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Old Posted Apr 20, 2021, 4:19 AM
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Art in L.A.’s Union Station Has Been Hidden for Decades. Now It Prepares for an Oscar Debut
https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...ng-renovations

The now-gleaming train station will get its close-up this Sunday when the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony is broadcast live from throughout its historic halls.
On April 29, the restored spaces will open to the public, its big reveal.



Can't wait to go see it!
I took my photo group down there at the end of last month. Before we got run off by the rent-a-cops(telling us we couldn't photograph the building from the sidewalk on Alameda), I got this shot of the old ticketing area.

_3280066-Edit.jpg by BillinGlendaleCA, on Flickr

Thought I'd add one for the front of the station:
_3280137.jpg by BillinGlendaleCA, on Flickr
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Old Posted Apr 20, 2021, 9:47 AM
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I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in.

*sigh*
I was just browsing the list of new construction projects in Hollywood, and I am rather disappointed in what passes for architectural style these days, or since the late 40's really. It all looks like everything else that's been built in the past 20 years or so. Cheap, bland, and ugly.
I really don't understand how people are apparently pleased with these eyesores. One looks like an unfinished wire frame. W.T.F.? S.M.H.
I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, in this day and age it's apparently acceptable to go out in your pajamas with uncombed hair and flip-flops, so I suppose I shouldn't expect more from any other aspect of our society.

*deep breath*
Moving on, it would seem that I'm not the only one who's had to have some shall we say "heated arguments" with obtuse security guards over photographing a building from a public sidewalk.
I really don't understand their version of reality where they think it's illegal to take a picture of the building they're paid to watch. But what do you expect from a glorified hall monitor?
Not to worry, from what I've seen with the recent advances in robotic security they'll soon be replaced by a parking meter on wheels.
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Old Posted Apr 20, 2021, 7:38 PM
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I took my photo group down there at the end of last month. Before we got run off by the rent-a-cops(telling us we couldn't photograph the building from the sidewalk on Alameda), I got this shot of the old ticketing area.

_3280066-Edit.jpg by BillinGlendaleCA, on Flickr
The ticket concourse in the photo was once shared by the three railroads, Union Pacific, Santa Fe and Southern Pacific. They each had a section for sales. When they discontinued passenger service and Amtrak took over Union Station, all ticket windows were operated by Amtrak employees. Years later, the concourse was shut down and a new ticket (current) counter was built in the rear of the terminal, just inside the south patio.

The restroom areas near the old concourse once had a child care facility in the ladies lounge and a barber shop and shoe shine station in the mens lounge. Much of the old equipment and furniture is in storage under the station in repositories. There are also hundreds of old ceramic tiles, make-up counters for the Harvey Girls (who worked in the Harvey House) and file cabinets containing paperwork going back decades.
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2021, 2:57 AM
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Here's a not-so-mystery location.

Original Slide, no date.


eBay no longer listed


Unless I'm mistaken (I'm not) this is the old Misses Janes School for Girls before it was moved several hundred feet away from Hollywood Blvd. to the back of the lot.


1907 Sanborn / before the move (pinkish dot)

Prospect is now Hollywood Blvd.




Previously seen HERE courtesy 3940dxer.

If you'd like to see a 1905 photograph of the house along Prospect Ave. go HERE.




The Misses Janes School is still standing and is currently the _____________. (I can't find the website) Did it close?


Today, the old Janes School is practically hidden from view in all directions.


That's Hollywood Blvd. at the bottom. / Google-Earth
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2021, 9:16 AM
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Jane says.

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Here's a not-so-mystery location.

Original Slide, no date.


eBay no longer listed


Unless I'm mistaken (I'm not) this is the old Misses Janes School for Girls before it was moved several hundred feet away from Hollywood Blvd. to the back of the lot.


1907 Sanborn / before the move (pinkish dot)

Prospect is now Hollywood Blvd.




Previously seen HERE courtesy 3940dxer.

If you'd like to see a 1905 photograph of the house along Prospect Ave. go HERE.




The Misses Janes School is still standing and is currently the _____________. (I can't find the website) Did it close?


Today, the old Janes School is practically hidden from view in all directions.


That's Hollywood Blvd. at the bottom. / Google-Earth
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That's exactly what it is.
Here's another view, (sorry, I'm posting from my cellphone so it's not easy to paste an image, so here's the link):

https://calisphere.org/item/ark:/21198/zz0002vddc/
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2021, 6:50 PM
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The Janes House has been a nightclub called No Vacancy since 2013. They have some great vintage and current photos on their Instagram that give you an idea of what the place looks like today. I can't figure out how to directly embed the Insta pictures, so here's a preview. Maybe someone can make it look nicer.




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https://www.instagram.com/p/Buuy7R0Bhiu/
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7XUYhghGxi/
https://www.instagram.com/p/ByWbdknhreY/
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bsenw8fB9B_/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BgIGX4HDQGC/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcoFtEhH-2w/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BZSXI3qHVyf/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BMaQjd_BMDJ/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BC01EecR2vx/



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https://www.instagram.com/p/4dOvwQR2rY/
https://www.instagram.com/p/-VJnzOx2n4/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BEcb5ndR2nB/
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7r6AgmB4Sc/
https://www.instagram.com/p/B4gf8KwhnV6/
https://www.instagram.com/p/B3cpNp7BEY6/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BuKxS08B1oR/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BsMnvpWBIQb/
https://www.instagram.com/p/Br_vZqOB-PD/
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bnpg8x5huQy/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlWxVqnjULR/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BiQf7T6BhuN/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BgaImirjx44/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BX_68XtnF2U/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BVn9EHpFOwx/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BfPb9LynW0M/





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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
Here's a not-so-mystery location.

Original Slide, no date.


eBay no longer listed


Unless I'm mistaken (I'm not) this is the old Misses Janes School for Girls before it was moved several hundred feet away from Hollywood Blvd. to the back of the lot.


1907 Sanborn / before the move (pinkish dot)

Prospect is now Hollywood Blvd.




Previously seen HERE courtesy 3940dxer.

If you'd like to see a 1905 photograph of the house along Prospect Ave. go HERE.




The Misses Janes School is still standing and is currently the _____________. (I can't find the website) Did it close?


Today, the old Janes School is practically hidden from view in all directions.


That's Hollywood Blvd. at the bottom. / Google-Earth
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2021, 8:58 PM
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This is intriguing:

Down a back alley off Hollywood Boulevard, past the old-fashioned hotel entryway beneath a flickering ‘No Vacancy’ sign and up an eerie staircase, three doors await you in a lushly decorated hallway—behind one of them lies the secret entrance to Hollywood’s most spectacular speakeasy-style cocktail bar.

Inside, you’ll find antique bookshelves, tightrope walkers, fire-breathing dancers, live music, handmade cigars, a photo booth inside a phone booth, a variety of hidden corners and staircases, and the best cocktails in town, in true speakeasy style.

You must be on "the list" to enter. Arrive early if you’re not on the list, dress to impress, and best of luck getting in.

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This has been open quite a long time! Not that I've been out clubbing in Hollywood the last decade. Those pictures inside are a trip. I'd not heard of this being turned into a nightclub. It made me wonder what the place was used for all these years before it. Then I saw one old photo that says it was the Starline Tours headquarters and visitor information center. (People would go all the way back there to find visitor information?
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2021, 9:05 PM
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That's exactly what it is.
Here's another view, (sorry, I'm posting from my cellphone so it's not easy to paste an image, so here's the link):
https://calisphere.org/item/ark:/21198/zz0002vddc/



Dated 1967.




The below photo was in the bottom feed of the one above and I had to post it, too: dated 1975; two dudes at Fairfax High School.


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Old Posted Apr 21, 2021, 9:22 PM
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I took my photo group down there at the end of last month. Before we got run off by the rent-a-cops telling us we couldn't photograph the building from the sidewalk on Alameda.
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Thanks for the great photos of Union Station, BillinGlendale.
And for risking arrest!
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2021, 11:31 PM
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The Janes House has been a nightclub called No Vacancy since 2013. They have some great vintage and current photos on their Instagram that give you an idea of what the place looks like today. I can't figure out how to directly embed the Insta pictures, so here's a preview. Maybe someone can make it look nicer.



The two remaining Jane sisters lived into the 1970s. The house was in great disrepair towards the end. The last sister was in poor health. I used to see her frequently in her yard. The small building in front of the house was Jane's Auto Supply, with one old gasoline pump, long out of use. The elderly news vendor from the Whitley newsstand sold fresh flowers next to the house. Their 1922 touring car was parked in the back yard, next to a chain link fence on Hudson.
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Old Posted Apr 22, 2021, 1:05 AM
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The last sister was in poor health. I used to see her frequently in her yard.
I believe this is her, BDiH



I wonder if that's her car.




This one is disorienting to me. One car in the lot.




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The small building in front of the house was Jane's Auto Supply, with one old gasoline pump, long out of use. The elderly news vendor from the Whitley newsstand sold fresh flowers next to the house.


In the photograph below you can see the old gas station ("Janes Auto Service") and some sort of outdoor stand on the left. (I see a scale so perhaps he's selling fruit and vegetables)


1930s?



In the next photograph a photo studio has been set up in front of the defunct service station.



The girls are wondering if the house is haunted.



No Vacancy

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Now for something more recent.

mystery location, Hollywood California 1970s

Is anyone familiar with the Golden West Broadcasters?


eBay

The seller states "Car at KTLA "so perhaps Golden West Broadcasting is a subsiduary of KTLA.


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Now for something more recent.

mystery location, Hollywood California 1970s

Is anyone familiar with the Golden West Broadcasters?


eBay

The seller states "Car at KTLA "so perhaps Golden West Broadcasting is a subsiduary of KTLA.


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That was Gene Autry's company.

I used to live on Gordon Street in an apartment building owned by Gene Autry and worked on Highland in a building owned by Roy Rogers. Guy Madison was a client. Growing up, they were all cowboy heroes.

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I believe this is her, BDiH



I wonder if that's her car.




This one is disorienting to me. One car in the lot.


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In the photograph below you can see the old gas station ("Janes Auto Service") and some sort of outdoor stand on the left. (I see a scale so perhaps he's selling fruit and vegetables)


1930s?
Wow! I am almost certain that is Miss Janes.

Thanks for the correction: Janes' Auto Service, not Jane's Auto Supply.

The building in the background is still on Whitley Avenue, I believe. It is next to the Re-Tan Hotel. The Fontenoy is also seen in the background.
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Now for something more recent.

mystery location, Hollywood California 1970s

Is anyone familiar with the Golden West Broadcasters?


eBay

The seller states "Car at KTLA "so perhaps Golden West Broadcasting is a subsiduary of KTLA.


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Bing Maps

KTLA building on Mt. Wilson. Look up if you dare. (Bing has better streetviews here)

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Is anyone familiar with the Golden West Broadcasters?
Golden West Broadcasters was the parent company of KTLA for many years. I'd say KTLA was then the best independent television station in Los Angeles.

KTLA Channel 5 spawned my love of old movies, first through their frequent airing of Marx Brothers and W. C. Fields films made at Paramount (in prime time no less!) and later through "Movies 'til Dawn" which featured lots of obscure gems of every genre.

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In the photograph below you can see the old gas station ("Janes Auto Service") and some sort of outdoor stand on the left. (I see a scale so perhaps he's selling fruit and vegetables)


1930s?



In the next photograph a photo studio has been set up in front of the defunct service station.



The girls are wondering if the house is haunted.



No Vacancy

The $100 flivver (Model T or A?) for sale catches my eye. I wonder what it would sell for today? I wonder if somebody turned it into a "hot rod"?
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Some more Janes House.


I don't know if this is a fanciful notion based on coincidence or not.



Google Books - Hollywood Remembered by Paul Zollo



A 1982 article on Carrie Janes Collier and the house.


newspapers.com - Los Angeles Times 03 Oct 1982


Mentioned at the end of the article, here's Guy Miller in 1956 setting up his scale model of the Manhattan skyline.


gothamist.com

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Yoink!

I want to know who the conservator was, because of course he decided that she needed to go, AND also decided to sell her house to developers.
S.M.H. Typical.

I am glad that it wasn't torn down. In fact I was kind of shocked.
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