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Old Posted Jan 15, 2021, 11:29 AM
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Thanks for the information, Calinative.





Here's a closer look at the California Federal & Saving Building.


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That's quite a helipad on top! (I thought it was white-out at first)

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Did a Google maps street view, and see that the old Cal. Fed building has a "VERIFI" logo at the top. Verifi must be the name of a company I haven't heard of.

Why was the "Miracle Mile" called that? Maybe a developer came up with the name. I guess bubbling tarpits with giant mammoth, mastadon, ground sloth, dire wolf and saber toothed cat fossils is somewhat miraculous in a busy city. Barely more than 10,000 years ago Los Angeles teamed with giant and fierce creatures that would rival the Serengeti. Only 200 years ago grizzly bears, wolves and cougars roamed the outskirts and sometimes ate people.

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Old Posted Jan 15, 2021, 12:45 PM
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Good piece on one of our most popular architects, Paul R. Williams

https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...-black-pioneer
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PRESERVATION ALERT re Normandie Ave between Seventh & Eighth. We've visited this block on NLA a few times over the years....

A 90-second video, narrated by one of our own, the redoubtable Beaudry:

https://vimeo.com/500171761/0b91312c...gYTuv0tA2dqLxg

From the video:


From the LAPL:
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Old Posted Jan 15, 2021, 4:32 PM
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screenshot from the video. . .




F.Y.I.. . . . . . . The Langham rooftop pool was the first rooftop pool in Los Angeles and it's still in use!





1930s?


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"Shot from the first rooftop pool in Los Angeles, at the Langham apartments, this photo from the 1930's shows the Gaylord Apartments standing steadfast in the background to the right."....gaylordapartmentsblog

I looked through all the past posts that mention the Langham and this photograph wasn't included in any of them.... (although I swear I posted it before)



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Los Angeles County Gun Club? Los Angeles California Gun Club?
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Very close!


LA Times, 7/2/1894
Thanks guys.

This is from the Los Angeles Herald, 1896.


To read the rest of the article go here


I take it "scatter gun" means shot gun.


re: odinthor's news clipping.... So the corner of Eighth and Hoover must have been an empty lot (at the very least) in 1894. ...(I'm currently looking for a map)
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Good piece on one of our most popular architects, Paul R. Williams
https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...-black-pioneer
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Thanks for that link! Although I can't locate the reference, I think it was mentioned on this forum once that Williams' archive had been lost in a fire. So, this link from the article above, to another article from last June, was intriguing:

Architect Paul Williams’ Archive, Thought Lost to Fire, is Safe. The Getty and USC Will Acquire It
June 30, 2020
https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...t-in-a-fire-it
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PRESERVATION ALERT re Normandie Ave between Seventh & Eighth. We've visited this block on NLA a few times over the years....

A 90-second video, narrated by one of our own, the redoubtable Beaudry:
Thanks for the plug! Here is a link to the petition on Change.org with all the information about what's happening on the block.

In a nutshell, it's a little time-capsule of 1920s-30s apartment houses (and LA's most filmed area because of it) and of course some developer wants to build a big ol' giant new-wave-lookin' thing smack dab in the center of it.
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Westlake Webinar

Tomorrow at noon PST there will be a 90 minute webinar on "Silent Echos in Westlake - Early LA Film Locations" presented by John Bengtson which will be interesting to most here I suspect...

https://www.bigmarker.com/esotouric/...ations-webinar

At $10, a bargain!
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Thanks to Hoss for identifying the '55 Studebaker Speedster in the 1966 Ruscha image.....I'd never heard of the car....did a little research, it came out of the studio of legendary designer Raymond Loewy....Studebaker wanted a competitor for the Corvette and T-Bird, hence the sleek lines....another Ruscha, this from 1974....





5914-16 Melrose Ave. (1 block west of Vine/Rossmore).....it took the sleuths at LAPD vice 16 years to discover what was going on in this place....  

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-...084-story.html

Aside from the usage this was an unassuming and inoffensive building....eventually replaced by this hideous thing....


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Check out the progression of this




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over 122 years:

https://bit.ly/3stRvQo
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Aside from the usage this was an unassuming and inoffensive building....eventually replaced by this hideous thing....


Ugh.

I wonder if the blank expanses of wall originally sported decorative elements, such as some sort of grille or such . . . ?
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Parts of the old "House Of Love" may still be in there somewhere.

It was modified with a second floor addition in 2004.


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PRESERVATION ALERT re Normandie Ave between Seventh & Eighth. We've visited this block on NLA a few times over the years....

A 90-second video, narrated by one of our own, the redoubtable Beaudry:

https://vimeo.com/500171761/0b91312c...gYTuv0tA2dqLxg

From the video:


From the LAPL:
That video was fabulous! a real treat. thanks, Beaudry!
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2021, 1:39 PM
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Any railroad foamers know if the Kirker-Bender fire escape was ever installed in the Huntington/PERy building at 6th & Main?



LAT Feb 21, 1904





An installation at the University of Montevallo in Alabama (I grew up in the South and have never heard of it or anyone ever going there).
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I haven't found mention of one being installed at the PE Bldg./Huntington Bldg.; but by 1916 there was one at L.A.'s Santa Fe Hospital:


Hospital Management, v. I, p. 1, 1916.
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Happy 99th Birthday, Betty White!


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Judging by the microphone I'd say this is from Betty White's radio days. The location isn't mentioned but it sure looks like Los Angeles.


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Happy 99th Birthday, Betty White!


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Judging by the microphone I'd say this is from Betty White's radio days. The location isn't mentioned but it sure looks like Los Angeles.


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This is an RCA 44 ribbon microphone. It appeared in the early 1930s and began to disappear by the mid 1950s. Today audio engineers are crazy about it but they aren't built since the 1950s. They are very expensive second-hand.
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E_R, I believe that photo of Betty White is from some kind of promotional event she was doing for NBC when she was going to host their broadcast of Pasadena's Rose Parade.
So the building is probably the Rose Parade's Tournament House.
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In doing a little googling it looks like it was for the 75th Rose Parade and that was January, 1964.

There's a series of 24 color and b&w photos of this event on Getty Images that are really great.
It's stated they were created on October 3, 1963.

Take a look at them: HERE!

Here's one:



And yes: Happy Birthday Betty!

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Happy 99th Birthday, Betty White!



Judging by the microphone I'd say this is from Betty White's radio days. The location isn't mentioned but it sure looks like Los Angeles.


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This appears to be taken at the Wrigley Mansion . 391 S Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91184
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2021, 8:09 PM
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Yes, I was reading this LA Curbed article I came across while searching:

How Pasadena's Wrigley Mansion Became Tournament House
https://la.curbed.com/2014/12/30/100...nament-house-1
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For those of you in Los Angeles this week...or California in general:

California To Be Hit By 100-MPH Winds In Coming Days
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