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GaylordWilshire Nov 22, 2020 1:57 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9112629)
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I happened upon this rppc this afternoon on eBay

3314 Thompson Street, Los Angeles - postmark 1915

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/hFMGab.jpg
eBay

On the reverse the writer explains how the house is much larger than it looks.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/QOZnaq.jpg



The address is actually 2319.... Thompson Street north of Adams was renamed as a northerly extension of Portland Place circa 1925.

"F. L. W." would be Florence L. Warner, a bank stenographer; "mother" was Fannie Warner, a widow, who owned the house.

Flo married Verne R. Pentecost, an assistant cashier at Security National, around Feb 15 of 1915...so perhaps she was encouraging J.S. Mitchell to come west for the wedding.



https://i.postimg.cc/TwP40WgL/thomps...nd2314-bmp.jpg
2319 Portland née Thompson


https://i.postimg.cc/kg4skdDz/thompson2325-bmp.jpg
2325 Portland née Thompson

GaylordWilshire Nov 22, 2020 2:23 PM

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Originally Posted by unihikid (Post 9112393)
My next door neighbor was the Head Maître D at the La Cienega location during the late 60's. In fact that location had a strict vehicle policy for employees, the cars had to either be black or of higher quality. We lived on the 1400 block of Spaulding, a middle class neighborhood, and so accordingly Mr. Lewis ordered a 1965 Ford Country Squire, painted black with the wood paneling removed as to not attract attention in the parking lot. He used the car strictly to travel the 3 miles to work and back. He retired in 1972 and the wagon was moved once a week until he was placed in a home in 1992. The wagon now has 30,982 miles on it. I was promised it about 20 years ago...Mrs. Lewis (98)is still alive and has finally decided to let me have it and its going to be a winter project.

https://i.postimg.cc/Rh56ZFH3/068.jpg
Photo by me 1442 Spaulding Demo


Congratulations, unihikid. Seems odd for someone to have ordered a Country Squire only to remove the Di-Noc within the fiberglass frame. Why not just order a black Country Sedan? Anyway, you'll have a good time with this one. First year of a new body, first year of the rear scoops to keep dust off the back window...hard to tell, but it looks like it could have the great 289 V8...or even the 240 Six, which would be a rare bird indeed (352, 390 and up V8s would have, at least originally, an emblem behind the front wheels). You can de-code the data plate here. I have a couple of old Ford wagons...the Squire framing was real wood around Di-Noc through '53 and into very early production '54, fiberglass after that.

Have fun.

unihikid Nov 22, 2020 3:59 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 9112456)
I doubt that wagon car had any wood on it. The ''wood'' was a vinyl glue-on.

I'm sorry Doug, most car people i talk to about it, remember that they stopped using real wood on cars around 1952. The wood paneling i was talking about is called Dinoc. My father grew up with a real wood wagon and loved it. My grandmother bought it new and kept it up until the late 60's, the roof leaked (wood and canvas) and it was too much up keep for her at the time.

https://i.postimg.cc/PxP0x1jz/033.jpg
Dad, with my aunts, 1947 Pontiac Woody and Lassie

https://i.postimg.cc/dVZBLnk0/043.jpg
Dad and my aunts (Uncle tony was cut out by my aunt)and Woody C1948

https://i.postimg.cc/SKTCdMzP/044.jpg
All Photos taken in LA 1947-48 at Sheen Residence on Kenwood

unihikid Nov 22, 2020 4:32 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 9113681)
Congratulations, unihikid. Seems odd for someone to have ordered a Country Squire only to remove the Di-Noc within the fiberglass frame. Why not just order a black Country Sedan? Anyway, you'll have a good time with this one. First year of a new body, first year of the rear scoops to keep dust off the back window...hard to tell, but it looks like it could have the great 289 V8...or even the 240 Six, which would be a rare bird indeed (352, 390 and up V8s would have, at least originally, an emblem behind the front wheels). You can de-code the data plate here. I have a couple of old Ford wagons...the Squire framing was real wood around Di-Noc through '53 and into very early production '54, fiberglass after that.

Have fun.

Thanks GW! I think Mr. Lewis had an "IN" at Ford (his nephew was an engineer at ford :shrug:). I've been eyeing this wagon most of my life, so i'm over the roof. It came from the factory with a 352, but had a rebuild at the local Montgomery Wards in 1981(with 21,000 miles. The receipt is in the glove box...i wanna know why the rebuild ?) and they have it being rebuilt as a 390! It doesn't have the jump seats, but is pretty much untouched.

GaylordWilshire Nov 22, 2020 5:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by unihikid (Post 9113725)
I'm sorry Doug, most car people i talk to about it, remember that they stopped using real wood on cars around 1952. The wood paneling i was talking about is called Dinoc. My father grew up with a real wood wagon and loved it. My grandmother bought it new and kept it up until the late 60's, the roof leaked (wood and canvas) and it was too much up keep for her at the time.

https://i.postimg.cc/PxP0x1jz/033.jpg
Dad, with my aunts, 1947 Pontiac Woody and Lassie

https://i.postimg.cc/dVZBLnk0/043.jpg
Dad and my aunts (Uncle tony was cut out by my aunt)and Woody C1948

https://i.postimg.cc/SKTCdMzP/044.jpg
All Photos taken in LA 1947-48 at Sheen Residence on Kenwood


Couldn't resist finding the house-- 2642 Kenwood, built in 1907. At one time the home of real estate man Roy C. Seeley and in 1948 the home of Dr. Herbert A. Sheen. A few recent GSVs:

Feb 2020
https://i.postimg.cc/CK5gL445/kenwoodnewer-bmp.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/HLkp8mTp/kenwoodnewer2-bmp.jpg


March 2009
https://i.postimg.cc/sDzCZzJt/kenwoodolder-bmp.jpg

unihikid Nov 22, 2020 6:26 PM

Kenwood!
 
Bingo GW! my Grandparents moved to Kenwood in 1945, and i think they sold it in the late 70's.

https://i.postimg.cc/xdyVDzmT/085.jpg
From L-R: Aunt Mildred, Aunt Eugenia, Granny, Aunt Delores cutting cake, Dad, Papa aka Dr. Sheen at Clifton's 1950


https://i.postimg.cc/sxqyTCkk/082.jpg
From top: Uncle Tony, Aunt Eugenia, Aunt Delores, Dad, and Aunt Mildred 1947
in front of Kenwood

Since you know your cars GW, check out the license plate topper. Dad evidently got into a few car incidents because he thought he could get away with speeding in Papa's Cadillac's (he bought a new one every other year)

https://i.postimg.cc/0NYYx8ZC/057.jpg
Aunt Mildred, Dad, Lassie and Medical License plate topper.

Lwize Nov 22, 2020 7:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 9113681)
Congratulations, unihikid. Seems odd for someone to have ordered a Country Squire only to remove the Di-Noc within the fiberglass frame. Why not just order a black Country Sedan? Anyway, you'll have a good time with this one. First year of a new body, first year of the rear scoops to keep dust off the back window...hard to tell, but it looks like it could have the great 289 V8...or even the 240 Six, which would be a rare bird indeed (352, 390 and up V8s would have, at least originally, an emblem behind the front wheels). You can de-code the data plate here. I have a couple of old Ford wagons...the Squire framing was real wood around Di-Noc through '53 and into very early production '54, fiberglass after that.

Have fun.

IIRC, the Country Squires with the faux wood paneling were of a higher trim spec. An all-black wagon might not have as nice an interior, or would have to be special-ordered to attempt at a better interior.

My folks had two Country Squires with the faux wood - 1968 and 1973 (to replace the '68). The 1968 had the 390 and the 1973 had the 351.

ethereal_reality Nov 23, 2020 4:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 9113026)
I could not find anything on Arical or John Clair Pictures but I did take a flyover at 5348 Lemon Grove Avenue in Hollywood.


https://i.imgur.com/KkUbIcy.jpg
Google Maps


The "Lemon Grove Studio" was probably housed in this small building in the backyard.

https://i.imgur.com/BVU06pd.jpg
Google Maps


:shrug:

Thanks so much for your sleuthing, Noir Noir.

At first I highly doubted the little fancy studio was in the backyard . . .but they really do seem to match!

Amazing discovery. :)


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ethereal_reality Nov 23, 2020 6:21 PM

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mystery location.


"Los Angeles Street, aerial photo, Novack Salvage Yard, 1957."


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/hdl7FL.jpg
eBay

I don't think the salvage yard is actually on "Los Angeles Street". I believe the seller means the location is Los Angeles and the photograph shows a street.



Let's take a closer look at the photograph.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/ShdGgS.jpg
detail





And here's the salvage yard from a different angle.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/49k6He.jpg
eBay

This angle gives you a good look at the rail spur.



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HossC Nov 23, 2020 7:44 PM

:previous:

The Novack Salvage Yard was just north of Mission Boulevard at Milliken Avenue in Ontario. The top view below is from 1959.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...ckSalvage1.jpg
Historic Aerials/Google Maps

Arch2000 Nov 23, 2020 8:38 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 9114714)
:previous:

The Novack Salvage Yard was just north of Mission Boulevard at Milliken Avenue in Ontario. The top view below is from 1959.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...ckSalvage1.jpg
Historic Aerials/Google Maps

Nice find! Looks like the Novack building was located where the curve of Philadelphia Street bends to reach the approach of the fly-over of the still-extant rail ROW.

Now what is an "Animal Removal" company?!? :eek:

ethereal_reality Nov 23, 2020 10:13 PM

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"3314 Thompson Street, Los Angeles - postmark 1915"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/hFMGab.jpg

House located by GaylordWilshire. (NOT at 3314 Thompson St.)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/gsXLKy.jpg
2319 Portland née Thompson


Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 9113675)

:previous: The address is actually 2319.... Thompson Street north of Adams was renamed as a northerly extension of Portland Place circa 1925.

Thanks so much for finding the house, GW.....I don't know how you did it. :hmmm:


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ethereal_reality Nov 23, 2020 10:33 PM

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Thanks for sharing the photographs of your beautiful family, unihikid.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/qoaUXp.jpg
unihikid

I'm curious. .did you ever have a chance to ask your dad what song he is performing for your aunts?


Was the family Collie really named Lassie? . . or are you joshing us. :)


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riichkay Nov 24, 2020 7:20 PM

artsy.net bio.....

Vivian Maier was a photography hobbyist whose output would become an influential body of work in the 20th-century street photography. Maier was a nanny and caregiver with a hidden passion for photography that resulted in over 100,000 negatives—mostly discovered posthumously. She picked up a camera for the first time in 1947 and worked late into the 1990s capturing her favored subjects: fleeting moments and images from her urban surroundings in Chicago and New York, touching upon destitution, urban development, pedestrian culture, and the American identity. Her later works featured fewer figures and took more interest in found objects, graffiti, and detritus.  

She was out here on at least two occasions....


https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...0aeef9d(3).jpg
1955



https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...er/26_3(1).jpg
1959

Martin Pal Nov 24, 2020 7:56 PM

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Isn't anyone else interested why "Uncle tony" got cut out of the photograph?

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Originally Posted by unihikid (Post 9113725)
https://i.postimg.cc/dVZBLnk0/043.jpg
Dad and my aunts (Uncle tony was cut out by my aunt) and Woody
_________________________________________________________________

I've seen people do this in movies or TV shows; characters cutting out people in photographs for one reason or another, but I've never known it to be done in actual practice!

ethereal_reality Nov 24, 2020 9:04 PM

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I was curious but I was afraid it might be too personal. ... So I asked about Lassie instead. :)


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ethereal_reality Nov 24, 2020 9:41 PM

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Here's an interesting rppc. (real photo postcard)


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/60nObM.jpg
ebay






Let's take a closer look at the photograph on the left.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/9n2TG9.jpg
detail

Note the two workers.

Is that a ghost sign on the building next door?






The postcard was addressed to 'County Flood Control' at 8th and Figueroa.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/O9lpMt.jpg

It was postmarked at the Arcade Station in 1937....Hmmm. .but the Arcade Station was long gone by 1937. ....So what, exactly, is the Arcade Annex?
(I've seen the postmark many times but I've never specifically asked about the annex)





for search purposes: southwest equipment co. - 1928 e. 7th St. - L. A. - VA.8521 - sales - rentals

ethereal_reality Nov 24, 2020 10:11 PM

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We have probably seen the MissionVillage Auto Court but I don't remember seeing this excellent sepia rppc.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/9WEEsv.jpg
eBay

4 Acres....5675 W. Washington Blvd. ...Los Angeles

The reverse is blank.




Here's the area today.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/uTpRO2.jpg
GSV

'4 acres' is quite large. I imagine the Mission Village Auto Court was replaced by the United States Post Office on the southwest corner. (this is a guess)




There's something interesting down the street.

A large sign appears to say MAMMY. :shrug:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/sNqEoF.jpg
detail

If my coordinances are correct this would be the west side of S. La Brea just below Washington Blvd.


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HossC Nov 24, 2020 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9115963)

There's something interesting down the street.

A large sign appears to say MAMMY. :shrug:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/sNqEoF.jpg
detail

If my coordinances are correct this would be the west side of S. La Brea just below Washington Blvd.

The 1939 CD gives the following:

Mammy's Shack (Chas H Cole) Established 1923, Chicken, Steak and Squab Dinners, Cocktails, 5687 W Washington Blvd.

There are various pictures online, but none that I've found are an exact match for the sign above (one has a similar font with the colors reversed). I make the addresses near S Fairfax in Culver City.

HossC Nov 24, 2020 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9115905)

The postcard was addressed to 'County Flood Control' at 8th and Figueroa.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/O9lpMt.jpg

It was postmarked at the Arcade Station in 1937....Hmmm. .but the Arcade Station was long gone by 1937. ....So what, exactly, is the Arcade Annex?
(I've seen the postmark many times but I've never specifically asked about the annex)

You answered your own question back in April 2014, e_r:

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6546140)

At first, I thought this was a photograph of Central Market.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/835/i4j1.jpg
ebay

but the seller places it at 3rd Street and Central Avenue.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...0/845/x8v3.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/836/yqzj.jpg
United States Post Office
Arcade Annex

3rd & Central puts it just north of the Arcade Depot.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/836/we9o.jpg
www.bigmapblog.com

After a quick google search or two I found the Arcade Annex Post Office was only open from 1930 to 1940.



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