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Old Posted Sep 4, 2012, 1:06 PM
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Taken from Sixth Street? In close proximity to May Co's auto department. Hedge doesn't seem to fit my memory, but as with the case of gator farming, landscaping and left forearms come and go . . .

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Another perspective offered by this oft viewed 1954 image.
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Old Posted Sep 4, 2012, 3:33 PM
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DOW Chemical Sales Office in the Statler Center Bldg. Los Angeles CA., 1953.


print ad/found on ebay

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Old Posted Sep 4, 2012, 3:42 PM
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Folks, you might enjoy reading this recent Los Angeles Times interview with me about the historic James Oviatt Building in downtown L.A. The second link has a photo gallery as well.


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http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...8.photogallery
'Oviatt Building Fan', I found this photograph of the James Oviatt Building under construction on an old cd of mine.


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Bucolic Tarzana

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1937 grazing sheep (seemingly oblivious to the pachyderms, ostriches, lions and gators in East LA.)
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Familiar advertising for Adohr Farms, 1937. Adohr was located at 18000 Ventura Blvd. in Tarzana. lapl

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The notes accompanying the milk maid statue(s) date this photo at 1948!
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The farm was famous for breeding Guernsey cattle. Land was slowly sold during the depression and in 1948 the remaining 500 acres were sold to developers when the dairy farm moved to Camarillo. The Camarillo farm was sold for the Westview Park subdivision in 1969. Only the milkmaid statue remains, stored in a Tulare County processing plant.
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I've had Adohr milk.

"Adohr" is Rhoda spelled backwards.
IIRC, Rhoda was the owners daughter.
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Old Posted Sep 4, 2012, 8:04 PM
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Photos of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street circa 1949.


below: The whimsical entrance to Melody Lane with a Pig n' Whistle next door.


ebay





be sure to pan right --->


ebay










ebay



below: Airport Ground School? I didn't expect this.


detail




The above images were all gleaned from this rppc.


ebay

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Old Posted Sep 4, 2012, 8:20 PM
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For anyone interested in a crude stitching of the street shots, here you go:

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Old Posted Sep 4, 2012, 8:56 PM
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Psycho hospital, 1951


Psycho hospital, 1951

Psycho hospital, June 20, 1951. M.J. Robinson (executive assistant); Dr. Martin G. Carter (chief psychiatrist)

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961



Psycho hospital, 1951 (2)

Sunlight with chainlink.

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961



Psycho hospital, 1951 (3)

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Psycho hospital, 1951 (4)

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Psycho hospital, 1951 (5)

hydro therapy

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Psycho hospital,1951 (6)

pressure streams for stimulating blood and relaxing patient.

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Great job KevinW!! I loved the 'stitched' photos.
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No time for games. Not Leimert Park.

March 14, 1952. Mayor Fletcher Bowron and his hat squad investigate the DWP's proposed condemnation of various San Fernando residences. Hat Squad Posse includes: Harry Renfro; Charles Bennett; J. D. Laughlin and Sam Taylor. The addresses provided in the text accompanying the photos still exist. So, it may be that some or all of the residences escaped condemnation.

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Old Posted Sep 4, 2012, 11:35 PM
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badge photo/ebay

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Old Posted Sep 4, 2012, 11:37 PM
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Old Posted Sep 4, 2012, 11:40 PM
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Today's mystery photo.



Anyone have an idea? (I thought this might be fun)

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All that's left of the Lugo house.


Lugo house fragment presented to Loyola University, 1951

Lugo house fragment presented to Loyola University, June 20, 1951. Louis Canapa; Mayor Fletcher Bowron; Charles D. Rudel; Reverend Charles S. Casassa J.J.

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Los Angeles Times, 3-17-1941

I haven't found a shot anywhere of the Glidden, and barely a mention other than the one above. Start digging!


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I'm curious about the white parts vs the brick parts of the Christie, and the phrasing in the obit--..."the old Glidden...became an annex..." and ..."incorporated the Glidden into the structure...". Was the Christie in a sense built on top of the Glidden?
I'm new to this and don't know if I can link to a photo of mine on Facebook, but I'll try. My Great Grandfather was William Boardman Glidden and I have a brochure for his hotel. It's about 7" wide (unfolded) and 6.25" tall. I'm not sure when it was built nor when he sold it to H. H. Christie, but my aunt (his granddaughter) worked the switchboard there when she was in school--probably around 1918.

The Christie was built adjoining it on the left (east), the Glidden's architecture carried over to the first two floors of the Christie.



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Old Posted Sep 5, 2012, 12:58 AM
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I'm curious too ... because the "white part" originally extended further to the right, where the fenced-in parking lot is now. Could it be possible that the Glidden had been a low but wide structure, and the "brick part" Christie was built on top of and behind its left and center sections? Yes and no.

I think it's likely that the Glidden Hotel building was not exactly at the corner of McCadden and Hollywood, but slightly further west on Hollywood Blvd ... right on the sight of today's parking lot. IMO, the Hotel Christie's own "white part" was not a section of the old Glidden, but a 1922 imitation of it: made to harmonize with the Glidden's facade. (In 1922, the Glidden Hotel building was converted into the "annex" of the new Christie Hotel building, so it would have made sense to esthetically harmonize the two.)

Prior to 1914, the Glidden might have been owned by William B. Glidden, an early Hollywood resident (and successful Glendora citrus grower) whose massive, long-gone home was on 6065 Franklin Avenue. As late as 1920, Catalina Island had a Glidden Hotel in Avalon.
I've figured out how to post photos from Facebook and have just put up a picture of the Hotel Glidden. I also want to reply to your mention of W. B. Glidden's home on Franklin Ave. It's still mostly there, but the address now is from the side street: 1919 Beachwood Drive. It's listed in the Historic Site Surveys of the Seaver Center for Western History Research, L A Co. Museum of Natural History (which is how I found it).

Here's how it is today (screenshot from google.maps, uploaded to Facebook):



Here's what it looked like from Franklin back in about 1920:



Later it was a restaurant:



I believe it is divided today into several residences.
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Odd that the Mayor and entourage posed for the photo while standing on the grass, and not the sidewalk.



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My Great Grandfather was William Boardman Glidden and I have a brochure for his hotel.



This is so amazing!! Thank you for including the brochure.
I believe this is the section that housed Jean Malin's infamous subterranean club.

see: Jean Malin's Club New Yorker
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And finally, Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941...


Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (r2)

USCdigital archive/Automobile Club of Southern California negatives, 1892-1963




Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (r)

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Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (s)

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Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (q)

USCdigital archive/Automobile Club of Southern California negatives, 1892-1963




Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (q2)

USCdigital archive/Automobile Club of Southern California negatives, 1892-1963


Interestingly (at least to me) these 'Main Street between Sixth and Seventh' images are archived with the notation that they chronicle 'undesirable businesses and vacant lots'. Now I don't consider these businesses undesirable in any way and I'm confident neither did the owners nor their patrons. As for 'vacant lots' I don't see any. I see several well maintained and well utilized parking lots, which the civic center movers and shakers would sweep across great swaths of the city a decade after these pics were taken, so in their thinking parking lots, per se, weren't a bad thing unless, of course they didn't fit with their grand planning.


Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941, to a fair thee well.

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