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HossC Jul 11, 2022 5:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9672905)

mystery auditorium. (currently on eBay)

"Antique Real Photo RPPC Auditorium Pacific - Palisades California - US Flag "

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/DIbxBo.jpg
eBay

Does anyone have an idea where this auditorium was located?

That picture can be found in the Santa Monica Public Library. The description says "Interior of Tabernacle, the temporary auditorium in Temescal Canyon" and dates the image at 1923. The image below shows the exterior in 1924. There are many other views if you use the search term "Tabernacle in Temescal Canyon".

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...calCanyon1.jpg
Santa Monica Public Library

odinthor Jul 11, 2022 5:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ovens (Post 9666617)
took a little hike today up into Willacre Park in Studio City --

I wandered a bit off the trail and found this little stack-stone foundation, with some stairs. There was a tree growing behind it -- I assume the tree grew well after the stones were set up. Any thoughts / ideas? Happy 4th ya'll.

Was curious if anyone was aware of a home tract up there?

https://i.imgur.com/QxZwbtu.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/lBPifHg.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/8xz1yJR.jpg


EXACT LOCATION: 34.13323° N, 118.39315° W

ovens, I've been trying to make some progress on this, without success (perhaps others will have better luck).

All I can find is that the park (opened in 1982) was formed from the Wilacre estate, and so presumably the structures or foundations found there are those of the Wilacre family . . . on which family I don't seem to be able to find anything. Sigh.

:runaway:

HossC Jul 11, 2022 6:43 PM

:previous:

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 9673043)

ovens, I've been trying to make some progress on this, without success (perhaps others will have better luck).

All I can find is that the park (opened in 1982) was formed from the Wilacre estate, and so presumably the structures or foundations found there are those of the Wilacre family . . . on which family I don't seem to be able to find anything. Sigh.

:runaway:

I couldn't see any structures there on any of the historical aerial views that I checked.

HossC Jul 11, 2022 6:44 PM

I continued looking for the Tabernacle in Temescal Canyon, and found it on this 1927 aerial view.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...calCanyon2.jpg
mil.library.ucsb.edu

For comparison, here's a 1927 image "Looking down from Temescal Canyon with a view of the Tabernacle on the left and classrooms on the right and Sycamores in the foreground."

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...calCanyon3.jpg
Santa Monica Public Library

rick m Jul 12, 2022 12:44 AM

Rare Hazard family photo album---
 
An absolutely BIZARRE set of photos are found in the Hazard family album at UCLA Special Collections Library---

odinthor Jul 12, 2022 4:26 AM

I just now ran across some more information about Wilacre Park and its ownership history. Here's a link (my virus check says the link is safe):

http://www.studiocitymileofstyle.com...g-wilacre-park

Godzilla Jul 12, 2022 8:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rick m (Post 9673404)
An absolutely BIZARRE set of photos are found in the Hazard family album at UCLA Special Collections Library---




Thanks for the reminder. The album was compiled by Henry Hazard's brother, George Washington "GW" Hazard. GW predeceased his brother by about 7 years having died in 1914.

From GW's obit:
Quote:

Many years ago he began assembling the now-famous Hazard collection of photographs of historical persons and places, for which he has refused $10,000. His intimate acquaintance with the early history-makers of the city enabled him to obtain much unpublished material which had been denied to others.

Most of the older residents of the city have at some time furnished Hazard material for his book. Some of those who gave him liberal assistance were ex-Mayor Workman, Attorney Henry O'Melveny, Prof. Rockwell D. Hunt, H.D. Barrows, Maj. Ben C. Truman, Mrs. L.M. Foy, Mrs, Laura E. King, Joseph Mesmer and other members of the Native Sons, Pioneer Society and Historical Society. The matter was prepared for the publisher by Verne Dyson.

Hazard was born in 1842 in Evanston, Ill. He arrived in Los Angeles in December, 1863, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Hazard, and has since been a resident of the city.

In his youth and early manhood Hazard was associated with his father in the freighting business. He was on a freighting expedition in the Owens River Valley when he learned the news of the assassination of President Lincoln.

Hazard and Miss Mary Ann Cox were married in 1877. Mrs. Hazard and these children are living: Mrs. Harry G. Folsom, Miss Evelyn Hazard and Arthur Hazard of this city, and Mrs. Charles B. Wynne of New York City. Other living relatives, besides former Mayor Hazard, are two sisters, Mrs. Abide Leckler and Mrs. Mary E. Taft, both of this city.

Odd Fellows Lodge No. 35 will have charge of the funeral services to be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the chapel of Overholtzer Sons' Company, at Pico street and Grand avenue. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery near the graves of his parents. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...hington-hazard
Quote:

Background
Hazard began compiling his extensive collection of photographs of historical persons and places relating to the history of Los Angeles in the 1880s, which he planned to use in writing his "History of Los Angeles and vicinity." When Hazard died in 1914, Verne Dyson, a writer for the Los Angeles Times and manager of the Pasadena News Bureau, purchased the collection from the Hazard family. Dyson continued to add to the collection, with the intention of finishing and producing Hazard's work. Although Dyson did complete a manuscript (now in the Verne Dyson Papers, 1914-1962 (Collection 804) in Special Collections), and issued a 30-p. prospectus for the work in 1914, it was never published. https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8ws8v1b/

This is presumably the referenced link>> https://digital.library.ucla.edu/cat...198/zz0017pdjn. There are a number of unpolished gems here. Huntington Beach pickle factory? (Page 5)

ethereal_reality Jul 13, 2022 2:15 AM

.
From GW's obit:

I almost had a heart attack!

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Thanks for the link to the back story of Wilacre Park, odinthor.

This line caught my attention.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/5cH5AM.jpg
link



I found a second reference at avoidingregret.

"There were lots of signs of former habitation in the park, from the paved road to fences and other rusted, graffitied metal scraps. Wilacre reportedly housed the estate of a silent film star."


I've searched through the city directories for Will Acres. . .William Acres. . .and a few other possibilities but came up with nothing. Of course, Will Acres might be a stage name.


I'm hoping one of you can dig up some information on this elusive "silent film star".

:superwhip

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Earl Boebert Jul 13, 2022 2:57 PM

IMDB shows no one named Acres with a birthdate between 1 Jan 1880 and 31 Dec 1910.

The name may be a portmanteau, constructed from William (or Wilma) A. Cres_____ or some such.

Cheers,

Earl

odinthor Jul 13, 2022 4:28 PM

Concerning Wilacre Park, here is the first portion of the LA Times article referred to in the material at the link previously mentioned:

https://i.postimg.cc/x8Y8pggN/Viole-LAT-1985-3-26.jpg
LA Times, 3/26/1985

odinthor Jul 13, 2022 4:44 PM

Now, I thought that looking into the Jules Viole mentioned in connection with the park's history might reveal something of interest. Well, it did--but . . . nothing pertinent to the case at hand.

Some stray facts I gathered about Viole:

1890: Residence at 100 Aliso, and drugstore at 8 Upper Main, both shared with J. Celestine Clipfel. (1890 CD)

1893: Founding member of the Board of Directors of the Société de Secours Mutuels de la Legion Française de Los Angeles, “formed for purposes of mutual benefit to its members.” The other two directors were Auguste Blanchard and Felix Imbert. (LA Times, 1/10/1893) From this, we can see how it could have come about that he would know of the death of the Frenchman who had owned the park property. Diligent search of the membership rolls of the legion would likely yield the name.

1897: Residence at 780 New Depot St.; drugstore probably at same site as above, but re-addressed at 427 N. Main; both residence and drugstore evidently owned in partnership with John Lopizich. (1897 CD)

1904: Residence at 454 N. Beaudry. (1904 CD). More about 1904 and Viole shortly in another posting to come.

I was getting CD fatigue, so jumped to 1923: Residence at 1417 Lucile Avenue. (1923 CD)

1/23/1948, LA Times: Died "Wednesday" at 11901 Iredell St. (adjacent to park), aged 84.

1/2/1955, LA Times: His widow [Angele, née Donato], died at the Iredell residence.

And here is Mr. Viole himself (near center, to the right of the ribbon), with Joan of Arc (he was sometime president of the French Hospital):

https://i.postimg.cc/bJy46tkN/Viole-...-1937-5-10.jpg
LA Times, 5/10/1937.

odinthor Jul 13, 2022 4:51 PM

But wait! There's more.

In 1904, Viole was a co-owner of an interesting building at 1806 S. Main. The other owner was his partner-druggist Lopizich. Here is a (heavily edited by me) article about it:

https://i.postimg.cc/m2zJ6RzM/Viole-...-1904-4-19.jpg
LA Times, 4/19/1904

(Sorry the print's a bit small.)

:cheers:

ethereal_reality Jul 14, 2022 12:22 AM

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:previous: ... So the neighbors were afraid Mrs. Dunsbar was going to run a whore house in the La Paloma building.


From odinthor's article.

The building is a bee hive of cell. There are twenty-nine tiny rooms over two stories.
The neighbors also consider the name most suggestive - "La Paloma" (the dove).


A description of the 2nd floor.

"The upstairs consists of a broad hall in front, leading onto the extremely fancy balcony.
Other halls twist around the place like a rabbit warren, being many and very small. Upon these halls open the twenty-nine tiny rooms.
Some are in suites of two and some are single."






I've done my best to enlarge the article.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/0pxZTB.jpg
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/KKQqHv.jpg



And then there's the building, itself.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/zfEWBR.jpg
LA Times, 4/19/1904


My kingdom :pimpdaddy: for a better photograph of the building.



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Snix Jul 15, 2022 5:22 PM

Globe Coffee Shop
613 S. Hill Street
Opened November, 1936
(postcard view 1940)
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...cc6426ed_b.jpg
ebay
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...1c468e7c_b.jpg
LAT 11.10.36
and closed by 1958
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...f5124d38_z.jpg
LAT 10.12.58
Here are owner George Barraclough and his family pouring milk over the cornerstone of Barraclough's restaurant at 6220 W. 3rd Street in 1955.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...ce1bd131_z.jpg
LAT 11.22.55
https://i0.wp.com/martinturnbull.com...os-Angeles.jpg
martinturnbull.com
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...230b5412_b.jpg
LAT 1.27.63

Martin Pal Jul 15, 2022 5:33 PM

Since Los Angeles is the host of the MLB All Star game this year, I thought I'd post this photo from the pre-game festivities the last, and only, time it was held
at Dodger Stadium, July 8, 1980. (The Coliseum hosted one in 1959 when the Dodgers played there.)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...1f00052c_b.jpg
Photo courtesy of Jerry Reuss/Flickr

This event was the first time any stadium used the large DIAMONDVISION screen in the ballpark. Looks rather quaint now, at the time it was revolutionary.

An article about the 1980 All Star Game references how this came to be at Dodger Stadium, among other innovations for the event.

https://www.mlb.com/news/los-angeles...-all-star-game

(You can also find the entire game to view on youtube.)

This year it is being held next Tuesday, July 19, 2022, after being postponed from 2020. I'm not sure why it was postponed two years, but this year is 42 years from 1980 and 42 is a number every baseball fan knows. July 19, 2022, also happens to be Rachel Robinson's 100th Birthday! There has been no mention of this that I have noted anywhere. Maybe they are planning something with that in mind for that day. She did appear at Dodger Stadium on Jackie Robinson day this past April, and hopefully she will be able to again next week! That would be pretty special.

riichkay Jul 15, 2022 11:28 PM

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...720&fit=bounds

Add re: the Stadium, a ski jump pictured on Oct. 25, 1963....

"A 165-foot ski jump is constructed at Dodger Stadium (from the right field side to the left field side of the field) as part of the Giant International Ski Show and Grindelwald Ski Swap which opens today and runs through October 27. The jump hill is 28 stories high, nearly twice the height of the Dodger Stadium. Manufacturers, retailers and area ski operators all show their wares at the event, while slalom racing, fashion shows and world-famous personalities highlight the attraction."


There's also a film of the jumpers in action.....https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/v...tage/450041910

ethereal_reality Jul 16, 2022 3:35 AM

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riichkay, we've seen this amazing ski jump (on nla) but it was years ago. . . .so it's great to see it again. :)






Unless I'm mistaken, we haven't seen this building on nla. (I could be wrong, of course)


Does anyone know if this stone cabin has survived?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/CSfBBr.jpg
Published in the July 27, 1950 edition of the Valley Times.

When the photograph was taken in July 1950 it appears to be located in a residential area. ...(but the descriptions below beg to differ :shrug:)



I found two different descriptions:

"Stone cabin is possibly one of the oldest dwellings at Amestoy Ranch which is located at Los Encinos State Historic Park in Encino, CA".


and. . .

"Cabin built of native stone which gives evidence of being oldest structure in State Historical Monument in Encino, and which is possibly 150 years old."

That's 150 years old in 1950!


I'm looking for my link(s) again.
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Bristolian Jul 16, 2022 4:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9677212)
This year it is being held next Tuesday, July 19, 2022, after being postponed from 2020. I'm not sure why it was postponed two years, but this year is 42 years from 1980 and 42 is a number every baseball fan knows. July 19, 2022, also happens to be Rachel Robinson's 100th Birthday!

I believe that when Covid hit and the 2020 All Star game was cancelled, the 2021 game had already been awarded to Coors Field in Colorado and preparations were underway. Rather than halt that, Dodger Stadium got the next open date which was this year which happened to set up the remarkable milestones you mention.

riichkay Jul 16, 2022 4:48 AM

Dodger Stadium has also hosted boxing....


https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds

March 21, 1963....Emile Griffith vs. Luis Rodgriguez headlined in a welterweight title match....I assume that in addition to the ringside configuration on the field there were fans in the stands along the first and 3rd base lines.....attendance that night was announced at 22,000.


There were 3 title bouts on the card that night (the fights were originally scheduled for the 16th)....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...720&fit=bounds





https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...720&fit=bounds

In the featherweight fight, Sugar Ramos (right) pummeled Davey Moore in the 10th, the fight went on until the ref stopped it in the 11th....Moore gave a cogent interview after the fight, but collapsed in the dressing room and fell into a coma.


Moore never recovered, dying at White Memorial Hospital on Mar. 25th, age 29.


Bob Dylan read of the tragedy in the N.Y. Times, within hours he composed what many consider the best sports song ever, "Who Killed Davey Moore?" (although Dylan competes with himself, he later recorded another classic boxing tune, 1975's "Hurricane", about the wrongfully convicted middleweight Rubin "Hurricane" Carter).


Dylan never released "Davey Moore" commercially.....here's the Pete Seeger version (for my money the definitive recording) from a performance at Carnegie Hall, 6/8/63....as Pete says in his introduction, "a completely different kind of elegy...."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b56C...channel=csulon

Snix Jul 16, 2022 4:11 PM

Is this the cabin?
https://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/619/images/P0075152.jpg
https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=619
https://losangelesloveaffair.files.w...1/dscn7090.jpg
https://losangelesloveaffair.files.w...1/dscn7098.jpg
https://losangelesloveaffair.wordpre...historic-park/
"The oldest structure in the parks, however, probably a square stone house about 16x16 feet, 200 feet west of the adobe. This rock cabin bears some evidence of having been the field quarters of ranch foremen or tenders of the livestock..."
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...47e8f01b_b.jpg
Valley Times 7.28.50
This 1970s brochure says it was built around 1794
History records that on the afternoon of August 5, 1769, Don Gaspar de Portola's party of discovery arrived…About 25 years after the explorers visited here, Francisco Reyes, who had been the alcalde (mayor) of the Pueblo de Los Angeles, staked out a small rancho near other famous springs in the vicinity of the present site of the San Fernando Mission. After three years, the Franciscan Fathers exchanged the 4,460-acre Encino Rancho for this land to make it part of the mission grounds. Francisco moved to the Encino Rancho and built a small one-room stone hut, the first house in the area of Encino. The stone structure is believed to be one of those which stands on the park grounds.
https://digital-collections.csun.edu...id/41/download


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9677695)
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riichkay, we've seen this amazing ski jump (on nla) but it was years ago. . . .so it's great to see it again. :)






Unless I'm mistaken, we haven't seen this building on nla. (I could be wrong, of course)


Does anyone know if this stone cabin has survived?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/CSfBBr.jpg
Published in the July 27, 1950 edition of the Valley Times.

When the photograph was taken in July 1950 it appears to be located in a residential area. ...(but the descriptions below beg to differ :shrug:)



I found two different descriptions:

"Stone cabin is possibly one of the oldest dwellings at Amestoy Ranch which is located at Los Encinos State Historic Park in Encino, CA".


and. . .

"Cabin built of native stone which gives evidence of being oldest structure in State Historical Monument in Encino, and which is possibly 150 years old."

That's 150 years old in 1950!


I'm looking for my link(s) again.
.



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