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Godzilla Feb 1, 2013 5:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 5960162)
Thx BRR. This is early. The palm doesn't seem to have its bit of fence yet or its sign. I rather liked the way palms used to be maintained, common through the 50's at least, with their "dirty petticoats" showing. It's supposed to be better for the trees.

I imagine they're letting the wind maintain the Longsteet Palms:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-v...046%2520PM.jpg
about.com


Au naturale

No address or date.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics04/00021511.jpg

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics04/00021528.jpgLapl

Godzilla Feb 1, 2013 5:06 PM

No date, no address, no identification of subject.

"TWIST ELLIOTT LAND CO" ??

PIPPI _____ ?

ICE CREAM:tup:


http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics04/00021554.jpgLapl

Godzilla Feb 1, 2013 5:25 PM

No address, date or subject identification.

Amazingly life-like hood ornament.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics04/00021622.jpgLapl



http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_blAjXxsdNY...adebrigade.jpggoogle

Godzilla Feb 1, 2013 5:41 PM

"November 5, 1913, on the way to the celebration of the Los Angeles Aqueduct."

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics02/00020579.jpglapl


http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics20/00009557.jpg


http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics20/00009675.jpgLapl

ethereal_reality Feb 1, 2013 6:21 PM

posted by Flyingwedge
http://imageshack.us/a/img138/4955/a...oundflying.jpg
usc

BRAVO to you Flyingwedge!!
I was beginning to think we would never see a photograph of the old Westmoore with it's soul-sucking addition.



below: just a reminder of how the hotel looked before the 1920s addition. Stately and elegant

http://imageshack.us/a/img259/8905/l...cmispelled.jpg
posted earlier

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tovangar2 Feb 1, 2013 6:23 PM

Palms
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 5996702)
Au naturale

No address or date.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics04/00021511.jpg

A couple of Washingtonia robustas (Mexican Fan Palms) and a shorter pair of Syagrus romanzoffiana (Queen Palms). Nice. There's a bunch of Queen palms planted in the median strip of Santa Monica Blvd from BH east to Robertson. The Washingtonias were the palm of choice planted prior to the '32 Olympics to try to make LA look like a tropical resort. (Not that I'm into invasive, non-native trees or anything.)

Dunno the make/model/year of the car.

ethereal_reality Feb 1, 2013 6:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ProphetM (Post 5996203)
This should help:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-T...0/plazapic.jpg

The view is looking west, basically from the viewpoint of what would become the main entrance of Union Station. I have marked the plaza substation and Brunswig building that are still there today, and the Lugo house which we are seeing from the back. The Plaza church is obscured by all the trees of the plaza. The building with the biggest Brunswig sign is just south of the Plaza church - an area which is now an empty lot. (It might even be the backside of a building which faced New High Street.) The recently-restored Brunswig building is a couple doors to the left, and is just barely visible at the left edge of the photo, with Brunswig lettering along its side. The Avila adobe would be just to the right of the substation, but you can't really make it out. The white building on the left of the substation is the Mexican Cultural Institute building, formerly the Mexican Consulate, which has been remodeled into something better fitting the area, including the addition of an arcade along the Los Angeles Street side.

This is great information. Thank you ProphetM.

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tovangar2 Feb 1, 2013 7:14 PM

Corinthian Order
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5996826)
below: just a reminder of how the hotel looked before the 1920s addition. Stately and elegant

http://imageshack.us/a/img259/8905/l...cmispelled.jpg
posted earlier

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There's a stock-plan apartment building that I've seen a dozen or more examples of, all in pretty desperate nick. I should have collected addresses, because I'm sure they're disappearing quickly. Anyway, they remind me of the Westmoore. (LA had a bit of a thing for Corinthian columns around the turn of the twentieth century, maybe influenced by the 1892 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, which set advances in American architecture back a fair piece, with the exception of Louis Sullivan's Transportation Building.)

Although they can be very pretty, I find French Neoclassical-inspired buildings very odd-looking here, although I don't mind them at all on the Riviera.

West 15th & Magnolia:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Z...302%2520AM.jpg
gsv

One of our more prominent examples of the short-lived Corinthian craze is
Parkinson's confection on 6th & Olive, later streamlined by the same architect:
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/5364/1909s.jpg
usc digital

Godzilla Feb 1, 2013 7:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 5996828)
A couple of Washingtonia robustas (Mexican Fan Palms) and a shorter pair of Syagrus romanzoffiana (Queen Palms). Nice. There's a bunch of Queen palms planted in the median strip of Santa Monica Blvd from BH east to Robertson. The Washingtonias were the palm of choice planted prior to the '32 Olympics to try to make LA look like a tropical resort. (Not that I'm into invasive, non-native trees or anything.)

Dunno the make/model/year of the car.


http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...XWemy0ZxTqXtawhttp://www.qbd.com.au/product/978091...ci_Lothrop.htm


Starting point: 1930 Chrysler 70 series, 4-door
http://www.motorbase.com/uploads/pic...04_CEMA__F.jpghttp://www.motorbase.com

ethereal_reality Feb 1, 2013 7:41 PM

...and this would be the subterranean Dragon's Den.

http://imageshack.us/a/img843/1373/sdens.jpg







http://imageshack.us/a/img824/7532/88042857.jpg
http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/





Yvonne DeCarlo walking towards the Dragon's Den in the 1949 film noir Criss Cross (discussed earlier in the thread)

http://imageshack.us/a/img72/6207/aa...crisscross.jpg
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1368

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MichaelRyerson Feb 1, 2013 8:21 PM

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8501/8...8e41b8bd_o.jpg
Trailer camp, Temple and Alvarado Streets, 1937

A unique city within a city, a trailer park recently set up in Los Angeles is shown at Temple and Alvarado streets on October 18, 1937. It's a new way of life for people tired of living in houses.

LAPL


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8324/8...e904d836_o.jpg
Trailer camp, Temple and Alvarado Streets,1937 (2)

The trailer "city" has its own messengers and newsboys. Freddy Smith, who works after school, delivers a magazine to Don Haller on March 27, 1943. Nice bike. An even better helmet. Reminds me of George Hanson in Easy Rider. "Oh, I got a helmet!"

LAPL


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8471/8...9b02e54f_o.jpg
Trailer camp, Temple and Alvarado, 1937 (3)

Photograph caption dated October 18, 1937 reads, "Former vaudeville artists who have found new glamour in trailer life, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Vardon, seated, operators of the trailer camp, are shown outside their traveling home with Mary Wilson. Vardon says the life is an "exciting change from the usual routine.'" I see the Vardons are posing with their 'Zim-Air'. And a beautiful coach it is! First Class all the way. (I'm bummed that the Examiner art department painted out the Foster & Kleiser billboard in the background)

LAPL

tovangar2 Feb 1, 2013 9:15 PM

Trailer Parks
 
There's a nice old trailer park on Stewart, between Pico and Olympic (just south of the Fox satellite lot) in eastern Santa Monica, that actually had a couple of Airstreams parked close to the street until quite recently. It looked like a film set. Now filling up with storage containers. I don't know the history of the place but it's obviously been there a long time. No name that I know of:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-d...102%2520PM.jpg
gsv

ethereal_reality Feb 1, 2013 9:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CASIGNS (Post 5996249)
Hollywood Graham is right, early traffic signs are the best!


CASIGNS or Hollywood Graham, I wanted to ask you about this sign/signal.

http://imageshack.us/a/img825/8508/a...lpasadena1.jpg
unknown



Then I realized this unique traffic signal has appeared earlier in the thread.

here by sopas_ej. Pasadena at Colorado Blvd. and Fair Oaks Ave.
http://imageshack.us/a/img577/9785/a...opashuntin.jpg
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4403


GaylordWilshire mentions it was built by Waterhouse Co. in Alhambra
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4405

this 'bango-shaped' signal posted by GW includes the name of the street, La Brea Ave.
http://imageshack.us/a/img51/6638/aabsignalsspgw.jpg

as well as instructions..."No U Turn".


So do either of you know any other details about the sign and how it worked?
Was it like a semaphore except enclosed in a circular frame? What parts lit up?
I also notice that the red & green lights (I'm guessing the color) are horizontal and beneath the circle in the first two photos
and vertical and inside the circle in the last photo.
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ethereal_reality Feb 1, 2013 9:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 5996917)


T2, there was this fine example on Flower Street, The Marcella.

http://imageshack.us/a/img96/7608/aa...flowerlapl.jpg
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4408


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ethereal_reality Feb 1, 2013 9:45 PM

The only information I have for this photograph is Elysian Park.

http://imageshack.us/a/img28/3572/aa...huntington.jpg
on an old cd of mine





What exactly are we looking at here? I can't figure it out.

http://imageshack.us/a/img825/3572/a...huntington.jpg
detail

A slightly below-grade rr track?...an abandoned canal? What is that just below the small building...a large corrugated pipe?

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BifRayRock Feb 1, 2013 9:59 PM



1931 - Angelus Furniture Manufacturing Co., 3650 East 9th Street

A closer look.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ald&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ald&DMROTATE=0USC Digital

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BifRayRock Feb 1, 2013 10:00 PM



1931 - Appling Pillow Co., 1035 South Santee Street

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ald&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ald&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ald&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ald&DMROTATE=0USC digital

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BifRayRock Feb 1, 2013 10:22 PM



1935 - Dollar Day at the May Co!

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ald&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ald&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ald&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ald&DMROTATE=0USC Digital


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China Seas
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ald&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ald&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ald&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ald&DMROTATE=0

All from USC digtal


Flyingwedge Feb 1, 2013 10:26 PM

I also have a question for CASIGNS.
What is the dangerous obstruction -- in front of the Auto Club HQ of all places -- in this 1930 photo of Adams and Figueroa? I apologize if it's been explained here before.

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps274abd70.jpg
USC Digital Library (http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/90562/rec/1)

BifRayRock Feb 1, 2013 10:31 PM

1931 - West Coast Knitting Mills, 2615 Fruitland Road, Vernon

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ald&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ald&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ald&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ald&DMROTATE=0USC Digital


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