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ethereal_reality May 31, 2016 9:41 PM

re:Linoleum floor tiles.

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7457519)

:previous: I couldn't help but notice the 1950s ubiquitous vinyl/linoleum floor tiles.
I wish the Shulman set included color photographs.


When I see this type of floor tiles I always think green.
(that's the color they were in the doctor's office in my small hometown)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/lLLvy8.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/java18...n/photostream/

:previous: oops, I just noticed these are asphalt tiles.

I'm not sure what the difference is between asphalt & linoleum......and vinyl.....and rubber!


Rubber
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/UO2lvE.jpg
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/9781324167714529/

I read that a lot of these vintage floor tiles were full of asbestos!

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ethereal_reality May 31, 2016 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7458851)
I think the cafeteria was a level above the one which you outlined.

OK, I see it now. Thanks for the correction Hoss.


Do you think the cafeteria area on the roof was built later? It sure looks like it to me.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/t6fp8S.png

Maybe we could locate a building permit. (what website is that again?)

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HossC May 31, 2016 11:33 PM

:previous:

There's not much in the building records (the Sunkist building was at 707 W 5th Street). Instead, here's a picture from the early stages of construction.

"Fruit growers' exchange building, Southern California, 1935".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
USC Digital Library

Wig-Wag Jun 1, 2016 4:30 AM

Bill Heath Ford, North Hollywood, CA
 
This is another of a small number of large format negatives I rescued from the trash at North Hollywood Photo while on my paper route around 1960.

It is pretty self explanatory with the exception of the location of the parade which I suspect was on Lankershim Boulevard. Bill Heath Ford was located just north Of the SP/PE tracks. It later changed hands and moved a bit farther north to 5500 Lankershim and is now Sunrise Ford.

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/...psoozbryjj.jpg

Cheers
Jack

ethereal_reality Jun 1, 2016 3:55 PM

:previous:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/vhtU03.jpg
http://cdm15799.contentdm.oclc.org/c...oll44/id/85236

Safe burglary, Bill Heath Ford (5500 Lankershim Boulevard), 1956
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Business manager Don Johnson looking over the damage.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/N84MI7.jpg

I can't imagine what they used to bash the door like that.....a cro-bar maybe?

& what's that behind the gentleman- a cylindrical heater?
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2 images. Safe burglary, Bill Heath Ford (5500 Lankershim Boulevard), 26 March 1956. Don Johnson (business manager) looks over ripped open safe.; Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Glickman. Date: 1956-03-26. Reporter: Glickman. Assignment: Safe burglary, Bill Heath Ford, 5500 Lankershim Blvd. G111/112: Don Johnson, business mgr.
of Bill Heath Ford Co. looks over ripped open safe. Burglars got 17,000 dollars in cash and checks".

http://cdm15799.contentdm.oclc.org/c...oll44/id/85236

ethereal_reality Jun 1, 2016 4:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7459018)

There's not much in the building records (the Sunkist building was at 707 W 5th Street). Instead, here's a picture from the early stages of construction.

"Fruit growers' exchange building, Southern California, 1935".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
USC Digital Library

:previous: This photograph is so great Hoss!

Did you notice the guy contemplating in front of the apartment building with the Corinthian columns? (I wonder if he's picking up a date)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/i9zuPg.jpg
detail



In this view I've circled the Corinthian capital atop the column. (because I like to circle things ;))

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/FSMJ4B.jpg
detail

I'm not sure what the building is across the street with the tall arched windows. (it says something at the top, but it's difficult to read because of the tree branches)

& there's a sign with a big 10 that's also hidden behind the branches.

-note the fence working it's way up the street.

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HossC Jun 1, 2016 6:07 PM

I've gone for the color photos for today's Julius Shulman post. The black & white images in the set are nearly the same. This is "Job 5675: Miscellaneous locations,1979" - it shows two locations.

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

Here's the second location.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

The Fred Sands Realtors building was at 11611 San Vicente Boulevard. The building is still there, but it now belongs to the Vintage Capital Group.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original
GSV

The house is at 259 St Pierre Road. All the property sites I checked say it was built in 1926 and last sold for $5.3m a year after Mr Shulman captured it. Where they differ is on the current value which could be anything between $11.2m and $44m.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original
Google Maps

Beaudry Jun 1, 2016 6:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7459721)
:previous: This photograph is so great Hoss!

Did you notice the guy contemplating in front of the apartment building with the Corinthian columns? (I wonder if he's picking up a date)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/i9zuPg.jpg
detail



In this view I've circled the Corinthian capital atop the column. (because I like to circle things ;))

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/FSMJ4B.jpg
detail

I'm not sure what the building is across the street with the tall arched windows. (it says something at the top, but it's difficult to read because of the tree branches)

& there's a sign with a big 10 that's also hidden behind the branches.

-note the fence working it's way up the street.

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The Corinthian'd one is the Touraine
http://waterandpower.org/2%20Histori...raine_Bldg.jpgdwp


I'm not sure what the building is across the street with the tall arched windows. (it says something at the top, but it's difficult to read because of the tree branches) LA Gas & Electric! Permit taken in June '24 for a "Switch Motor Generator and Transformer Station." More here.


http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5471/1...2030f1d4_o.jpgdwp

Beaudry Jun 1, 2016 6:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7045581)
Leonard Nadel snapped the Sunkist Building in 1955. The name is usually on the tower (as above) - this is the first time I remember seeing the (updated) logo on the end of the building.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...t.jpg~original
getty.edu - "Leonard Nadel photographs of Community Redevelopment Agency projects, 1948-1998" > "Bunker Hill Renewal Project, 1951-1956" > "Figueroa St., 1955 September 29" > "BH2-65 (negative 5)"

And so poking around in the Sunkist building records netted me this, and I recalled Hoss' post about the sign, which in Nadel's image had been there less than a year (note the rearend of the Touraine, too, and our tiny friend the Sons of the Revolution at far left):

https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7373/2...c7ffecfb_c.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7277/2...24fffb54_c.jpg

Beaudry Jun 1, 2016 6:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7459721)
:previous: This photograph is so great Hoss!

Did you notice the guy contemplating in front of the apartment building with the Corinthian columns? (I wonder if he's picking up a date)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/i9zuPg.jpg
detail

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7143/2...1043d024_b.jpgusc
Do I go down there and let him in? I know he's there...waiting.

ethereal_reality Jun 1, 2016 7:45 PM

:previous: lol. I missed the man in the window
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westcork Jun 1, 2016 8:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7458884)
re:Linoleum floor tiles.


:previous: I couldn't help but notice the 1950s ubiquitous vinyl/linoleum floor tiles.
I wish the Shulman set included color photographs.


When I see this type of floor tiles I always think green.
(that's the color they were in the doctor's office in my small hometown)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/lLLvy8.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/java18...n/photostream/

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Reminds me of The Pantry just in front of the Cashier's Cage

https://cdn2.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/T7X...ry_Floor.0.jpg

http://la.eater.com/2015/1/27/792485...feature-photos

ethereal_reality Jun 1, 2016 9:15 PM

"Pacific Electric streetcar #5061 stops in Whittier California, 1951."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/54Ktoc.jpg
http://www.pacificelectric.org/whittier/

Believe it or not, the large buildings behind the streetcar are still there!

Today it's the King Richard's Antique Center.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/2Yz2te.jpg
gsv


The buildings started out as the Whittier Citrus Association Packing House.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/69m5Ja.jpg
http://cdn.calisphere.org/data/13030...cb-d3e2418.jpg

"The Whittier Citrus Association packing house was located at the corner of Penn Street and Whittier Boulevard. It is the last remnant of the once-flourishing citrus industry in Whittier.
Built in 1902 and enlarged in 1904 it became one of the largest packing plants in the State of California and included a main packing house, lemon curing plant and an office building.
By 1906 650 carloads of oranges and 250 carloads of lemons were shipped annually by rail. The development of the Whittier Citrus Association and packing house was one of the main economic bases of the area for many years. The main structure is now occupied by King Richard's Antique Mall."

information from:
http://scph002.home.netcom.com/scph_la_whittier.html


Here's a before and after.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/8PmIC5.jpg
http://www.shoppersmap.com/shoppers_map/history/

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/4mpze1.jpg
gsv
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I believe we're looking southeast in this excellent view. [date unknown]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/6BADZK.jpg
http://cdn.calisphere.org/data/13030...3d-d3e3421.jpg



1948 Map

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/aguCBr.jpg
http://scph002.home.netcom.com/whittier_smap_48.gif



I'll end with this aerial.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/lUTV3o.jpg
Google_earth

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Martin Pal Jun 1, 2016 9:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Maddox Roberts (Post 7301990)
Concerning the Crane company. Crane plumbing had an exhibit at Disneyland in the '50s. It was in Tomorrowland next to the Monsanto exhibit and had some cool hydraulic gizmos that kids could play with. In those days my Pasadena family had friends named Dick and Maggie Crane. I was told that Dick Crane was some sort of scion of the Crane plumbing fortune. I believe they lived in Pacific Palisades.

Dick Crane--didn't he come up with Viagra?

Wig-Wag Jun 1, 2016 10:55 PM

Safe Burglary
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7459690)
:previous:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/vhtU03.jpg
http://cdm15799.contentdm.oclc.org/c...oll44/id/85236

Safe burglary, Bill Heath Ford (5500 Lankershim Boulevard), 1956
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Here's a slightly different angle of the business manager Don Johnson looking over the damage.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/N84MI7.jpg

I can't imagine what they used to bash the door like that.....a cro-bar maybe?

& what's that behind the gentleman- a cylindrical portable heater?
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2 images. Safe burglary, Bill Heath Ford (5500 Lankershim Boulevard), 26 March 1956. Don Johnson (business manager) looks over ripped open safe.; Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Glickman. Date: 1956-03-26. Reporter: Glickman. Assignment: Safe burglary, Bill Heath Ford, 5500 Lankershim Blvd. G111/112: Don Johnson, business mgr.
of Bill Heath Ford Co. looks over ripped open safe. Burglars got 17,000 dollars in cash and checks".

http://cdm15799.contentdm.oclc.org/c...oll44/id/85236

Thanks for the burglary pix ER!

Cheers,
Jack

ethereal_reality Jun 2, 2016 12:45 AM

You're welcome Jack.


originally posted by HossC
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/2KZzUB.jpg


The building on the periphery of the school grounds caught my eye...........................:previous: (circled in red)

The back half of the building looks like it wants to be a garage (with two large bays), while the front wants to be an apartment building.


Here's the front in all it's faux-east coast colonial ugliness (built in 1951). I thought the building was deserted, but now i think it's just in disrepair.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/edp3ix.jpg
gsv



Here's a side view.....clearly the back half is a garage. (right?)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/xy5nUj.jpg
gsv

& if you look closely, there's a sign between the two front entrances.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/NgjztH.jpg
detail

Try as I might, I can't read the sign.


close, but fuzzy
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...921/3LvAiB.jpg
detail

The design appears to be a combination of an ankh and a cross with rigging. Does anyone recognize this symbolism?

In my noirish mind I've decided this is a cult.
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one last look
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/0xOy8M.jpg
google_earth

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Tourmaline Jun 2, 2016 1:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7459690)
:previous:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/vhtU03.jpg
http://cdm15799.contentdm.oclc.org/c...oll44/id/85236

Safe burglary, Bill Heath Ford (5500 Lankershim Boulevard), 1956
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Business manager Don Johnson looking over the damage.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/N84MI7.jpg

I can't imagine what they used to bash the door like that.....a cro-bar maybe?

& what's that behind the gentleman- a cylindrical heater?
__

2 images. Safe burglary, Bill Heath Ford (5500 Lankershim Boulevard), 26 March 1956. Don Johnson (business manager) looks over ripped open safe.; Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Glickman. Date: 1956-03-26. Reporter: Glickman. Assignment: Safe burglary, Bill Heath Ford, 5500 Lankershim Blvd. G111/112: Don Johnson, business mgr.
of Bill Heath Ford Co. looks over ripped open safe. Burglars got 17,000 dollars in cash and checks".

http://cdm15799.contentdm.oclc.org/c...oll44/id/85236


The damage magnitude suggests the metal was thin and/or poorly constructed for its purpose as a very secure room. It almost resembles a prop from the nearby RKO or Warners lots. On the other hand, . . . maybe the perpetrator was otherworldly or supernatural?:shrug:


http://movies.hollywoodrepublican.ne...Thing-them.jpghttp://movies.hollywoodrepublican.ne...Thing-them.jpg

http://www.rellimzone.com/images/mov...ld-1951-12.pnghttp://www.rellimzone.com/images/mov...ld-1951-12.png



https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...37b8b5508e.jpghttps://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...37b8b5508e.jpg

Tourmaline Jun 2, 2016 1:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7460337)
Here's the front in all it's faux-east coast colonial ugliness (built in 1951). I thought the building was deserted, but now i think it's just in disrepair.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/edp3ix.jpg
gsv


one last look
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/0xOy8M.jpg
google_earth

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Paint it yellow. Just don't call it the Coral Sands as that name has been taken. :P


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-t...729%2520PM.jpg http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=11091

ethereal_reality Jun 2, 2016 1:21 AM

:previous: lol. that's about right.



I thought this was interesting.

"John Didier in his Johnny's Cafe, Whittier Blvd near Norwalk Blvd, ca. 1930."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/IHYbWf.jpg
https://archive.org/details/c_000713

I love noirish interiors like this.

I tried to locate an exterior view of Johnny's Cafe, but came up with zilch.
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ethereal_reality Jun 2, 2016 1:37 AM

Before I sign off for the night; here's another 'noirish' interior.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/dazPjO.jpg
https://archive.org/details/c_000712

"Richard Ramirez in one of the first liquor stores in the Whittier area, Workman Mill Road, Whittier CA, ca. 1935."

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