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ethereal_reality Sep 8, 2016 7:30 PM

Car damage, Los Angeles scrap lot. [c.1950s]


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/v6gdhR.jpg
old file/possibly eBay, color slide

Frustratingly there's no address.

I like his socks.

I'm not sure what that rectangular carton is on the bumper of that other car---->

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HossC Sep 8, 2016 7:41 PM

We're going from a sanitarium to a medical center with today's Julius Shulman post. This is "Job 3567: Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center, 1963". The set includes five black & white shots which also show the exterior. I'm going with the color ones this time.

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

The hospital had wide grassy lawns.

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

That looks like an Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider parked at the entrance.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

I found these construction pictures at LAPL.

Photograph shows a sign that partially reads, "Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Panorama City". The foundation has been set for the future hospital, which will cost more than $6 million dollars when completed. It is being built on a nine-acre site south of Roscoe Boulevard on Woodman Avenue at Cantara Street. Photograph dated March 18, 1960.

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

Photograph article dated June 2, 1961 reads, "Binocular-shaped Kaiser Foundation Hospital is rapidly reshaping the skyline of Panorama City where it now towers 10 stories tall as vertical construction nears completion. The hospital will cost more than $6 million when completed. It is being built on a nine-acre site south of Roscoe boulevard on Woodman avenue at Cantara street."

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

Photograph caption dated June 19, 1961 reads "This is Kaiser Hospital at 13652 Cantara St., Panorama City." Some Valley residents expressed concern that hospital construction was getting out of hand.

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

The Kaiser-Permanente Panorama City Medical Center has expanded over the years, but the unusual shape of the original building is still easily recognizable.

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

Earl Boebert Sep 8, 2016 7:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7554961)
Car damage, Los Angeles scrap lot. [c.1950s]


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/v6gdhR.jpg
old file/possibly eBay, color slide

Frustratingly there's no address.

I like his socks.

I'm not sure what that rectangular carton is on the bumper of that other car---->

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Milk came in cartons that shape in the 1950s. In the SF Bay Area, one of the dairies printed the shape of diesel engines and railroad cars on three sides of their cartons. You cut the "half wheels" out of the fourth side and you eventually got a free toy train.

Cheers,

Earl

ethereal_reality Sep 8, 2016 11:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 7554991)
The dairies printed the shape of diesel engines and railroad cars on three sides of their milk cartons. You cut the "half wheels" out of the fourth side and you eventually got a free toy train.

I don't think this is what you had in mind Earl, but this boy scout project from the 1950s is cute as all get out.

It's a milk carton caboose made out of a Lucerne Vitamin D Milk carton.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/T7L10w.png
https://afinecollection.wordpress.co...e-circa-1950s/




The bottom is my favorite....the wheels are made of wooden spools, cut in two and connected with dowels,
then attached to the carton with heavy wire.
Clunky but Cool ;)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/l8Rpa8.png
https://afinecollection.files.wordpr...82377050-3.jpg



Extraneous bits, like the top of the compartment and the little ladders on the ends, are made of cardboard,
including some decorative corrugation on the roof.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...923/d94Aug.jpg
https://afinecollection.files.wordpr...82377050-2.jpg
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I'm still searching for the legit milk carton train cut-out you mentioned Earl.

ethereal_reality Sep 8, 2016 11:15 PM

'mystery' location


"1918 Los Angeles photo postcard of Pacific Mutual Insurance members riding in a very large convertible touring car."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/TiYpdS.jpg
eBay

-the seller also added:
"This company and the 4 row touring car was owned by Alfred W. Morgan, Los Angeles Calif."

The biggest clue to the location.....is no doubt the W. Smith & S sign at upper right.
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sidenote:
I found Alfred W. Morgan in the 1922 and 23 L.A. directory listed as the Comptroller of Pacific Mutual Life,
so perhaps he didn't actually own the company (as the seller stated)

eBay link:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1918-Real-Ph...QAAOSwtnpXo5XO

ethereal_reality Sep 9, 2016 1:12 AM

Silent film star Laura La Plante at 7360 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 1925

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/SiRGze.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/68320/rec/9





http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/RIZTyV.jpghttp://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/YfwpTS.jpgusc
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/320...924/UG5Wcq.jpg



Well, 7360 is gone :(, but this mansion is visible in the background of the first two Laura La Plante photos.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/yfQD6W.jpg
gsv

Have we seen this mansion before (on NLA)...? I don't recall it.




Here's a side view from Camino Palmero street. (there appears to be a dormitory-like building added to the original home)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/BeNrYj.jpg
gsv





by the way, it's closed to the public.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/AXu97S.jpg
detail

At least there isn't a ugly security fence around it.
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Ok, back to 7360. Why did Laura La Plante pose there......did she live at that address in the 1920s?

FredH Sep 9, 2016 2:18 AM

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



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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Thanks ER and HossC, that is definitely the location of the stairs.

ER - If you look to the left of the sign, you can see the DWP building. I think the property on the corner is part of the DWP property. The drought out here has
caused all the water companies to promote desert landscaping to save water. Restricted watering days is part of the program. I can't read the plaque in front
of the rock, but if you look closely at the sign,
you can make out the DWP logo on the top line. I can also make out the words Monday and Friday. These would be the allowed watering days. The corner
desert landscape and the sign just promote the DWP's allegiance to the goal of saving water.

HossC - If you look closely to your photo, the house on the corner looks the same as the house next door. It looks like a house and not an apartment
building (as I thought). I'll keep looking for a photo of the front of the house.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...psd5rwunl7.jpg
USC Digital Library

Mstimc Sep 9, 2016 3:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7554744)
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

Love that short! And I didn't know till much later in life, but my grandmother's apartment on Laguna across from Echo Park was only a couple of blocks from where they filmed it!

oldstuff Sep 9, 2016 3:21 PM

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.

_[/QUOTE]

The large pit is one of two remaining gravel pits in the area. In your aerial photo, you see a dark line running diagonally across just at the top of the pit area. That is what remains of the stream that runs out of Big Tujunga Canyon and Little Tujunga creek after they put it in a concrete straight jacket. The Big Tujunga watershed left lots of gravel on the valley floor for centuries and they are mining it to add to cement, roadbeds and the like.

You can see the pit from the 5 freeway since that is a little more elevated. The processing center for the gravel is just to the southeast. You can see the machinery from the freeway. Just across San Fernando Road is the Hansen spreading grounds which takes in water (when there is any) and lets it percolate back into the water table for future use. The water is collected behind Hansen Dam and let out a little at a time. There is virtually no water in Hansen Lake now due to the drought

ethereal_reality Sep 9, 2016 6:59 PM

:previous: Very interesting oldstuff, thanks for the information.
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I found this snapshot a month or so ago....I think on eBay, but I'm not sure now.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/oHdS6w.jpg


Is anyone familiar with Flooky's with it's faux-Persian dome.;)

Is that guy practicing his golf swing?

and that guy in the yellow shirt on the far side of the building is in a rather odd position
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I was trying to figure out the front end of that postal truck....then realized there are two of them parked one in front of the other. duh!

CityBoyDoug Sep 9, 2016 7:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7556053)
:previous: Very interesting oldstuff, thanks for the information.
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Is anyone familiar with Flooky's with it's faux-Persian dome.;)

I believe this was somewhere in the valley.

Is that guy practicing his golf swing?

That dome? ugly!!!

I don't see those Postal scooters anymore. They probably were shipped off to Mexico or elsewhere..

HossC Sep 9, 2016 7:18 PM

:previous:

Here's another picture of Flooky's with a better view of the golfing figure that the man's mimicking in e_r's picture. The text below and pictures are from an article at patch.com.
...the original Flooky's Hot Dog stand on the corner of Cedros Avenue and Ventura Boulevard.

The "look" of Flooky's was unmistakable. Yellow and black stripes with an Arabian onion dome rooftop. There was a miniature golf course on the property during the first two years, which was eventually removed and became a batting cage (the area's first batting cage with pitching machines) and eventually that meant more Flooky's hot dog stands around the San Fernando Valley—even Nevada eventually had Flooky's franchises.
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...LAFlookys1.jpg

There was even matching car.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...LAFlookys2.jpg

HossC Sep 9, 2016 7:33 PM

Today's Julius Shulman post is "Job 3340: Travelers Insurance Companies Building, 1962".

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

I ignored several of the black & white images as they just showed corridors and doorways. At least the door is open in this one. I think one of the trophies on the table depicts a golfer (not the one from Flooky's!).

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

This is the only color image in the set.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

I found this picture of a model at LAPL.
Model of The Travelers Insurance Companies building will appear when completed in September, 1961. Designed by Welton Becket and Associates, architects and engineers, the building is being constructed by George A. Fuller Company with steel frame by Bethlehem Steel Company. Coldwell, Banker & Company is leasing and management agent.

This $15 million building, located at 3600 Wilshire, was completed in the spring of 1961. It was the first 22-story structure to be built on Wilshire Boulevard.
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original
LAPL

The building now appears to belong to BBCN Bank.

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

ethereal_reality Sep 9, 2016 7:37 PM

Here's a rare look inside a downtown office, circa 1905!

Mayhew Putnam Co.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/wPeNpj.jpg
eBay

"Henne Building
3rd & Spring
Los Angeles Cal.
1905"


My kingdom for that giant wall map of Los Angeles. ;)

Does anyone know what business the Mayhew Putnam Company was in?
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Surprisingly, I haven't found much on the Henne Building.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...921/8oocVu.jpg
https://books.google.com/books?id=lM...ilding&f=false

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ethereal_reality Sep 9, 2016 7:54 PM

posted by HossC
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/nJOI9e.png
http://patch.com/california/shermano...-oaks-landmark


LOL. I had no idea the guy in the yellow shirt (in the background of my photo) was a statue! :)

-so why is he golfing at a hamburger stand?
(I just reread Hoss's post....there was miniature golf in the first 2 yrs of business)



Flooky's dome reminds me of a dollop of Divinity.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...923/QxmVv8.jpg
http://casualbaker.com/2010/07/divinity.html/





or poop.
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HossC Sep 9, 2016 8:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7556109)

Does anyone know what business the Mayhew Putnam Company was in?

Mayhew & Putnam only seem to appear in the 1906 CD (and the 1906 Street and Avenue Guide). They are listed under Real Estate Agents and Dealers at 222 Henne Building.

odinthor Sep 9, 2016 8:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7556109)
Here's a rare look inside a downtown office, circa 1905!

Mayhew Putnam Co.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/wPeNpj.jpg
eBay

"Henne Building
3rd & Spring
Los Angeles Cal.
1905"


My kingdom for that giant wall map of Los Angeles. ;)

Does anyone know what business the Mayhew Putnam Company was in?
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I haven't found much on the Henne Building yet

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...921/8oocVu.jpg
https://books.google.com/books?id=lM...ilding&f=false

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Isn't this the Henne Bldg.?

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/...psunoehsbk.jpg
odinthor collection

As I understand, it wrapped around the building (Lankershim Bldg.) at the southeast corner of Spring and 3rd such that it had frontage on Spring (as in the pic) and lengthier frontage on 3rd. Henne was unhappy when the Lankershim Bldg. decided to add two stories, making it taller than Henne's.

HossC Sep 9, 2016 9:19 PM

:previous:

I'm still looking for a good picture, but here's the Henne Building on the 1910 Baist map, wrapped around the Lankershim Building as odinthor said.

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

In lieu of a good picture, here's a circa 1924 long shot.

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

ethereal_reality Sep 9, 2016 9:24 PM

odinthor wrote:

"As I understand, it wrapped around the building (Lankershim Bldg.) at the southeast corner of Spring and 3rd such that it had frontage on Spring and lengthier frontage on 3rd.
Henne was unhappy when the Lankershim Bldg. decided to add two stories, making it taller than Henne's."



Then the Henne Building is on both the left and the right in this photograph of the Lankershim Building. (the cornices match)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/LQfdkK.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/17296/rec/1

I understand Henne's disappointment when the Lankershim added two top floors.


Thanks for the Baist map Hoss, that helped clarify the 'wrap-around' situation.

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odinthor Sep 9, 2016 9:30 PM

Ah, here we go: The Two Faces of Henne...

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/...pshs5jkc8o.jpg
LA Times of 1/1/1897, via ProQuest via CSULB Library


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