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Matt Maxwell Sep 28, 2015 9:07 PM

Having grown up about two miles from Dana Point, I can safely assure you that there were neither golden nor blue lanterns to my recollection except as street names. Kind of a bummer, I know.

Wonder if I have any photos of the area from my time there? Will have to rummage around sometime.

ethereal_reality Sep 28, 2015 9:25 PM

:previous: Start rummaging Matt. :)
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I just now came across this excellent photograph/postcard on ebay.

'mystery' church, "recently erected" Los Angeles, 1913.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/909/Z37aD2.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOS-ANGELES-...item1ea48fa671

Do you think the school next door was a public school or parochial?


reverse
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...901/hzIxW8.jpg

ethereal_reality Sep 28, 2015 9:50 PM

Here's another interesting photograph; this time a rare amateur snapshot...

but I can't make out the 2nd word (the one after A)

"A ______ at M.G.M. Studio Playing cards to pass time in 1939."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...661/mhGg3k.jpg
eBay

If I remember correctly, the seller thought the women were movie extras.
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I found a Addie Harden in the 1940 Los Angeles census.

She lived at 1601 East Santa Barbara Street, and was 25 yrs. old in 1939. She was born in Alabama.

http://www.ancestry.com/1940-census/...-Harden_2jg9x9

Earl Boebert Sep 28, 2015 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7180099)
Here's another interesting photograph; this time a rare amateur snapshot...

but I can't make out the 2nd word (the one after A)

"A ______ at M.G.M. Studio Playing cards to pass time in 1939."

I think it's "seanry," a phonetic attempt at "scenery."

Cheers,

Earl

JScott Sep 28, 2015 10:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7179122)
Considering that, at one time, they were so close to each other, there's few photos that show the first two LA high schools together:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7...4%252520PM.jpg
ucla islandora depository



So many amazing, never-before-seen photos of Los Angeles in this collection. It's a real pity the image sizes are so small.

CityBoyDoug Sep 28, 2015 11:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JScott (Post 7180147)
So many amazing, never-before-seen photos of Los Angeles in this collection. It's a real pity the image sizes are so small.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psfnsnxvay.jpg
see above

HenryHuntington Sep 29, 2015 12:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7177978)
Interesting ER.

My huge fear as a child was a bridge over a river by my school. It was for people only and was about 5 feet wide. It was planked with 2 X 8 wood but you could see through many 1/4th inch gaps down to the river. To me...it was very scary. Of course in reality it was built with steel supports, was very sturdy and perfectly safe.

Anyone have other childhood fears?

I acquired a fear of falling elevators along with my first memories of life. After moving to Los Angeles after World War II as did so many others, my parents experienced the acute housing shortage by being made to move every few days from whatever rented lodgings they could find. After I was born, they eventually settled in for a while at the Rossiter Hotel Apartments at 1221 W. 7th St., a couple of doors west of Bixel St.

The Rossiter was just sufficiently upscale to have one of those small, old-fashioned elevators like the one in the Bradbury Building, only a little bigger. And it completely terrified me.

Fast-forward 20 years, and I'd mostly outgrown the phobia, only to spend an evening watching the movie Hotel at the Garfield Theater in Alhambra. For those unfamiliar with the the film's setting, it's a vintage hostelry in New Orleans. And, of course, the climactic scene is the dropping of one of their elevators (from the same era as the Rossiter's). I actually liked the movie overall, but that scene bought me another couple of decades of funny tummy every time I boarded an elevator in a tallish building - which I did frequently.

Of greater interest here might be the Rossiter itself, which I believe was torn down ca.1960. My somewhat cursory searches for photos or other documentation have come up empty, but I imagine that it'd be a fairly interesting example of the L.A. apartment-hotel genre that we've enjoyed viewing here every so often.

That address currently is occupied by the San Luis Apartments complex:
http://www.gslsanlucas.com/

By the way, CBD, I spent many an enjoyable Saturday afternoon rummaging through Acres of Books. I'm just happy that the Newport-Inglewood fault remained inactive all those times, or I might've been buried in the resultant avalanche. Then again, what a way to go! :)

tovangar2 Sep 29, 2015 12:25 AM

Long Beach: L'Opera and Ocean Center Building
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7179919)

...South of the bank on the right were the Heartwell Building and the 1929 Ocean Center Building.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...8.jpg~original...

The old bank building is still standing, and in good shape, but it's no longer a bank. It's now an Italian restaurant called L'Opera, which gets pretty good reviews...

It's lucky that the two bank buildings survived, because everything on Pine Avenue between 1st Street and Ocean Boulevard has been replaced. At least the Ocean Center Building is still there...


Coincidentally, I Am Not A Stalker had a new post today on L'Opera. It's here. The restaurant has been open 25 years.

The Ocean Center Building is another by Raymond Kennedy of Meyer and Holler. Kennedy also did the Chinese Theater and the International Mart/ Mode O'Day Building. The Ocean Center Building was included in a post here. Originally built on the shoreline, the building is now quite a way inland. It's to be rehabbed into a boutique hotel and condos.

Maybe the rehabbers will replace the lantern:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a...0%252520PM.jpg
lb heritage

Matt Maxwell Sep 29, 2015 12:55 AM

Hey folks, quick update on my recent LA trip photo pool.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/maxwel...57658288236559 will get you to the whole shebang. I'm pretty bad at labelling things, by the by, but most of what's there now is in the Jewelry District and along Broadway/Hill. Some Marina Del Rey and Culver City as well. More will come in as time allows.

In the meantime, enjoy the dawn light on the Eastern Columbia Building on 9/12/15

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5830/...492d5d39_c.jpgL1270581x.JPG by Matt Maxwell, on Flickr

C. King Sep 29, 2015 1:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7179694)
:previous:

Thanks for the follow-up, e_r.


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I haven't found any photos of the Hugo Ballin mural at J.W. Robinson's, but I thought it was worth posting these photos of the murals at the Griffith Observatory. I couldn't find any previous mentions. The description and pictures below are from griffithobservatory.org. The page also has close-ups of the eight wall murals: Time, Astronomy, Aeronautics, Navigation, Metallurgy and Electricity, Mathematics and Physics, Geology and Biology, and Engineering.
On the vaulted ceiling and upper walls of the W. M. Keck Foundation Central Rotunda are Griffith Observatory's greatest artistic treasure: the Hugo Ballin Murals. Workers have carefully and completely restored the murals so that they appear as they did when first painted by muralist, film producer, and author Hugo Ballin (1879-1956) in 1934.
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

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

griffithobservatory.org

Seem to remember, as a kid, seeing a pendulum hanging from the center of the mural and the weight at the bottom of it, knocked over "dominoes" in the pit that is also shown, to demonstrate the earth's rotation. Wonder when they took it out?

Casey

ethereal_reality Sep 29, 2015 1:15 AM

Is this what you remember Casey?

Foucault Pendulum video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey12aoF4JOc

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C. King Sep 29, 2015 1:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7180308)
Is this what you remember Casey?

Foucault Pendulum video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey12aoF4JOc

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Thanks, ER!!

That's it!! Looks by the date of the vid, it was just recently.

Casey

tovangar2 Sep 29, 2015 1:32 AM

Griffith Observatory Foucault Pendulum
 
:previous:

I think the photos must have been taken during the short time the Foucault Pendulum was removed to upgrade the mechanics. One couldn't have gotten that straight-up, overhead view of the murals when the pendulum was in place Don't worry, it's there now.

Griffith Observatory Foucault Pendulum

More info here

The Observatory was my favorite school field trip. We were taken there two or three times over the years, maybe more. My kids love the place.

Flyingwedge Sep 29, 2015 1:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6331369)

It's located on N. Lake where it dead-ends at the 101 (Hollywood Freeway).
http://imageshack.us/a/img543/3945/j7md.jpg
GSV

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Well er it turns out your building at 446 to 448-1/2 N. Lake (shown above*) was also moved there.

Again, here it is on N. Lake on the 1950 Sanborn:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...d.jpg~original
LAPL

It was originally at 622 to 624-1/2 S. Alvarado, and it had a twin, 626 to 628-1/2 S. Alvarado:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...n.jpg~original
1906 Sanborn @ LAPL

The permit to move 622 to 624-1/2 S. Alvarado to 446 to 448-1/2 N. Lake is dated September 4, 1924:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...l.jpg~original
LADBS

626 to 628-1/2 S. Alvarado was not so fortunate. It was moved to 262-264-1/2 S. Lake in early 1925, near St. Vincent's
Hospital. The building was apparently a victim of hospital expansion. Its demo permit is dated December 7, 1950:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...7.jpg~original
Googlemap

* Well, it was there when I posted, but shortly after that all the images in er's original post disappeared, on my screen at least. Sorry about that.

ethereal_reality Sep 29, 2015 2:29 AM

:previous: Really!? I had no idea FW!

I am amazed that it once had a twin when it was on Alvardo.

Thanks for letting me know.
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CityBoyDoug Sep 29, 2015 2:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7180262)
Coincidentally, I Am Not A Stalker had a new post today on L'Opera. It's here. The restaurant has been open 25 years.

Back in 1991 when I lived in Long Beach a friend of mine was a waiter at L'Opera- $$$$. He said it was easy for him to make $30K a year in tips. He applied for the job and was hired with no experience.

Other News: ! ALERT ! - After 9/25/15 9:00PM EST HistoricAerials Map Images will be offline due to upgrades. Thank you for your patience and we be back online soon
They're in the process of adding new cities, etc.

MartinTurnbull Sep 29, 2015 3:16 AM

1926 map of Los Angeles
 
I found this one on - of all unlikely places! - HistoryNYC.com

http://www.martinturnbull.com/wp-con...os-Angeles.jpg

C. King Sep 29, 2015 3:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7180321)
:previous:

I think the photos must have been taken during the short time the Foucault Pendulum was removed to upgrade the mechanics. One couldn't have gotten that straight-up, overhead view of the murals when the pendulum was in place Don't worry, it's there now.

Griffith Observatory Foucault Pendulum

More info here

The Observatory was my favorite school field trip. We were taken there two or three times over the years, maybe more. My kids love the place.

Thanks for the info, hadn't been up to the observatory in years. Thought for a second, that it had been removed permanently.

Casey

C. King Sep 29, 2015 4:30 AM

USMC Naval Reserve Center
 
We have discussed the Reserve Center in the past.

Found an album on Flickr, scenes from that fateful day in 1980, in which FF Frank Hotchkin lost his life, when he fell through the roof. Yesterday, September 27th, was the 35th anniversary of the fire. The Fire Department has named this the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center. But, informally, they call it "Frank's Place".

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lafdhs...57656909181923

Also, a few articles about the incident from the papers here. Scroll down to FF Hotchkin

http://lafire.com/lastalarm_file/last_alarm-index.htm

RIP FF Hotchkin.

ProphetM Sep 29, 2015 4:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Matt Maxwell (Post 7180060)
Having grown up about two miles from Dana Point, I can safely assure you that there were neither golden nor blue lanterns to my recollection except as street names. Kind of a bummer, I know.

Wonder if I have any photos of the area from my time there? Will have to rummage around sometime.

If you come across any photos of the Richfield Beacon, they would be amazing to see as those are a particular interest of mine.


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