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Old Posted Sep 21, 2016, 4:15 AM
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Good to know Hoss.
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Here's a rather surprising item that has come up for sale at eBay.

"ANTIQUE 1924 Cast Iron Bridge Sign LLEWELLYN IRON WORKS LOS ANGELES California"



http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-1924...oAAOSwFe5X1hH3

Heavy cast iron bridge 'Plaque'. Measures app 15 1/2" by 36 1/2". US $495.00 (or $42 for 12 months)


http://rescarta.lapl.org



This company.....


http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=11785

"Looking across the street we see the framework of girders covering the entire block. A sign on the front reads "Erected by Llewellyn Iron Works".
A larger sign to the left advertises the "Junior Revue of 1916" at the Pantages."

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FYI, we're looking southeast across Los Angeles Street as construction progresses on expansion of the elevated platforms behind PE's 6th & Main Sts. terminal.

And while I'm here, e_r, to answer your question from a few days ago about trolley tracks in the dirt, the tracks don't appear to have been ballasted with gravel, so likely the weight of the cars depressed the rails a bit.

And FlyingWedge, thanks for the correcting the photo location.

Apologies for the delayed response, I was "on the lam" for the last few days.

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Old Posted Sep 21, 2016, 4:18 AM
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Llewellyn is the family name of my Welsh born maternal grandmother so all of this has been of particular interest to me. The Llewellyns in my family lived in a small coal mining town named Abertillery which is nothing like Berkeley Square.

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Old Posted Sep 21, 2016, 3:07 PM
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I don't believe we've seen this slide of the Tishman building nearing completion in 1957.


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An added bonus is a view of Rand's Round-Up at 3550 Wilshire Blvd...........


Here's a closer look:


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It's a bit dark but I believe that's a Juicy Fruit ad on the side of the building.


As a reminder, there were six Rand's Round-Ups in the Los Angeles area.

You can find the addresses, as well as a look inside the Wilshire Rand's here:

BRR at http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=13392

To see Rand's Beverly Round-Up on fire go here:
GW at http://www.skyscraperpage.com/forum/...ostcount=20250

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Old Posted Sep 21, 2016, 3:25 PM
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I also happened upon this clip from the television series 'Highway Patrol' ("Mistaken Identity" S3 Ep5)


As the driver makes a U-Turn you can see the Rand's Round-Up that was located on Ventura Blvd. at Stern Ave.











The building are all still in place, although the 'Motel' that you see in the first screen-grab appears to be gone.


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You can watch the 22 second clip of the U-Turn here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsd_Mxds0PM


http://www.dougquick.com/othertelevisionhistory2.html
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Old Posted Sep 21, 2016, 4:12 PM
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Good to know Hoss.
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Here's a rather surprising item that has come up for sale at eBay.

"ANTIQUE 1924 Cast Iron Bridge Sign LLEWELLYN IRON WORKS LOS ANGELES California"



http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-1924...oAAOSwFe5X1hH3

Heavy cast iron bridge 'Plaque'. Measures app 15 1/2" by 36 1/2". US $495.00 (or $42 for 12 months)


http://rescarta.lapl.org



This company.....


http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=11785

"Looking across the street we see the framework of girders covering the entire block. A sign on the front reads "Erected by Llewellyn Iron Works".
A larger sign to the left advertises the "Junior Revue of 1916" at the Pantages."

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The Llewellyn Iron Works at 1200 N. Main on the left...


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The adjoining Lacy Manufacturing Company, at 1000 N. Main, was owned by the brother-in-law of Sir Arthur Sullivan of Gilbert & Sullivan fame.
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Old Posted Sep 21, 2016, 7:00 PM
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This is another photo from Julius Shulman's "Job 2110: Miscellaneous buildings, 1955".



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I could only find current addresses for Econolite yesterday, but then I came across this 1963 advert for sale on eBay. It lists the address as 8900 Bellanca Avenue, just down the street from yesterday's Fritos building.


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Google Maps indicates that this is 8900 Bellanca Avenue, even though it says 8840 on the corner. The windows are different, but the projecting roof with curved corners and brickwork underneath seem to match. Could this be the old Econolite building?


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Old Posted Sep 21, 2016, 7:03 PM
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I also happened upon this clip from the television series 'Highway Patrol' ("Mistaken Identity" S3 Ep5)


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You can watch the 22 second clip of the 'Highway Patrol' U-Turn here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsd_Mxds0PM


http://www.dougquick.com/othertelevisionhistory2.html
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The urban legend that "Highway Patrol" invented the "Ten Codes" (e.g. 10-4) and then they were picked up by police departments is just that -- an urban legend. The codes were promulgated by the Associated Police Communication Officers in 1940:

http://28011b0082f55a9e1ec0-aecfa82a...1-p008-200.pdf

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Does anyone remember when the Frito Kid lived and worked at Disneyland?

__[/QUOTE] I certainly do! I loved the Frito Kid. He was better than the food they had at the restaurant where he was located
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The Llewellyn Iron Works at 1200 N. Main on the left...


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The adjoining Lacy Manufacturing Company, at 1000 N. Main, was owned by the brother-in-law of Sir Arthur Sullivan of Gilbert & Sullivan fame.

Richard Lacy--Cissie Sullivan's husband--was the secretary of Lacy Manufacturing; his older brother William was president. The firm had been founded by the boys' father, William Sr. More on the Lacys here: http://wilshireboulevardhouses.blogs...e-see-our.html


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Richard Lacy--Cissie Sullivan's husband--was the secretary of Lacy Manufacturing; his older brother William was president. The firm had been founded by the boys' father, William Sr. More on the Lacys here: http://wilshireboulevardhouses.blogs...e-see-our.html



gsv

And here's the area of 1000/1100/1200 N. Main nowadays. There's a ghost of the aspect of the old pic with its arrangement of Llewellyn's being flush with the street (current buildings on what had been Llewellyn's site at left) and, at right, the buildings replacing Lacy's being set back as it had been with (now) a parking lot in front. Behind us is . . . Llewellyn St.
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Old Posted Sep 21, 2016, 10:26 PM
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Richard Lacy--Cissie Sullivan's husband--was the secretary of Lacy Manufacturing; his older brother William was president. The firm had been founded by the boys' father, William Sr. More on the Lacys here: http://wilshireboulevardhouses.blogs...e-see-our.html


How did those orange colored plants get into that black & white photo? That looks fantastic.
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Old Posted Sep 22, 2016, 12:10 AM
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Glad you like it, CBD: Besides the research, the best part of putting together my sites is coming up with a distinctive main illustration for each house. I've taken a slightly different approach with the 289 houses of Windsor Square....
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Wonderful stuff, Gaylord. Do you think you'll eventually get around to my block, the 200 South block of Lucerne? And was El Centro changed to Lucerne because it sounded more befitting to gentrified Windsor Square?
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ER - I remember that you are a fan of rooftop signs. Did you notice that the sign on top of Rand's Round Up is still there?





Looks like some lighting has been added. I wonder if the original was neon.


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Re: 674 Crenshaw

There's an active MLS listing for the property at 674 Crenshaw. Its asking price is $1,999,000

https://www.redfin.com/CA/Los-Angele.../home/40156538

The listing states the house was built in 1921 and was designed by Harry Hayden Whiteley.

There are a lot of photos of the current interior. Every room except for the bathroom and kitchen seems to be painted a very bright Goldenrod Yellow color, and a few photos have some really terrible CGI furniture photoshopped in. (This particular listing agent isn't even trying to stage the house)

Example: (Put on your sunglasses first)


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Recent photo. The tile roof is gone.

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There's an active MLS listing for the property at 674 Crenshaw. Its asking price is $1,999,000

https://www.redfin.com/CA/Los-Angele.../home/40156538

The listing states the house was built in 1921 and was designed by Harry Hayden Whiteley.

There are a lot of photos of the current interior. Every room except for the bathroom and kitchen seems to be painted a very bright Goldenrod Yellow color, and a few photos have some really terrible CGI furniture photoshopped in. (This particular listing agent isn't even trying to stage the house)

Example: (Put on your sunglasses first)


MLS listing
Welcome Lomara to NLA, thanks for the link and your post. I toured the home and the 44 photos. Yikes....that garish yellow interior gave me a headache. The painters will be on site tomorrow. How does a soft white sound?

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Welcome Lomara to NLA, thanks for the link and your post. I toured the home and the 44 photos. Yikes....that garish yellow interior gave me a headache. The painters will be on site tomorrow. How does a soft white sound?

CityBoyDoug, I too took the MLS tour; very distastefully done for a $2M property.Paint, kitchen, baths, and concrete back yard spoil the character of the home.

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Old Posted Sep 22, 2016, 8:22 PM
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Welcome Lomara to NLA, thanks for the link and your post. I toured the home and the 44 photos. Yikes....that garish yellow interior gave me a headache. The painters will be on site tomorrow. How does a soft white sound?

Thankee kindly for the welcome. I found my way here after watching my L.A. Confidential bluray in honor of Curtis Hanson's passing, and started googling the locations yet again. I fell into this thread somewhere around page 1450, and I'm still back in the 1500's, but I check the current page to see if anything catches my eye, and 674 did, and I found the MLS listing, and here we are.

Did you visit the property? I thought about doing that but I'm certain I'm not a good enough actor to pretend I've got $2m to spend on a house. Maybe if I went and rented a Tesla model S first...

If it were my home, I'd go with a classic off-white interior, darker hardwood floors. Not sure about that kitchen though. I'd have to enlist a friend who does production design. (Hey, maybe SHE could help me pretend to be a buyer? The perks of living in L.A. ... )

I grew up in Downey, and for 14 years I lived across the street from the old McDonald's on Florence. I've been into Downey history for most of my adult life, so if that topic comes up, I'll be sure to jump in.
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675 Crenshaw revisited
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Lomara, thanks for the link to the interior photos of 675 Crenshaw (designed by Harry Hayden Whiteley / built 1921)

I didn't know much about the architect Harry Hayden Whiteley, but after a few searches I found his eye-catching design
for a proposed hotel in 1922.


https://paradiseleased.files.wordpre...4/scan0004.jpg

The Hollywood-California Hotel was to be built on one of Hollywood’s most historic and picturesque sites, a multi-acre sloping parcel at the northeast corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Gower Streets running to Bronson Avenue, a tract known as the Brokaw property.


"Well known Los Angeles architect Harry Hayden (H.H.) Whiteley was engaged by a syndicate to draw up plans for the hotel, which was budgeted at an eye-popping $3,500,000, a huge figure for the day that would ultimately be only a fraction of the hotel’s final estimated costs. Whiteley’s unusual design for the Hollywood-California was described as a combination of Spanish and Italian, but it looked almost Babylonian in its overall appearance with four stair-stepped wings, each with hanging gardens, rising pyramid-like from a central ten-story core.

The spaces between the wings would be landscaped with “extensive gardens,” no doubt utilizing some of the lush lemon groves and other exotic plantings already on the property. Whiteley’s plans called for a 717-room structure broken up into units ranging from single hotel rooms to elaborate two-story penthouse apartments with their own private terraces. The grand public facilities would include a three-story lobby, two dining rooms (one with a dance floor), an auditorium, a palm room, and twenty shops as well as a “gigantic” garage directly accessible to the main building.
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-Steve Vaught

To read the entire story of the ill-fated Hollywood-California Hotel project go here:
https://paradiseleased.wordpress.com...ifornia-hotel/

Oh, and welcome to NLA Lomara, glad you've found us.
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Old Posted Sep 22, 2016, 9:02 PM
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ER - I remember that you are a fan of rooftop signs. Did you notice that the sign on top of Rand's Round Up is still there?

FredH, I wasn't entirely sure it was the same roof-top sign until I saw your close-up image and noticed slightly rounded top corners.

The earlier post of 'Rand's Round Up' postcards didn't include this interior of the Ventura Blvd. location.(the one in the Highway Patrol video)


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I posted it extra-LARGE to make you feel like you're actually inside.

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