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HossC Feb 16, 2015 8:56 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6917487)

Did you find anything about the Legle Bros. Coffee Co? I see that they had a roaster on the roof. (at least that's what I think it is)
I believe the coffee co building is the white building in your gsv-, but I'm not sure.

According to the 1956 CD, it's actually the Lingle Bros Coffee Co at 1231 N Broadway. Googling that name leads to a current address of 6500 Garfield Avenue, Bell Gardens. I can only assume that it's the same company.

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

ethereal_reality Feb 16, 2015 9:09 PM

:previous: oops. I see I had the name wrong.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/HCtEbq.jpg
detail / slide
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5189585)
Another image of the Rexall Headquarters on the SE corner of Beverly Blvd. and LA Cienega.

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/5...ybeverlyce.jpg
ebay



Last week I came across this pristine image of the Public Relations Department at Rexall Headquarters, 1950s.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...661/E7WJvw.jpg
ebay

Did you ever visit this department when you worked for the company CityBoyDoug?

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I wondered about Dark Canyon Road Martin_Pal. What a great noirish name.

Godzilla Feb 16, 2015 9:23 PM

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 6917507)
The details of people's dress, even the shoes of the ladies on the left was fascinating. Also, the design of the pentaglobe streetlamps, so much more elaborate than today's 'recreations' on W 7th Street.



;);)

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/8798/rec/2

America votes for Champ!

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0





"Chas. Rhodes" below Hotel Hillcrest sign?
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0

HossC Feb 16, 2015 9:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 6917539)

I think the 1911 CD may have the answer. It lists someone with the name C I Rhodes in the house and sign painters section, so it looks like it was just a bit of free advertising.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ChasRhodes.jpg
LAPL

tovangar2 Feb 16, 2015 9:55 PM

'Update' on the Plaza
 
I wanted to bring this photo forward to show how well the 1888-1892 (?) Plaza design did over time. There's plenty of benches now and the fountain has gained a central sculpture, but who it is of, I don't know. The encircling brick wall is in place now too.

The Federal Courthouse is nearing completion, dwarfing the Baker Block. Actually the courthouse was finished twice. After completion, funding finally came through from DC for the top two floors and penthouse, so they were added. It opened in 1940.

When the new Federal Courthouse is finally completed, the 75-year-old "unsafe" one will come down. Does that mean we will get the Downey Block back? JK

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-j...72123%2BPM.jpg
usc / previously post by sopas ej

And one last look back at the 1871 design for the Plaza, with its elevated fountain and raggedy turf. This was quite early days, before it got so overgrown:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-f...15154%2BPM.jpg
water and power

HossC Feb 16, 2015 10:06 PM

:previous:

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 6917582)

When the new Federal Courthouse is finally completed, the 75-year-old "unsafe" one will come down.

If the old courthouse was still standing in the picture above, it should be visible between the new Federal Courthouse and the Hall of Justice, but all I see is the Hall of Records.

CityBoyDoug Feb 16, 2015 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6917525)
:previous: oops. I see I had the name wrong.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/HCtEbq.jpg
detail / slide
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Last week I came across this pristine image of the Public Relations Department at Rexall Headquarters, 1950s.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...661/E7WJvw.jpg
ebay

Did you ever visit this department when you worked for the company CityBoyDoug?
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I wondered about Dark Canyon Road Martin_Pal. What a great noirish name.

No, ER, I did not visit that area in the photo. I may have walked passed it when I entered the building lobby.

I always went to some office on the second floor that was for company employees. In that office they took care of things like your employment records, compensation and health insurance. I worked for Rexall for a year at one of their subsidiary companies. I may have visited the main office two or three times. [It was actually DART Industries at that time. DART had bought out the old Rexall company.]

But I did visit the big Rexall drug store in the same building many times during my lunch hour. Sometimes I saw movie and TV stars buying various things. One I remember was a very tall Robert Young. He did not leave a very pleasant public impression as he was basically loud and obnoxious. At least he was the day I observed him at Rexall. He had that...'' I'm a big star'' attitude.


This is where I had a dog one day at lunchtime. Nothing special...very ordinary. Notice the old school chairs at the lower right.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psdvh1stuq.jpg
LAHistory blog

ethereal_reality Feb 16, 2015 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6917611)
But I did visit the big Rexall drug store in the same building many times during my lunch hour.

Same here. I used to go there on my lunch hour when I worked at the Beverly Center. It was truly an impressive store.

I ate at Tail-0-Pup too. :)

tovangar2 Feb 16, 2015 10:50 PM

Thx Godzilla!

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_...21821%2BAM.jpg
gsv :-(

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-w...10838%2BPM.jpg
C.C. PIERCE :-)

tovangar2 Feb 16, 2015 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6917598)


If the old courthouse was still standing in the picture above, it should be visible between the new Federal Courthouse and the Hall of Justice, but all I see is the Hall of Records.

The old courthouse was gone. The court was run in temporary bungalows on Poundcake Hill.

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Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 4301404)

Demolition of courthouse, 1936
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics17/00018444.jpg

1948, temporary bungalows housing courts:
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics46/00042941.jpg

All photos from LAPL.org.


ethereal_reality Feb 16, 2015 11:49 PM

Shoe shine boys chilling out at the Plaza, Los Angeles 1911.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...911/3sOPkT.png
http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf396nb4xk/

tovangar2 Feb 17, 2015 1:27 AM

"When the new Federal Courthouse is finally completed, the 75-year-old "unsafe" one will come down. Does that mean we will get the Downey Block back? JK"

I understand the confusion now HossC. The "75-year-old 'unsafe' one" in the above sentence refers to the current Federal Courthouse (hence the reference to the Downey Block). By the "new Federal Courthouse" (that's a clickable link), I meant the one they're building now. The Superior Court was in the bungalows

I didn't mean to be confusing. My apologies.

On occasion I'm lost in time and space.

ethereal_reality Feb 17, 2015 1:44 AM

I came across this earlier this evening.

"View under bridge towards Chavez Ravine's "Lil' Town", 1950.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...908/O6f2q4.jpg
http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/...n935&query=los angeles&brand=calisphere&layout=printable-details

So what bridge would this be?
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tovangar2 Feb 17, 2015 2:06 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6917849)
So what bridge would this be?
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That looks like the E 4th Street bridge, East LA (unless Chavez Ravine had an identical bridge(?), but I don't recall any infrastructure there.)

Your view seems to be under it from 4th St at Bernal

Didn't you see "Colors"?

P.S.
Quote:

Originally Posted by westcork (Post 6102999)


ethereal_reality Feb 17, 2015 2:11 AM

Oh ok, that makes more sense. -thx for the correction T2.

calisphere had it mislabeled.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/280...538/kAH5XN.jpg

-and no, I haven't seen 'Colors'.

ethereal_reality Feb 17, 2015 2:45 AM

Scene of police raid-Mohammad's Mosque at 5606 S. Broadway
which was raided by police at dawn.

Creator: Los Angeles Times Publisher

Date: July 30, 1967."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...661/19wPVc.jpg
http://www.calisphere

5606 S. Broadway in 2014.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...631/K4l0gI.jpg
GSV




below: The nice looking one-story brick building on the right is gone.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...633/N7KKCz.jpg
detail / calisphere
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There is no information on why the mosque was raided.

tovangar2 Feb 17, 2015 2:59 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6917871)
Oh ok, that makes more sense. -thx for the correction T2.

calisphere had it mislabeled.

-and no, I haven't seen 'Colors'.

All the photo libraries are full of errors (and I make more mistakes than all of them put together). Calisphere has its 3 nice 1911 pix of the Plaza (you just posted the one with the cute shoeshine boys) labeled "unidentified plaza" and now two of the E 4th St bridge as "Chavez Ravine". Where would a bridge go in Chavez Ravine? LOL. I'll send them a note.

4th Street & Bernal Avenue:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-n...64249%2BPM.jpg
"Colors", Orion Pictures (1988)

ethereal_reality Feb 17, 2015 4:04 AM

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...537/mb0Obu.jpg
http://www.collinsporthistoricalsociety.com


below: I had to laugh at this comment.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...909/59jqrT.jpg
http://www.collinsporthistoricalsociety.com


Joan Bennett was a true noirish babe. Here she is being absolutely sinister in Fritz Lang's "The Woman In The Window" (1944).

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/AYIwS3.jpg
http://www.frontiersmedia.com/fronti...eal-hollywood/


...and then this happened in 1951.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...540/lWG2Ua.jpg
http://www.frontiersmedia.com/fronti...eal-hollywood/


-here is 6' 3" Jennings Lang / he was 37 in 1951.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/Dywcmq.jpg
http://dating.famousfix.com/tpx_1738...jennings-lang/


Our very own Gaylord_Wilshire covered the shooting here: (with additional photos)

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=2426

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tovangar2 Feb 17, 2015 4:07 AM

Nation of Islam Mosque No. 27
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6917894)
Scene of police raid-Mohammad's Mosque at 5606 S. Broadway
which was raided by police at dawn.

Creator: Los Angeles Times Publisher

Date: July 30, 1967."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...661/19wPVc.jpg
http://www.calisphere

There is no information on why the mosque was raided.

That's Nation of Islam Mosque No. 27, founded in 1957. If you recall the cops & FBI were harassing the Nation of Islam in those days. The LAPD shot seven unarmed people at the mosque in 1962, killing one. The incident had a big impact on Malcolm X because of Elijah Mohammad's lack of response. Malcolm eventually broke with the group partly for that reason.

If you have the time, you can read about the conflicts between the members of Mosque No. 27 and the authorities here and here

ethereal_reality Feb 17, 2015 4:16 AM

:previous: Thanks so much for the additional information tovanger2. It's much appreciated.


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