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HenryHuntington Jun 23, 2015 3:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7071822)

This was LARy's L Line, which was abandoned in 1940 due to pressure from Caltrans (nee Division of Highways) to remove the streetcars as part of a rehabilitation project. It was replaced by LAMC Line 90.

BifRayRock Jun 23, 2015 4:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6790546)
It's most likely the Robert Marsh Residence which once stood at 1119 Westchester Place. GW wrote about it in post #5551. Here's a larger version of the first picture he posted (from the same source).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
Kansas Sebastian on flickr

I also found this Los Angeles Herald article from July 23, 1905.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
California Digital Newspaper Collection

The residence, circled on the left of the map below, originally had a view over the Los Angeles Country Club, until the club moved in 1911. The article above mentions the "broad terrace extending along the entire eastern front and terminating in a covered porch on the north, commanding a fine view of the valley and mountains in the background." The image below is from the 1910 Baist map. The 1914 map shows virtually no trace of the old club grounds (other than the name Country Club Drive), with the area already divided into plots and roads extended through it.

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








Country Club Drive meets S Wilton (1100 Block)



These posts :previous: brought to mind the following 1940-images depicting 3301 Country Club Drive and surrounds. Building records indicates 1921 construction for 3301. Property was owned by Fred W Darley, who according to the '56CD may have had a detective/gumshoe agency. The source material references tree damage by the construction equipment and road work. The excavation suggests this road work was probably far more involved than mere tree removal and sidewalk improvements. Could be the not-so-secret installation of faux zanjas? :no: The photos speak for themselves. :shrug:


Country Club is curved. Wilton is straight.


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3301 CC Drive
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The fun begins. Will they reuse that felled street sign?
Quote:

You killed her. Dorothy: I didn't mean to kill her. Really, I didn't. It's just that he was on fire. Captain of the Winkie Guard: Hail to Dorothy!



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Mr. Darley or an interloper?
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Nothing deters the Arden Milk Man from collecting those empties. Notice a few garbage cans, indicating some sort of pickup. A private service?
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Moving dirt is a spectator sport on CC Drive. Looks like fun.
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Interesting contrast between the street cleared of curb-side trees and the tree-lined street in the background. No idea whether those background trees were in danger of having a limited future. Is the rectangular object in the middle of the street, an outhouse?
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Not sure about this construction, be it a thoroughfare or property development.

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ethereal_reality Jun 23, 2015 3:10 PM

originally posted by BifRayRock
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...661/LmlK5Q.jpg
S. Wilton Place


These two homes are still there, although there's a house between now.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...537/NNG9IP.jpg
gsv


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...538/nxI7nV.jpg
gsv

ethereal_reality Jun 23, 2015 3:20 PM

Three amateur snapshots of Los Angeles paint crew, 1924.




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/540/104Iz4.jpg
eBay

"left out the L one time" :)



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/LYSOke.jpg
eBay

:previous: I need help in deciphering some of the writing.






This is my favorite. "Chester Warrick 100% Irishman"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/YtuZBO.jpg
eBay

Why scull & crossbones? (just a joke I guess)

Does anyone recognize the house?




Here it is larger.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/633/YDvJU0.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/661/O5eNzu.jpg
eBay

tovangar2 Jun 23, 2015 4:22 PM

Nice find BRR.

MR once gifted us with a great shot of one of the gates, in their original configuration, taken from the inside looking out:

This was followed up later by another angle from e_r of the outside, looking in. (I'll bring it forward here in case anyone missed this one):

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5905395)

And finally, the following, published before on hollywoodphotographs.com and hancockparkproperty.com:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-L...95146%2BAM.jpg
(detail)

The west Wilshire gate is at upper right.

(I'm fascinated by images of various parts of LA beginning to form on open land, like the one above. Although I'm very aware of the underlying terrain, day-to-day life in LA with our derelict, 'recovering', urban-renewed and more stable areas, plus our tens of thousands of now-vacant lots, it's easy to forget sometimes how new LA's built environment is.)





P.S.

Thx too for this:
We still have those lamp standards here in West LA. Along Olympic there's a jumble of originals:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-n...13045%2BAM.jpg
gsv

...many more of the updated version, which have been given new heads (not an entirely attractive compromise):
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-g...12422%2BAM.jpg
gsv

...and replacements:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-5...13705%2BAM.jpg
gsv

Tourmaline Jun 23, 2015 5:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 6651599)
1912 Laurel Canyon Trackless Trolley
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics30/00049512.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics30/00049512.jpg



Unrelated question for those who frequent La Brea at or near Wilshire: I am told that the macadam has a series of parallel cracks for several blocks that strongly resemble the pattern of standard gauge street car tracks. Was there a street car line that ran on La Brea?




http://blogs.library.ucla.edu/specia.../FoLAR_003.jpghttp://blogs.library.ucla.edu/specia.../FoLAR_003.jpg



I heard from a long-time former LA resident who said that as kids, he and his brother collected railroad spikes from that intersection and other nearby locations when there was road construction or street repairs. He could not explain how these trolley related items got there but said considering some of those arteries led to nearby trolley car lines it might not be that surprising. The more I ponder this I wonder whether parallel cracks could also be from prior construction repairs, especially for utilities. It seems unlikely but did trolley car track and spikes bear readily identifiable makers marks? Unless severely worn, some of it could be recycled on other jobs, no?



I noticed this blurb concerning Disney World and faux historical track.

Quote:

For the most part, Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards consist of concrete sidewalks and curbs and asphalt streets. But near the Tower of Terror, you can find that the pavement has worn away to expose the original brick streets and the Red Car tracks. These tracks pay homage to the Pacific Electric Railway which once offered the people of Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties over 1,000 miles of mass transit.
http://land.allears.net/blogs/jacksp...at_walt_1.html

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Warning. Viewer discretion advised. May contain some reposts.



1937 - Surveyor near Santa Monica Blvd. and Highland Ave (6820 Santa Monica Blvd in background)
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00098/00098001.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00098/00098001.jpg




1937 - Santa Monica - Highland Construction project
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00097/00097996.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00097/00097996.jpg


1958 - Highland Park
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics48/00058502.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics48/00058502.jpg





Quote:

Pacific Electric Railway car making its way south on its track near what is now called Riverside Drive, traveling south from the Silver Lake and Los Feliz areas. The 5 Freeway is now located at this spot. Griffith Park is visible in the background and a few homes can be seen as well
Undated
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013164.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013164.jpg


No info on date or location
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics35/00067226.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics35/00067226.jpg



No info on date or location
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013166.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013166.jpg




Automation be raised. No date
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013163.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013163.jpg



Electric car interior. Purpose of center object, change collection?
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013154.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013154.jpg



Uniformed PE Drivers contemplate women in slacks
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00006/00006957.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00006/00006957.jpg



A PE Conductor Ponders, "Did I make the correct change?"
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013195.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013195.jpg



Safely boarding/packing a trolley car.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013156.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013156.jpg





Looks potentially painful.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013153.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013153.jpg




1924 - Georgia Street and Pico Blvd. (Near current Staples Center location)
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013167.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013167.jpg




1958 -
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013106.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013106.jpg

jg6544 Jun 23, 2015 6:17 PM


Photograph taken on his trip to "sell" the Versailles Treaty to the country. Not too long after this photo was taken, he suffered the first of the strokes that disabled him for the remainder of his term.

Martin Pal Jun 23, 2015 6:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 7071828)


Is that a rabbit in the photograph?
At the edge of the sidewalk.

BifRayRock Jun 23, 2015 8:40 PM







Pacific Freight Lines System, Motor Freight Terminal Co ~1927 (A silo or or control tower?)


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Hammond Lumber, 2010 S Alameda

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GaylordWilshire Jun 23, 2015 9:03 PM

:previous:

A post by HossC of the Vernon & Arlington intersection with more pictures:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=19887

tovangar2 Jun 23, 2015 9:30 PM

Question
 
LAPL has this photo up on two different pages with two different captions:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Y...14339%2BPM.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-y...14226%2BPM.jpg
lapl

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-k...13649%2BPM.jpg
lapl

The participants look like they're enjoying themselves, but there's no other indication of a party or event in progress in this very plain room (no one is holding a glass etc).

The windows are flung wide, but the openings are barred.

Was this taken in jail or at a 3rd & Main venue? (I can't imagine it was a jail-themed party)

Thx.

Also, I thought, even in the darkest years, that everyone was safe on Halloween(?)

GaylordWilshire Jun 23, 2015 9:32 PM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8....bmp.jpg?gl=USebay

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-R....bmp.jpg?gl=US


Here's a house on Bartlett Street, just northeast of the "Stack"--

William Petzold, a janitor in an office building, was at 824 Bartlett St in the '09CD; then, in subsequent CDs through 1921, at 825 Bartlett (perhaps the '09 CD is in error, or the renumberings of many streets around 1910 had something to do with the change). The Petzolds appear to have moved to Beaudry Street by 1922.

Anyway, here's the house today:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a....bmp.jpg?gl=USGSV

CityBoyDoug Jun 23, 2015 11:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7072917)
LAPL has this photo up on two different pages with two different captions:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Y...14339%2BPM.jpg



The participants look like they're enjoying themselves, but there's no other indication of a party or event in progress in this very plain room (no one is holding a glass etc).

The windows are flung wide, but the openings are barred.

Was this taken in jail or at a 3rd & Main venue? (I can't imagine it was a jail-themed party)

Thx.

Also, I thought, even in the darkest years, that everyone was safe on Halloween(?)

I suspect some neighbor complained to the police and that was their excuse to raid.

ethereal_reality Jun 24, 2015 1:03 AM

Harper's retro-sign / A flash from the past.

-they could have used this garage in 'Kiss Me Deadly'. ;) Zowie! Bam!
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/O5JsnA.jpg
detail/gsv



2909 W. Vernon Avenue, Los Angeles CA

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...537/mTvC8p.jpg
gsv


Excellent 'deco' lettering along the front of the garage.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...673/dCXBUT.jpg
detail

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...661/dMEfkr.jpg
detail

:previous: Impressive shadows as well....especially that curved one on the left.
__





And much to my surprise, there is a fine example of an 'art deco' apartment building across the street.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...537/Pd8afa.jpg
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A slightly different angle shows additional vertical lines above a side entrance.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/uZFTao.jpg
gsv





And here's another surprise. This small treasure of a building is right next door!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...661/Fqo60E.jpg
gsv



Here they are in together, in one image.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/uDe0oB.jpg
gsv

________________





*postscript:

The deco apartment building has recently been repainted to emphasize it's vertical lines.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...661/WsbTau.jpg
gsv

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ethereal_reality Jun 24, 2015 1:27 AM

I don't believe we've seen this photograph on NLA.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/hym3hO.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_..._(CHS-910).jpg

"Exterior view of the bank building on the corner of Third and Broadway in Santa Monica, ca. 1900."

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CityBoyDoug Jun 24, 2015 1:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7073183)
I could be mistaken, but I don't believe we've seen this photograph on NLA.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/hym3hO.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_..._(CHS-910).jpg

"Exterior view of the bank building on the corner of Third and Broadway in Santa Monica, ca. 1900."

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I'm so happy that horses were finally banned from city streets. What a mess.

ethereal_reality Jun 24, 2015 2:43 AM

I just happened across this view of downtown from one of the Dodger Stadium parking lots, ca. 1968.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/540/QRUqH7.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-LOS-ANG...item5b141dde7b

So what's with the 'abyss' between the parking lot and that nearby hill...I've never noticed this before.
why wasn't the parking lot extended another 200 feet to connect the two?

*I just noticed the top of a flag pole, far right.
.....and there appears to be the top of a building visible within the third E of EBAYEBAYEBAY.

What's down there?

tovangar2 Jun 24, 2015 3:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7073035)
I suspect some neighbor complained to the police and that was their excuse to raid.

Well, if this really is a jail photo, it's the best ever. Three cheers all around for the participants. Their effervescence is palpable. If I ever get arrested, I hope I can pull it off with such elan.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-k...80357%2BPM.jpg
lapl


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Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7073266)

So what's with the 'abyss' between the parking lot and that nearby hill...I've never noticed this before.
why wasn't the parking lot extended another 200 feet to connect the two?

*I just noticed the top of a flag pole, far right.
.....and there appears to be the top of a building visible within the third E of EBAYEBAYEBAY.

What's down there?

That appears to be the LAFD center. It used to be a Navy and Marine facility. It's come up before as the place where the sailors emerged to riot in 1943 (before learning that here from Martin Pal, I'd always thought they'd come off of ships). Stadium Way runs in a deep, but wide, "trench" between two ridgelines. The foreshortening is deceptive. It's not the kind of terrain/distance that could be bridged by a parking lot.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7...81351%2BPM.jpg
google maps

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-b...81625%2BPM.jpg
gsv

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-F...83140%2BPM.jpg
gsv

Thank you for the great photo.

HenryHuntington Jun 24, 2015 3:35 AM

Tourmaline, thanks so much for bringing these photos! I'll try to answer some of your questions...

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7072524)
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I heard from a long-time former LA resident who said that as kids, he and his brother collected railroad spikes from that intersection and other nearby locations when there was road construction or street repairs. He could not explain how these trolley related items got there but said considering some of those arteries led to nearby trolley car lines it might not be that surprising. The more I ponder this I wonder whether parallel cracks could also be from prior construction repairs, especially for utilities. It seems unlikely but did trolley car track and spikes bear readily identifiable makers marks? Unless severely worn, some of it could be recycled on other jobs, no?

LARy's 5 Line ran on La Brea Ave. in Inglewood and Hawthorne, but neither they nor PE had rails on La Brea in Los Angeles. The PE crossing of Wilshire Blvd. that would've been closest to La Brea was at San Vicente Blvd.

Spikes and tie plates usually don't have markers, but rails often identify the steel mill that rolled them as well as the year that they were produced and their weight (in pounds per yard).




I noticed this blurb concerning Disney World and faux historical track.




http://land.allears.net/blogs/jacksp...ement%2049.jpghttp://land.allears.net/blogs/jacksp...ement%2049.jpg


Warning. Viewer discretion advised. May contain some reposts.



1937 - Surveyor near Santa Monica Blvd. and Highland Ave (6820 Santa Monica Blvd in background)
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00098/00098001.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00098/00098001.jpg




1937 - Santa Monica - Highland Construction project
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00097/00097996.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00097/00097996.jpg


1958 - Highland Park
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics48/00058502.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics48/00058502.jpg







Undated
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013164.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013164.jpg


No info on date or location
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics35/00067226.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics35/00067226.jpg



No info on date or location
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013166.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013166.jpg


The above photo or one very much like it appears in Ira Swett's "Lines of Pacific Electric: Northern District". He captioned it as looking northeast on Pasadena Ave. ca. 1904. This was the original main line to Pasadena.

Automation be raised. No date
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013163.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013163.jpg



Electric car interior. Purpose of center object, change collection?
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013154.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013154.jpg

If I'm identifying the same "center object", it's the controller that regulated the flow of electrical power to the car's motors for propulsion. To the right, the device with the piping and a handle on top is the air brake valve. Fares would've been collected by the conductor on the car's rear platform, most likely.



Uniformed PE Drivers contemplate women in slacks
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00006/00006957.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00006/00006957.jpg



A PE Conductor Ponders, "Did I make the correct change?"
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013195.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013195.jpg



Safely boarding/packing a trolley car.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013156.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013156.jpg





Looks potentially painful.
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1924 - Georgia Street and Pico Blvd. (Near current Staples Center location)
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CityBoyDoug Jun 24, 2015 4:27 AM

Did you know that Walt Disney was into nude male sunbathing ? Yikes...more LA noir!

The new Disney Studio had an all male health club on the roof of the studio in the 1940s. See photo...

The problem was a highrise Catholic hospital nearby, so this oasis of naked males had to close by 1941.



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Naked Disney artists and animators on the roof. Knowing Walt's secrets, this does not surprise me at all.
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