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FredH Sep 7, 2016 2:56 AM

This is a nice 1949 color photo by L. Mildred Harris, showing Los Angeles Street and the Lugo House

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...psvueaj4kp.jpg
LAPL

Two years later, the street has been wiped clean. If you look closely in the lower right hand corner, you can still see the
post holes on the sidewalk where the front of the Lugo House was supported. I drove over in the Google Mobile, hoping
the post hole marks were still there, but no.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...pspbhxjna9.jpg
LAPL

FredH Sep 7, 2016 4:01 AM

ethereal_reality
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Temple and Figueroa looking south in 1932.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...psfbrwkuam.jpg
usc digital


http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...pswp8exdxw.jpg
usc digital

Above: Temple at the junction between Flower and Figueroa in the 1930s.

What does this intersection look like today?


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Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 4678058)
It looks very different today.

Very interesting photos, ethereal. In 1939, this area was changed when the City built the Temple Street overpass over Figueroa, creating the first diamond interchange in southern California and perhaps the west coast. Flower Street no longer reaches Temple, it was truncated in the 1960s because of Bunker Hill redevelopment.

The intersection of Figueroa and Temple was prominently featured in the 1964 Bette Davis film "Dead Ringer." In the film you can even see the DWP building under construction.

Here are some photos of the intersection, courtesy LAPL:

1939, construction of the Temple St. overpass
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics44/00041869.jpg

Here is the completed overpass shown in December, 1939:
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics24/00031889.jpg

The overpass still exists in all its Art Moderne glory. However everything else around it looks nothing like this picture now.


OK, a short update on these old posts from 2010:

This is the 1938 proposal on the Temple Street overpass.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...pszs9m8jij.jpg
LA Times Blogs, LA Times.com

Today, the intersection looks like this:

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...psy6xls7ya.jpg
Google Maps

Flower Street was rerouted when Bunker Hill was torn up. It has been replaced here by something called Dewap Road.


California Street was obliterated by the Hollywood Freeway, shown here by dotted lines.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...psf3n7ioq5.jpg
LAPL

Note that the traffic island on the 1938 plan is still there (kind of). However, the streetcars on Temple Street are long gone.

HossC Sep 7, 2016 7:36 AM

:previous:

I also covered the intersection of Temple and Figueroa in post #23532, coincidentally exactly two years ago today.

As an addition, I recently came across this photo looking up Temple Street toward the intersection. The bridge's parapet can just be seen to the left of the bus. The new construction I mentioned in my original post (that now covers the whole block on the left) turned out to be another of those faux-Italian fortress projects by a well-known developer whose name I won't mention.

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

oldstuff Sep 7, 2016 3:07 PM

[QUOTE=FredH;7553088]ethereal_reality
Registered User



Flower Street was rerouted when Bunker Hill was torn up. It has been replaced here by something called Dewap Road.


Dewap is shorthand for Department of Water and Power which went in that area when they tore up Bunker Hill. I always thought that they should have called it something else since Dewap seems kind of silly.

ethereal_reality Sep 7, 2016 4:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7552750)

At the right edge of the photo is 217 S. Olive (with a caged bird hanging
from the right side of the porch). To the left of 221 is 227, and at the left edge of the photo is 235 S. Olive. [c.1895]

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...o.jpg~original

486791 @ Huntington Digital Library, Ernest Marquez Collection

:previous:This is such an excellent photograph Flyingwedge! Glad you pointed out the bird in the cage......I would have missed it. (and as everyone knows, I love details:))



But I'm curious about the slanted slotted box(s) at the front gate of 217 S. Olive. (the bird cage house)

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detail

I thought it was the family's mailbox, but then I noticed a second one on the opposite side of the same gate.

Any idea what they were used for?

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ethereal_reality Sep 7, 2016 5:03 PM

'mystery' chair on roof.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/921/nP1i2E.jpg
https://hammer.ucla.edu/now-dig-this...d6f89557165842

Operation Teacup, an Easter weekend cleanup organized by the Student Committee for Improvement in Watts, 107th Street, Los Angeles, April 1965.

These small homes on the west side of 107th street are all gone now with one exception at the corner of 107th street and Graham Avenue.

-replaced by the Watts Towers Art Center.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/nq7kTa.jpg

As for the chair on the roof......I have no answer.


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John Maddox Roberts Sep 7, 2016 5:57 PM

I'm guessing someone was using the chair to stand on while constructing that framework on the roof. A candidate for the Darwin Awards?

Flyingwedge Sep 7, 2016 6:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7553487)

But I'm curious about the slanted slotted box(s) at the front gate of 217 S. Olive. (the bird cage house)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/altZr4.png
detail

I thought it was the family's mailbox, but then I noticed a second one on the opposite side of the same gate.

Any idea what they were used for?

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They may have been mailboxes. This photo shows 217 had a twin next door, 213, so maybe both mailboxes were in the middle?

ethereal_reality Sep 7, 2016 8:49 PM

:previous:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/AHRsrT.jpg
detail

I didn't realize there were two identical houses....so you're probably right FW.


still a bit confused about the gate situation though.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/0IGJne.jpg
detail

so in this scenario....there was a center gate shared by the two homes, with driveways on the far side of both houses....right?

you can see one of the driveway gates in the image above.

HossC Sep 7, 2016 9:32 PM

I don't remember any previous sanitarium photosets from Julius Shulman. This is "Job 1041: Bay Shore Sanitarium (Hermosa Beach, Calif.), 1951".

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

Here's a close-up of the entrance with the street number.

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

The garden area.

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

This lady looks like should wouldn't stand for any nonsense.

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

One of the bedrooms.

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

A communal bedroom - I assume the one above is a single.

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

I can't help thinking of 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' when I look at this last shot!

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

All from Getty Research Institute

The sanitarium was at 160 Manhattan Avenue, Hermosa Beach. Some map-based sites still lead you there. It was a C-shaped building with the garden in the center. I can see the sanitarium on the historic aerial views up until at least 1980. The 1994 image is too blurred to tell, but the current smaller residential buildings are definitely there by 2003.

Flyingwedge Sep 7, 2016 11:11 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7553815)
:previous:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/AHRsrT.jpg
detail

I didn't realize there were two identical houses....so you're probably right FW.


still a bit confused about the gate situation though.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/0IGJne.jpg
detail

so in this scenario....there was a center gate shared by the two homes, with driveways on the far side of both houses....right?

you can see one of the driveway gates in the image above.

They may have been more walkways than driveways, but, yes, that would be my guess as well. I could not find any better
photo of the north side of 213 S. Olive than the one you posted above.

FredH Sep 8, 2016 2:29 AM

Staircase
 
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps6v0w4nlb.jpg
LAPL

The library's description of this photo is as follows:

The intersection of Temple and Hope Streets, where the foundation of a residential staircase awaits demolition. The back
of an electric billboard abuts the staircase. Dated March 24, 1961.

Does anyone have a photo if this building? This staircase seems to be pretty intricate for a residence. Maybe a hotel or apartment building?

ethereal_reality Sep 8, 2016 3:21 AM

:previous:

I believe this might be the building FredM. (circled below in this 1958 aerial)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/sqz6bs.jpg
detail



detail from this pic.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/T8LLaA.jpg
LIFE






Here's that corner today. (southwest corner of Temple and Hope)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/qQXkep.png
google_aerial




There's a desert garden there now.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/HAd4g7.png
gsv






If you look closely there's a plaque in front of the rock. Does anyone know what it says?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/mWWlIa.png
detail/gsv
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ethereal_reality Sep 8, 2016 4:18 AM

'mystery' location

I happened upon this photograph over at the Pacific Electric site and they don't seem to have an exact location. (a rarity there)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/XJ2AX6.jpg
http://www.pacificelectric.org/los-a...-drinks-candy/

Here's their description:

"Los Angeles Railway B Line streetcar no. 289 poses in front of a residential liquor store. The destination board reads B / To 51st St. & Ascot."

I thought someone here on NLA might recognize this street corner.
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clues:
There's a name at the very top of the blade sign, but it's illegible.

There's a white clapboard house reflected in the streetcar's windows. (see below)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/ZrMfBu.jpg
detail
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"Smokes - Soft Drinks - Candy"

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detail

HossC Sep 8, 2016 2:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 7554156)

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps6v0w4nlb.jpg
LAPL

The library's description of this photo is as follows:

The intersection of Temple and Hope Streets, where the foundation of a residential staircase awaits demolition. The back
of an electric billboard abuts the staircase. Dated March 24, 1961.

Does anyone have a photo if this building? This staircase seems to be pretty intricate for a residence. Maybe a hotel or apartment building?

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7554210)
:previous:

I believe this might be the building FredM. (circled below in this 1958 aerial)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/sqz6bs.jpg
detail
LIFE

From what I can tell, the house in question was 255 N Hope Street. I've arrowed it on the 1954 image below. It looks like the billboard was already in place. Actually, I think e_r's 1958 picture may just show the billboard on a retaining wall rather than a building.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...A255NHope1.jpg
Detail from picture at USC Digital Library

When the DWP knocked it down in 1957, the demo permit just lists it as a house. The building at 251 N Hope was apartments, but I can't find a name.

The housing court to the left of the mystery house was built in 1924. There are seven new construction permits, each for a pair of two-story houses. The addresses were 710, 712 and 714 Temple Street, each with a fraction after it. Up until 1930 they seem to have been named Empress Court. Their demo permit is dated 1958.

ethereal_reality Sep 8, 2016 3:52 PM

:previous:

I wonder why this small house has an oversized pennant-like flag flying in front of it?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/oy1Bll.jpg
detail / 1954

-good find Hoss.

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CityBoyDoug Sep 8, 2016 5:18 PM

Laurel & Hardy
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 7554156)
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps6v0w4nlb.jpg
LAPL

The library's description of this photo is as follows:

The intersection of Temple and Hope Streets, where the foundation of a residential staircase awaits demolition. The back
of an electric billboard abuts the staircase. Dated March 24, 1961.

Does anyone have a photo if this building? This staircase seems to be pretty intricate for a residence. Maybe a hotel or apartment building?

Since we're doing steps this week, you just can't do better than the Music Box steps. Of course this has been seen before but always fun to revisit.



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps8sp0mst1.jpg
google file

HossC Sep 8, 2016 6:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7554614)

I wonder why this small house has an oversized pennant-like flag flying in front of it?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/oy1Bll.jpg
detail / 1954

Maybe the flag was a last stand - the building was gone a year later :). This view also gives another look at Empress Court and the house on the corner of Hope Street.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
Detail from picture at USC Digital Library

Incidentally, there's no flag in this 1936 picture before the grade separation.

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6720339)


ethereal_reality Sep 8, 2016 6:22 PM

:previous: Hmmmm....it does look a bit like a surrender flag doesn't it Hoss.



R.I.P. little house

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detail

Oh wait, I thought this corner was where the house used to be.

Actually the house in question (the one with the flag) is the one next door. (I'm a little slow this morning ;))

Love all those cars and trucks going this way and that.

ethereal_reality Sep 8, 2016 6:47 PM

Neat old sign in the valley, circa early 1990s.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/5hwl4H.jpg
old file / possibly ebay





I was surprised to see the sign structure still in place.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/mvosC1.jpg
google_aerial



The current sign design isn't nearly as fun as the old one.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/0qPGHo.jpg
gsv
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While searching for the sign I came across this MASSIVE excavation/pit that I didn't even know was there.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/pbUEQ6.jpg
google_aerial

:previous: The valley junk sign is circled at left.





The pit is virtually invisible from the surrounding roads.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/C6gQVg.jpg
gsv

You wouldn't even know it was there.

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