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tovangar2 Aug 3, 2015 3:33 PM

10660 W Pico / The Nosegay
 
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Still looking for pix, but here's the 1938 Building Permit:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-x...83757%2BAM.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-H...81433%2BAM.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--...81446%2BAM.jpg
ladbs

The Building Permit for what-was-originally the California Federal building was approved in 1963

oldstuff Aug 3, 2015 4:44 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7108353)
Maybe the studio single is now the laundry room or used for storage.

The assessor's office has a secondary date of 1968 on the property. The little addition, while having the curved corners, does not have as much deco detail and could possibly be the 1968 add on. I think a laundry room, or someone's (possibly the owner of the property's workshop) are the best bet, although it might have been converted to the single later.

oldstuff Aug 3, 2015 4:47 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7106970)
I recently came across these two snapshots on eBay. (the seller is asking $150.00)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...907/6rRYFW.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LASKY-RANCH-...item35eb6b6a86



I've enlarged them for you.

3-19-1925
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...538/DlqXq4.jpg
eBay




3-19-1925
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/4gJlHR.jpg
eBay

I wonder who the visitors were? Dignitaries?
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Site of Lasky Ranch.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...537/GP5iUH.jpg
https://silentlocations.files.wordpr...dy_page_11.jpg

:previous: "The former Lasky Ranch, bordering Griffith Park near Burbank, and future site of Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Memorial Park.
Once part of the Spanish-era Rancho Providencia, the Lasky Ranch was used for more than three decades as a filming location."



Just for Fun. Famous Players Lasky (1916). Star Power!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/661/HivJio.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famous...yers_Lasky.jpg

# # # # #

As I was finishing my post, I came across information about a second Lasky Ranch. This one was called 'Lasky Mesa' ranch.

details here:
http://www.moviesites.org/laskymesa.htm
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My dad, born in Burbank in 1913, learned to swim with his older brothers in the river (before the concrete, obviously) in just about that same spot.

The original David Burbank adobe was located on the Warner's lot. (maybe parts of it are still there somewhere

oldstuff Aug 3, 2015 5:50 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7111061)
:previous: Intriguing find t2, but I'm confused.
The ad clearly says it was located in Los Angeles. So what's with the Pomona address?

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Here's 215 E. Center Street Pomona today. (was this Mr. Kennedy's address?)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...905/y0TtE0.jpg
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ffice.

Excellent photographs of the St. George NoirCityDame. Thanks for sharing them with us! :)

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Paul E. Kennedy lived at 465 N. Alvarado Court in Pomona (now W. Alvarado Street) in 1920 and at 1526 N. Park Avenue, also Pomona in 1930, so those listings were not his address. His Alvarado home is still there. The Park Avenue property is now home to a convalescent home. He did work for Edison, initially collecting and then later he is noted as an Edison Agent. Maybe the Center Street address was an Edison office.

Paul E. Kennedy was also the secretary of the California Breeders of Rare and Fancy Fowl. They were breeding chickens and other birds which were, at the time, rare.

oldstuff Aug 3, 2015 6:32 PM

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Originally Posted by broadwy_central_bldg (Post 7114623)
I would be happy to!



That building now houses the Walgreen's where I go to buy milk :) They did a nice job of restoring the facade. Very cool that you have memories of it before it became lofts!

http://i0.wp.com/brighamyen.com/wp-c...size=495%2C330
http://brighamyen.com/2014/02/03/wil...y-downtown-la/

I personally love living on this stretch of Broadway. It's a little rough in parts, especially at night (we are just a couple of blocks from Skid Row). But it feels like the absolute center of downtown. Within just one block of my apartment are: Pershing Square, Grand Central Market, the Bradbury Building, the Broadway-Spring Arcade Building, the Continental Building, the Title Guarantee Building (1930), the OLD Title Guarantee Building (1912), Hotel Clark, J.J. Newberry's (now Fallas Parades)...too many more to list! And that's literally just within one block.

Living down here at the moment feels a little bit like...Soho NYC in the 80s? Still a lot of run-down storefronts, dark old theater marquees, and homelessness. But it seems like every week there's a new shop, cafe, or renovated theater opening (just last night we walked past the re-opening of the Globe Theatre a few blocks away). The other residents here are a mix of students, young professionals, artistic types, musicians and so on. I think we all tend to feel a little like "urban explorers" or maybe a little like the frontiersmen who were drawn to Los Angeles at the turn of the last century. You can just tell that downtown is in period of tremendous growth, and it's exciting to be part of that.

Due to the renaissance of the past few years, this part of downtown offers some tremendous conveniences. We have easy access to nearly all the Metro train lines. From Union Station, and to all points beyond... I do have a car, but I try as much as possible not to drive it. For those visiting downtown, you might be surprised to know that (depending on the time of day) street parking is actually relatively easy to find.

We do daily produce shopping at Grand Central Market, which I understand has been a fixture of this neighborhood for nearly 100 years. Chinatown and Little Tokyo are also short walks away, always nice for lunch or dinner. Our other favorite haunt is Cole's P.E. Buffet in the old Pacific Electric Terminal. It's been gussied up, but it still has a Victorian charm that is very "Old Los Angeles." Of course, the Plaza, Olvera Street, Union Station... more lovely spots to take a walk. I also love trekking up Bunker Hill, mostly because, outside of normal 9-5 work hours, it's a total ghost town-- a surprisingly tranquil place to escape the bustle of the city and take in some spectacular views too.

Living here, almost everything we need is within walking distance, or at least a short subway trip away. It's almost like actually living in a proper big city ;)

I'll be happy to post more photos or whatever people are interested in. I'll leave you with a great shot of Grand Central Market, a place I visit almost daily. Does anyone know in which part of the market this stall/counter was? It looks like Belcampo Meat Co. to me, but I have no idea.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3796/...4ae0e040_b.jpg

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/re...ll170/id/43203

The counter was probably in the area of the east wall. They have re-numbered some and there are no more "G" stalls, only "F" stalls. They Fs are along the east wall. It would probably have been more to the Broadway side, given the current layout, but there is no good map from that period, only the new one.

ethereal_reality Aug 3, 2015 8:16 PM

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...913/aSi2oJ.jpg
eBay

"When the yacht 'Sultana' first steamed away from the shipyards, it had cost $1,000,000. That was in 1921. Two years ago John P. Mills, realty operator, above,
bought it for $50,000. Yesterday United States Marshall Al Sittel sold it at auction for $6,025 to satisfy a judgment. The new owner, Fred L. Roberts, Santa Monica merchant, may use it to haul groceries from San Pedro."
1/26/33

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...537/Egef7G.jpg

ethereal_reality Aug 3, 2015 8:20 PM

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...661/TWGCEM.jpg
eBay

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...540/YbMQdf.jpg
eBay

527 N. Hoover Street, today. Still a garage!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...911/N7jyH8.jpg
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Across the street is this unusual building.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...538/10kCAp.jpg
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And across from that, is this art deco apartment building on the corner of Bellevue Ave. and Imogen Ave.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...661/qESmAO.jpg
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http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...910/NhGDQ6.jpg
detail


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...909/hhT3Rh.jpg
detail

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ethereal_reality Aug 3, 2015 9:07 PM

I came across this yesterday afternoon on eBay.

"1939 Slot Machines Marble Games Confiscated Destroyed Police Photo Los Angeles CA"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/tBN3zR.jpg
eBay

:previous: Does anyone have an idea where this photograph might have been taken? The biggest clue is the bridge (viaduct) in the upper right corner.

Think what those machines would be worth today. hint: A fortune!

HossC Aug 3, 2015 9:47 PM

:previous:

Somewhere near Macy Street (now Cesar E Chavez Avenue) and Vignes Street?

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...avezBridge.jpg
GSV

CityBoyDoug Aug 3, 2015 9:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7116976)
I came across this yesterday afternoon on eBay.

"1939 Slot Machines Marble Games Confiscated Destroyed Police Photo Los Angeles CA"


Think what those machines would be worth today. hint: A fortune!

You can buy those old slot machines, restored, for around $2,500 to $3,500 each. They make a nice conversation piece for your den.

ethereal_reality Aug 3, 2015 11:26 PM

originally posted by Martin Pal
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...913/DnZEqJ.jpg

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Originally Posted by Wig-Wag (Post 7112669)

:previous: Martin Pal, the locomotive float in your 1940 photo above depicts one of the early Southern Pacific "Golden State" GS-2/GS-3 passenger engines used on the newly streamlined Coast Daylight. These are distinguished by a single headlight in the nose. Later classes had two headlights in the nose.

Cheers,
Jack

Here's a two headlight example Wig-Wag.

Los Angeles, 1984
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/plvnb5.jpg
eBay
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ethereal_reality Aug 3, 2015 11:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7117010)

Somewhere near Macy Street (now Cesar E Chavez Avenue) and Vignes Street?

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...avezBridge.jpg
GSV

:previous: You could be right Hoss.

Was there an empty lot suitable for destroying hundreds of gambling machines nearby in 1939?

MichaelRyerson Aug 4, 2015 12:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7116976)
I came across this yesterday afternoon on eBay.

"1939 Slot Machines Marble Games Confiscated Destroyed Police Photo Los Angeles CA"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/tBN3zR.jpg
eBay

:previous: Does anyone have an idea where this photograph might have been taken? The biggest clue is the bridge (viaduct) in the upper right corner.

Think what those machines would be worth today. hint: A fortune!

Hoss is right (no surprise there) that's the Clara Street School over there on the right. Fifteen years earlier this was bubonic plague central. In those days Vignes didn't come up here, only Avila and Lyons crossed Macy. And Clara sat over there at that odd angle. As Hoss has shown us, the school building is still there. Repurposed perhaps but in great shape. A little piece of our history.

Mstimc Aug 4, 2015 2:41 AM

I'm not sure which is more impressive. The pampas grass or dad's comb-over.;)


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7116175)
Family portrait, Pasadena Calif. 1910s?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/AkrGOL.jpg
eBay

"Uranium Photo Co.
12 West Dayton St.
Pasadena, - - Calif.
Phone: Colorado 7611"


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...661/Fb9zqN.jpg
photographer's stamp

:previous: Any idea why a photographer would name his business the Uranium Photo Co.?


Here's the complete photograph

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...538/j4NScK.jpg
eBay

:previous: How tall would you say that grass is?


ethereal_reality Aug 4, 2015 2:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Mstimc (Post 7117265)
I'm not sure which is more impressive. The pampas grass or dad's comb-over.;)

ha ha
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Hollywood Girl sent me this photograph last week.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...910/gZRvkI.jpg
courtesy of Hollywood Girl

"Furniture, Uundertaking", does this mean they simply made wood coffins -or did they do the embalming as well?

The name in the window is a bit hard to read, but I think it says Ryan & Co.
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ethereal_reality Aug 4, 2015 2:58 AM

Children with decorated pedal car, Los Angeles 1910s.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...910/CGO7cQ.jpg
eBay

CityBoyDoug Aug 4, 2015 3:06 AM

A little Pampas Grass history.....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7116175)
Family portrait, Pasadena Calif. 1910s?



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...538/j4NScK.jpg
eBay

:previous: How tall would you say that grass is?

Pampas grass is native to Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay, where it grows in damp soils along river margins (Connor and Charlesworth 1989).

Samples were introduced to California about 1848 by Joseph Sexton, a nurseryman from Santa Barbara.

ethereal_reality Aug 4, 2015 3:09 AM

:previous: Thanks CBD.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...673/QgVt9i.jpg
http://www.amazon.com/1920s-Vintage-.../dp/B00NFWW0Q2





http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...537/PMwYGL.jpg
http://www.image-archeology.com/east...os_angeles.htm






http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...661/k59xAK.jpg
http://www.image-archeology.com/east...os_angeles.htm

ethereal_reality Aug 4, 2015 3:19 AM

Oh, and there's this.

Covered in Pampas Grass, Pasadena 1903.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...661/BHaZm3.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...(CHS-1453).jpg

Even his beard is Pampas grass. ;)

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Wig-Wag Aug 4, 2015 3:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7117091)
:previous: You could be right Hoss.

Was there an empty lot suitable for destroying hundreds of gambling machines nearby in 1939?

I would speculate that in 1939 there was plenty of room at the corner of Macy/Cesar Chavez and North Vignes Streets as evidenced by the black & white aerial view on the Inhabitat site: I would also hazard a guess that this was a waste dump site during construction. See the area directly above the dark mass at the right center of the photo.

http://inhabitat.com/los-angeles-unv...ion-station-4/

Cheers,
Jack


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