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Old Posted May 7, 2013, 8:32 PM
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I found another survivor

Garfield Theater at Valley Blvd and Garfield

GSV

Exterior view of the Garfield Theater. Alhambra Theater in the Valley Grand Building.

LAPL

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Old Posted May 7, 2013, 8:57 PM
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Have we looked at the Boyle Hotel in East LA? (Searched without success.)

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...RIHBHA24MX.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/uGryIGX.jpg?1
I haven't seen that first photograph. It's really great Chuckaluck.

I covered the Cummings Block back when I came across this somewhat garish untitled slide on ebay.













late 1940s/early 1950s

ucla.edu/
















As Chuckaluck's recent post shows, the building has had an extensive restoration and is looking fine.





Here's the link to my earlier post with some additional gsv views. (showing the restored Mariachi bandstand across the street)
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=9671
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Old Posted May 7, 2013, 8:59 PM
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One last truly amazing photograph of the Cummings Block/Boyle Hotel in 1889.



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Old Posted May 7, 2013, 9:20 PM
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Earlier post with some additional gsv views. (showing the restored Mariachi bandstand across the street)
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=9671
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Thanks for the reminder. I rediscovered your post shortly after hitting "enter." I am reasonably certain there is another image depicting an accident in front of the building.



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Old Posted May 7, 2013, 9:22 PM
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BTW, how on earth did I miss this?
(Pls read the caption)


http://www.kcet.org/updaily/socal_fo...s-angeles.html



Hiding in plain sight with signage:

gsv
I missed it too T2...and we've discussed this tree numerous times on the thread. I figured it was unceremoniously planted
with many other trees back in 1914. I had no idea it was given a prominent place and plaque. -very cool find T2. bravo!
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another survivor

Exterior view of the Garfield Theater. Alhambra Theater in the Valley Grand Building.

LAPL
more here > http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...&postcount=194
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Old Posted May 7, 2013, 10:21 PM
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Another cabinet card on eBay.


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Shows the Hollenbeck Hotel with Coulter's occupying the retail space on the ground floor. Can be dated pretty precisely as 1888, because the Bryson-Bonebrake block at right is in the earliest stages of its construction.

-Scott

Circa 1890 - Spring Street. (What is useful limit for cross-arms on overhead utility poles? Subliminal religious symbolism? Could this have led to botanical symmetry - at bottom? )
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...933BYLUPB9.jpg

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics09/00014305.jpg


Circa 1898 - Spring und Second Streets
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics09/00014299.jpg



Circa 1900 - The Hollenbeck. (Salt Lake Station?)
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics09/00014300.jpg



http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics35/00067361.jpg

Circa 1890 - Spring Street 2X vision
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...FBMSCM6BX6.jpg

Circa 1920 - Spring Street (looking south from 2nd Street) More of Hollenbeck Hotel and Tovanger2 pentaglobe lamps.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics09/00014310.jpg



http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059130.jpg
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Old Posted May 7, 2013, 10:24 PM
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I missed it too T2...and we've discussed this tree numerous times on the thread. I figured it was unceremoniously planted
with many other trees back in 1914. I had no idea it was given a prominent place and plaque. -very cool find T2. bravo!
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Don't overlook the lovely Palms surrounding Hollenbeck Park.

Circa '35
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics33/00066061.jpg

June 22, 1939 - Hollenbeck Park Palms
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics02/00010651.jpg
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Old Posted May 7, 2013, 11:21 PM
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I missed it too T2...and we've discussed this tree numerous times on the thread.
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It never occurred to me that the tree ever made it off Central Ave. I thought it was trashed with the Arcade Depot to make way for Central Station. I also didn't know where it was from, although it was described as "a San Pedro palm" in one account, I couldn't make any sense of that.

LOL, you should have seen me frantically searching Google Maps around the Coliseum trying to find it. The placement is so grand, the tree's been rendered almost invisible, so different from it's former placement. I should have known about it since I was 10 at least. One more reminder that LA owns me, not the other way around.

Maybe some of the other San Pedro Street palms exist unnoticed somewhere. Washingtonia filiferas don't get so tall that their age is readily apparent. I'd like to know who transplanted them to LA. Who was living on San Pedro Street back in 1858? When I have another minute I'll look for some early pix of the tree at Exposition Park. I can't quite visualize it's surroundings then.

That was a very nice thing MR said about the thread and very true. Thank you both.



P.S.

This has apparently recently come up on Curbed LA: http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/0..._palm_tree.php

Is this photo on San Pedro Street before the tree was moved to Central Ave?

lapl via curbed.la

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Old Posted May 7, 2013, 11:38 PM
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brewery mystery:

Men cleaning bourbon or whiskey vats.


ebay





detail -M. Dunsmoor Photos. lower left side







detail -601 Halley (or Hailey) St., Los Angeles Cal. lower right side


I've never heard of a Halley or Hailey Street. Does anyone know about whiskey breweries in Los Angeles?
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Old Posted May 7, 2013, 11:54 PM
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This looks like a template for the opening sequence in Blade Runner.

-noirish view of Signal Hill.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-Night-Ph...item1e7a5a221f

I wonder what an oil field smells like at night? m u r d e r perhaps
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Old Posted May 7, 2013, 11:55 PM
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Boyle Hotel today - 2013

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One last truly amazing photograph of the Cummings Block/Boyle Hotel in 1888.



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2013 - Boyle Hotel Building - a work in progress.

Etherial Reality, Bruce has inspired me to check out this interesting building. Evidently at one point most of the roof was missing and has now been repaired.




Google SV - 2013 view
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Old Posted May 8, 2013, 12:16 AM
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Nice CBD.



Several of you mentioned your parents spending time (& honeymooning) in Long Beach back in the 1940s and 50s.
I wonder if they ever spent time at the Long Beach Skating Palace?

circa 1948

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Long...item232aa17050







Sorry, I don't have the street address.
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Old Posted May 8, 2013, 12:33 AM
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One last truly amazing photograph of the Cummings Block/Boyle Hotel in 1888.


boyleheightsbeat.com

Thanks to Chuckaluck and ER for your great posts on the Boyle Hotel, one of my favorite buildings. Here is a triptych of the hotel from the front:




A view of the front from October, 2012. I was there a month or so ago and I don't think the ground floor has been leased out.


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Old Posted May 8, 2013, 12:55 AM
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Long Beach Skating Rink

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Nice CBD.



Several of you mentioned your parents spending time (& Honeymooning) in Long Beach back in the 1940s and 50s.
I wonder if they ever spent time at the Long Beach Skating Palace?

circa 1948

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Long...item232aa17050







Sorry, I don't have the street address.
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I used to live about three blocks from this building.

This skating rink, 278 Alamitos Avenue, is linked to a very tragic and noir story. It involves Randy Kraft, serial murderer, known as the Freeway Killer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Steven_Kraft

Two killers were apparently involved in the December 1974 murder of John Leras, a 17-year-old high school student. The youngest victims, Leras had vanished en route to a Long Beach skating rink, anxious to try out the roller skates he had received for Christmas. Locals told me that Kraft had picked up Leras while he was hitching a ride in front of this skating rink. Hitching rides in California and elsewhere is currently a thing of the past.

Some strollers found John floating in the surf off Sunset Beach, with a wooden surveyor's stake hammered into his rectum. Leras had been strangled while bound, and had alcohol in his system. Two sets of footprints marked the sand where he was carried from a parking lot to the water.

http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/s.../kraft/10.html

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Circa 1900 - The Hollenbeck. (Salt Lake Station?)
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics09/00014300.jpg
Salt Lake Station, 1st Street and LA River, 1924:

LAPL -- http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics30/00034629.jpg

I'm assuming this is a station of the Los Angeles, San Pedro, and Salt Lake Railroad, which eventually became part of the Union Pacific.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ang..._Lake_Railroad
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brewery mystery:
detail -601 Halley (or Hailey) St., Los Angeles Cal. lower right side


I've never heard of a Halley or Hailey Street. Does anyone know about whiskey breweries in Los Angeles?
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I see "Bailey St.", myself.
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Old Posted May 8, 2013, 5:56 AM
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Goddamn, that building really puts the cum in Cummings Block. What a fantastic renovation.
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I see "Bailey St.", myself.
Well, I could go either way ('H' or 'B') but, of course 'Hailey' leads us nowhere. Bailey puts us in Boyle Heights about two blocks southeast of Prospect Park at the corner of Bailey and Bridge Street which would fit with early brewing, I guess. Although, on the 1910 Baist it looks residential.

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A view of the front from October, 2012. I was there a month or so ago and I don't think the ground floor has been leased out.


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What an amazing transformation! Excellent photographs WS1911. -thanks for sharing them.
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