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Old Posted Dec 14, 2016, 10:29 PM
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NCD's "Security" Bank post http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=34530 and many others, most notably from HossC, are reminiscent of a certain stately edifice at 6624 Melrose. (If HossC has covered this structure, I can't locate it at the moment.) Permits and CDirectories indicate the Morgan,Walls & Clements-design started out in 1928 as the "Melrose and Highland" branch of Securities and Trust Savings Bank.

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The Melrose and Highland adjacent neighborhood in 1937. (Melrose looking east from La Brea.)
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...ll170/id/22009



Same neighborhood today.
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Old Posted Dec 14, 2016, 10:53 PM
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NCD's "Security" Bank post http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=34530 and many others, most notably from HossC, are reminiscent of a certain stately edifice at 6624 Melrose. (If HossC has covered this structure, I can't locate it at the moment.) Permits and CDirectories indicate the Morgan,Walls & Clements-design started out in 1928 as the "Melrose and Highland" branch of Securities and Trust Savings Bank.

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This Vimo video shows what the 3-D systems Culinary Lab (employing architecture/design firm Oyler Wu) has done with the interior of the old bank:





P.S.

Here's a good twilight shot too:


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Somebody threw a ton of money at this. Probably the Lizard People :-)



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This Vimo video shows what the 3-D systems Culinary Lab (employing architecture/design firm Oyler Wu) has done with the interior of the old bank:
P.S.

Here's a good night shot too:


superfuture


Somebody threw a ton of money at this. Probably the Lizard People :-)



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The Lizard people have been in LA for a long time. This is old news. Here is a 1934 LAT article about these varmints.

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Be sure your doors are locked after dark.

My neighbor lady now has a strange daughter with greenish-yellow eyes. I'd rather not go into the details of that foggy night.
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I see the larger building next to it is now a hostel. Do you remember the name of it back in the day when it was a hotel? (shown below, next door to the 'Lighthouse')


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I believe the name is about the curved marquee, but it's impossible to read.
It was the "Hermosa Hotel" at 26 Pier. It took me a minute to realize that these two pictures were the front and rear of the same structures (it's been a long day).

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'mystery' location

"Vitagraph Company, Vernon Dent, Los Angeles" [no date]


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I believe that's 533 South Fig:

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What gave it away was the Striker Apts, which were known as the Streicher once, presumably they changed the name due to anti-German sentiment during the Great War. So I went to that great panorama at USC which I knew had the Streicher in it, and worked backward down the street:



Note that they're in the backyard of the Bellevue Terrace, looking up at some action happening from one of the many windows.

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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).


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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.)
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Hermosa Hotel

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It was the "Hermosa Hotel" at 26 Pier.
Thank you Lorendoc. No wonder I couldn't remember the name of it!

Here's a long shot of it pre the Lighthouse:


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The only other hotel I can think of from those days was the humongous Biltmore (1926-1969), north of the pier, built as the Surf and Sand Club. There hasn't been anything that big in Hermosa before or since:


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Building Los Angeles Times Bombing 1910
The Los Angeles City Hall, with its distinguished tall tower, is seen just to the right of the mansion. I just found this picture. I'm looking for more. The eagle still stands.
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A clerk for the Giant Powder Company, where the dynamite used to destroy the Los Angeles Times building was purchased, is being brought in to identify the man who made the purchase.
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The store with the EX-LAX sign was Milton's pharmacy---I bought my first copy of Famous Monsters Of Filmland there in 1958. Milton would have to tell us, "Library's closed today boys". I grew up @ 1625 Delta.
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The bombing took place during a strike called to unionize the metal trades in Los Angeles.
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'mystery' location

"Vitagraph Company, Vernon Dent, Los Angeles" [no date]


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pic-historic...sAAOSw4GVYNyCG

I don't know for sure, but I believe this image shows a production (featuring Vernon Dent) on a location shoot.

(the house in the background might be next to the studio....or further afield)
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I think Vernon Dent is at far right (with the thick mustache)





p.s. The commercial building in the distance could be a clue. (there's some writing but it's really difficult to read)


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Isn't . . . isn't that the great Ford Sterling towards the left with one arm akimbo on his hip and the other on someone's shoulder?
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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.)
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I don't recall reading about that here, I'd always assumed it was shot in San Francisco! Gloria Grahame running around the hills in her high-heels is a highlight! The film is quite fascinating. The first time I saw it was in a revival house. The Oscars it was nominated for:


1952 (25th)
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Jack Palance {"Lester Blaine"}
ACTRESS -- Joan Crawford {"Myra Hudson"}
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) -- Charles B. Lang, Jr.
COSTUME DESIGN (Black-and-White) -- Sheila O'Brien

Gloria Grahame was in several films that year, Sudden Fear, Macao, The Greatest Show on Earth and she won Supporting Actress for The Bad and the Beautiful. One of my favorites of hers is the L.A. set noir "In a Lonely Place."
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Stewart Farmhouse

Does anyone know what happened to the 1871 Stewart Farmhouse?

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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:


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previous posts:

GW http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=12855

t2 http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=12855

oldstuff http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=28665

e_r http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=28668

t2 http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=28671


updates: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=38385
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=38389

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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:


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previous posts:

GW http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=12855

oldstuff http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=28665

e_r http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=28668

t2 http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=28671
"The Cultural Heritage Commission's report on the house notes that the "building can be moved to a new location and that later additions from an unknown date on the back and side elevations can be removed."

http://la.curbed.com/2013/2/27/10269...ets-landmarked
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"The Cultural Heritage Commission's report on the house notes that the "building can be moved to a new location and that later additions from an unknown date on the back and side elevations can be removed."

http://la.curbed.com/2013/2/27/10269...ets-landmarked
Thx CBD. I read somewhere they were having trouble finding someone to take the house off their hands, even with no charge. I hope it's safe somewhere and didn't burn down. We lose so much every year.
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