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HossC Apr 28, 2022 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9611296)

A mystery location.

RPPC-Los Angeles CA - Apartment Building - 1905 Real Photo

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/K3xibV.jpg
Currently on eBay

Does anyone recognize this apartment building?

Here's the large building peeking around the corner of the apt. bldg.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/16b4gc.jpg
detail

I'm pretty sure that the large building in the background is the end of the State Normal School at 5th and Grand. Trying to work my angles out, could our mystery building be on Olive?

HenryHuntington Apr 29, 2022 12:15 AM

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Originally Posted by unihikid (Post 9610396)
Just a shot in the dark, could it be PCH in Willmington/Lomita/Harbor City Area. I used to work off of President and PCH and it has a slight curve and hill thats pretty similar, also there's a Pep Boys (well used to be) in the same area?:shrug:

1315 Pacific Coast Highway is the current Pep Boys address.

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unihikid, I think you hit the bullseye, even in the dark. The "John's TV" building is still there at PCH and Frampton Ave. It's been "remodeled" with an ugly stick, but it's there. And PCH does make the kink, goes over the little hump and down again and then begins to gain elevation westbound. The storefronts in the distance on the south (left) side of PCH remain.

The north (right) side of PCH has been completely redeveloped, with the Pep Boys occupying the vacant lot where the station wagon is passing. But at least the Boys were nice enough to hang around for another 60 years, almost. Anyway there's enough here that I'm buying it!

And while I'm here, props to odinthor and richkay for picking up the Santa Monica puzzle!

unihikid Apr 29, 2022 12:52 AM

Thanks HH!

odinthor Apr 29, 2022 1:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9611296)
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A mystery location.


RPPC-Los Angeles CA - Apartment Building - 1905 Real Photo

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/K3xibV.jpg
Currently on eBay


Does anyone recognize this apartment building?





Let's take a closer look at the man and woman walking up the hill.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/Ov6GRU.jpg
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And here's a closer look at the magnificent stone wall next door.

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

The man appears to be looking up at the people on the balcony.





. . .these people

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/UFsuKU.jpg
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Here's the large building peeking around the corner of the apt. bldg.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/16b4gc.jpg
detail



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e_r, maybe The Ayers, at 447 S. Grand?

https://i.postimg.cc/C5FmRKWC/Ayers-447-SGrand.jpg
1909 Birdseye Map

At lower left corner in the below:

https://i.postimg.cc/1XJMwQQk/Ayers-Visit.jpg
detail of image at https://home.csulb.edu/~odinthor/socal10.html

Flyingwedge Apr 29, 2022 4:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9611296)
A mystery location.


RPPC-Los Angeles CA - Apartment Building - 1905 Real Photo

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/K3xibV.jpg
Currently on eBay


Does anyone recognize this apartment building?


And here's a closer look at the magnificent stone wall next door.

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

Kudos to Odinthor and HossC for IDing the apartment building and State Normal School. I'll add that the stone wall was built for the
never-built M. L. Wicks home, as noted on the 1888 Sanborn Map. I believe the wall was still there in 1910.


Here's the stone wall, earlier and from farther back, with the red dot marking about where the man is standing in e_r's close-up above:

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag..._from_UCLA.jpg

UCLA


Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 6459589)


1888 Sanborn, west side of Grand between 4th and 5th:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...5.jpg~original
LAPL

M. L. Wicks was trying to develop Port Ballona around this time and also apparently running out of money: http://bigorangelandmarks.blogspot.c...residence.html

1894 Sanborn, west side of Grand between 4th and 5th:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...e.jpg~original
LAPL


Mstimc Apr 29, 2022 3:50 PM

[QUOTE=Flyingwedge;9611611]Kudos to Odinthor and HossC for IDing the apartment building and State Normal School. I'll add that the stone wall was built for the
never-built M. L. Wicks home, as noted on the 1888 Sanborn Map. I believe the wall was still there in 1910.

/QUOTE]

Good Lord, can you imagine how hot it was for the woman trudging up that hill in all those clothes?! That was one tough generation!

JScott Apr 30, 2022 6:38 AM

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ethereal_reality May 1, 2022 3:44 PM

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Fantastic revelations on the 'mystery' apartment building, EVERYONE!... I'm in awe. :worship:
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I found the following slides this weekend on eBay.

Here's the 1st one that I happened upon. (they're being sold separately)


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/Yx0pfy.jpg
eBay

As you can see it shows a mother with her son posing on a street.



I thought that was the only slide until I happened upon this second slide of the same boy riding his bicycle. ..(I think the boy might have just ridden down the hill)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/A6sKgF.jpg
eBay

Of course my eye wandered to the large building(s?) in the background. ...They're quite wonderful looking. ...There's a street sign but no matter how large I blow up the photograph it remains blurry.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/JKAZQb.jpg
detail





The following two slides are being sold together & I'm guessing that this is the family's home.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/T90eVS.jpg
eBay

The father is visible on the front porch and, luckily for us , there is a street number. . .2292.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/0xiL6p.jpg
detail



House slide #2

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/wlCAje.jpg
eBay

Do you think we can find this family's home????






Lastly, the family goes out to the movies (dressed to the 9s) to see This is Cinerama at the Warner Bros. theater on Hollywood Blvd.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/7ONfJd.jpg
eBay < - - - -click the eBay link - there are a total of 3 photographs taken in front of the theater)

note: the grandmother(?) holding the Cinerama program. . .


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John Maddox Roberts May 1, 2022 5:42 PM

I saw
"This Is Cinerama" there in the summer of 1954.

BDiH May 1, 2022 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9613332)
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Fantastic revelations on the 'mystery' apartment building, EVERYONE!... I'm in awe. :worship:
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I found the following slides this weekend on eBay.

Here's the 1st one that I happened upon. (they're being sold separately)


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/Yx0pfy.jpg
eBay

As you can see it shows a mother with her son posing on a street.



The lady and boy are standing across the street from the old Commodore Apartments on Cherokee and Yucca, with the James Apartments in the background.

HenryHuntington May 1, 2022 11:01 PM

[QUOTE=ethereal_reality;9613332].
Fantastic revelations on the 'mystery' apartment building, EVERYONE!... I'm in awe. :worship:
_____________________________________________________________



The following two slides are being sold together & I'm guessing that this is the family's home.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/T90eVS.jpg
eBay

The father is visible on the front porch and, luckily for us , there is a street number. . .2292.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/0xiL6p.jpg
detail



House slide #2

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/wlCAje.jpg
eBay

Do you think we can find this family's home????


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No time to explain (OK, running out the door to an engagement), but the house, slightly remodeled, is at 2292 Silver Ridge Ave., L.A. 39.

Noir_Noir May 1, 2022 11:07 PM

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ethereal_reality May 2, 2022 2:19 PM

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Henry Huntington:...No time to explain (OK, running out the door to an engagement), but the house, slightly remodeled, is at 2292 Silver Ridge Ave., L.A. 39.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/XYro10.jpg
GSV

By jove I think you got it! ...Thanks H H.




Quote:

Originally Posted by BDiH (Post 9613554)
The lady and boy are standing across the street from the old Commodore Apartments on Cherokee and Yucca, with the James Apartments in the background.

Good eye, BDiH!

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Martin Pal May 2, 2022 5:17 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9613332)
.https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/Yx0pfy.jpg
eBay
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Quote:

Originally Posted by BDiH (Post 9613554)
The lady and boy are standing across the street from the old Commodore Apartments on Cherokee and Yucca, with the James Apartments in the background.
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BDIH, great location identification. I decided to look up the addresses of those buildings and when I do I find that the white building with the red tiled roof is at 1830 N. Cherokee, but my Google search has both addresses listed to both The James and Commodore Apts. (?) The building with the fire escape stairs on the side is listed at 1746 N. Cherokee. In the earliest GSV of 1746, in 2007, it's listed as the Alexa Artiste up until the GSV of 2019. The next one in 2021 has it listed as The Canterbury Suites, but also says "permanently closed." Whatever the names are, the location is correct!

By the way, the first GSV image I pulled up on Cherokee at Yucca, HERE, looks like a dust storm is heading down Yucca. (Why they'd blur that isn't clear to me. :shrug:)

riichkay May 2, 2022 10:38 PM

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

How did HenryHuntington come up with this i.d., it's completely beyond my comprehension....anyway, I believe that's a '55 Buick, so the photo is likely dated around that year....the gentleman pictured is probably the homeowner, James Cipriano Aguinaldo....


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


Mr. Aguinaldo was born in 1908 in the Philippines....in 1928 he was enrolled at Berkeley, at that time Cipriano was his first name....

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


In 1946 he became a naturalized citizen, and adopted James as his first name (his age is shown incorrectly here, he would have been 38 in '46)....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...370&fit=bounds



He was married in 1949....

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



In Feb. 1950 Mr. and Mrs. Aguinaldo lost a child at birth....

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



Social Security records indicate Mr. Aguinaldo died in Long Beach in 1999, age 91.


Mrs. Aguinaldo sailed out of Manila on the Norwegian merchant ship "Torrens", arriving in San Francisco on April 10, 1945, accompanied by her first husband and a son....


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



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



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


Torrens served as troopship between 1942 and 1946 (U.S.A.T. 25), operating on behalf of the United States War Shipping Administration by Barber Steamship Lines and the American West African Line. Torrens transported about 58,000 American troops to various areas of the Pacific, distributed on 20 voyages from the west coast of the US. On each voyage she had about 4000 tons of cargo, mainly war materials and equipment for the troops.

ethereal_reality May 2, 2022 10:46 PM

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Impressive research, riichkay! ..I need to step up my game. ;)

riichkay May 2, 2022 11:34 PM

e_r, most of the above was out of familysearch.org., operated by the Mormons....registration is free....they do a great job of collating diverse family documents.

ethereal_reality May 2, 2022 11:49 PM

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Thanks for the heads up....I'll have to check it out. :)

And, like you, I'd like to know out Henry Huntington located the house. I honestly didn't think we'd find it.

Mackerm May 3, 2022 12:44 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9613332)

I thought that was the only slide until I happened upon this second slide of the same boy riding his bicycle. ..(I think the boy might have just ridden down the hill)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/A6sKgF.jpg
eBay


Since nobody mentioned it, these houses are 2311, 2315 and 2321 Lake View Ave., just a few doors away from the Silver Ridge Ave. house.

HenryHuntington May 3, 2022 4:30 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9614434)
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Thanks for the heads up....I'll have to check it out. :)

And, like you, I'd like to know out Henry Huntington located the house. I honestly didn't think we'd find it.

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e-r and richkay, as you might recall, I work in the Archives at SCRM digitizing photograpic images. I guess over the years and some thousands of images requiring detective work before they can be cataloged, I've developed an acuity for squinting at small, out-of-focus and/or oblique characters in an effort to develop clues to locations, dates, etc.

In this case, e-r saved me the trouble of enlarging the street sign and the house number and I was able to make out "Silver Ridge". The Google did the rest, although I have a couple of out-of-date Auto Club maps for when "things have changed".

To return the compliment, I'm amazed that richkay's development of Mr. Alguinado's vital statistics was so thorough. Certainly I've learned some techniques, etc. from watching the masters here on NLA, and I try to bring some of my experiences from SCRM here when I can.

Finally, being a sucker for epilogues, I hope the members of the Alguinado/Cipriano family led happy lives. The seem like lovely people.


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