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BifRayRock Apr 30, 2016 9:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7038198)
That looks very like the trestle (before it got upgraded to iron and steel) over Beverly Glen looking NW from Little Santa Monica. It came down in the 90s over a weekend night. I took the kids to watch (I live nearby). There were spectacular showers of sparks as the bridge was cut up. Memorable.

http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...Santa-Moni.jpg



Now, not a trace:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-A...03621%2BPM.jpg
gsv

(You've taken us here before: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7534)








More of the same?


1908
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...p.png~originalhttp://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...d/17906/rec/11




1925
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...2.png~original http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/750/rec/12




1929
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...k.png~original


http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...w.png~original http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/7072/rec/34


Edit - January 1935 (per source) (Ante widening)
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...r.png~originalhttp://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/7073/rec/33


http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...1.png~original



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...h.png~original



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...p.png~original







Edit - September 1937 (per source) (Post widening)
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...w.png~originalhttp://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/7073/rec/1



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...2.png~original






http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...i.png~original


Pandora looking north at Santa Monica Blvd.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...o.png~originalGooSV



BifRayRock Apr 30, 2016 9:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 6859859)
Could be hidden in plain sight considering the many images posted concerning Hollywood Hotel and its immediate surroundings.


Highland, north of Hollywood Blvd . . .


http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...d-12-27-52.jpghttp://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...d-12-27-52.jpg










Similar view, January 1935, south of Sunset Blvd.
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/4317/rec/1




http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...g.png~original






Currie's (6775 Sunset Blvd.)
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...w.png~original




The Stonehaven
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...j.png~original





Similar view before clipping the sidewalks to expand the roadway. :previous:.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...p.png~original http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/4316/rec/2




Lwize Apr 30, 2016 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 7426517)

The brick building at the top of the hill with the billboard is still there. It has a pizza place at street level.

http://larry.wizegallery.com/VWV/johnnies.jpg
(GSV, hosted by me)

I live a few blocks West of there.

CityBoyDoug May 1, 2016 12:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 7426517)

BifRay....thank you so much for posting those old photos of the area. Please post more if you find any. Its really amazing to see how things change over the decades. The old cars....great.!!


BifRayRock May 1, 2016 12:41 AM









Good design worth keeping?
;)



Martin P will recognize the building at 8701 Santa Monica. :) http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=17775 Those tracks look mighty sandy and parched. Fortunately, prohibition has been repealed by '33




1933 - taken near 8570 Santa Monica Blvd., looking westerly.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...c.png~original


http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...n.png~originalGooGSV




http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...b.png~original http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/62448/rec/1



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...5.png~original




http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...a.png~original






"Bank Today on Tomorrow"
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http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...t.png~original







BifRayRock May 1, 2016 3:11 AM






Baldwin Hills adjacent.


Fine Views.


Stop at "Carl's Viewpark".;)



ViewPark, View Heights and Fairview Heights.




A little background:
http://viewpark.org/abou/valentine-homes/

More:
http://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/c...med-view-park/

ViewPark History Site: http://viewparkhistory.tumblr.com/



http://www.lamag.com/wp-content/uplo.../09/VP_int.jpghttp://www.lamag.com/wp-content/uplo.../09/VP_int.jpg




1929 - Views from Slauson development View Heights

http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...g.png~original



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...0.png~original http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/13081/rec/1




http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...n.png~original





http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...g.png~original









http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...d.png~original






http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...b.png~original






http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...p.png~original






http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...g.png~original





Mt. Vernon construction
http://66.media.tumblr.com/03ed00dbc...zp7o1_1280.jpghttp://66.media.tumblr.com/03ed00dbc...zp7o1_1280.jpg



1927 - ViewPark Construction
http://40.media.tumblr.com/7721fb16a...zp7o1_1280.pnghttp://40.media.tumblr.com/7721fb16a...zp7o1_1280.png






1928 - View Park Construction
http://40.media.tumblr.com/647530c30...zp7o1_1280.pnghttp://40.media.tumblr.com/647530c30...zp7o1_1280.png








1928
http://66.media.tumblr.com/6cbd17ee4...zp7o1_1280.pnghttp://66.media.tumblr.com/6cbd17ee4...zp7o1_1280.png



http://40.media.tumblr.com/9c972b0f9...zp7o1_1280.pnghttp://40.media.tumblr.com/9c972b0f9...zp7o1_1280.png




Quote:

Entrance to View Park at Victoria & Vernon, facing west, where the Los Angeles Investment Company sales office for new View Park homes sat, 1928. Sign on far side of the street reads: “Bargain Home, 4257 Victoria Ave. See it now"
http://40.media.tumblr.com/cfe0c97d9...zp7o1_1280.pnghttp://40.media.tumblr.com/cfe0c97d9...zp7o1_1280.png








1928, Victoria Ave., View Park
http://36.media.tumblr.com/807a025c6...zp7o1_1280.pnghttp://36.media.tumblr.com/807a025c6...zp7o1_1280.png



1930 - "Seville Model"
http://66.media.tumblr.com/1f29cbbc5...zp7o1_1280.pnghttp://66.media.tumblr.com/1f29cbbc5...zp7o1_1280.png



Quote:

Entrance to View Park at Victoria & Vernon, facing south-east, where the Los Angeles Investment Company sales office for new View Park homes sat, 1928.
http://66.media.tumblr.com/07a458863...zp7o1_1280.png



1927
http://41.media.tumblr.com/d8c932c7a...zp7o1_1280.pnghttp://41.media.tumblr.com/d8c932c7a...zp7o1_1280.png







1927 Victoria Ave
http://66.media.tumblr.com/e70865bac...zp7o1_1280.pnghttp://66.media.tumblr.com/e70865bac...zp7o1_1280.png





1928 - Mt. Vernon Drive
http://36.media.tumblr.com/9924ca366...zp7o1_1280.pnghttp://36.media.tumblr.com/9924ca366...zp7o1_1280.png




1928 - Nice Fox
http://40.media.tumblr.com/5288d6257...zp7o1_1280.pnghttp://40.media.tumblr.com/5288d6257...zp7o1_1280.png





March 1938, Carl's!
https://victualling.files.wordpress....kmarch1938.jpghttps://victualling.files.wordpress....kmarch1938.jpg



http://assets.rareburg.com/IK69Y9VEU...71de00_big.jpghttp://assets.rareburg.com/IK69Y9VEU...71de00_big.jpg







http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNj...tL!~~60_57.JPGEbayhttp://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNj...tL!~~60_57.JPG

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNj...(Cw~~60_57.JPGEbayhttp://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNj...(Cw~~60_57.JPG












Why not?
http://ep.yimg.com/ay/scripophily/wi...ia-1911-14.gifhttp://ep.yimg.com/ay/scripophily/wi...ia-1911-14.gif








BifRayRock May 1, 2016 5:01 PM



Who needs setbacks?

Or, to borrow from GW, when some of La Brea was residential?





Once upon a time . . . traveling La Brea southbound would have been a long drop. :uhh:


La Brea looking southward from 20th Street (near Washington).
Before street construction. (Per source both images circa 1920-29).
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...e.png~original http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/25530/rec/1




After street construction.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...r.png~original
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/25531/rec/2



Contemporary
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...d.png~original GooGooSV


http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...k.png~originalGooGooSV




BifRayRock May 1, 2016 5:26 PM







Bleacher seating to follow
?

Was this area of Spring Street ever called "The Cut" or "The Pass"? ;)


Thought this Spring Street grading (near Temple) image was a NLA standard, but maybe not. :shrug: In any event, it is a remarkable reminder of what was and now isn't. Charm may only be in the eyes of the charmed.


Undated.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...z.png~original
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...d/17651/rec/19




http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...f.png~original







Martin Pal May 1, 2016 6:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 7426656)


Martin P will recognize the building at 8701 Santa Monica. :) http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=17775 Those tracks look mighty sandy and parched. Fortunately, prohibition has been repealed by '33

Yes...thanks for posting it...where the heck did you discover that?

HossC May 1, 2016 6:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 7426776)

I managed to find this one.

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

HossC May 1, 2016 8:48 PM

Here is the Texaco Building on Wilshire. It's almost directly opposite the Langdon and Wilson Offices I posted pictures of last week in post #34761. This is Julius Shulman's "Job 2407: Welton Becket and Associates, Texaco, inc. Building (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1957, 1958".

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

And here's the building from the other side.

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

I've kept this detail of the image above at full resolution to show the piano shop which I previously posted about in post #17969.

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

This shot was taken from the lawn of The Ambassador Hotel. Just to the right of the palm tree is the roof sign for the Mona Lisa Restaurant.

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

Moving over to Catalina Street, we get to see the parking garage behind the main building. Unsurprisingly, it had its own gas pumps.

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

Here's a more arty angle showing the exit of the parking garage.

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

The photoset includes three interior shots. The first shows the entrance.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...7.jpg~original

This office has a good view of the church and the Talmadge.

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

And to finish the Shulman pictures, a room full of IBM Card Punch machines.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...9.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

I decided to do my "now" picture from Catalina Street. The gas pumps have gone, but the rest of the building looks much the same.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...0.jpg~original
GSV

CityBoyDoug May 1, 2016 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7427173)
Here is the Texaco Building on Wilshire.
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...0.jpg~original
GSV

Los Angeles LUNCH TIME.....
Burritos, tacos, tamales....mmmm good.!!!

Mstimc May 2, 2016 3:25 AM

2121 N. San Fernando Road
 
Hi All

Last week, my wife and I visited the L.A. Zoo for the first time in ages. The I-5was way backed up, so I got off the freeway and went up San Fernando Rd. We passed a cool little building at 2121 N. San Fernando Rd, with a very nice Art Deco bas-relief band of various transportation modes of an era gone by--dirigibles, trains, etc. I took a screen shot from Goggle Earth and copied it to Flickr, but that's as far as I can get. Anyone know anything about this little gem?

Wig-Wag May 2, 2016 4:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mstimc (Post 7427436)
Hi All

Last week, my wife and I visited the L.A. Zoo for the first time in ages. The I-5was way backed up, so I got off the freeway and went up San Fernando Rd. We passed a cool little building at 2121 N. San Fernando Rd, with a very nice Art Deco bas-relief band of various transportation modes of an era gone by--dirigibles, trains, etc. I took a screen shot from Goggle Earth and copied it to Flickr, but that's as far as I can get. Anyone know anything about this little gem?

Tim, I have photos of this building from the 1970's. Might take me a day or to to find them and look for a name. Meanwhile, perhaps some of the other folks her on NLA can help.

Cheers,
Jack

CityBoyDoug May 2, 2016 7:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mstimc (Post 7427436)
Hi All

Last week, my wife and I visited the L.A. Zoo for the first time in ages. The I-5was way backed up, so I got off the freeway and went up San Fernando Rd. We passed a cool little building at 2121 N. San Fernando Rd, with a very nice Art Deco bas-relief band of various transportation modes of an era gone by--dirigibles, trains, etc. I took a screen shot from Goggle Earth and copied it to Flickr, but that's as far as I can get. Anyone know anything about this little gem?


Here is part of the bas-relief. Nice to still see it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps8umhu7bl.jpg
GSV

HossC May 2, 2016 9:14 AM

:previous:

We've seen 2121 N San Fernando Road a couple of times before. It was originally built for the Hemphill Diesel Engineering Schools, and later used as a pressing plant for Capitol Records. There are lots of pictures in e_r's post #13288, and a nice shot of the whole front (below) in post #24471 by ConstructDTLA.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ConstructDTLA (Post 6791872)


GaylordWilshire May 2, 2016 11:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7427173)
Here is the Texaco Building on Wilshire. It's almost directly opposite the Langdon and Wilson Offices I posted pictures of last week in post #34761. This is Julius Shulman's "Job 2407: Welton Becket and Associates, Texaco, inc. Building (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1957, 1958".

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


What was there...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-l...R-ENHANCED.jpgHDL


Marco Hellman's bank-like house-- more here: http://wilshireboulevardhouses.blogs...e-see-our.html

Earl Boebert May 2, 2016 1:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7427173)
Here is the Texaco Building on Wilshire. It's almost directly opposite the Langdon and Wilson Offices I posted pictures of last week in post #34761. This is Julius Shulman's "Job 2407: Welton Becket and Associates, Texaco, inc. Building (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1957, 1958".

[snip]

And to finish the Shulman pictures, a room full of IBM Card Punch machines.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...9.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

These are early (ca. 1949) IBM 024 or 026 keypunches with the numeric-only (adding machine style) keypads. The machines looked the same but the 026 printed on the card.

This picture shows the operation of the machine clearly:

http://www.bitsmasherpress.com/Downloads/026.jpg

unca.edu

Blank cards were loaded in the hopper in the upper right, fed from right to left under the 12 vertical punches inside the shiny bar, and then moved to the output hopper in the upper left. The machine at the left foreground in the Shulman picture has its little door open exposing the "program card." This was wrapped around a drum and the punches in it controlled things like jumping to the next field or duplicating a field from the previous card.

The vertical black objects on some of the tables appear to be some kind of card holder that I have never seen before.

IBM cards were very useful objects to have around. They were exactly 0.01 inches thick, which made them useful for shims, a nice size for pocket notes and bookmarks, and very water and fire resistant. The latter meant that destroying cards with classified information on them required special equipment. A common Christmas decoration in those days was a "wreath" made from IBM cards rolled into cones and glued in a circle.

IBM assigned a part number to the card (5081) and called them a part of the machine, like the screws and gears. This meant you had to buy your cards from IBM, a restriction that was struck down in an antitrust settlement in the 50's.

I spent many an hour at 026's at school and in the Air Force and believe me, those suckers were LOUD. The noise in that room must have been horrendous during working hours.

Cheers,

Earl

Tourmaline May 2, 2016 2:02 PM

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Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 7426776)








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Quote:

The “Colonial” Carl’s, on the corner of Crenshaw and Vernon, was built by the Los Angeles Investment Company and leased to its operators, Carl B. Anders and A. V. Spencer. The area was under development with about 13 new stores on Crenshaw skirting the residential subdivision of Viewpark. When Carl’s opened in 1938 there were close to 1,000 homes in Viewpark with more underway following the company’s acquisition of acreage that had housed the Olympic Village in 1932. Under restrictive covenants, houses could be sold only to white buyers.

Despite serving up to 4,000 customers a day, many . . . groups such as women’s and businessmen’s clubs, Carl’s Colonial in Viewpark went out of business in 1953. After a brief run as Martha’s Restaurant, it was torched in 1954, destroying the building that had cost the fabulous sum of $115,000 when it was constructed.

Carl’s in Viewpark was one of five in the Carl’s chain (not to be confused with Carl’s, Jr.). The first was opened in 1931 on Figueroa and Flower as a simple hamburger stand built to serve people attending the 1932 Olympic Games. It was so successful it was enlarged three times in four years, serving up to 5,000 people daily in 1937. The chain became known for its multi-purpose restaurants that included a drive-in component as well as full-service dining rooms, banquet facilities, outdoor dining patios, and cocktail lounges. Other Carl’s included one on the Plaza in Palm Springs, one on the Pacific Coast Highway that was featured in the movie Mildred Pierce, and one on East Olympic Blvd. at Soto Street. https://restaurant-ingthroughhistory...alling/page/2/


http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...26#post7115826
http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=30117
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=16082






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From this restaurant site: https://restaurant-ingthroughhistory...alling/page/2/

Wig-Wag May 2, 2016 4:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7427565)
:previous:

We've seen 2121 N San Fernando Road a couple of times before. It was originally built for the Hemphill Diesel Engineering Schools, and later used as a pressing plant for Capitol Records. There are lots of pictures in e_r's post #13288, and a nice shot of the whole front (below) in post #24471 by ConstructDTLA.

Thanks, HossC. I always wondered who the original owner was.


Cheers,
Jack


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