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tovangar2 Jun 5, 2013 10:58 PM


Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6154402)
OK, I just found this. (but with no information) It looks like someone took it upon themselves to add clothing.

Time to hop in the google-mobile and find this beauty.

It looks like it might be in the same spot but facing a different direction.

ethereal_reality Jun 5, 2013 11:01 PM

:previous: Thanks T2. So the clothed one is a replica. :(

a truly bizarre postcard

What does 'NO Race Suicide' even mean?


Matthew Jun 5, 2013 11:03 PM


Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6154329)
Does anyone have information on this statue and fountain?

This statue, which is 105 years old, has a very interesting history. I won't post all of it, due to forum rules, but you can read it here (link below):

It's Stephen M. White, the "Father of Los Angeles Harbor."


The statue was moved to its present location, at the entrance to Cabrillo Beach off Stephen M. White Drive, on Feb 23, 1989. A report in the San Pedro News Pilot says:

“Thanks to the persistence of local residents and family descendants, the 81-year-old bronze statue of the former U.S. senator responsible for locating a federal breakwater in San Pedro was finally unveiled Thursday at its new spot overlooking the now thriving harbor.”
After trying for decades to move the statue, they finally did it!

I love these color photographs e_r. It's the closest to actually being there back then.

tovangar2 Jun 5, 2013 11:09 PM


Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6154450)

What does 'NO Race Suicide' even mean?


belmont bob Jun 6, 2013 12:02 AM

LA Trade Tech


This is the campus of LA Trade Tech College, c. 1958/59. I can pin point to that time because the picture predates the culinary arts’ building that was opened around 61/62. The campus had been converted from the original Polytechnic High School in the mid 50’s. I attended some design classes there from 1960 to 62.
The old buildings that are no longer standing include the old high school gym (white bldg. to extreme left on photo and the engineering design building to the right of the gym (peeking out from behind the three story building that is left of center). Looking at Google Maps, most of the other buildings are still in place. The old original high school was built about 1905 and was replaced by those shown here – I’m guessing after the 1933 Long Beach earthquake. There are many photos of that original campus and if I’m not mistaken including some on this forum.
Anyone have more history on the high school as it evolved?

so-cal-bear Jun 6, 2013 12:30 AM


tovangar2 Jun 6, 2013 12:49 AM


Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6154450)

Uh-huh. The sculptor sells replicas of the replica:

"I suggested to the [LAUSD] committee that putting a thin gown on her was a better idea than repeating her nudity as she would be now next to a public school"
-Bobbie Carlyle, sculptor

ethereal_reality Jun 6, 2013 1:13 AM


Originally Posted by Matthew (Post 6154452)
This 105 year old statue is Stephen M. White, the "Father of Los Angeles Harbor."

Thank you Matthew. That link is chock-full of information.

ethereal_reality Jun 6, 2013 1:16 AM

This is terribly interesting T2. As horrific as Eugenics was, I still find it fascinating.

Graybeard Jun 6, 2013 1:24 AM


Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6154182)
Not that it's a big deal, but mine says we're on 750 pages. What are you other people seeing? -just curious-

600 pages but I have "view 25 posts per page" set in my options.

ethereal_reality Jun 6, 2013 1:46 AM


Originally Posted by lemster2024 (Post 6112261)
This is a view of the City Market wholesale produce complex, bordered by San Pedro, 10th Street, San Julian, and 9th Street. It was founded in 1909 (architects: Morgan & Walls) and was once a bustling center of commerce until supplanted by newer, larger facilities that opened on Olympic and Central in the early 1980's (?).

The structure has been torn down in preparation of a massive re-development effort expect to be completed over the course of 20 years.
my photo

Items are already turning up on this porcelain sign. (12 bids so far at $130 dollars)

...but I'm mostly interested in this sign. Any clues where this ended up?
J. Mapes

tovangar2 Jun 6, 2013 1:58 AM


Originally Posted by so-cal-bear (Post 6154577)
Living in Los Angeles since 1976 your mystery building is on Wilshire and South Park View. Since I was in my before teens I hated that building. I always thought it looked like a beehive! And I still do at my old @$$ 40 years.

That's the American Cement Building, 2404 Wilshire. The American Cement Corporation was headquartered there until the late 70's. I guess the exterior reflects the company's desire to show how "pretty" cement is. It's been lofted and is often used as a shooting location ("Kill Bill",etc).

Masses of pix here:

and here:

ethereal_reality Jun 6, 2013 2:14 AM


Originally Posted by so-cal-bear (Post 6154577)
The 'mystery' building is on Wilshire and South Park View. Since I was in my teens I hated that building.
I always thought it looked like a beehive!

Thanks so-cal-bear. To be honest I don't mind this mid-century building at all; in fact I kind of like it. (despite the podium)

sadykadie2 Jun 6, 2013 5:26 AM

What a travesty to tear down the old court building

sadykadie2 Jun 6, 2013 5:31 AM

Dang! It looks worse!

ethereal_reality Jun 6, 2013 2:34 PM

Los Angeles Herald 1905

This reminds me, thanks for the information on Dolgeville CityBoyDoug.

ethereal_reality Jun 6, 2013 2:53 PM

screen-grab from The Exiles 1961.

1956 city directory

-notice the globe light with the word hotel. (I'm still trying to figure out where this is exactly) -probably on main st. as well
screen-grab The Exiles 1961

ethereal_reality Jun 6, 2013 3:22 PM
business card/ebay


I was hoping to find an oil well behind it. :)

ethereal_reality Jun 6, 2013 3:24 PM

I found this slide earlier this month on ebay.

Los Angeles

-pretty cool huh.

ethereal_reality Jun 6, 2013 4:01 PM

noirish photo shoot

Martha Vickers


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