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Old Posted Feb 26, 2014, 7:11 PM
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wagons/I'm not sure what it says above visitors welcome. "Ranch 2 miles north of _____".


Looks like "Van Nuys" to me...
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This handsome building caught my eye the other day.

built 1922
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it was for sale in 2013

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Old Posted Feb 26, 2014, 7:56 PM
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Old Posted Feb 26, 2014, 8:19 PM
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...and now something a bit more noirish.


murderess





Bureau of Identification, Sheriff's Office, Los Angeles Cal





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Los Angeles Creamery Co. employees
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wagons/I'm not sure what it says above visitors welcome. "Ranch 2 miles north of _____".
ebay

above:The rear tire on the truck looks like it's only a rim.





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All the wheels on the truck and the "wagon" are non-pneumatic solid rubber pressed on in nature, which pretty much means the photo was taken before 1920-25
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...and now something a bit more noirish.


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LAT Dec 23, 1920
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Wonderful shot of Fifth and Olive Streets, circa 1910. HandsomeStranger posted a smaller version here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4301 I don't generally associate the orb laden street lighting with LA. Captures a pre-noir era that it hard to appreciate. At least I see some vegetation on the right!

http://www.photographium.com/5th-str...alifornia-1910

Take a peek inside Clunes?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/theatre...3586/lightbox/


1912 - http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...d/12288/rec/21




http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...d/13943/rec/52

9-1-1913

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United Cigar Company's store on 4th and Spring Streets. Looks like another elevated train switcher's tower - http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=15717

July 30, 1912


http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...d/13178/rec/60
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4727 S. Broadway - American Theater


April 12, 1915 (Titanic's anniversary. gulp.)

http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...d/14897/rec/15

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Los Angeles Creamery Co. employees


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"IDEAL SANITARY CONDITIONS" ???

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Old Posted Feb 27, 2014, 7:51 AM
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1924 - Azusa Avenue, looking north from Foothill Blvd.

The base of the Azusa sign was a monument to World War 1 veterans


L.A. Times



Google Street View
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4727 S. Broadway - American Theater

April 12, 1915 (Titanic's one-year anniversary. gulp.)
Actually, RMS Titanic sank April 15, 1912, not April 12, 1914.

http://www.rmstitanic.net/
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Vive La France!

The La France Apartments were at 681 S. Burlington, between Wilshire Blvd. and 7th Street.

Dec 9, 1917:

USC Digital Library -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../91406/rec/591

Entrance detail:


Roof detail; it looks like what's on the cartouche is also what the statue is holding under its left arm (the thing that looks like a figure eight):


The last aerial to show the La France is the blurry 1994 Google Earth image; here is the La France in the center of the clearer 1980 Historic Aerials.com view (parking lots on both sides):

http://www.historicaerials.com/

Today the former La France site is the playground for the Camino Nuevo Charter Academy. The sidewalk in front is new, too.

But there are a number of surviving Wilshire Specials on either side of Burlington, or at least there were the last time the Googlemobile went by:

GSV


GSV

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I figured it must have been built by a doctor, if not the owner of a messenger service...



LAT July 5, 1914


It's an L.A. apartment building. Of course there's a little noir....

LAT March 17, 1937
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During my youthful explorations of Los Angeles I would occasionally stumble across a piece of the City’s history that somehow managed to survive against all odds. Case in point this tiny Victorian on Court Street, at the foot of E. Edgeware Road. In 1901 a seemingly endless forest of wooden oil derricks stood menacingly behind it. Today it stands protected and almost obscured by a “forest” of trees planted over time.

This image from the Huntington Library collection appears on page 82 of the Book “Spudding In – Recollections of Pioneer days in the California Oil Fields” by William Rintoul.

Somewhere in my totally disorganized slide collection is an image of this little cottage taken in the mid 1960’s showing the trees seen in the B&W photo as fully mature and towering over the front yard. Alas, in the intervening years they have been replaced.





Sorry for the multiple edits. I still seem to be image post challenged. . .


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Old Posted Feb 28, 2014, 6:16 AM
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The magic 1000

Eight more pages and we will be at 1000. We can all thank Bruce [ER aka ethereal_reality] for starting this thread and all of us for keeping it going.

Rides for the kiddies, balloons, cake, drinks all 'round for everybody......



Cowboy Clark Gable, Cowgirl Carole Lombard, Director turned Liontamer Mervyn LeRoy and William Randolph Hearst as I don't know what.

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Statue on the roof appears to be Mercury

Theres a similar statue on the roof of a massive Greenhouse where I grew up
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Old Posted Feb 28, 2014, 1:59 PM
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Mercury the Messenger


LAPL

A month before Pearl Harbor...Nov 6, 1941. Looking southeast on Olympic west of 3rd Ave.


Laskey/LAPL

Part of the "Spirit of Transportation" mural by Herman Sachs at Bullock's-Wilshire
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