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Thx Hoss, I always enjoy looking up the architects you bring us to see what else they've done. Whittier resident William H Harrison built quite a bit out that way. None of the following photos are much good, but they give a hint of Harrison's impact on Whittier. All of these buildings are still in use.

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El Rancho High School, Whittier - 1954-1955


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After tovangar2 highlighted some of William H Harrison's other designs yesterday, I thought I'd post some Julius Shulman pictures of at least one of them. This is "Job 1554: William H. Harrison, El Rancho High School (Pico Rivera, Calif.),1953".



This must be looking down the back of the building above.



The single story buildings at the back are at an angle to the main block.



The last shot shows one of the classrooms. You can sure tell the era!



All from Getty Research Institute

They've added a curved entrance and clock tower to the school at 6501 Passons Boulevard, but it all matches in.


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TCM ran the 1952 Joan Crawford thriller SUDDEN FEAR last night. Although the film is set in San Francisco and uses various San Francisco locations, the final chase sequence with costar Jack Palance stalking Joan by car and on foot was noirishly filmed on the streets of old Bunker Hill. Both Joan and Jack were nominated for Oscars and the film contains some wonderful sequences of suspense.

(Oops! I see this was discussed a few years back. Anyway... check it out. The film is well worth watching.)
There's a great site re: San Francisco noir, and it features Bunker Hill shots because they were supposed to stand in for SF. Lots of then-n-nows. Check it out here.



The author also looks at The Exiles, and there's a bit of 2nd & Olive in Days of Wine and Roses.

Sudden Fear is also dealt with by Dawson, see here from here.
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I thought that the sign said "Striker Apartments", but for some reason I couldn't find them yesterday (I must've mistyped my search!). Here's an advert for the Streicher Apartments from the 1914 CD. The name change from Streicher to Striker seems to have occurred between 1922 and 1923 (going by the CDs).


LAPL
If the Streicher looks a little bit like the Sherwood

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that's because they're both from 1912, and both by Meyer & Holler.

mine

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Does anyone know what happened to the 1871 Stewart Farmhouse?

Did I overlook a post? The home has gone missing from its lot at 511 West 31st Street and I cannot find a moving permit:
The demo permit for 511 W 31st Street is dated earlier this year, but note that it says "foundation only" and that the "building has been relocated under permit no. 15012-10000-00011."


Online Building Records

The relocation permit says it was moved to 122 N Avenue 63.


Online Building Records

The permit also mentions converting the house from SFD (single family dwelling) to an accessory living quarters. I've had a look around that block from the Googlemobile, but couldn't spot it. Having said that, there are a lot of trees, so it could be in there somewhere.
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Old Posted Dec 15, 2016, 9:55 PM
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The relocation permit says it was moved to 122 N Avenue 63.
Thank you for finding that HossC.

What an odd compound that is, surrounded by parking lots & discount stores:


gsv


gsv


gsv

I'm glad the Stewart place has been saved (no sign of it on google maps yet), but I was hoping it would end up somewhere more public.



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Noticed a "comprehensive" history of the New Beverly Cinema: http://www.lamag.com/askchris/compre...everly-cinema/ The article mentions "Colvin's [Beverly Winery] beer parlor"


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October 21, 1934
At the end of their lease, the contents of Gene Colvin’s candy factory and beer parlor are put up for auction. The repeal of prohibition probably helped buoy the business, but the Great Depression was still in full swing.http://www.lamag.com/askchris/compre...everly-cinema/
Although NLA references have also mentioned "Slapsy Maxie's" in connection with this 7165 Beverly Blvd. location, I can't recall seeing the below image on NLA. (For any number of reasons, most tend to associate Slapsy's with 5665 Wilshire, e.g., http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=3770.) The source suggests this image is from 1937. Another source suggests Slapsy's "actually operated in 1939 at 7165 Beverly Blvd. . . . " https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxie_...om#cite_note-9 Not that permits are the definitive guide, but there is a gap from '35 until '39, the latter date - bearing Maxie's name as owner and includes improvements, e.g., a neon sign. FWIW, "B.B. Mallicoat" is listed for 7165 1/2 Beverly Blvd. in the '38CD, unknown whether this name is "connected" with Maxie - or some other person previously mentioned in NLA named Mickey. vvvv . Maxie does however appear twice in the '39CD under that address, including "Maxie Liquors." The '42CD list's "Rosenbloom, Maxie rest[aurant]."

http://www.lamag.com/askchris/compre...everly-cinema/


But wait, there's more?
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Years earlier, the house had been Slapsie Maxie's, a nightclub named for the boxer and, later, actor Slapsie(sic) Maxie Rosenbloom (model for the Big Jule role in "Guys and Dolls" on Broadway). The club then was managed by Charlie and Sy Devore, clothiers to the Rat Pack, and actually was owned by mobster Mickey Cohen. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...-torgan-144071






Maxie Rosenbloom in '41
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...bloom_1941.JPG


http://www.boxing360.com/wp-content/...Rosenbloom.jpg





Max had a prolific stage and screen career outside of the Ring. No idea whether he appeared with Vernon Dent, but here is his IMDB listing. http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...oll44/id/14086

This appears to be MR in a 1951 Guys and Dolls production, along with Alan Jones and Jan Clayton. No location provided, but presumed So Cal.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...oll44/id/14086



http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...oll44/id/14086





In a seemingly noirish pose, Max tends bar in "I Married a Monster from Outer Space".
http://ilarge.lisimg.com/image/93103...pace-photo.jpg

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Thank you for finding that HossC.

What an odd compound that is, surrounded by parking lots & discount stores:


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The demo permit for 511 W 31st Street is dated earlier this year, but note that it says "foundation only" and that the "building has been relocated under permit no. 15012-10000-00011."

The relocation permit says it was moved to 122 N Avenue 63.

The permit also mentions converting the house from SFD (single family dwelling) to an accessory living quarters. I've had a look around that block from the Googlemobile, but couldn't spot it. Having said that, there are a lot of trees, so it could be in there somewhere.

The house seen here is obviously not the Stewart house, but I knew we'd seen it before--- it was seen in post 17851...but the pictures have gone missing. I believe there was some discussion about the owner of this house being sort of a collector of dwellings....
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Tetsu remembers the house before it was restored:

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Yes! I definitely remember this house. I used to come down from Pasadena to buy shoes at the Warehouse Shoe Sale across the street...when I was young and had nothing better to spend my money on, LOL. It was hidden underneath overgrown trees, almost all of the paint was worn off, and it looked downright scary. So good to know they've restored it. Looks great.
The main house is the 1886 Dr John Lawrence Smith residence. (It was enlarged in 1925). Article w/ pix here


eastsider

The second story is part of the addition:


eastsider

The smaller, plainer house (below) on the property was built in 1905 (or 1910):


gsv

Here's a close-up of the 2nd home's front entry:

(Also see LAT here and here for info and more pix).


LAT

"x" marks the spot:

laist

These articles are also about the property and Brad Chambers' career as a preservationist (search his name for info on some of his other properties):

https://www.theeastsiderla.com/2012/...es-of-neglect/

http://patch.com/california/highland...-brad-chambers

http://patch.com/california/highland...#photo-9540103

The Lawrence property appears to be all rentals (multiple units in the larger home and the 2nd house). There are three entrance gates.
(The owner, btw, lives in Whitley Heights.)


gia


Stewart Farmhouse:
http://planning.lacity.org/InternetC....aspx?Id=52090 (item #8)

John Lawrence Smith was a doctor and a horticulturalist. John Marcellus Stewart was a gold miner and nurseryman. They'll probably get along fine.

I can't wait to see the Stewart home in place.



Thank you again so much HossC for finding the address and the owner's name.

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I saw Sudden Fear also, What an interesting movie that really kept you on the edge of your seat! The way the scenes were set up and shot made me nervous. The little toy dog walking toward the closet where Joan Crawford was hiding, or the chain on the fence when Jack Palance was driving trying to find her. But most spectacular was at the end of the movie when she is walking up the street she tosses her scarf to the gutter, she is just gorgeous!
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I thought I'd post Julius Shulman pictures of another William H Harrison design today. Looking back, I also posted Julius Shulman pictures of Mr Harrison's Sierra High School back in October. This is "Job 3790: William H. Harrison, Charles Samuels School District (Whittier, Calif.), 1964".



Here's a closer view of the building on the right.



A nice view down the covered walkway.



I thought this color image showed the inside of the building in the second picture, but now I think it's the one at the end of the covered walkway.



All from Getty Research Institute

I found Charles T Samuels Elementary listed at 12214 Oxford Drive, La Mirada, although Google Maps seems to show it as Heights Christian Schools La Mirada Campus. The square building with the blue roof in the lower-left corner wasn't there in 1964, but the rest of the site looks fairly original.


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Bill, I hope you don't mind if I post this photograph of yours.


BillinGlendaleCA at https://www.flickr.com/photos/133535...in/dateposted/

I happened upon it this afternoon, and I still haven't been able to figure out where it was taken.

-not to mention that sign is making me thirsty.
I'm familiar with this location. That arch leads to Mt. Lee, which in turn takes you to the Hollywood sign.

https://goo.gl/maps/PKPjq23NsJF2
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The "Foxhole" at the VFW Hall, 4621 East Slausen, Maywood. Date unk.
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...coll2/id/11369






"Strictly enforced."

and

"We mean it!"

Bienvenidos West Covina 1938





http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...coll2/id/32465



Why don't we do it in the road? Someone will be watching and traffic laws strictly enforced.



http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...coll2/id/32464










Hudson Dealer near 200 Huntington Street. Undated.
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...coll2/id/11337










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Look left








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Tetsu remembers the house before it was restored:



The main house is the 1886 Dr John Lawrence Smith residence. (It was enlarged in 1925). Article w/ pix here


eastsider

The smaller, plainer house (below) on the property was built in 1905 (or 1910):


gsv

Here's a close-up of the 2nd home's front entry:

(Also see LAT here and here for info and more pix).


LAT

"x" marks the spot:

laist

These articles are also about the property and Brad Chambers' career as a preservationist (search his name for info on some of his other properties):

https://www.theeastsiderla.com/2012/...es-of-neglect/

http://patch.com/california/highland...-brad-chambers

http://patch.com/california/highland...#photo-9540103

The Lawrence property appears to be all rentals (at least two units in the larger home and the 2nd house). Each has its own gate.
(The owner, btw, lives in Whitley Heights.)


gia


Stewart Farmhouse:
http://planning.lacity.org/InternetC....aspx?Id=52090 (item #8)

John Lawrence Smith was a doctor and a horticulturalist. John Marcellus Stewart was a gold miner and nurseryman. They'll probably get along fine.

I can't wait to see the Stewart home in place.



Thank you again so much HossC for finding the address and the owner's name.
The Garvanza Improvement Association's Facebook page has some photos of the Stewart house, including its move and a roof replacement in September:

https://www.facebook.com/Garvanza/

Just use "Search for posts on this page" function to search for 'stewart'.
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Stewart Farmhouse



Thx PM!


gia (more pix at link)


gia (more pix at link).

It looks like the Stewart home is placed near the east wall:


google maps


gvs

Now we know why the owner asked for, and got, permit permission to "shift the patio cover [AKA the wraparound porch] to the opposite side"

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Thx PM!


gia (more pix at link)

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Moved in the dead of night.
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Quote:
Sam Darnell, Westside Lighting Company's first lineman, demonstrating how he climbed poles for the Westside Lighting Company before it evolved into the Southern California Edison Company


Location unk.
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...coll2/id/13250





Sam Darnell, Lineman. 1912





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Bah humbug. One time when color could be a welcome addition.

Seasons Greetings, from Seventh and Flower Streets, looking north on December 18, 1928.
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...coll2/id/28179


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December 23, 1928 - 3974 Wilshire Blvd., bedecked for the holidays.

Yes, we've seen it before, but maybe not as big. http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=13164






http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...coll2/id/28178



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Sam Darnell, Lineman. 1912

That's a heck of a bungalow BRR, not just the eaves, but the chimney too:


huntington (detail)



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Today's Julius Shulman post takes us back to Long Beach. It's "Job 3261: Hugh Gibbs, Texaco, inc. Field Office Building (Long Beach, Calif.), 1961".



Here's a close-up of the entrance.



The reception area and switchboard.



It looks like the offices were very close to a refinery.



All from Getty Research Institute

Although I didn't find a direct connection with Texaco, I think the building is now part of the Tesoro refinery at 2101 E Pacific Coast Highway, Wilmington. The entrance and a few other details have changed, but the overall size and shape are a good match.


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