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Godzilla Oct 8, 2012 5:37 AM

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Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5134679)
graded west elevation of poundcake hill for courthouse

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...T-BUI-751?v=hr
Source: USC Digital Archive http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...T-BUI-751?v=hr

there was still a bit of a grade on the east side of poundcake hill, but nothing like when the school was there

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-41446?v=hr
Source: USC Digital Archive http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-41446?v=hr

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Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 5855476)
Turning the clock back to 1890.

Corner of Spring and Temple
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...263ESCXQ9E.jpg

1891
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...UBCE8T6Q22.jpgC.St.Lib

Handsome Stranger Oct 8, 2012 6:42 AM

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Originally Posted by thenicerguy (Post 5858846)
Can somebody re-identify this club? I'm sure I found it here somewhere but lost the name.....

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...scanlr0061.jpg

While we're at it, can we identify the Hollywood VIPs caricatured on the upper reaches of the walls? I see Carl Laemmle astride a globe (Universal) and Louis B. Mayer next to a lion (MGM), Chico and Groucho Marx, Charlie Chaplin, Charles Boyer, and what is probably Jimmy Durante. The female stars are a little harder to decipher. The blonde to the right of Chaplin could be Carole Lombard or Constance Bennett.

Anyone want to take a stab at identifying the rest?

Joe Gillis Oct 8, 2012 6:47 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5859047)
:previous: I am rather intrigued by this small 'tower' that I've circled in red. Is it a lookout/bell tower atop an old fire station?*

originally posted by Godzilla
http://imageshack.us/a/img32/7941/aabenowssp.jpg
usc



*Ok, I just looked again at the other photograph Godzilla posted (see below), and it looks like there is a fire station....
but the station seems to be a lot closer to the Wilshire Storage Bldg. than the 'tower'. What do you guys think?

http://imageshack.us/a/img109/5199/aabefs.jpg
usc
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Engine Company 29 by the looks of it, and its their training tower

http://lafire.com/stations/FS029/pho...o29-02_516.jpg

http://lafire.com/stations/FS029/FS029_1913-1991.htm

Earl Boebert Oct 8, 2012 2:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe Gillis (Post 5859128)

I think that tower is for drying hoses.

Cheers,

Earl

rcarlton Oct 8, 2012 2:35 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5859047)

The front end of this truck looks different.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8175/8...0ea3b46f_b.jpg

1914 Renault
http://www.oldcarandtruckpictures.co...4_Dr_Sedan.jpgThe ODDS and SODS

http://files.conceptcarz.com/img/Ren...-10-AI-a01.jpg

Radiator.
http://files.conceptcarz.com/img/Ren...V-10-AI_04.jpgConceptcarz

http://www.autogallery.org.ru/k/r/14...e_Dynotrak.jpgOltimerpicturegallery

Very unusual to have a French truck in LA in 1924. Turns out it was an American knock off.

rcarlton Oct 8, 2012 4:12 PM

Station 29 in 1914.
http://lafire.com/stations/FS029/pho...o29-02_516.jpgLAFIRE.COM
1991
http://lafire.com/stations/FS029/pho...mPhoto_516.jpgLAFIRE.COM

Here is Station 29 today.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8455/8...f4912ef8_b.jpgGE

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8453/8...2cd5ce45_b.jpgGE

Joe Gillis Oct 8, 2012 4:19 PM

Is that the stump of the tower in that first Google shot?

Godzilla Oct 8, 2012 4:38 PM

Northbound trip on Western Avenue in mid '20s posed an interesting slice of LA pie! (some are reposts)


North from Washington Blvd, ca '24
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...T-STR-040?v=hr

North from Wilshire Boulevard, ca. '24
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-9041?v=hrhttp://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-9045?v=hr

North from 1st Street, ca. '24
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-9036?v=hr

North from 6th Street, ca. '24
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...A61A7C1E9?v=hr


North from 7th Street, '24 Very much like the overhead intersection lighting!
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-9042?v=hr From USC Digital

Arch2000 Oct 8, 2012 4:43 PM

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Originally Posted by rcarlton (Post 5859328)

Very cool that this building still exists, I didn't expect that. Its adaptive reuse into retail is great, I just wish it could have been done in such a way that the building's former life as a fire station could be visible, and celebrated.

Looks like there is enough still there that it could be done. It would mostly require the removal of the added elements, and getting creative with signage.

Godzilla Oct 8, 2012 4:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe Gillis (Post 5859128)

Interesting read. Station set record for 75 years continuous use. Was built before city supplied water so the pumpers filled from "hot" Beverly Blvd and Oxford - mineral spring. Nearby Bimini Slough, ring a [fire]bell?

Station responsible for extinguishing 9th floor fire at American Storage in '44.

http://lafire.com/stations/FS029/pho...istie_1500.gif

http://lafire.com/stations/FS029/pho...ation_1500.gif

http://lafire.com/stations/FS029/pho...29-01_1500.jpg

http://lafire.com/stations/FS029/pho...wc-02_1500.jpg

1991 Closure
http://lafire.com/stations/FS029/pho...Photo_1500.jpg http://lafire.com/stations/FS029/FS029_1913-1991.htm

ethereal_reality Oct 8, 2012 6:25 PM

:previous: Great posts on fire station 29 (and noticing that Renault truck was pretty cool).
It's amazing how this little stretch of S. Western Ave. turned out to be so interesting.

Another survivor is this fine building with the two bay windows opposite the fire station.

http://imageshack.us/a/img831/6146/aafireproofa1.jpg
usc




http://imageshack.us/a/img338/9568/a...ndowsurviv.jpg
google street view

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Godzilla Oct 8, 2012 6:53 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5859047)

There is a large roof sign on the left (west) side of the street. "Commercial" and "Savings." Looks like "Hollywood," but maybe not.

What business is being advertised?

GaylordWilshire Oct 8, 2012 7:23 PM

:previous:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-B...2520PM.bmp.jpgLAPL

Godzilla Oct 8, 2012 7:55 PM

:previous:Thank you

Western Avenue intersects with Santa Barbara Avenue, ca., '24 Hellman Bank
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...ACBF83302?v=hrUSC Digital

Godzilla Oct 8, 2012 8:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 5714718)


Sad time. Notation refers to "enemy aliens," without defining the term.

Quote:

"All enemy aliens living in the above indicated evacuation area, an area thick with defense plants, must move by Feb. 24, the United States ordered yesterday. Five miles wide, the zone extends 10 miles inland to Western Ave."
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...ARDA-3-26?v=hrhttp://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...RDA-3-26v?v=hrUSC Digital

Arch2000 Oct 8, 2012 9:10 PM

Model of post WWII- Downtown LA
 
Perhaps this is a little off-topic, but I know it will be of interest to those here. A man who grew up in LA, and has retired to Idaho, has built a model of the downtown of his youth in his basement, as a hobby.

http://www.spokesman.com/photos/2012/oct/06/178462/
The Spokesman Review- Kathy Plonka

Article: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/201...-shape-in-cda/

Interesting article, unfortunately though lacking in photos!

Arch2000 Oct 8, 2012 9:16 PM

Hmmm, the image didn't post. Let me try it again:

http://media.spokesman.com/photos/20...c121cdf327258d
The Spokesman Review- Kathy Plonka

ethereal_reality Oct 9, 2012 1:27 AM

A page out of a photo album. (I've been having problems recently reducing my images on imageshack...sorry)

http://imageshack.us/a/img87/3029/aa...eenforaday.jpg
ebay

I didn't realize 'Queen for a Day' was broadcast from Earl Carrolls. The box of DUZ detergent must have been one of the prizes.

Albany NY Oct 9, 2012 1:33 AM

Not all survivors can be runway models
 
Originally posted by ethereal reality Great posts on fire station 29 (and noticing that Renault truck was pretty cool).
It's amazing how this little stretch of S. Western Ave. turned out to be so interesting.

Another survivor is this fine building with the two bay windows opposite the fire station.

http://imageshack.us/a/img831/6146/aafireproofa1.jpg
usc

http://imageshack.us/a/img338/9568/a...ndowsurviv.jpg
google street view

It looks as though there are some other survivors here, as well. Mundane....but still there. Possibly the hardware store on the left of the building with the bay windows, and certainly the two buildings on the right. Notice that the second building has the same white stonework running up the side, as pointed out by the red arrow.
http://imageshack.us/a/img84/4641/survivors2.jpg
Why do I always find the ugly ducklings?........sighhhh

ethereal_reality Oct 9, 2012 1:59 AM

A former cable power house at 7th and Grand was the Los Angeles Post Office in the 1900s.


http://imageshack.us/a/img201/371/aa...906at7thst.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img580/9951/a...9067thgran.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/search...=1349747441161

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