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Old Posted Nov 20, 2021, 10:54 PM
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I just found a few more slides of the 1974 explosion in another file of mine.



Gold's Warehouse Service Bldg....Look at all those broken window frames!


eBay

I like those oversized wrought-iron lanterns.







Here's Gold's Warehouse again from a different angle.


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Another injured truck annd debris.


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And lastly here's one of the photographers.


eBay (cropped)


He's dressed exactly like my dad dressed in 1974.




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Life before school buses.



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And I bet every one of those kids grew up and told their children they had to walk to school. ... snicker






reverse


For search purposes:

San Pedro... SL or T(?) ..School, 1901



Artistic Pictures At Your Home

Tener Photographer
1146 Pellissier St.

Copies Furnished
Negative No. 1111...1901


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Old Posted Nov 21, 2021, 6:37 PM
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San Pedro Street School was just north of E Washington Boulevard. It's now the San Pedro Street Elementary School, although the current buildings don't match the layout on the 1910 Baist map. I think this undated LAPL image shows the original building.


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Old Posted Nov 21, 2021, 7:31 PM
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I thought there was only one boy in HossC's photograph.


Imagine my surprise when I noticed the two little boys standing by the gate....They look like sentinels.



I also didn't notice the open-air pavilion on the school grounds.



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I have never, repeat never, seen the Ambassador Hotel from this angle. (1971)



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I didn't realize there were so many buildings crammed in behind the hotel. (and between the two wings)...If I didn't know better, I'd say it was a movie studio.


And where, pray tell, was the photographer when he snapped this view?..


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And where, pray tell, was the photographer when he snapped this view?
I'm going to go for 3470 Wilshire Boulevard. Despite being next to the Piccadilly Apartments on Irolo Street, it has a Wilshire address and is now part of Central Plaza. It was built in 1968 (10 years after the original Tishman buildings that face Wilshire), so would have been nearly new in 1971. Several of the foreground buildings on Mariposa are still there.
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It looks like there are two intervening streets in the photo: Wilshire and Sixth. Could the photo have been taken from somewhere near Fifth and Catalina?
We're looking almost due east, and the only intervening street is S Mariposa Avenue. The building directly below the "Banana_Louie" watermark on e_r's photo is the extant 'The Victorian' apartments at 684 S Mariposa Avenue. The 1941 building permit says they were built as a hotel. The side of the extant 'Embassy' apartments (built 1926) at 702 S Mariposa Avenue can also be seen at the far right of e_r's photo.

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The side of the extant 'Embassy' apartments (built 1926) at 702 S Mariposa Avenue can also be seen at the far right of e_r's photo.
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Or, as it currently says, The Embas y.
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We're looking almost due east, and the only intervening street is S Mariposa Avenue. The building directly below the "Banana_Louie" watermark on e_r's photo is the extant 'The Victorian' apartments at 684 S Mariposa Avenue. The 1941 building permit says they were built as a hotel. The side of the extant 'Embassy' apartments (built 1926) at 702 S Mariposa Avenue can also be seen at the far right of e_r's photo.

I stand corrected. My orientation (and timing) was way off. At first glance I mistook the image as depicting the Ambassador as fronting Wilshire.
https://images.fineartamerica.com/im...ll-archive.jpg


1940
https://www.kcet.org/sites/kl/files/...al_1940_0.jpeg




looking east

https://nthp-savingplaces.s3.amazona...photo_amb2.jpg


https://www.laconservancy.org/sites/...?itok=GiEsTkKT

https://www.kcet.org/sites/kl/files/...e/00063179.jpg




http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0kQCyMiFB2...ing-pewter.jpg

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Or, as it currently says, The Embas y.
Going by StreetView from Wilshire, that 's' has been missing since sometime between October 2012 and February 2014. It's not like there isn't another one there to copy!
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True HossC! Heh: I'd like to solve the puzzle, Pat! (Maybe Vanna's working on it?)

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The Hotel Normandie during a VERY rainy day in 1922.


http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=22745
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Speaking of The Ambassador area, this is from a post E_R made back in Jan. 2012 (page 293). This is a shot facing west (ca. 1922) from 6th and Mariposa which is right around the corner from The Ambassador Hotel.

A caption for the photo says "The resurgent Arroyo de la Sacatela floods the intersection of Sixth Street and Mariposa Avenue."

In an article on KCET's website titled "Uncovering L.A.'s Lost Streams" they note: West of downtown Los Angeles, the Arroyo de Sacatela flowed south through present-day Los Feliz and Koreatown on its way to the inland cienega of the Ballona Creek watershed.

They link to an article on the Militant Angeleno website titled "A River Ran Through It: In Search Of Sacatela Creek," where he uncovers it's path. One notable passage: "The constant flooding of 6th and Mariposa was one of the reasons for turning the creek into a storm drain. Today, the 6th and Mariposa intersection is home to "DWP Distribution Station 61" and, until recently, an establishment called 'Creekside Cafe.'"
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And speaking of L.A. rainstorms...this photo can be found in many places around the internet (including Getty Images), but the info is rather sparse,
except to name the paddler as Myrna Loy c. 1925.



There seems little to go on in hopes of finding the location.
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Broadway between 3rd and 4th St., 1910
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Bicycles (and e-scooters) all over the streets have made a return.
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re: 1971 Ambassador Hotel slide.

I asked. ."And where, pray tell, was the photographer when he snapped this view?"
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I'm going to go for 3470 Wilshire Boulevard. Despite being next to the Piccadilly Apartments on Irolo Street, it has a Wilshire address and is now part of Central Plaza. It was built in 1968 (10 years after the original Tishman buildings that face Wilshire), so would have been nearly new in 1971. Several of the foreground buildings on Mariposa are still there.
Thanks Hoss... I appreciate it.

And look what just popped up on eBay!

This was obviously taken from the same location as the Ambassador Hotel slide except that the angle is slightly to the south. . .so Southeast, right?



eBay

In the far distance you can see the 32-story Occidental Life Building in South Park. (built: 1965)





Oh, and one more thing.


Here is another slide newly posted on eBay from the same eBay seller.



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Seller's description: Wilshire and Bronson, 1971.


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Here's an oddity.

Katherine's Kitchen serving German dinners somewhere in the Topanga area. ..Say whaaaa ?


Topanga Historical Society

At first I thought this was along the beach but now. . .not so much.

update:

I just found a better description.

"Boards support Katherine's Kitchen at the entrance to Sylvia Park, weakened by storms in the early 1930s. It collapsed soon afterward."..Link

hmm. . .Sylvia Park? I'm not sure where that is. I'll google it when I have a bit more time.



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e_r, the name Bill Buerge may trigger your recall: We had a short spate of postings (starting at #57217 on 6/29/2021 from GW, then including odinthor and Martin Pal as well) about the former clubhouse in Sylvia Park, which Buerge has been working on restoring (remember the cast iron gate?).

Adding to those postings:


LA Times, 3/13/1935.

and, for location:


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Need more German cuisine in LA.
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Need more German cuisine in LA.
Definitely!

Not quite LA (unless Anaheim is LA), but I like Jägerhaus:

https://www.jagerhaus.net/
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