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odinthor Oct 17, 2022 10:17 PM

More adventures in Eaton Wash!

Let's talk about cannon:

https://i.postimg.cc/4ynLYd0h/Eaton-...26-Capture.jpg
LA Times, 8/26/1913

Returning to the subject some years later (much edited; the "Rust" referred to is Edward H. Rust):

https://i.postimg.cc/Y9x0v2Fk/Eaton-...-1939-12-4.jpg
LA Times, 12/4/1939

A picture with the article, showing the two smaller pieces:

https://i.postimg.cc/J7Ptmnm5/Eaton-...-1939-12-4.jpg
LA Times, 12/4/1939

The largest piece was given to Mission San Gabriel, where it remains:

https://i.postimg.cc/CL55KgxT/Eaton-Wash-Cannon.jpg
Photo by John Stanton, from http://www.fortwiki.com/File:Mission...briel_-_21.jpg

ethereal_reality Oct 18, 2022 2:55 AM

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:previous:

Those are some great stories, odinthor. Thanks for posting them. :)





a mystery location


This building seems somewhat familiar but I don't remember anything about a "Double-Cola & Kist" Bottling Company.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/pGNDNh.jpg
eBay




Here's how it appeared on eBay.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/HJVeUn.jpg
eBay


But where in W. Covina? :shrug:

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ethereal_reality Oct 18, 2022 3:21 AM

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We have seen this view of Westwood many times but this particular slide has an extra 'something'. (do you see it?) Look before you scroll down.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/6F8Hau.jpg
eBay






. .like a man climbing the tower!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/s2CvCE.jpg
detail

.........................................................................................................Ta Dah!
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Flyingwedge Oct 18, 2022 5:35 AM

Mystery Photo Location Found
 
Here's e_r's photo again, lightened a bit to show more of the building in the lower right corner:

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag..._-_lighter.jpg


The building in the lower right corner of e_r's photo (under the Seaboard sign) with the decorative white squares was
a Salvation Army facility at the SEC of 9th St. (now James M. Wood Blvd.) and Cottage Place, shown here in 1931.
The side of the building we see in e_r's photo is on the right here, along Cottage Place:

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...2_-_darker.jpg

DW-1931-12-24-139~10.TIF @ USC Digital Library


At upper left you can see the de-lettered Richfield Tower (so, c. 1968-69), then moving down and to the right is the
Tishman Building and then the Seaboard sign on top of the Barker Brothers building at 7th and Figueroa/Flower.
At bottom, just left of center, a car is exiting the Harbor Fwy at 9th Street:

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...001_-_Copy.jpg

DW-F1997_4450-ISLA @ USC Digital Library


Now we're looking south from the Richfield Tower in 1930, with the roof of the Barker Brothers building at bottom.
The angled street we see is Figueroa, and the Salvation Army building on 9th Street has a red dot:

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...UQ1mSGRAMQ.jpg

DW-SD-03-203-01_01 @ USC Digital Library


This 1940 aerial looks NE and shows the Barker Brothers and Salvation Army buildings. It looks like e_r's photo was taken
from west across Cottage Place from the Salvation Army facility.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...004_-_Copy.jpg

dw-1940-01-00-011_02 @ USC Digital Library


Here's the 1950 Sanborn Map showing 9th Street and Cottage Place, with the Salvation Army building at upper right.
LADBS records indicate the building stood from 1923-70. A new Salvation Army facility was built on the site in 1980:

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...8/image003.jpg

ProQuest via Los Angeles Public Library

ethereal_reality Oct 19, 2022 3:13 AM

THANK YOU, Flyingwedge! :worship:...I'm truly impressed by the discovery.


A few days ago I lightened the dark area as well but still couldn't find the building even though I looked and looked for it. I didn't think we'd ever locate the building.
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ethereal_reality Oct 19, 2022 3:56 AM

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mystery ramp.


The following slides are being were sold as a group on ebay.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/1GgATy.jpg


I picked three of them for further examination.




This one.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/38koMi.jpg




. .and this one.

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




. .and finally. . drumroll. .the mystery ramp. (which was no doubt nearby)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/cSa16B.jpg

:whip:
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fullpower Oct 19, 2022 7:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9764919)
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mystery ramp.


The following slides are being were sold as a group on ebay.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/1GgATy.jpg


I picked three of them for further examination.




This one.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/38koMi.jpg




. .and this one.

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




. .and finally. . drumroll. .the mystery ramp. (which was no doubt nearby)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/cSa16B.jpg

:whip:
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definitely the Olympic Auditorium on Grand. taken from Washington blvd where there is now a Metro station.

dont know about that ramp. Maybe Evil Knievil was coming to town

adsausage Oct 19, 2022 7:39 PM

Credit https://www.adsausage.com/ for the ads.

ethereal_reality Oct 19, 2022 9:17 PM

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:previous: I've visited your website many many times. It's amazing!


Thanks for the follow-up to the Olympic Auditorium snapshots, fullpower. I appreciate it. :)

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fullpower Oct 19, 2022 9:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9765816)
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:previous: I've visited your website many many times. It's amazing!


Thanks for the follow-up to the Olympic Auditorium snapshots, fullpower. I appreciate it. :)

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of course, anything for you.:cheers:

Snix Oct 20, 2022 1:41 AM

The talk of Double Cola and West Covina got me thinking about this amazing photo of the Huddle coffee shop (1957, Armet & Davis) at the Eastland shopping center that was recently listed on eBay.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...b057264e_b.jpg
eBay
The Synthetrix site has a wonderful history of all of the Paul Cummins Huddle restaurants:

Huddle Bundy
3030 Bundy Drive

Huddle La Cienega
163 N. La Cienega

Huddle Crenshaw
Inglewood

Huddle Pasadena
Hastings Ranch

Huddle Downtown Los Angeles

Huddle Palm Springs
http://www.synthetrix.com/huddle/hwc01.jpg
http://www.synthetrix.com/huddle/HWC01.htm

Cummins also owned the Sports Page, The Gay 90s and the Roaring 20s in Beverly Hills.
http://www.synthetrix.com/huddle/Paulmodel.jpg
http://www.synthetrix.com/huddle/preface.htm

His son, also named Paul Cummins, started the Crossroads school in Santa Monica.
https://myhero.com/P_Cummins_2014
https://www.xrds.org/about/history

It had me looking back at this post from 2011 with some other great photos of Huddle Eastland.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Los Angeles Past (Post 5111349)
A Ramona postscript of sorts - here's U.S. Highway 99 (San Bernardino Freeway) as viewed looking west from the Barranca Ave. overpass, c.1959. I started at Barranca School in Covina for K-6 that same year, only two city blocks to the right from this vantage point.

https://otters.net/img/lanoir/us99atbarranca_sky.jpg
From "Covina, California," a civil brochure by Wolfer Printing Company, Inc., 416 Wall Street, Los Angeles 13.

To orient current Angelinos, this is I-10 just as you come down out of the San Jose Hills into the San Gabriel Valley from the east. Today, on the left, where that offramp used to be, is an In-N-Out Burger. At right is the landmark Eastland mall, though it looks radically different now than it did 50 years ago (see for yourself below).

Incidentally, behind those palms to the right of center is the googie classic restaurant - Paul Cummins's "Huddle." While it was a very fashionable-looking eatery, my mom never liked the place, so we rarely ate there. The service was always slow, and I believe I actually learned the word "mediocre" at this restaurant from Mom, who used it to describe the Huddle's food. ;)

https://otters.net/img/lanoir/huddle_eastland_pc.jpg
My own postcard.

The Huddle was a local institution, and it was there the whole time I was growing up. It closed in the early '70s after I went off to college. The building was then remodeled beyond recognition into a sporting goods superstore. In the '80s, it was turned into a T.G.I. Fridays, and I think it might still be a Fridays today.

Anyway, here's a nice color view of Eastland from the same time period, which I found just last night. It's appropriately seasonal, too!

https://otters.net/img/lanoir/westcovina1958.jpg
http://westcovinalapuentebaldwinpark.blogspot.com/

-Scott


Ossrae Oct 20, 2022 1:41 PM

Shooting location for Lucky Jordan
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 9720386)
https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...720&fit=bounds

Screen grab from "Lucky Jordan", a 1942 release starring Alan Ladd....the picture is set in NYC, according to the plot this is a botanical garden on Long Island.

But other than a few establishing shots of NY nothing was filmed in the city, I have to think this location is out here.



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



A greenhouse....

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




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

Could that tree on the right be anything other than a palm?....if so we are definitely not on Long Island.




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


The film is here, the garden sequence starts at 1:00:28...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXET...UniversalVideo

This article from Screen mentions the Meline Estate Gardens in Pasadena. Lucky Jordan was the first movie to be shot there.

https://lantern.mediahist.org/catalo...een26unse_0325

riichkay Oct 20, 2022 6:03 PM

Thanks for the location i.d. Ossrae.

The article at the link references "the famous Meline Estate Gardens in Pasadena".....oddly, there is virtually nothing online regarding this estate.

Presumably, the gardens were owned by developer Frank L. Meline, a significant figure in the 1920's property boom.....excerpt from here: https://homesteadmuseum.blog/2019/07...est-july-1926/

"He’s a forgotten name today, but, in the 1920s, there was no more successful real estate developer in a booming greater Los Angeles than Frank L. Meline. Simultaneously, Meline’s powerhouse firm developed such prominent places as Bel-Air, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, and a host of others in the region. He expanded his enterprise to form The Meline Bond and Mortgage Company, an unusual move for a residential developer in that he could issue his own mortgages for projects developed by his realty company."


Frank Meline from his obituary in the L.A. Times, 8/19/1944.....

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

ethereal_reality Oct 20, 2022 6:15 PM

:previous:

Good sleuthing, Ossrae...(and riichkay :))



There's a possibility that we've seen this photograph sometime in the past. (it's a reprint currently on eBay)

It shows a small parking lot in the "Mexican Quarter" of Los Angeles in the 1930s.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/bQAuM9.jpg
eBay

note that it's a 'lighted' lot. (one lightbulb)





The main reason I posted the photo is the flag flying on the roof of the building to the left. (the building is facing the next block) I think.


This one.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/hy2YQq.jpg
detail

I've stared at it for quite some time & for the life of me I can't figure out what it represents.
Perhaps if we figure out the flag we can figure out location of the lot. (other than "Mexican Quarter")





I'm also curious about the car with the hood ornament that looks like a duck skimming a pond.

This one.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/ZaQ9PP.jpg
detail



And I'd be remiss if I didn't point out the adobe wall.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/EM57m3.jpg
detail

Just imagine how old it is! It's no doubt from the earliest days of Los Angeles.

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citywatch Oct 20, 2022 7:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 9720386)
https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...720&fit=bounds[/URL]

Could that tree on the right be anything other than a palm?....if so we are definitely not on Long Island.


Moreover, I don't believe that Italian cypresses can survive in the northeastern US.

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odinthor Oct 20, 2022 8:26 PM

In re: Lucky Jordan:

https://i.postimg.cc/cJvmp6n6/Lucky-...acles-p125.jpg
Book Hollywood's Miracles, by John Howard Reid, p. 125, quoting Paramount Publicity

HossC Oct 20, 2022 8:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9766853)

There's a possibility that we've seen this photograph sometime in the past. (it's a reprint currently on eBay)

It shows a small parking lot in the "Mexican Quarter" of Los Angeles in the 1930s.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/bQAuM9.jpg
eBay

note that it's a 'lighted' lot. (one lightbulb)

The main reason I posted the photo is the flag flying on the roof of the building to the left. (the building is facing the next block) I think.

This one.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/hy2YQq.jpg
detail

I've stared at it for quite some time & for the life of me I can't figure out what it represents.
Perhaps if we figure out the flag we can figure out location of the lot. (other than "Mexican Quarter")

I think I've found the parking lot. From the flag, the Wm H Hoegee Co was selling tents, awnings and sporting goods at 138-142 S Main Street and 129-133 S Los Angeles Street (front and back of the same building). I've placed an arrow marking the viewing direction for the image above. Hoegee's would be the building below it. This aerial image is dated January 29, 1934.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag.../LAHoegee1.jpg
mil.library.ucsb.edu

Martin Pal Oct 20, 2022 9:21 PM

^^^ referring to Odinthor's post re: Lucky Jordan

Cornell, California... I don't believe I've ever heard of Cornell, CA, especially because I just found out it's located in the Santa Monica Mountains. South of Westlake Village...2 1/2 miles north of Malibu; west of the Paramount Ranch. (Which explains the shooting location info.)

I can't find any photos or info about the Cornell, CA, railroad station, but near the Paramount Ranch are roads called Cornell Rd. and Cornell Way...I also ff'd through the movie on youtube from the link provide by riichkay and I didn't even see any train station scenes, interior or exterior. :shrug:

Martin Pal Oct 20, 2022 9:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snix (Post 9766101)
The Synthetrix site has a wonderful history of all of the Paul Cummins Huddle restaurants:
[...]
Huddle La Cienega
163 N. La Cienega

[...]
Cummins also owned the Sports Page, The Gay 90s and the Roaring 20s in Beverly Hills.
http://www.synthetrix.com/huddle/SPsign.jpghttp://www.synthetrix.com/huddle/90ssign.jpghttp://www.synthetrix.com/huddle/20slogo.jpg

http://www.synthetrix.com/huddle/preface.htm
_________________________________________________________________



Of all of the restaurants we've covered on Restaurant Row on La Cienega Blvd., I find no posts that talk about this Huddle Restaurant at 163 N. La Cienega.

http://www.synthetrix.com/huddle/Huddle2Rend.jpg

Armet & Davis. It opened in 1952. The #2 refers to it being the second Huddle Restaurant opened after the first one on Bundy.


Currently, 163 N. La Cienega is a business called The Wig Fairy and a restuarant called Gyu-Kaku.

Thanks to Snix: Above photos from this link, where you can find more info and several other photos, interior and exterior of the Restaurant Row location:
http://www.synthetrix.com/huddle/lacienega01.htm

Martin Pal Oct 21, 2022 5:15 PM

^^^ (related)

P.S.: Eleven years ago, E_R, did post a photo (link below) of Paul Cummins "Sports Page," which apparently was short-lived and then turned into The Roaring 20's.

I guess nowadays you'd have to write it: The Roaring 20s.

https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/sho...postcount=5450


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