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HossC Nov 21, 2016 9:39 PM

We've got another medical building from Julius Shulman today. This is "Job 1711: Manning-Lambert Medical Building, 1954".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

I've omitted a close-up view of the front. Here's the reception desk.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original

I've also left out a picture showing the end of a corridor. At least this one has a piece of medical equipment on the right.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

I took a gamble on this building being in LA (there's no location with the photoset) because the architects are Smith and Williams, and we recently saw their offices in Pasadena. It looks like this building is also in Pasadena, but the only reference I've found is the one below from a book called "Outside In: The Architecture of Smith and Williams". Does anyone recognize the medical building or know if it's still standing?

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original
books.google.com

ethereal_reality Nov 21, 2016 10:24 PM

We've seen numerous images of Robert Kennedy's visit(s) to Lo Angeles. This one is new to NLA.

June 4, 1968

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/xmdeJ2.jpg
eBay

The seller didn't say where in Los Angeles this was taken, but I'm pretty sure that cross you see behind the crowd is (was?) on Olvera Street.

If the date is correct, this was taken the day before Robert Kennedy was assassinated.

Does anyone know....did Mr. Kennedy speak at Olvera Street, or are the people just waiting to see him drive by?
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riichkay Nov 21, 2016 10:40 PM

http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...psbkg5qt4q.jpg

s.e corner Olympic and Fairfax, 1948

Poking out over the roof of the gas station is a building with what looks like a spire, and signage starting "GO.."....any ideas on what that is?



http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...psc4axipdi.jpg

A 1936 aerial shows the gas station. To the south on Fairfax is a Vons Market with a tri-cornered rooftop sign.



http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...pspyvhfwj1.jpg

Here's the Von's in question, with a sliver of the gas station visible on the far left.

HossC Nov 21, 2016 10:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7629483)

Does anyone know....did Mr. Kennedy speak at Olvera Street, or are the people just waiting to see him drive by?

LAPL has four William Reagh photos of Robert Kennedy in the Olvera Street area. They're all dated 1968, although no day or month is given. Here are two of them.

"Election rally for Robert F. Kennedy on Olvera Street to support his candidacy for President."

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...RFKOlvera1.jpg
LAPL

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...RFKOlvera2.jpg
LAPL

ethereal_reality Nov 21, 2016 10:51 PM

:previous: Thanks Hoss!



'mystery' location.

I believe this amateur photograph was taken for a photography contest (there were several others on ebay).

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/66vFny.jpg

The description on the reverse says the photograph was taken along the Arro Seco, three miles below _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Camp.

I can't make out the name of the camp. I'm hoping one of you can help.
I thought it would be fun to work our way south (3 miles) from the camp site and see just where the photographer took this image.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/fy2Jbh.jpg
reverse

:previous: Another interesting tidbit is that the photographer lived on Bunker Hill.

Does anyone know what stood at 336 So. Bunker Hill.....was it an apartment building or private residence?




for search purposes:
J.W. Moore
336 So. Bunker Hill St.
Los Angeles

ethereal_reality Nov 21, 2016 11:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 7629501)
http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...psbkg5qt4q.jpg

s.e corner Olympic and Fairfax, 1948

Poking out over the roof of the gas station is a building with what looks like a spire, and signage starting "GO.."....any ideas on what that is?

:previous: This is such an excellent slide riichkay!


If you look closely, the name of the Drive-In is on the Coca-Cola sign (red arrow below), but I can't quite make it out. (maybe Ron's....or Don's?)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/RAqlnB.jpg
detail


I believe the G on the building might be for GOOD FOOD. (mostly a guess mind you)


Any idea what the city worker/maintenance man is working on?

HossC Nov 21, 2016 11:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7629515)

The description on the reverse says the photograph was taken along the Arro Seco, three miles below _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Camp.

I can't make out the name of the camp. I'm hoping one of you can help.
I thought it would be fun to work our way south (3 miles) from the camp site and see just where the photographer took this image.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/fy2Jbh.jpg
reverse

:previous: Another interesting tidbit is that the photographer lived on Bunker Hill.

Does anyone know what stood at 336 So. Bunker Hill.....was it an apartment building or private residence?

We've seen 336 Bunker Hill Avenue before:

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 6710097)

I think the mystery camp may be Switzer's Camp.

"Pergola Place and Boulder Lodge at Switzer's Camp, May 1, 1920"

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
USC Digital Library

There's an article about "Switzer-land" at kcet.org.

ethereal_reality Nov 21, 2016 11:35 PM

:previous: You're always of immense help Hoss.:)

I believe we've seen the Switzer-land camp on NLA a few years back.

Here's a photograph from the link you provided (we might have seen this image before)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/YhJQrf.jpg
https://www.kcet.org/shows/departure...-resorts-of-la

It looks quite romantic and somewhat mysterious. I'm anxious to see what's left of the place. (I'll look for those old NLA posts)


And it's so cool to see where the amateur photographer lived! Glad you recognized the address.

ConstructDTLA Nov 21, 2016 11:39 PM

Lots of excavation going on at the 5-OH site (5th & Olive) in Downtown.

https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5830/3...8f695bb3_c.jpg5-Oh / Park Fifth Site by Hunter, on Flickr

https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5458/3...15215393_c.jpg5-Oh / Park Fifth Site by Hunter, on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5332/3...09df707d_c.jpg5-Oh / Park Fifth Site by Hunter, on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5333/3...752013fa_c.jpg5-Oh / Park Fifth Site by Hunter, on Flickr

https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5724/3...588e9ddf_c.jpg5-Oh / Park Fifth Site by Hunter, on Flickr

https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5655/3...a0a6cbc6_c.jpg5-Oh / Park Fifth Site by Hunter, on Flickr

https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5778/3...7d864794_c.jpg5-Oh / Park Fifth Site by Hunter, on Flickr

Lots more images on flickr.

ethereal_reality Nov 21, 2016 11:55 PM

:previous: Just amazing Hunter.

You know how we 'noirisher' love unearthed stairways and such. ;)


So what subterranean room are the two people standing in that vintage photo? (it almost looks like a wide hallway, albeit with seats on one side)

LA Kitty Kat Nov 22, 2016 1:35 AM

E_r, I remember...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7629431)
:previous: I respectfully disagree CBD.

The 1971 public service ad, which sought to combat pollution, was widely successful. It secured two Clio awards, incited a frenzy of community involvement,
and helped reduce litter by 88% across 38 states. It raised billions of dollars to help protect the wilderness of America.

Even as a 10 year old I was deeply touched, and every time the commercial aired it stopped me in my tracks. I decided then and there NEVER to liter, and made sure
no one littered in my presence. (to limited success)

stats from:
https://priceonomics.com/the-true-st...crying-indian/
and...
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...y-1046084.html
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There was another commercial I loved as a kid (from around 1966/67) It was set to a hollywoodized 'Indian' drumbeat.

I'm curious to see how many of you remember this one.

Video Link


Yes, I know......the commercial is for beer, but I just absolutely loved the animated bear and drumbeat.
I even asked my parents if we could go to "The Land of Sky Blue Waters" on vacation. lol. :)

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and my dad used to drink that beer! It reminds me of football games on TV on Sunday afternoon.

ConstructDTLA Nov 22, 2016 3:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7629569)
:previous: Just amazing Hunter.

You know how we 'noirisher' love unearthed stairways and such. ;)


So what subterranean room are the two people standing in that vintage photo? (it almost looks like a wide hallway, albeit with seats on one side)

Thanks!

I believe that is a side hallway in the old Philharmonic Auditorium. Looks like when they demolished it (in the 80's?) they just leveled it and filled over the lower levels with parking lot.

John Maddox Roberts Nov 22, 2016 5:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LA Kitty Kat (Post 7629655)
and my dad used to drink that beer! It reminds me of football games on TV on Sunday afternoon.

I remember that commercial (at least the bear and tom-tom- part), from Pasadena in the early-mid 50s. The man who wrote the music died not long ago.

ethereal_reality Nov 22, 2016 5:28 PM

CHIPS

'mystery' (undisclosed location along Foothill Blvd.)

"1938 California Highway Patrol officer and his Harley"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/5uZaoE.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1938-Califor...4AAOSwPRlXm1fa

In the background there appears to be a Y intersection (with pine(?)/evergreen trees in-between)

and there's a sign above the man having car trouble on the right--->

ethereal_reality Nov 22, 2016 5:48 PM

This spectacular view is from an ad in Western City Magazine announcing the 1938 Convention of the League of California Municipalities.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/5ohdV9.jpg

I couldn't find any additional information on the convention.

Western City Magazine still exists, but it's online archives only go back to 2006. :(
http://www.westerncity.com/


This large building(s) caught my eye.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/CppGKL.jpg
detail

It looks like 2 or 3 buildings (with three turrets?) in front of a larger white building. -anyone have an idea what I'm looking at here?
(are the two dark 'openings' at ground level on the left side of building #1 entrances to parking)
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And just for fun, here's a closer look at the bottom third of the photograph.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/1du5HN.jpg
detail

It looks like there's a building in the space where Court flight is suppose to be. (I must be seeing things)

note the Bank of Italy (later B of A) building in the lower right corner---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------> now look up:previous:


Here's the Bank of Italy (International) Building during construction of new city hall in 1926.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/7fehT1.jpg
WandP


Maybe we've discussed this before, but I'm confused by these two smaller buildings.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/ZmjQPL.jpg

the tall arched window portion looks like an addition to the International (Bank of Italy) Building. But what about the oddly shaped building next to it on the left?

MichaelRyerson Nov 22, 2016 6:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7630274)
This spectacular view is from an ad in Western City Magazine announcing the 1938 Convention of the League of California Municipalities.

This large building(s) caught my eye.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/CppGKL.jpg
detail

It looks like 2 or 3 buildings (with three turrets?) in front of a larger white building. -anyone have an idea what I'm looking at here?
(are the two dark 'openings' at ground level on the left side of building #1 entrances to parking)

I believe you're looking at the El Earl/Hillcrest Apartments (old name later became, I think, the Hill Court Apts) on the SE corner of Court and Flower. And the two dark openings you're seeing are the apparatus doors for the fire station (engine company 16?) on Hope Street just south of Court Street.

Large white building center/right, near the top...

https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5720/2...ff33eebf_o.jpgLooking northeast from 1st and Figueroa Streets, 1955

1st Street bridge over Figueroa at lower right, Diamond Street angling slightly away 1st from the lower edge near center. Court Street stub, above Figueroa, near image center.

USC Digital

Godzilla Nov 22, 2016 6:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7630250)
CHIPS

'mystery' (undisclosed location along Foothill Blvd.)

"1938 California Highway Patrol officer and his Harley"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/5uZaoE.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1938-Califor...4AAOSwPRlXm1fa

In the background there appears to be a Y intersection (with pine(?)/evergreen trees in-between)

and there's a sign above the man having car trouble on the right--->



http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=29312

http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...coll2/id/32309

HossC Nov 22, 2016 7:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7630274)

This large building(s) caught my eye.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/CppGKL.jpg
detail

It looks like 2 or 3 buildings (with three turrets?) in front of a larger white building. -anyone have an idea what I'm looking at here?
(are the two dark 'openings' at ground level on the left side of building #1 entrances to parking)

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 7630348)

... And the two dark openings you're seeing are the apparatus doors for the fire station (engine company 16?) on Hope Street just south of Court Street.

Here's Engine Company 16 at 139 North Hope Street as it looked circa 1914. The Truck 6 extension was added in 1912. There's more pictures and history here.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original
lafire.com

MichaelRyerson Nov 22, 2016 8:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7630406)
Here's Engine Company 16 at 139 North Hope Street as it looked circa 1914. The Truck 6 extension was added in 1912. There's more pictures and history here.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original
lafire.com

Thanks Hoss, she looks a bit lonely back in 1914.

ethereal_reality Nov 22, 2016 8:31 PM

:previous: Hey, thanks MichaelRyerson and HossC for identifying Engine company #16 as part of the building I had asked about earlier.

& thanks to Godzilla for reminding me I have a sub-par memory.;)

The C.H.I.P.S photograph was posted before, but we didn't figure out the exact location (Huntington archives says the location is somewhere in San Bernardino)


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