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Godzilla Sep 25, 2012 6:49 PM

The place to be on August 11, 1960! Honer Plaza Shopping Center, located at the corner of 17th and Bristol, in Santa Ana, CA

ethereal_reality Sep 25, 2012 7:09 PM

10 hours 55 minutes!

I just noticed it doesn't say from where though. I am guessing New York City.

Godzilla Sep 25, 2012 7:34 PM

Still looking for an answer regarding what originally occupied the space at 370 N. Fairfax.

In meantime, across the street (415 N. Fairfax) next to what is now Cantors used to be an A&P and 419 was a Safeway! (1936)

Around the corner on Beverly in or around 1932:
7161 Piggly Wiggly;
8100 Von's Grocery (1936) now a mini mall;
8108 Piggly Wiggly; and
8110 an A&P! Both 8108 and 8110 may now be occupied by a Linen Store (below).

According to the source, only the Vons was listed as a grocery market by 1936 so either the others moved or were occupied by non-chain merchants. "Compiled from city directory listings"

ethereal_reality Sep 25, 2012 7:50 PM

Interesting interior. I wonder if the interior of the 'Pig n' Whistle' on Hollywood Boulevard is anything like that?

ethereal_reality Sep 25, 2012 8:07 PM
google street view

Chuckaluck Sep 25, 2012 8:27 PM

California National Bank of Long Beach building. Pine Avenue at the corner of 1st Street in Long Beach - 1925


Buffums, 1926 All from LAPL

Chuckaluck Sep 25, 2012 8:35 PM

Another beauty gone!

1932 Wise Department Store, Northeast corner of Broadway and Pine - Long Beach

ethereal_reality Sep 25, 2012 8:37 PM

I came across this fantastic tourist snapshot of the old Selig Zoo. ---> (I like the girl in the sunglasses) :)

See bifrayrock's marvelous post on the Selig Zoo here.


ethereal_reality Sep 25, 2012 8:43 PM


Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 5844476)
1932 Wise Department Store, Northeast corner of Broadway and Pine - Long Beach

This is such a beautiful building! What is the F-M in the distance?

Chuckaluck Sep 25, 2012 8:55 PM


Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5703232)

That's the Public Storage building at Beverly near Virgil. One of my favorite buildings in town, it seems much, much higher than its 14 stories. It was originally the American Storage Company. SV, April 2009

1985 -

Chuckaluck Sep 25, 2012 8:59 PM


Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5844490)
This is such a beautiful building! What is the F-M in the distance?

Farmers and Merchant's Bank building, also a Long Beach icon.

Chuckaluck Sep 25, 2012 9:06 PM


Originally Posted by Graybeard (Post 5698421)
I found this on
Notice the sculpture right out front of the station.

Third Ave and Venice Blvd. -1925

Chuckaluck Sep 25, 2012 9:26 PM


Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 5837721)
Have seen many early photos of Westwood on this forum and elsewhere. Something that did not seem to receive much attention was the size, height and number of building pylons or towers. The Richfield structure supporting an eagle is particularly impressive.

Pylon uniformity suggests they were the product of serious planning, rigorous enforcement of height restrictions - or the same architect/builder. If only they still existed.



Eagle may have still been in the nest or unhatched. Clearly a different style from above.1215 Westwood Boulevard Unk date

Chuckaluck Sep 25, 2012 9:45 PM


Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 5778987)

Sydney Chaplin, Chuck's brother, appears to have been on the southwest corner of Wilshire and Fairfax (previously named Crescent Ave) with his Chaplin Aircraft Co. in 1919. He formed this company with Emory Rogers. Chaplin's Field or Aerodrome later became Rogers Field or Rogers Airport.


1919 unknown subjects

ethereal_reality Sep 25, 2012 10:04 PM

Retro-future Los Angeles, February 1953. I love this illustration (notice that it says Figueroa on the monorail car)

I am not sure why a Conoco motor oil ad is emphasizing mass transit. Am I missing something?

GaylordWilshire Sep 25, 2012 10:49 PM


Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5844353)
10 hours 55 minutes!
I just noticed it doesn't say from where though. I am guessing New York City.

From the Sept 30, 1951, AA skeds--a couple of years before regular nonstop service

ethereal_reality Sep 25, 2012 11:49 PM

If I'm reading the chart correctly GW, the one stop was Chicago Midway. I would have guessed a location further west....say Kansas City.
But then again, I don't know the fuel capacity of the airplane (and of course passengers were probably picked up in Chicago)

Nevermind...I'm just babbling.

Here is another 'one stop' ad, this time from TWA circa 1950 (flying the sleek Lockheed Constellation).

GaylordWilshire Sep 26, 2012 12:54 AM

TWA-- from its September 24, 1950, timetable:

And United's service is similar to its competitors'--this is from the January 4, 1953, timetable:


ethereal_reality Sep 26, 2012 1:17 AM

I like these vintage time tables GaylordWilshire. What make of airplane did United fly at this point in time?

GaylordWilshire Sep 26, 2012 1:35 AM


American and United were flying DC6s on the transcon routes--TWA would get its bigger Super Constellations online by the end of '52, and then AA & UA responded with the DC7 a year or so later. The Super Con & DC7 were finally able to sustain transcon nonstops--only westbound at first, then both ways after improvements to engines and some wrangling with the government over crew hours. Jets came with AA's 707s in January 1959.

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