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Old Posted Sep 7, 2014, 12:33 AM
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4710 South Vermont Avenue from the newly published pictures at the Los Angeles City Historical Society. The description says:

City engineering photo of high water marks at 4710 South Vermont Avenue to demonstrate need for new ”Slauson” storm drain. Signs on Great Western Realty Office display large signs ”Sign here to protest Slauson Drain Section.” Smith and Sons Electrical Wiring Office at corner. Several hundred property owners in 1927 protesting an assessment district for construction of storm drain. Business men in front of building.


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4710 South Vermont Avenue today.


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Is it just me, because I got kind of sad and depressed seeing the change in that building over the years....

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Old Posted Sep 7, 2014, 12:34 AM
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It wasn't exactly the Taj Mahal in the earlier photograph.
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re: The diminutive Liberty Hotel.

I stand corrected HossC. -but wouldn't you agree it's a bit odd?
I'm still trying to decipher the peaks & valleys on that roof. (thank god for shadows)


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Old Posted Sep 7, 2014, 1:23 AM
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The miserable 1968, (filmed in 1967), flick "The Split".

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Old Posted Sep 7, 2014, 5:21 AM
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The Liberty Theatre

Main Street at Third Street. Liberty Theatre, Gray Hotel, Harris Hardware Company - 09/24/1929


http://lacityhistory.pastperfect-onl...34345;type=102


http://lacityhistory.pastperfect-onl...34345;type=102

The Primrose Path (1925) starred Clara Bow


http://www.imdb.com/media/rm40834053...5?ref_=tt_ov_i



Adventures in the Far North (1923) was a travel documentary.

The New York Times had this to say:

"Although documentary filmmaker Captain F.E. Kleinschmidt got himself in quite a bit of hot water for
supporting the Germans during World War I, he continued making and releasing documentaries about
the frozen north into the 1920s. This entry, released by the Lee-Bradford Corporation, involves an
expedition which took the captain, his wife, and his crew from Seattle to the Yukon."

The sign on the Gray Hotel says "Building Coming Down"

This is from one of the new websites that So-Cal-Bear found
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Macy Street Viaduct now known as Cesar Chavez Ave Viaduct. We have seen many views, but I don't recall a view of its construction.


October 1925 - Macy Street Viaduct
http://lacityhistory.pastperfect-onl...y%20Street.JPG




http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...PT1QNTFRGY.jpg


1933 - Macy Street Viaduct
http://waterandpower.org/Historical_..._St_Bridge.jpg




More here: http://bigorangelandmarks.blogspot.c...e-viaduct.html


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It's the Monterey Market! Upper far right.

6003 Olympic - discussed in this recent post: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=22351


'36 San Vicente-Fairfax-Olympic













1933
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/43679/rec/7













May 8, 1931 - Fairfax and 10th (Olympic) (Looking east from Fairfax) before the Monterey market?


http://lacityhistory.pastperfect-onl.../002/F3269.JPG
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E.L. Cord was connected with another Radio Station other than KFAC. Cord evidently acquired Station KFVD in '29 and moved it into the Ambassador- adjacent dealership at 3443 Wilshire. (Or alternatively, 645 S. Mariposa Street) The station has an interesting past as chronicled here: http://www.radioheritage.net/Story28.asp"]http://www.radioheritage.net/Story28.asp

http://www.radioheritage.net


LAPL has an interesting undated photo of what appears to be the KFVD station. What caught my attention is the address given: 5900 Wilshire Blvd.

Looking at the photo, it seems to be the same 3400 Wilshire Blvd. discussed earlier. "Cord" is listed as Carl.

lapl

This appears to be the same building with the given address of 645 Mariposa Street. Later used by Atlantic Richfield and now occupied by the Indonesian Consulate.
lapl


Those palms lining Mariposa Street seem awfully familiar.

Aug 24, 1927. Mariposa Street Storm Drain. http://lacityhistory.pastperfect-onl...20Mariposa.JPG



The drain may have been effective at moving the "problem" elsewhere.

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1938 - Wilshire and Alexandria

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Opposing view.
http://cdn.calisphere.org

Prominent in both photos is EL Cord's Auburn-Cord showroom/dealership housed in the Auburn-Fuller Bldg. at Mariposa and Wilshire - and his radio station KFAC KF "Auburn Cord." Yes, GW mentioned this here> http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=2135
1932


February 10, 1928 - Wilshire Christian Church and Gaylord Apts. (Wilshire's residential period. http://wilshireboulevardhouses.blogspot.com/ )
http://lacityhistory.pastperfect-onl.../001/F0514.JPG




February '28. Reverse direction
http://lacityhistory.pastperfect-onl.../001/F0516.JPG






February 1928 - Wilshire Boulevard Congregational Church
http://lacityhistory.pastperfect-onl.../001/F0515.JPG



1928 - Wilshire and Vermont
http://lacityhistory.pastperfect-onl...001/F0517A.JPG

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I'm really amazed at these old street photos. Traffic control must have had a rather low priority back in those days. There appears to be no painted white lines anywhere in sight.....
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Old Posted Sep 7, 2014, 4:43 PM
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Here are some more of the Los Angeles City Historical Society pictures mixed with some USC and GSV images. All the Historical Society pictures are dated as either October or December 1935. I've included the captions that came with the Historical Society pictures, although some of them don't seem all that accurate.

Carioca Cafe at intersection of Figueroa, Flower and Temple, Park Tract.
The earliest reference I could find for this business is Joe's New Carioca Cafe at 800 Temple in the 1942 CD. The 1936 CD has a restaurant owned by George Salazar at that address.


Los Angeles City Historical Society

The cafe is the narrow white building just right of center in this 1936 aerial. Also take not of the wedge-shaped building on the opposite side of Temple - I'll return to it below.


USC Digital Library

Kim’s Grocery Store, 260 Figueroa; General Merchandise Store of Bankrupt Stock, corner of intersection of Temple, Flower and Figueroa, Block O of Mott Tract.
This side of the building was actually on N Flower Street, not N Figueroa. The CDs list the address of Nora Kim's grocery store as 734 Temple.


Los Angeles City Historical Society

La Mexicana Shoe Shop, Kim’s Grocery Store, and apartments, corner of intersection of Temple and Flower, Block O of Mott Tract. 200 block of South Figueroa.
La Mexicana doesn't appear in the CDs. It must've been a trading name of shoe repairer Juan Garcia who is listed at 732 Temple. I can't read the sign on the left, but the CDs of this era list a couple of restaurants at 730 Temple.


Los Angeles City Historical Society

USC have this image of Temple Street looking east at the junction between Flower Street and Figueroa Street. They date it as circa 1930-1960, but it looks pretty close to the images above.


USC Digital Library

California Malt Supply Company, Montezuma Inn and Hotel Mindein, intersection of Figueroa, Flower, and Temple. Part of Park Tract.
I couldn't find any of these businesses in the CDs. I think the hotel is a typo, because I did find the Mindlin Hotel at 403 N Figueroa in 1927-1932 CDs. It seems to have become the Civic Center Hotel according to the 1936-42 CDs.


Los Angeles City Historical Society

Here's another 1936 aerial view from USC. The Mindlin is the wedge-shaped building I mentioned above.


USC Digital Library

The intersection has obviously changed considerably since the mid-1930s. Not only was Figueroa put into an underpass, but this section of N Flower disappeared when the DWP building was constructed. The aerial below is looking south, and I thought I recognized the outline of the gray building under the billboard just below the intersection. Could it be the first floor of the Mindlin Hotel?


Google Maps

Imagine how disappointed I was when I put my Google stick man across the road and found this.


GSV

There are so many things I hate about the new Google Maps. The only good feature is the ability to see historic Street View images (I always immediately switch back to the classic Google Maps when I've got the image I want). It looks like one story of the old hotel building survived until around 2012.


GSV

For more pictures of this intersection, check out post #801 by sopas ej which also quotes an earlier picture post by e_r.
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-whoa, I didn't know the old hotel succumbed.
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Santa Fe engine #3782 in Los Angeles.


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Does anyone recognize this vantage point?

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When does too much water pose a risk of shock?


March 2, 1938 - Franklin and Western Street Car. Looking west on Franklin from Bronson.
http://lacityhistory.pastperfect-onl...iv%2012157.JPG


September 1919 - Eleventh and Flower Streets. "University" Before packing phone booths?
http://lacityhistory.pastperfect-onl...C00320713C.JPG


February 4, 1929 - "Vermont Avenue, looking northerly from near Sixth Street."

http://lacityhistory.pastperfect-onl.../002/F1679.JPG







Same view as above, from Fourth and Vermont.

Rainbow Ballroom '31
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...llroom1931.jpg

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February 4, 1929 - Another view of Vermont from Sixth Street
http://lacityhistory.pastperfect-onl.../002/F1678.JPG

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City Hall Construction and beyond. 1926-27 -28





http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/20104/rec/2







http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/20103/rec/1






http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...5/id/672/rec/7









http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...5/id/672/rec/7


December 1927
http://lacityhistory.pastperfect-onl.../001/F0449.JPG



April 26, 1928
http://lacityhistory.pastperfect-onl.../002/F1051.JPG






October '28 - East First Street viaduct in foreground
http://lacityhistory.pastperfect-onl.../002/F1397.JPG


December '28 (cue the sleigh bells)
http://lacityhistory.pastperfect-onl.../002/F1589.JPG



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1911 - Hall of Records Construction

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...d/90192/rec/19





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December 5, 1933. County Courthouse post Long Beach quake.
http://lacityhistory.pastperfect-onl.../002/F4105.JPG
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Pacific Coast Club

I was down at the Long Beach Historical Society last Friday for their new exhibit. They have an amazing collection of postcards, photos, etc.
Anyway, I wander around a darkened, forgotten corner only to come face to face with this:

ALL PHOTOS BY ME
20140906_041215976_iOS by ryanrpalmer, on Flickr
What exactly is this? A piece of the entryway to the Pacific Coast Club in Long Beach. Very noirish quality.

20140906_041223767_iOS by ryanrpalmer, on Flickr

20140906_041231956_iOS by ryanrpalmer, on Flickr
Here is a picture of said entryway.

20140906_041241433_iOS by ryanrpalmer, on Flickr

20140906_041253750_iOS by ryanrpalmer, on Flickr


And then I walked further down this hallway and came across this beauty:
20140906_041444777_iOS by ryanrpalmer, on Flickr
A complete model of the exterior of the Pacific Coast Club!
What a beauty of a building. Such a shame it couldn't be saved.

20140906_041457198_iOS by ryanrpalmer, on Flickr

20140906_041514829_iOS by ryanrpalmer, on Flickr

I would love to see interiors. What an amazing building. And those turrets and entryway - very noir!

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