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Bristolian May 10, 2018 5:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8181643)

Although certainly not a survivor, this example on Anaheim St in Long Beach still has many recognizable architectural features.

https://i.imgur.com/QzdU9KO.png?2
GSV

https://i.imgur.com/hGplyfM.jpg?2
Yelp

Also, in my humble opinion, they now offer a far superior product.

ethereal_reality May 10, 2018 5:42 AM

'mystery' location (despite knowing the cross streets)

CHERRY AUTO COURT & CAFE, LONG BEACH CALIF. FLOOD 1934

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/pc9uv2.jpg
EBAY



INFO
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/wykQMX.jpg

I found State St. and Cherry Ave. but both streets appear to run north and south. :shrug:
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BONUS QUESTION:

Is that Signal Hill in the distance or one of the other oil fields down that way?

CaliNative May 10, 2018 6:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8181823)
I'm not sure I'll recover "from seeing mom in action" either!

Here are a couple of views of Aimee Thanatogenous' condemned house.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ALovedOne1.jpg

The precarious swing is on the far right.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ALovedOne2.jpg

Both MGM

According to IMDb and Wikipedia, the house is 3847 Oakfield Drive, Sherman Oaks. Rather than being condemned, it was under construction at the time.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ALovedOne3.jpg
GSV

Good find--thanks! I was close--I guessed Encino, so Sherman Oaks not far. Hard to find that film--not on TV that much. Jonathan Winters hilariously played at least 2 roles, but Joyboy & mom stole the show.

CityBoyDoug May 10, 2018 7:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bristolian (Post 8183003)
Although certainly not a survivor, this example on Anaheim St in Long Beach still has many recognizable architectural features.


https://i.imgur.com/hGplyfM.jpg?2
Yelp

Also, in my humble opinion, they now offer a far superior product.

pinterest

HossC May 10, 2018 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8183015)

'mystery' location (despite knowing the cross streets)

CHERRY AUTO COURT & CAFE, LONG BEACH CALIF. FLOOD 1934

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/pc9uv2.jpg
EBAY

I found State St. and Cherry Ave. but both streets appear to run north and south. :shrug:
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BONUS QUESTION:

Is that Signal Hill in the distance or one of the other oil fields down that way?

Cherry Tourist Court was at 1779 Cherry Avenue. Despite the stone cladding and missing arches, I think that the Monterey Motel (now 1777 Cherry Avenue) is the same building. The 1933 Long Beach CD says "State intersects" just north of Cherry Tourist Court. It's now the Pacific Coast Highway. The business obviously recovered from the flood, because it also appears in the 1935 CD. On the right of the photo above there's a gas station (in 1933 it was a Shell service station), and there's still one there today.

The oil wells would be the west end of Signal Hill.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ereyMotel1.jpg
GSV

Martin Pal May 10, 2018 4:35 PM

:previous:

I guess the arches went to McDonald's. :yes:

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This is the only McDonald's arches I've ever seen that are angled:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5257/5...0f877925_b.jpgFlickr

This is the McDonald's on Hollywood Blvd. near Highland, exactly where Coffee Dan's used to be.

Lomara May 10, 2018 5:36 PM

Speedee
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Handsome Stranger (Post 8182143)

PSS - Mcdonald's in Downey has a humongous and fabulously archaic street sign that features a long since discarded mascot named "Speedee."

Here's an older photo of Speedee, shot on my 35mm film camera.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2368/...8af44161_o.jpg
Speedee by Kimberly, on Flickr

I lived across from this McDonald's up until I bought my home a few years ago. Dad and I would sometimes have lunch here. Mom & Dad said that when my brothers were young, and Dad was coaching baseball, this was the one place they could afford to bring a bunch of hungry boys to, feed them, and not go broke. (I'm talking late 50's - early 60's, when prices were about $.25 for a burger)

unihikid May 10, 2018 6:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bristolian (Post 8183003)
Although certainly not a survivor, this example on Anaheim St in Long Beach still has many recognizable architectural features.

https://i.imgur.com/QzdU9KO.png?2
GSV

https://i.imgur.com/hGplyfM.jpg?2
Yelp

Also, in my humble opinion, they now offer a far superior product.

Don't forget 1900 S Central Ave, Up until maybe 2000 they still had the golden arch. I'm not sure when it stopped being a McDonald's but some claim that it's the first one in LA.

GaylordWilshire May 10, 2018 8:57 PM

https://s7.postimg.cc/ni01mkq8r/3974...102113_REV.jpg


Sadly, I've had to update the story of one of the last single-family houses still standing on Wilshire Boulevard....

https://wilshireboulevardhouses.blog...e-see-our.html

Flyingwedge May 10, 2018 9:10 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8182994)
Fascinating post on the HORTICULTURE PAVILION Flyingwedge.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/eGFkWu.jpg
Nov 15 1881 LA Herald

:previous: so was this fountain with the 25 ft upward leap and the small lake ("lakelet")
located inside in the main hall or somewhere outside on the grounds?
It isn't marked on any of the plans.

Thanks Beaudry and e_r. :)

The lakelet and leaping fountain appear to have been indoors, in the middle of the main hall ("A" on the floor plan):

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...pszeleeg83.jpg

Sept 4 1878 LA Herald, from previous Hort Pav post

Lwize May 11, 2018 1:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8181643)

Definitely a simpler time, when a McDonald's cheeseburger could be considered "Tempting". :)

RudyJK May 11, 2018 1:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 8170027)
Oh, man, thanks for pointing that out, that picture was driving me nuts -- one of those "I should recognize that but for some reason I can't." My wife and I were married at the Randolph AFB chapel 55 years ago this September, and lived in San Antonio for three years where she worked in the downtown library -- arriving for work each day in hat and white gloves, the way it was done back then.

Cheers,

Earl

Hi Earl, I'm pretty sure my dad (USAF 1952-1972) did some of his training at Randolph in the mid-50's and early 60's. He was a navigator/bombardier on B-29's, B-52's and in SAC. Perhaps you crossed paths?

tovangar2 May 11, 2018 4:20 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8182994)

It looks like several floors were added to the structure. (to be precise...to the bottom of the structure)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/50msj0.jpghttps://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/11iL09.jpg

It looks like it might have been turned into a hotel. Does anyone know?
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225-229 N Hill looks like it was built as a duplex, but by 1911, when some minor work was done, it was listed as an "apartment hotel". The building was demolished in 1931. You may recall that Octavius Morgan owned several properties on this block (but not 225-229), from the Criss Cross house (actually flats) at the top to the Morgan family home on the corner of N Hill and Temple (later replaced by Morgan with a commercial building).

You may also recall that Mr Rood lived at 219:

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7227647)

I just happened across two rare 1928 snapshots of 219 N. Hill Street.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/907/TGVRU2.jpg
eBay

"Where I lived over tunnel end." (I believe you can see the top of the tunnel at lower right)

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Thank you so much FW for your outstanding post on the Horticultural Pavilion. It answered so many questions, particularly why it was so plain and narrow. I literally didn't know the half of it.

ethereal_reality May 11, 2018 5:45 AM

Thanks so much for the information t2.
Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2
You may also recall that Mr Rood lived at 219.

That snapshot was such a great find. (I believe there were two of them showing that small house)

There are currently four Rood photographs on EBAY I believe we already discussed the fourth one but I'm not sure about the other three.

thanks again for the info!
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update:

I decided to go ahead and post the fourth Rood snapshot.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/viIxT8.jpg
EBAY

The writing is a bit cryptic...especially the mention of the Stock Exchange Bldg. :shrug:

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ethereal_reality May 11, 2018 6:05 AM

I believe this is a Rood snapshot as well.

"1926 Big Bear Lake Camp Seely Radford Los Angeles California City Trip Old Photo" (the seller is guessing about the location)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/ixloTM.png
EBAY

Numerous other Rood pics are labeled... Camp Radford....Seely. (that's why the seller included those locations)

The man about to dive in the pool is a Los Angeles councilman....Stens(?), Witson(?)
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UPDATE:

A majority of my Rood photographs are missing!! :hell: HERE and HERE

ethereal_reality May 11, 2018 6:26 AM

Here's another Rood pool. (obviously a different pool than the one above)


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/a1tGwO.jpg
EBAY

seller's description:

"1926 BIG BEAR LAKE CAMP SEELY RADFORD LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA CITY TRIP OLD PHOTO"

The reason it says "City Trip" is because Rood, if I remember correctly, was the driver for one of city councilmen.

These snaps are from Los Angeles City Council outings.

ethereal_reality May 11, 2018 7:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8183063)
Cherry Tourist Court was at 1779 Cherry Avenue. Despite the stone cladding and missing arches, I think that the Monterey Motel (now 1777 Cherry Avenue) is the same building. The 1933 Long Beach CD says "State intersects" just north of Cherry Tourist Court. It's now the Pacific Coast Highway. The business obviously recovered from the flood, because it also appears in the 1935 CD. On the right of the photo above there's a gas station (in 1933 it was a Shell service station), and there's still one there today.

The oil wells would be the west end of Signal Hill.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ereyMotel1.jpg
GSV

I wasn't expecting the Cherry Auto Court to still be standing. -pleasant surprise.

THANKS HOSS



It's much larger than I expected too with entrances on both Cherry Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/yeo8pc.jpg
GSV

I bet it's one of them No-Tell Motels now.





The Pacific Coast Highway entrance lacks the graceful arches of the Cherry Ave. entrance.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/cxZa3r.jpg


interesting...somewhat
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/7ZGe0R.png

ethereal_reality May 11, 2018 7:40 AM

This is a fun bit of ephemera.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/0u1UBT.jpg





"1949 mini trifold Hollywood stripper calender ~ Magic picture insert."

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/qQnRTe.jpg
EBAY



insert 'magic' picture

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/W2ZjqP.jpg

very high tech.



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ethereal_reality May 11, 2018 8:34 AM

'mystery' location

"1942 Press Photo 30-Foot High Stack Rubber Tires Falls in Los Angeles"


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/GFR3Ej.jpg
EBAY

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/AGqeR2.jpg

I'm confused....so was the service station operator at the top of the tower?





Here's the bottom third of the photo enlarged.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/GULHTO.jpg
detail

Obviously that's a drive-in at far right but I can't read the stylized lettering.

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Otis Criblecoblis May 11, 2018 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott Charles (Post 8181854)
I just checked, Otis - unfortunately, Nesbitt's no longer makes a cream soda. The only available flavors are orange, strawberry and peach. :(

[. . .]

Personally, I don't think that HFCS tastes as good as real sugar, but the thing that really bothers me about it is the weird "aftertaste", for lack of a better word. Whenever I drink something with HFCS in it, I feel like I need to spit (or brush my teeth) after drinking it. It feels like it leaves your mouth coated in a sort of fake, slimy “sweetness” you can't get rid of without brushing. Yuck!

Scott, the first thing I did after posting my response was to go to that link and check to see if they had Nesbitt's cream soda!

Regarding HFCS, I have always hated corn syrup, for the precise reason you cite. Enough people share our opinion to compel Costco to make Mexico-sourced Coca-Cola (sugar-sweetened) a stock item.

That soda shop you linked is pretty close to us, and they also have an extensive beer selection, so I think Wifey and I will swing on by there soon. I'm hoping to find a nice dry ginger beer.


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