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ethereal_reality May 18, 2014 1:13 AM

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Originally Posted by JScott (Post 6578081)
The seller's other photo showing Main north of 5th in 1886 is superb, as well. The close-up is particularly interesting in its details.



It's amazing to see how lush downtown once was.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/836/lw0j.jpg
ebay



with border and label
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/841/0s4d.jpg
ebay

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JScott May 18, 2014 5:01 AM

http://losangelespast.blogspot.com/2...ews-1880s.html

CityBoyDoug May 18, 2014 6:30 AM

E_R.......

This establishment kept a lot of gardeners employed...

Tourmaline May 18, 2014 10:09 AM

:hi: Fifth and Main :previous:

http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=16563

HossC May 18, 2014 12:35 PM

Platt's Popcorn Palace on the corner of Main and Fifth Streets (on the site of what would become the Rosslyn Hotel), circa 1903.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...n.jpg~original
USC Digital Library

The turreted building in the background is the Hotel Alcazar/Hotel Butler. It's visible in this elevated view posted by MichaelRyerson in 2012.

Zooming in, the Popcorn Palace is still there!

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...tsPopcorn2.jpg
Detail of picture at USC Digital Library

The 1911 Baist map (below) shows that the Hotel Alcazar/Hotel Butler became the Hotel Royal. It's still called the Hotel Royal on the 1921 map.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...elRoyalMap.jpg
www.historicmapworks.com


More pictures of the Hotel Alcazar can be found in Flyingwedge's post below (which includes images posted by Beaudry):

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=16098

3940dxer May 18, 2014 4:36 PM

Mini Puzzle
 
Where did I take this photo from?

If no one guesses it in the next few hours, will post another view from the same location.

http://wwww.dkse.net/david/Guess/DSCN3428.JPG

GaylordWilshire May 18, 2014 5:26 PM

:previous:

Looks like it was taken from atop the Equitable Building, 6253 Hollywood Blvd...


http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics39/00039172.jpgLAPL

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...QAUYQVPIMI.jpgLAPL

3940dxer May 18, 2014 5:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6582778)
:previous:

Looks like it was taken from atop the Equitable Building, 6253 Hollywood Blvd...

Nice try, but...

Before I post a more obvious clue, any other guesses?

GaylordWilshire May 18, 2014 5:41 PM

:previous:

Capitol Records bldg, then, or even farther north?

3940dxer May 18, 2014 6:20 PM

Yes! It was the top floor of the Capitol Building. Here are a few other shots from that visit.


http://wwww.dkse.net/david/Guess/DSCN3434.JPG


http://wwww.dkse.net/david/Guess/DSCN3430.JPG


http://wwww.dkse.net/david/Guess/DSCN3422.JPG

AlvaroLegido May 18, 2014 8:46 PM

Wow !
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6582426)

I can't find any previous mentions of the Bedell Department Store at 6th and broadway - how could we have missed that roof sign?

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

This building is "a thing of beauty which is a joy for ever" (quoting John Keats). I don't know what you think pals, but to me it is the perfect blend of classical and modern. It's height is quite balanced too !

CityBoyDoug May 19, 2014 12:05 AM

Up On The Roof.....1930s
 
Rooftop gym at the Roosevelt Building, circa 1930s.

Today the building is a collection of renovated modern apartments.


http://www.rooseveltla.com/
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psb977fbc8.jpg
USC collection

ethereal_reality May 19, 2014 12:53 AM

Tom Mack's Buffet. Interesting interior/....1900s? 1910s?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/841/9sq9.jpg
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9th & Main...but what building?
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ethereal_reality May 19, 2014 1:32 AM

Mathie's Malt Tonic. -ever heard of that? -me neither.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...0/837/wc3w.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...0/844/thsv.jpg
http://www.taverntrove.com/results.p...&intResults=30



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/836/eki8.jpg
http://books.google.com/books?id=1AB...ngeles&f=false
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HossC May 19, 2014 1:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6583076)

Tom Mack's Buffet. Interesting interior/....1900s? 1910s?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/841/9sq9.jpg
ebay

9th & Main...but what building?

The 1915 CD lists a saloon belonging to Thos Mack at 862 S Main, which would put it on the south-east corner. I haven't found any pictures of the building yet, but here's the 1914 Baist map of the intersection:

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...n1915Baist.jpg
www.historicmapworks.com

ethereal_reality May 19, 2014 1:54 AM

:previous: :) That's a good start HossC. -thanks


originally posted by 3940dxer
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...0/837/u67x.jpg
I like the blueprint as mural.

Hi David. It was fun seeing your pics from the top of the Capitol Records Building.
That's a pretty rare vantage point. :)
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CityBoyDoug May 19, 2014 2:31 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6583109)

I have never heard of malt tonic. As you know, I prefer the Atomic Radium Water.

vjp81955 May 19, 2014 2:59 AM

Stone wasn't the only actor of note with connections to Wilton Place. Carole Lombard (born Jane Alice Peters in 1908) lived for much of the 1920s and as late as 1930 with her mother and two older brothers at 138 North Wilton Place; we know this from U.S. Census records (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/81610.html). She left by 1931 to marry William Powell.

Here's a Google Earth view of that address from a few years back, and there's a good chance it's the house where the Peters family lived when Carole was making her way in the industry: http://vp19.livejournal.com/pics/catalog/341/1431346

Other addresses for Lombard can be found at http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/457875.html. (Incidentally, I'm the administrator of Carole & Co., a site I've run for nearly seven years -- and I'm pleased to say it appears that within the next few months, I'll be relocating to Los Angeles for film history research.)

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Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 5795762)
And you would win that bet! Stone was Spanish Am War Vet, and this would have been very early in his acting career. He evidently made a name for himself as a featured performer with Belasco.

http://immortalephemera.zippykid.net...ewis-stone.jpghttp://www.google.com

From '21 through '28 he lived at 212 S. Wilton Place

See GW's post on the subject: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7488
http://paradiseleased.files.wordpres...ne-lewis-1.jpghttp://paradiseleased.wordpress.com/...50000-mansion/http://archive.larchmontchronicle.co...iltonPlace.jpggoogle



BDiH May 19, 2014 3:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3940dxer (Post 6582725)
Where did I take this photo from?

If no one guesses it in the next few hours, will post another view from the same location.

http://wwww.dkse.net/david/Guess/DSCN3428.JPG

Plaza Hotel

MichaelRyerson May 19, 2014 12:04 PM

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5319/...8bbe4532_k.jpgGold Line bound for East Los Angeles

A Gold Line train bound for East Los Angeles crosses the 1st Street Bridge over the Los Angeles River on a Wednesday afternoon. Art Deco Sears tower in background, Signal Hill on the horizon. Nice shot of the L. A. River bridges.

Photo by Steve Hymon/Metro.


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