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ethereal_reality Jun 6, 2016 7:07 PM

-never mind-
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ethereal_reality Jun 6, 2016 7:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7464138)
According to a map I just looked at, there is a Rose Avenue in between Sunset Ave. and Pier Ave. seen on the map above, so my guess is that's where it was located.

MP, I don't see no stink'n Rose Avenue.

Are you talking about this? (tiny red arrow below)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/x9jbmL.jpg
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....if anything, I think it says Ocean Park with some numbers after it. (I could be wrong, of course ;))

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ethereal_reality Jun 6, 2016 8:12 PM

Here's another wonderful slide from Edna.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/nl5fqd.jpg
http://www.ednasantiqueshop.com/holl...olley_line.htm

This shows a rather litter-strewn Santa Monica Boulevard. (looking east...from near Doheny?)

I don't remember seeing that cafe in the brick building before.




& lunch on me at Chasen's for whomever can tell me what this 'art deco' building is (below)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/9ezAPA.jpg
detail
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ethereal_reality Jun 6, 2016 9:13 PM

I believe this photograph of the Greyhound Station may be new to NLA.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/zrl0Q3.jpg
found in an old file of mine / flickriver

*several days ago we discussed this intersection because of the three different styles of streetlights in the photo/link below.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=35293

As you can see, the five-globe is gone in the top photograph. (is that car with the big fins and advertising on the back bumper a taxi? -it doesn't look like a run-of-the-mill taxi)
-a 'normal' taxi can be seen entering the intersection at far left.

Note the restaurant in the station at far left and the Corral cocktail lounge at far right.

You can get a closer look at the 'Corral' cocktail lounge in this post from six years ago. (with six globe lamp-posts out front)
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1609



I've never noticed this restaurant on the opposite side of the Greyhound Station before

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/tPhAsz.jpg

:previous: Can anyone read the name at the top of the blade sign?
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In case anyone missed it, here's MichaelRyerson's answer on the three streetlight designs.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=35296

ethereal_reality Jun 6, 2016 9:26 PM

I was about to log off when I came across this...

same corner

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/geGOPG.jpg
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/140244975868256947/

"1940s: Pacific Electric car (possibly no. 1120) rolls through the 6th & Los Angeles Street intersection that plays host to a classic Greyhound Bus Station
(northeast corner of 6th and Los Angeles) in this undated Robert T. McVay photo.

*Update from Ralph Cantos:
This photo was taken from the north side of the 6th & Main elevated platform looking down on 6th Street as Pasadena bound car #1120 heads west to Main St."
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The restaurant blade sign is missing in this photo, but I see the Corral's serpentine 'neon rope' in the window at the extreme right edge of the photo.
and....we see both the two-globe & five-globe streetlights.

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Martin Pal Jun 6, 2016 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7464971)
MP, I don't see no stink'n Rose Avenue.

Are you talking about this? (tiny red arrow below)

....if anything, I think it says Ocean Park with some numbers after it. (I could be wrong, of course ;))
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Oh, no, E_R, I didn't mean that map, I meant I was looking at a Thomas Guide and found there was a Rose Ave. between those two stops on that map (with the red arrow) and so figure that's where the stop was, even though it's not listed on that map.

CityBoyDoug Jun 6, 2016 10:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7465148)
I was about to log off when I came across this...

same corner

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/geGOPG.jpg
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/140244975868256947/

"1940s: Pacific Electric car (possibly no. 1120) rolls through the 6th & Los Angeles Street intersection that plays host to a classic Greyhound Bus Station
(northeast corner of 6th and Los Angeles) in this undated Robert T. McVay photo.

*Update from Ralph Cantos:
This photo was taken from the north side of the 6th & Main elevated platform looking down on 6th Street as Pasadena bound car #1120 heads west to Main St."
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The restaurant blade sign is missing in this photo, but I see the Corral's serpentine 'neon rope' in the window at the extreme right edge of the photo.
and....we see both the two-globe & five-globe streetlights.

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This might be during WW II. Is that one of those Victory Woodies peeking out from the right side of the Red Car? Maybe its picking up some military men for a trip to Hollywood.

CityBoyDoug Jun 6, 2016 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7465210)
Oh, no, E_R, I didn't mean that map, I meant I was looking at a Thomas Guide and found there was a Rose Ave. between those two stops on that map (with the red arrow) and so figure that's where the stop was, even though it's not listed on that map.

I've been on Rose Ave....it goes right down to Venice Beach and fades left to several parking lots at the sand.

Martin Pal Jun 6, 2016 11:06 PM

E_R, I originally posted this:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 6575913)
This is dated 1948, but no location.
It looks to me like the building on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Doheny.

http://hollywoodphotographs.com/photos/lrg/SR-031.jpgB.Torrence@H.P.

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Later on, GW discovered this to be the case:

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6584481)
Val's Coffee Shop was listed at 8875 Santa Monica Blvd in the 1951 phone book, the NE corner of SMB and San Vicente (building replaced)...

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Now notice the roof of the building in the photograph above, right above the P.E. car's "Santa Monica" destination sign in the front, the same roof can be seen above the back of the P.E. car in the photograph below.


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7465049)
Here's another wonderful slide from Edna.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/nl5fqd.jpg
http://www.ednasantiqueshop.com/holl...olley_line.htm

This shows a rather litter-strewn Santa Monica Boulevard. (looking east...from near Doheny?)

I don't remember seeing that cafe in the brick building before.

That means Val's is to the left of that building and that San Vincente is the cross street there, so the cafe in question is at Hilldale Ave. to the west.
For years that location was the Hilldale Cafe. More recently it was a French croissant and coffee shop called Champagne, but it's been vacant for
several months at the moment.

And, yes, what's with all the litter? Except on paved streets, were the P.E. tracks all like that and did they have a clean-up detail?

I was looking at the man holding the hat on the bus bench, wondering what the white thing in his hand is. And what the reddish thing on the end of the bus bench is. And then if you look underneath the bench at the end, it looks like two bunny slippers there, or an animal curled up beneath it. (?) Or more litter.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7465049)
...& lunch on me at Chasen's for whomever can tell me what this 'art deco' building is (below)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/9ezAPA.jpg
detail
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And I would love to know what that 'art deco' building is...the only clue being the "TH" on the red blade sign. I'm guessing that location is on the corner of SMB and San Vicente and is a US Bank location now, formerly Bank of Los Angeles. (Seems to me it had a different bank name even before that.)


As for the cafe at Hilldale, maybe Dorothy Adamson was eating there before this happened:

Bomb goes off in apartment at 1034 1/2 Hilldale Avenue, June 24, 1958. Dorothy Adamson -- 28 years (was eating in nearby cafe when bomb went off).


Wonder what happened?

Sopas EJ had posted one of these photos before here:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...&postcount=821
...but it was missing, so I relocated it.


More drama April 5, 1952 at 1208 Hilldale Ave. here:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10889

Martin Pal Jun 6, 2016 11:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7465049)
Here's another wonderful slide from Edna.
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And where is Edna getting these slides? She's in Pennsylvania!

Martin Pal Jun 7, 2016 12:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7465129)
I believe this photograph of the Greyhound Station may be new to NLA.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/zrl0Q3.jpg
found in an old file of mine / flickriver

Notice the large amount of sailors dressed in white inside
the station entrance and also outside on the street to the left.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7465129)


Notice the sailors outside on the corner, one with his leg up on the mailbox. This time they're in blue.

What is the protocol for wearing either the white or blue uniform?


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7465129)
I've never noticed this restaurant on the opposite side of the Greyhound Station before

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/tPhAsz.jpg

:previous: Can anyone read the name at the top of the blade sign?
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I thought it said "House" and then maybe "Post House." Then I found this Restaurant Ware Collectors Network site that had the answer:

Established in 1940, Greyhound Post Houses offered both food and companionship to travelers and locals alike. Most of the Post Houses were open 24 hours so they became gathering places for nightowls and people on the nightshift.

There are GREYHOUND POST HOUSES
From the ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC
and From CANADA TO MEXICO.


Interesting info on the page:
http://www.restaurantwarecollectors....und-Post-House

...including, as you might expect, dinnerware photos.

Here's a photo of a Post House Restaurant, but I didn't post it because it could be anywhere:
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3085/3...d56db294_b.jpg
Go Greyhound/Flickr

rbpjr Jun 7, 2016 12:22 AM

[QUOTE=ethereal_reality;7465129]I believe this photograph of the Greyhound Station may be new to NLA.





I've never noticed this restaurant on the opposite side of the Greyhound Station before

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/tPhAsz.jpg

:previous: Can anyone read the name at the top of the blade sign?
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I believe it say "Post House" which was a name of some of the cafes at Greyhound stations at that time.

ethereal_reality Jun 7, 2016 12:24 AM

Thanks for your help Martin Pal and rbpjr! That's the first I've heard of Post House restaurants (and their connection to Greyhound)

MP, I believe the 'Post House' restaurant in your link was located in Memphis. (there's one of those touristy straw hats on top of the comic book rack)

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3085/3...d56db294_b.jpg

:previous: neat photo.

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Martin Pal Jun 7, 2016 12:36 AM

:previous:

Excellent deducing!

I'd never heard of them, before, either.

ethereal_reality Jun 7, 2016 1:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7465327)
Notice the large amount of sailors dressed in white inside
the station entrance and also outside on the street to the left.

Notice the sailors outside on the corner, one with his leg up on the mailbox. This time they're in blue.

What is the protocol for wearing either the white or blue uniform?

This sounds like a question for our very own CityBoyDoug.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/S73Xju.jpg
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/352195633336942474/

CityBoyDoug Jun 7, 2016 1:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7465395)

NAVY Uniforms:

White - 6 summer months...April through September, depending on local command regulations.

Blue - 6 winter months.

This has been the Navy tradition for over 250 years, USA and worldwide.

Retired_in_Texas Jun 7, 2016 5:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7465339)
Thanks for your help Martin Pal and rbpjr! That's the first I've heard of Post House restaurants (and their connection to Greyhound)

MP, I believe the 'Post House' restaurant in your link was located in Memphis. (there's one of those touristy straw hats on top of the comic book rack)

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3085/3...d56db294_b.jpg

:previous: neat photo.

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Quite a bit of info on Greyhound, Post House Restaurants, and a chain known as Horne's. All basically victims of the Interstate Highway system to one degree or another. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horne's_%28restaurant%29

oldstuff Jun 7, 2016 2:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7465129)
I believe this photograph of the Greyhound Station may be new to NLA.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/zrl0Q3.jpg
found in an old file of mine / flickriver

*several days ago we discussed this intersection because of the three different styles of streetlights in the photo/link below.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=35293

As you can see, the five-globe is gone in the top photograph. (is that car with the big fins and advertising on the back bumper a taxi? -it doesn't look like a run-of-the-mill taxi)
-a 'normal' taxi can be seen entering the intersection at far left.

Note the restaurant in the station at far left and the Corral cocktail lounge at far right.

You can get a closer look at the 'Corral' cocktail lounge in this post from six years ago. (with six globe lamp-posts out front)
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1609



I've never noticed this restaurant on the opposite side of the Greyhound Station before

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/tPhAsz.jpg

:previous: Can anyone read the name at the top of the blade sign?
__


In case anyone missed it, here's MichaelRyerson's answer on the three streetlight designs.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=35296

LOVE the cars with the fins!

MichaelRyerson Jun 7, 2016 2:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7465049)
Here's another wonderful slide from Edna.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/nl5fqd.jpg
http://www.ednasantiqueshop.com/holl...olley_line.htm

This shows a rather litter-strewn Santa Monica Boulevard. (looking east...from near Doheny?)

I don't remember seeing that cafe in the brick building before.


Guy on the bench is likely holding a Racing Form and waiting for the eastbound car headed for Santa Anita. Looks like he's been there before. Little red beret on the bench and
the white bunny slippers under it were left by Dorothy Adamson when she dropped her coffee and scurried home after hearing the bomb blast. Poor thing.

ethereal_reality Jun 7, 2016 3:46 PM

"Guy on the bench is likely holding a Racing Form and waiting for the eastbound car headed for Santa Anita. Looks like he's been there before.
Little red beret on the bench and the white bunny slippers under it were left by Dorothy Adamson when she dropped her coffee and scurried home
after hearing the bomb blast. Poor thing."




:previous:Great deduction MR. (esp. the part about Dorothy and her bunny slippers!) lol

I was looking closely at the man last night. I couldn't figure out what he's holding. (besides the newspaper/racing forms and a pencil)

I thought perhaps it was a pair of better shoes than the dusty black ones he was wearing...
and once he got to the office, he was going to switch them out. (they're brown, so they match his clothes)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/mdqXYh.jpg
detail


But now I agree with you about the Santa Anita Race Track scenario.

....maybe he was going to meet this woman?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/W6DOd8.jpg
ebay

Wait a minute, she's at Hollywood Park Race Track.

She took the wrong train!

;)

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