg

Wider view of Main Street frontage:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3bb2d0c7.jpg

Second story detail. I hope they restore that chimney:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psd0dee624.jpg

Looking southeast:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps985333be.jpg

What is that oversized 'sunburst' weather thingy on the roof?
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CityBoyDoug Jun 20, 2013 4:32 AM

For sale...
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6170536)
CBD, I never imagined the incinerators being sold like that. I pictured them in Sears. Were they sold in vacant lots like christmas trees?
kinda kidding...kinda not. :)
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ER: I believe they were sold at stores that carried things like brick, tile, cement and gravel. Basically building supplies stores that had an outdoor yard. The ones we see in the photo are floor samples...so to speak.

The incinerator would arrive at your home like a kit and the installer would strap the pieces together with metal straps...very similar to packaging today.

I recall the heavy wire spark stopper at the top. It could get so hot it would glow red-orange.

You always had to have matches handy....;) During that era all LA had for trash pickup was a nasty stinky garbage truck that would creep around and sling your wet leftovers into the box. Everything else had to be burned in your backyard incinerator. Can you imagine millions of these things belching smoke?


By 1957 people voted them down. They had to go. It was well known that they were a major cause of smog.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps1a71fc60.jpg

Here is a lady getting a ticket for her still operating incinerator.
They were banned Sept, 1957 in Los Angeles County and elsewhere.
Right - Steel strapping tools with reel of strapping steel.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps9f95d5a7.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps028a0551.jpg

tovangar2 Jun 20, 2013 5:52 AM

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Originally Posted by DGMiller (Post 6170681)
I've had trouble finding decent maps...

You can give this one a miss:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-e...13356%2BPM.jpg
http://www.laobserved.com/archive/20...wP-x6c.twitter

Welcome to the thread:-)

Chuckaluck Jun 20, 2013 2:06 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6170451)

Tragic and terrible.

Prior to seeing the post, I had been exploring Weegee's Hollywood combat zone encounters. Of course he usually visited the scene after most of the clothes and dust had settled. Obviously vigilance and luck are precious commodities.

http://past.pacificstandardtime.org/...b953b85661.jpghttp://past.pacificstandardtime.org/...b953b85661.jpg

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/1...ee1947ebay.jpg http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...60#post5558360

http://slamxhype.com/wp-content/uplo...01.jpeg?0a2ff8http://slamxhype.com/wp-content/uplo...01.jpeg?0a2ff8

http://sites.moca.org/thecurve/files...tyhall.615.jpghttp://sites.moca.org/thecurve/files...tyhall.615.jpg

http://www.heyuguys.co.uk/images/201...he-Real-LA.jpghttp://www.heyuguys.co.uk/images/201...he-Real-LA.jpg

Chuckaluck Jun 20, 2013 2:27 PM

Hollywood and Franklin - undated - looking southeast
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics39/00039315.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics39/00039315.jpg



Sunset and Highland (Undated - Looking west on Sunset)
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics03/00011401.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics03/00011401.jpg


Looking north on Highland Ave. toward Franklin - probably '37-'38
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics03/00011395.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics03/00011395.jpg


Hollywood, Highland and Monte Banks (Yes, a repost.) http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=11782
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics16/00007770.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics16/00007770.jpg

Circa '35 H and Highland without Banks
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics49/00074498.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics49/00074498.jpg

Hollywood and Highland '26
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics45/00072206.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics45/00072206.jpg

Chuckaluck Jun 20, 2013 2:30 PM

Sign circa '37. 2500 N Highland Ave. Cemetery was replaced by the 101 Freeway.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics30/00064558.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics30/00064558.jpg

2035 N. Highland - Am Legion Post
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics42/00070957.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics42/00070957.jpg

ethereal_reality Jun 20, 2013 3:07 PM

CityBoyDoug, do you see anything familiar in this photo? :)


ethereal_reality Jun 20, 2013 3:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6171083)

This is where that poor girl was stabbed yesterday.
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CityBoyDoug Jun 20, 2013 3:13 PM

Far right side.....
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6171132)
CityBoyDoug, do you see anything familiar in this photo? :)

ER:
lol.....one of those backyard infernos. lol.

Chuckaluck Jun 20, 2013 3:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6171083)


The wet streets pictured in the first photo do not appear to have been the result of normal precipitation. Notice the dry spots nearest the curbs and sidewalks and further in the background. Normal dust abatement and street cleaning? Setup-aftermath of impromptu second unit stunt? Broken water main? Wacky weather?

Can commiserate with the fellow at the far left intersection corner. Use zoom feature. Looks like his suit got "muddied." Not a good look for the eventual "Walk of Fame." :no:

ethereal_reality Jun 20, 2013 5:25 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6169782)
We've seen many photographs of the Los Angeles County Hospital, but I've never noticed the covered pedestrian bridge at lower left before.

http://imageshack.us/a/img827/2762/nlkd.jpg
ebay

I'm guessing the other 'bridge-like' structure is an extension of the hospital powerhouse (with the two chimneys).
I bet there are tunnels all over this place. Has anyone ever seen blueprints? It's truly a gem.
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Here's an additional photo showing the covered ped-way I mentioned as well as the power plant. (lower right)

http://imageshack.us/a/img19/5147/kbq1.jpg
waterandpower
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Well, I finally found out what the larger bridge-like structure is. It's a viaduct connecting the new hospital with the older hospital buildings.

http://imageshack.us/a/img836/999/lne7.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/se.../nosort/page/1



Transporting supplies in one of the hospital's tunnels 1934.
http://imageshack.us/a/img441/1984/j6gx.jpg
LAPL




This was taken during construction, but there was no other information. Anyone want to wager a guess what this is showing?

http://imageshack.us/a/img198/1460/an3i.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/se.../nosort/page/1




ambulances 1958
http://imageshack.us/a/img547/2526/2pal.jpg
LAPL






Los Angeles County Hospital 1931
http://imageshack.us/a/img13/5015/5li6.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/18832/rec/18
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tovangar2 Jun 20, 2013 6:34 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6171145)
ER:
lol.....one of those backyard infernos. lol.

TWO of 'em! (And my underwear. Damn, I knew I shoulda brought the wash in.)

CityBoyDoug Jun 20, 2013 7:31 PM

General Hospital calling Dr. Kildare.....
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6171365)


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Mail & package sorting at the left of this hall, ER. That's my guess.

Any guesses as what this room is at LA County Hospital taken in 1931?


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps7c43fb41.jpg

ethereal_reality Jun 20, 2013 7:44 PM

I shudder to think CBD. -looks like a meat locker.

Do they actual hang dead bodies or does that just happen in movies?

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ethereal_reality Jun 20, 2013 8:07 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img835/4103/8ul2.jpg
ebay

http://imageshack.us/a/img62/2364/riiw.jpg
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ethereal_reality Jun 20, 2013 8:30 PM

One of my favorite memories is going to Canter's Deli after the bars closed. It was usually packed at 2 or 3 in the morning

Fairfax District
http://imageshack.us/a/img547/1035/dte.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Canters.jpg




Yum!
http://imageshack.us/a/img515/6878/47k.jpg
http://www.kushmagazine.com/themagaz...s-delicatessen

I love the little flags.
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ethereal_reality Jun 20, 2013 9:01 PM

Canter's Deli was located at 439 N. Fairfax when it first came to Fairfax District in 1948.
Five years later it moved a few door down to where it is today.

http://imageshack.us/a/img197/8122/q785.jpg
http://waterandpower.org/museum/Earl...+)_Page_4.html
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ethereal_reality Jun 20, 2013 9:34 PM

I found this photograph of the Princess Hotel on ebay yesterday.

http://imageshack.us/a/img850/4117/3xy4.jpg


After looking through several city directories, I finally found the Princess in the 1915 directory.

http://imageshack.us/a/img515/4624/fq9b.jpg


It still stands, minus all the elements that made it attractive, at 722 S. Bonnie Brae
http://imageshack.us/a/img812/7431/8wi2.jpg
gsv
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tovangar2 Jun 20, 2013 11:38 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6171589)


Any guesses as what this room is at LA County Hospital taken in 1931?


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps7c43fb41.jpg


Sure looks like the autopsy room.

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6171683)
One of my favorite memories is going to Canter's Deli after the bars closed. It was usually packed at 2 or 3 in the morning
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I still have a bit of nostalgia for the old Esquire (1937-51), the previous tenant of what is now Canter's, even though I'm too young to actually remember it.
I knew people who loved it and mourned it's passing. They're gone now too.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-K...13938%2BPM.jpg
http://www.nestedeggproductions.com/...sphere-part-ii

Krell58 Jun 20, 2013 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6171610)
I shudder to think CBD. -looks like a meat locker.

Do they actual hang dead bodies or does that just happen in movies?

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They are on carts, unless they have the individual doors with the sliding shelve in it. Our hospital had a walk in cooler, well, walk for the person pushing the cart.


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