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Old Posted Feb 6, 2017, 6:03 AM
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"Fleming’s Swiss-style mansion (right) was designed by architect Frederick Roehrig in 1898. The residence on the left
was built for John S. Cravens who named it “Ivy Wall” and sold it in 1905 to brewer Adolphus Busch." (Per the
Pasadena Museum of History.)



Good write-up with more images is at the museum site here



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Residence of Mr Busch. Orange Grove Ave. Pasadena. Orange Grove Ave. was generally known as "Millionaires's Row". A two minute drive down the street in the 1950's was rather convincing of that title.

Today in 2017, most all of the huge mansions are gone, having been replaced by crestfallen apartment buildings but with a nice address.



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This is a link that shows more of the Orange Grove mansions located on ''Millionaire's Row".

https://www.pinterest.com/thegambleh...lionaires-row/

In the 1950s my aunt used to talk about the bedridden Mrs. Wrigley who was cared for by registered nurses 24/7. The Orange Grove Ave. home is still standing....free tours on Thursdays.


Tournament of Roses HQ.

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Old Posted Feb 6, 2017, 6:08 AM
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I finally found a photo of my old hangout

Growing up in Manhattan Beach in the '60s and '70s, one of our hangouts was a hamburger joint called Jills. It was on Sepulveda Blvd. at 19th St. It was demolished around 1980 and I had not seen a photo of it since. Recently on Facebook, the Manhattan Beach Historical Society posted over 100 photos of businesses in Manhattan Beach in 1971. Almost every place was included and Jills was among them and it looks just like I remember it:

https://www.facebook.com/ManhattanBe...type=3&theater

I don't suppose anyone else remembers this obscure South Bay gem?

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Iconic Pasadena

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Residence of Mr Busch. Orange Grove Ave. Pasadena. Orange Grove Ave. was generally known as "Millionaires's Row". A two minute drive down the street in the 1950's was rather convincing of that title.

Today in 2017, most all of the huge mansions are gone, having been replaced by crestfallen apartment buildings but with a nice address.



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At the right of CBD's image is the observation tower of Thaddeus Lowe's mansion, one property north of the Fleming/Parsons mansion. (Prof. Lowe's mountain railway has been covered here previously- he's a fascinating fellow; Civil War Ballooning Chief Aeronaut, water-gas process ice-making magnate, and Mountain Chalet proprietor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thaddeus_S._C._Lowe).




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What I'd give for a 360 panorama from that tower on a clear day in 1892.....
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Old Posted Feb 6, 2017, 1:08 PM
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At the right of CBD's image is the observation tower of Thaddeus Lowe's mansion, one property north of the Fleming/Parsons mansion. (Prof. Lowe's mountain railway has been covered here previously- he's a fascinating fellow; Civil War Ballooning Chief Aeronaut, water-gas process ice-making magnate, and Mountain Chalet proprietor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thaddeus_S._C._Lowe).




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What I'd give for a 360 panorama from that tower on a clear day in 1892.....
Yes Scotty,.... Thaddeus Lowe was an amazing person in many ways.


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Not sure if these image have been posted on this forum before. They show before and after shots of the natural gas storage tank that was near the 101 fwy. In the distance you can see the Security Pacific Bank Building under construction. So the tank was probably dismantled in late '73 or early '74?

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Source:The Spirit of Enterprise: The History of Pacific Enterprises from 1886-1989
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The two photographs aren't showing up 59imperial. (some other people have been having problems too)
It looks like the wrong link code was used. Here are the missing images at 1024px wide.


IMGP1969 (2) by houseoftomorrow, on Flickr


IMGP1970 (2) by houseoftomorrow, on Flickr

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Yes Scotty,.... Thaddeus Lowe was an amazing person in many ways.


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Thaddeus Lowe was also the father of Florence Leontine Lowe, better known as "Pancho Barnes" the aviator who ran the "Happy Bottom Riding Club" near Edwards Air Force Base
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Thaddeus Lowe was also the father of Florence Leontine Lowe, better known as "Pancho Barnes" the aviator who ran the "Happy Bottom Riding Club" near Edwards Air Force Base
Thaddeus Lowe II was her father. Thaddeus Lowe was her grandfather. Agree, interesting family.

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Can anyone get to this rare LAUSD document to answer a question?

First I'll describe what I'm looking for, then you can read on to understand why.

There exists a document published by LAUSD, or its predecessor in about 1955 which lists all the schools in the system to date, including defunct ones. I have seen this myself in person, and I thought I had seen it online as well, but I have been unable to find it since. What I am asking for is that anyone who can get at a copy of it, look up the two schools named below and tell me when they were founded and discontinued. I think LAPL Central may have it, or UCLA--probably in YRL.


I've been trying to research the history of two public schools, long since defunct, which were located next door to each other and had almost identical names. Both schools were in that peculiar odd-shaped block bounded by Bauchet, Avila, Clara, and Vignes, just northeast of Union Station.

Macy Street School, founded about 1885. The address today would be around 910 or 908 Avila, but in the early years of the 20th century was in the 700s.


New Macy Street School
, founded about 1895 at the NE (and only) corner of Avila and Clara. Today the replacement schoolhouse, built in 1915, still stands and has been home to various private sector businesses, including Aladdin Bail Bonds, for many years. You might think the name "New Macy Street" arose from a misunderstanding and that it was merely intended to be a "New" building to replace "Old" Macy Street School, but you would be incorrect. Clara Street, running between Avila and Vignes, was known briefly as New Macy Street in the 1890s. In a 1902 map it had become Garibaldi Street, and by 1906 it appeared as Clara Street on the Sanborn from that year. Following the usual LAUSD practice, the original name of the school was kept regardless.

The New Macy Street School building today:


New Macy Street School rebuild from 1915. (GSV Screengrab)

I could never figure out why this building looked so unusual as compared to other small commercial buildings, and then when I learned it had originally been a school it all made sense. The numerous large windows almost give it away by themselves, but also the arched windows and slightly classical touches were typical of schoolhouses built in the 1910s.

In attempting to research these schools, I have been unable to separate them from each other. Early 20th Century city directories usually didn't give street addresses for large public institutions, but simply say something like "Corner Avila and Macy", which could conceivably apply to either school. Where house numbers are given they are not much help, because this street was renumbered sometime in the early 20th century. This was many years after the early 1890s renumbering project that eliminated most one- and two-digit house numbers from the city limits. The old numbers along Avila were in the 700s, and today they are in the 900s.
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I am so glad you identified this building. I have long thought that it must be of some great historical significance each time I have looked down upon it from the MTA building. I like to have breakfast in their cafeteria and from the north side, it looks right down on it. A school! Wow.
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What I am asking for is that anyone who can get at a copy of it, look up the two schools named below and tell me when they were founded and discontinued.
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Macy Street School (mentioned in the article above) being torn down in 1937. It was inside the quarantine area.

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A little more info about the school during the plague year at the link




ETA: And PLEASE check out HossC's post re both buildings
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Old Posted Feb 6, 2017, 11:57 PM
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'mystery' location

Los Angeles, early-1970s


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Does anyone recognize this stretch of street?
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Here's another....

also early 1970s.


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'mystery' location

Los Angeles, early-1970s


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Does anyone recognize this stretch of street?
It's East Olympic Boulevard. The building on the right is the Department of Public Social Service at 2855 East Olympic Boulevard.


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Fine's Food was at 2765 East Olympic Boulevard. The building and blade sign are still there.


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'mystery' location

Los Angeles, early-1970s


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Does anyone recognize this stretch of street?
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East Olympic Boulevard--the LA County Department of Social Service building (2855) is at right
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Sorry this is late. Photobucket has been down for the last four hours!

Here's another collection of medical buildings from Julius Shulman. It's "Job 2747: Medical Buildings (Inglewood, Calif.), 1959". The set shows at least four different buildings.



This one saved me some time by having the address across the front (it's easier to read at full resolution).



This corner location was built on a slope. I've omitted a color shot of this building because it wasn't as good.



Don't look too closely at the parking lot on the right, HenryHuntington .



I don't know which building this reception area was in.



I'll finish with another interior view.



All from Getty Research Institute

The readable address is 211 North Prairie Avenue, which puts the buildings opposite Inglewood Park Cemetery. The building now at 211 has a similar footprint to the one in the second image above, but it doesn't look the same. The building at 133 North Prairie Avenue, however, is easily recgonizable from the first image.


GSV

I think that the corner building from the third image is also still standing at 233 North Prairie Avenue, but the windows have been heavily modified.


GSV

The single story buildings from the fourth image have gone, but the large white building behind is now part of a larger development.
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Thaddeus Lowe II was her father. Thaddeus Lowe was her grandfather. Agree, interesting family.

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Thank you Andys for the info.

Professor T.S.C. Lowe with his sons Leon, Thaddeus Jr., and Sobiesk....the daddy and his three sons.



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Here's another....

also early 1970s.


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Looking east on Cesar Chavez from Cromwell St...pass the chainsaw





PS Hoss-- Excellent sleuthing re the Olympic Blvd view!
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Damn, you guys work fast!

Okay then, try this.


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East Olympic Boulevard--the LA County Department of Social Service building (2855) is at right
Thanks Hoss. I overlooked the old Vern Theater.


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Vern Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1941




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Damn, you guys work fast!

Okay then, try this.


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