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Old Posted Sep 12, 2014, 9:36 PM
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San Marino City Hall on Huntington Drive. (1940s?)

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The city hall looks virtually the same today, but the good looking Security First Bank building down the street
has been replaced.


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It's fun to see the old fire department doors.


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Embezzler crashes car. 1934

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First Church of Christ Scientist. (I can't read the first word on the sign very well..so I'm guessing it says first)

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I'd like to know if this house has survived it's days as a church (but no street address)
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First Church of Christ Scientist. (I can't read the first word on the sign very well..so I'm guessing it says first)


I'd like to know if this house has survived it's days as a church (but no street address)
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No worries, ER, someone will find the address in jiffy....we've got some psychic geniuses on your thread. There's a few clues. The telephone pole is a good one for starters.


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By the way, has anyone heard of the periodical AERA?


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I confess. Although I'm a bit more familiar with the Electric Railway Journal, the industry's other trade publication. AFAIK, both publications have been gone for decades, though some issues are available in library catalogs and some reprints of ERJ issues were made available for purchase a few years ago. I think I still have a couple of them in my small collection.
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Old Posted Sep 13, 2014, 3:13 AM
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My wife just sold these on eBay:



And while doing so got this email:

"Hi:
Re. those Adohr bags...my dad was an Adohr Milk Man and I grew up around the dairy biz. Those bags you're offering are ice bags that we loaded with crushed ice on the dock around 2 am in the morning. We then covered all the milk in the milk crates with those ice bags to keep the milk cold. This was before refrigerated delivery
came along in the mid-'50s. I used to deliver milk for a lot of dairies too working my way through art school. We still used ice bags well into the '70s, altho' by that time Adohr home delivery in Los Angeles was only a fond memory. "

Cheers,
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Earl, by happenstance I came across this photograph of an Adohr Milk Man a couple nights ago on ebay.



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...and a bit of ephemera dated years later......in 1971.

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Posted by ER a couple days ago:


Ebay


According to Wikipedia, this was the Wright Act:

Wright Act of 1887
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Wright Act of 1887 is a state law of California passed by the legislature on March 7, 1887, that allowed farming regions to form
and bond irrigation districts which allowed small farm owners to band together, pool resources, and get water to where it was needed.
In the state of California, this Act enabled the diverting of waters from the Merced, San Joaquin and Kings rivers in California's Central Valley.

These irrigation districts are public entities.


So, what did this guy get tossed in jail for, illegally diverting water? And you have to be pretty stupid to run off halfway through a six months sentence.
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First Church of Christ

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First Church of Christ Scientist. (I can't read the first word on the sign very well..so I'm guessing it says first)

ebay
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I'd like to know if this house has survived it's days as a church (but no street address)
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How's this for a coincidence: early 20th century city directories list a "First Church of Christ, Scientist" at 1067 N. Neptune in Wilmington. The Assessor's office indicates the present structure was built in 1916 and modified in 1980.


GSV


Both are on a corner. The shadows put the first house on the west side of a street. So is the GSV house. It's close, but...

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Wrong Wright Act

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So, what did this guy get tossed in jail for, illegally diverting water? And you have to be pretty stupid to run off halfway through a six months sentence.
He got busted for having booze. This Wright Act (1921) was California's version of the Volstead Act, both of which provided legal teeth for enforcing the 18th Amendment.
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OK. my opinion of him has improved markedly. If there is anything I can't stand, it's one of those lousy water diverters.

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Great post, 3940dxer! A couple corrections for you:


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The Brunswig Annex was built in about 1910, and demolished in 2007.
It was already gone by 2007 - Google Earth historical aerials show it was demolished sometime between 1994 and 2002. I found an LA times article that indicates it was torn down in 2001. The 'Brunswig annex' that was torn down in 2007 was immediately behind (and attached to) the restored 1888 building, and as such also faced New High Street, but on the other side of the street.

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Below is an old shot from the opposite direction, that shows the Sunset with its 3 distinctive turrets, with the less ornate San Fernando Hotel on the right. I don't know when these structures were build, or when they were demolished. (Anyone?)
They were not demolished, not entirely anyway. It was revealed earlier in the thread that both of these buildings were cut down to one story but remain standing.

MichaelRyerson sleuthed it out here on page 718, and then later on in this post FredH turned up a picture of the San Fernando being cut down in June 1960. The Sunset was still there except for its turrets, which were gone by the mid 1940s.
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Lucca Restaurant menu

Someone just sent me these two menus from Lucca's, which I thought I'd share here.

Man oh man, those squabs sure were a popular items. You don't see them on menus in LA anymore - do they still appear in other parts of the country?




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Many thanks for the kind words and feedback about my analysis of the 1951 New Year's Eve photo. In the next few days I'll respond to your comments and update a few things. I now have a very nice night time "now" photo, but will need time to write the text, etc.

BTW, thanks to ProphetM for his original estimate of the photo location many months ago, thanks to Lorendoc for helping with recon, and thanks to Michael Ryerson for his numerous clues, etc. When I first researched this I somehow missed Michael's posts about the area, but will go back to find and review his posts on this topic.

I added an arrow indicating the Sears building to my annotated version of the original photo, on the previous page. More soon.

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Old Posted Sep 13, 2014, 9:18 PM
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The Rotisserie

This one was new to me. Does anyone have any dates?

The Rotisserie
8690 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills
Phone: CRestview 6-0343
  • Oval dining room
  • Coffee shop – fountain
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Pastry and delicatessen
  • Tropical Rooms for banquets and private parties




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We've seen the famous Crocker Mansion time and time again on NLA.
-I recently came across a couple images that show how park-like it was between lower Hill Street and upper Olive.



ebay




-now imagine Angels Flight being built through all that lush foliage

tumblr/memoriastoica.
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Here's an earlier post by JScott with some fantastic high resolution photographs of the Crocker Mansion and the surrounding environs.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=13464

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A rare image of a horse-drawn F.O.E. float.

Los Angeles. (1890s-1900s?)
ebay

-anyone recognize the church or the house? (the house might be a parsonage)
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The only information I have for this extraordinary photograph is "1880s, possibly Pasadena".


old file of mine/

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How's this for a coincidence: early 20th century city directories list a "First Church of Christ, Scientist" at 1067 N. Neptune in Wilmington.
The Assessor's office indicates the present structure was built in 1916 and modified in 1980.


GSV

Both are on a corner. The shadows put the first house on the west side of a street. So is the GSV house. It's close, but...
Whoa, it's pretty damn close Lorendoc.
-and yes, it's quite a coincidence that the two houses are so familiar.

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Von Dutch

Hello guys, long time lurker, first time poster.
Looking for some information on Competition Body Shop at 7201 West Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles.
the place was operated by George Ashie was also known as "The Crazy Arab".
Von Dutch moved there in 1955 and painted several cars there.
Below are a couple of pics NOW and a couple of Von Dutch from a Hot Rod photo session.
Bugger!! cant work out how to post pics!!!
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