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'mystery' building.


Seller's description "VIEW OF EL SEGUNDO(?) WEST OF LAX LOS ANGELES CA 1950s"


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-8x1...QAAOSw65FXtjDP

Does anyone recognize the building with the helipads?

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HossC showed us this building recently when it had North American Aviation's big logo on the front. The top of the logo
is visible above, on the right. Thanks for posting this, e_r. I hadn't seen or thought about Imperial Bowl, an old high
school hangout of mine, in quite a while.

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There's only one picture in this Julius Shulman photoset. I would have skipped it if it wasn't for the huge logo on the front. This is "Job 2438: North American Aviation, Inc., 1957".

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Since you grew up in Manhattan Beach have you ever heard of this place?


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historically, was there a large population of Germans in the area?
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Not unlike other major metropolitan areas, So Cal has always had a fairly diverse ethnic makeup. Politics and two wars probably had a little to do with the ebb and flow of certain restaurant/bar popularity, along with unpredictable tastes of a fickle public. I have no familiarity with the Manhattan Beach establishment and I am curious about its approximate chronological existence. As an aside, it is probably no accident that in nearby Torrance, there is a place called Alpine Village that has celebrated Octoberfest for many years and probably since the '60s.

NLA has certainly seen a few stills of countless ethnic style restaurants, e.g., Scandia," "Little Bit of Sweden," "Robaire's," to name but a few. Those successful establishments were no doubt supported by a home crowd, but good food and drink probably has few ethnic barriers. Come to think of it, I don't recall any mention of Solvang on NLA, although its location in Santa Barbara County may be one big reason.. Its history goes back at least a century as a little slice of far away Denmark.



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1961 - Solvang
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Wagon Wheel, Oxnard. 1947-2015
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/compou...coll2/id/62518


All from October 1956.


















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Old Posted Sep 29, 2016, 8:21 PM
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Today's Julius Shulman subject was also designed by AC Martin Partners. It's "Job 4235: TRW Inc. Office Building, 1967". The set contains four images, but the two I've omitted only show other ground-level views similar to the first.



Here's an arty shot looking up the front.



Both from Getty Research Institute

I found an article about the whole Redondo Beach campus at laconservancy.org. From that article:
"Developed primarily between 1960 and 1967, the property started as the headquarters of Thompson Ramo Wooldridge Inc. when founders Simon Ramo and Dean Wooldridge bought the land from the Santa Fe Railroad. TRW hired Albert C. Martin & Associates to design the campus and fourteen of its buildings, with Craig Sturm serving as project architect and Arthur G. Barton as landscape architect. Space Park, as it was known, is an excellent example of the suburban corporate campus, the type of self-contained office and manufacturing community that grew popular after World War II."
The building in the Shulman pictures now belongs to Northrop Grumman.


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The Wagon Wheel was a familiar site and a fun place to stop for lunch when driving between LA and Santa Barbara. Sadly, it closed in 2005 and was demolished in 2011.
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Wagon Wheel

Bif, Sadly all that Wagon Wheel property is now cleared and ready to build on.
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Bif, Sadly all that Wagon Wheel property is now cleared and ready to build on.
Maybe a WalMart?
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Today's Julius Shulman subject was also designed by AC Martin Partners. It's "Job 4235: TRW Inc. Office Building, 1967". The set contains four images, but the two I've omitted only show other ground-level views similar to the first.



Here's an arty shot looking up the front.



Both from Getty Research Institute
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I started hearing the opening titles from North by Northwest...
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On another coast...


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From yesterday's multi-story building, I'm scaling back to a single story for today's Julius Shulman post. This is "Job 0103: Medical Building (Inglewood, Calif.), 1941".



This angle makes it look like the road curves around the building.



I've left out a close-up of the end of the building. Here's the reception desk.



All from Getty Research Institute

Even with the names B Brownfield MD and G K Hofferber DDS, and the street number 2401, I was unable to find this building. Based on previous facilities of this type that I've posted, I think there's a good chance it's still standing, so does anyone recognize it?

I did manage to find a couple of passing references to G K Hofferber in newspapers from the 1950s. They implied that the family lived in Torrance, so maybe they'd moved by then. Here's a photo of G K Hofferber from the March 28, 1955 edition of the Torrance Herald.


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From yesterday's multi-story building, I'm scaling back to a single story for today's Julius Shulman post. This is "Job 0103: Medical Building (Inglewood, Calif.), 1941".



This angle makes it look like the road curves around the building.



I've left out a close-up of the end of the building. Here's the reception desk.



All from Getty Research Institute

Even with the names B Brownfield MD and G K Hofferber DDS, and the street number 2401, I was unable to find this building. Based on previous facilities of this type that I've posted, I think there's a good chance it's still standing, so does anyone recognize it?

I did manage to find a couple of passing references to G K Hofferber in newspapers from the 1950s. They implied that the family lived in Torrance, so maybe they'd moved by then. Here's a photo of G K Hofferber from the March 28, 1955 edition of the Torrance Herald.


arch.torranceca.gov (PDF file)
Hm. I wonder if the first B in B. Brownfield MD could stand for "Bill" (admittedly not the gravitas we expect from an MD)...? Perhaps a Bill Brownfield MD could be a Dr. William H. Brownfield, who attended a meeting of the California state medical society in Coronado April 17-19, 1917; who received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army Medical Corps in 1919; and whose obituary published in the Los Angeles Times February 4, 1954, had him dying at 63, and living (though presumably not subsequently) at 1147 1/2 S. Westmorland Avenue. Obit says, "He came here in 1913 after his graduation from St. Louis University. He was a native of St. Louis."
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From yesterday's multi-story building, I'm scaling back to a single story for today's Julius Shulman post. This is "Job 0103: Medical Building (Inglewood, Calif.), 1941".

This angle makes it look like the road curves around the building.




All from Getty Research Institute

Even with the names B Brownfield MD and G K Hofferber DDS, and the street number 2401, I was unable to find this building. Based on previous facilities of this type that I've posted, I think there's a good chance it's still standing, so does anyone recognize it?
Hoss, your building looks like 2401 W. Manchester Blvd. in Inglewood, at the NW corner of 3rd Avenue:



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Thanks for locating the building with the helicopter pads on top Bristolian and FW.
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I hadn't seen or thought about Imperial Bowl, an old high
school hangout of mine, in quite a while.
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I love the kitschy names bowling alleys give to their cocktail lounges, but this one is a bit odd......'The Twin Chimneys Room'.



I looked back at the vintage 'mystery' pic to see if there were twin chimneys on the roof.

Nope. so why the 'Twin Chimneys' name?


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update:

Bristolian wrote:
"A smokestack from the Scattergood steam plant can be seen on the horizon."


http://waterandpower.org/museum/Earl...eneration.html

I think I might have solved my own mystery.

Could they have been referring to the steam plant due south?

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Sorry, e_r, I don't remember the Twin Chimneys room at Imperial Bowl. Since we were still in high school,
we had to do our drinking in the parking lot.
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Hoss, your building looks like 2401 W. Manchester Blvd. in Inglewood, at the NW corner of 3rd Avenue:



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Good work, Flyingwedge!

Without all the clutter, that's actually a handsome building (more evidently so in the early pix). All the stanchions which were at some point installed around the structure sure don't help the aesthetics! The gentleman in the faded rose-red colored shirt has a rather odd gait as he tries to save literally one step by cutting a corner...
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'mystery' location

Mobil station, Los Angeles 1950s


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You no doubt noticed the billboard , Frederick N. Howser was the CA Attorney General during the Korean War.


Here's the whole pic as it appeared on eBay.

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Airline Stewardesses, Long Beach Calif. 1951.

Can any of you super-sleuths figure out what building they're in?


https://www.tumblr.com/search/vintage%20stewardess


and which floor and what room. How's that for a challenge!

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My guess would be somewehere near the top of Jergins Trust Building with the tower of the Ocean House Building in the background. Here's a view of front from 20 years earlier which I think is new to NLA.

"Exterior view of the Jergins Trust and State Theatre building at night in Long Beach, 1931."


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The building was demolished in 1988, but some of the semi-circular driveway still exists.
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Hoss, I'm not sure the Jergens Trust is tall enough to get that view of the Ocean House.


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/5182/rec/15

I'm thinking the flag behind the stewardesses is flying atop the Jergens Trust bldg.

so perhaps the stewardesses are in that other tall building with the turret on top (I can't think of it's name)
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I'm still confused though....what happened to the top 'lantern' on Ocean House? it's visible in the aerial, but not in the 1951 photo.
-was it removed?
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Hoss, I'm not sure the Jergens Trust is tall enough to get that view of the Ocean House.

I'm thinking the flag behind the stewardesses is flying atop the Jergens Trust bldg.

so perhaps the stewardesses are in that other tall building with the turret on top (I can't think of it's name)
I managed to convince myself that the top of the Jergin's Trust Building was high enough, but looking again, I think you're right. The foreshortening of the distances also had me confused. The tall building with the turret was the Wilton in 1951 (aka The Breakers etc.), so the stewardesses were probably in the Sky Room.
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