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santamonicadesign Mar 6, 2014 8:59 PM

Old beer cans in the desert
 
[QUOTE=Those Who Squirm;6481209]FWIW that has to be a steel soda or beer can, which means it must have lain around in that rubble for the better part of fifty years. Aluminum would never tarnish like that, would it?

Does anyone remember when steel went out and aluminum came in?

I've found countless old beer cans in the Coachella Valley (Desert Hot Springs near Dillon Road towards Thousand Palms) from 70's pop-tops to original steel cans that were opened with a can opener - two triangular openings on opposite sides. I've collected a few and will post next time I'm out there.

ProphetM Mar 6, 2014 9:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 6481916)
Excellent - I laughed at this one.

otoh, I see that imageshack is now a pay site. are there any free alternatives?

There's imgur, which can be used both anonymously or with a user account.

HossC Mar 6, 2014 9:33 PM

We've seen the Heinz 57 sign near Culver City before, but today I found that the Huntington Digital Library has these much higher resolution pictures. Going by the caption, the first was taken from Adams Street on Dec 10, 1916.

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

This close-up shot shows the lighting rig in front of the sign. The horse in the other field gives a good idea of scale. I'm assuming that the "AirLine" in the caption refers to the Pacific Electric Santa Monica Air Line which opened a few years earlier. For some reason it took the photographer a day to get a field closer!

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

And finally, let there be light ...

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


Previous posts about various Heinz 57 signs around Los Angeles:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7700

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=8993

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=8995

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=16696

GaylordWilshire Mar 7, 2014 2:40 PM

http://i.imgur.com/K2p9ZSK.jpg?2LAT/BSQLA


I recently discovered this picture from the Times of June 25, 1911, showing Pickfair as it was originally conceived as a country house for attorney Lee Allen Phillips and his wife Catherine in 1911.

Full story here: http://www.berkeleysquarelosangeles....ips-house.html


So far I can find little information about Horatio Cogswell, although it seems that he was active in West Adams during this period. He built his own house at 1244 S. Van Ness the same year he designed the Phillips house in Beverly Hills:


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-u...2520AM.bmp.jpgThe City Project

More information: http://www.victorianhomes.com/listin...97a47094a22e95

ethereal_reality Mar 7, 2014 7:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6480504)
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-F...2520PM.bmp.jpgGSV

I had to look to see if 2220 Cedar Street still stands; there is no house now at that address. While the Newmans were listed at 2220 before 1923, it turns out
that they were later at 2224--which is still there, I'm happy to report. Perhaps the caption-writer applied their earlier address to the later house...

Imagine my surprise when you located this house GW! I had checked and only found a pitiful 1950s shoe-box shaped apartment building.
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M_P, thanks for the additional information on Monkey Island & Hanna-Barbera. -always interesting!

Flyingwedge Mar 7, 2014 9:23 PM

Log House @ 1701 W. Adams @ Normandie
 
GW introduced us to the Log House, and er and Tourmaline found other postcards of it:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7353
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=11653
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=19661

Here's more, starting with a larger version of one of the photos GW posted; USC dates it c. 1905:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...2.jpg~original
USC Digital Library -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...5/id/147/rec/1

USC also dates this one c. 1905; the landscaping is different, and there appears to be a driveway on the east side of the house, unlike in other photos and postcards:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...5.jpg~original
USC Digital Library -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...5/id/147/rec/1

This early photo shows the Normandie Avenue side of the house:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...4.jpg~original
Autry National Center -- http://collections.theautry.org/mweb...ex=P_14753.jpg

It was built by Judge Edwin H. Lamme, apparently in late 1897:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...2.jpg~original
October 24, 1897 Los Angeles Times

The home, misplaced at Budlong and Adams, is mentioned in the last sentence of this article:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...9.jpg~original
April 29, 1898 Los Angeles Times

It may have also been known as Casa Rusticana (was the Judge fond of listening to Cavalleria rusticana?):
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...4.jpg~original
Autry National Center -- http://collections.theautry.org/mweb...x=LS_12367.jpg

The house changed little between the 1900 and 1921 Sanborn Maps:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...0.jpg~original
LAPL

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...0.jpg~original
LAPL

The LA County Assessor says the building that's now on the NW corner of Adams and Normandie was built in 1923, so the 1921 Sanborn (and Baist) may have been the Log House's last
documented appearances.

ethereal_reality Mar 7, 2014 9:29 PM

:previous: -good stuff on Judge Lamme's Log House flyingwedge.
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http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...0/138/viff.jpgebay

I found some information on the house next to Mr. Swan's early Greene & Greene.



It belonged to B. Frank Wood Esq.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/69/xxwm.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/822/wqbz.jpgebay



detail
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/22/xm0c.jpg

ethereal_reality Mar 7, 2014 9:38 PM

Here's another fine home.

1915
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/34/p08z.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/33/afwx.jpgebay







detail
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/163/tnmu.jpg

I wish the street address was included.

ethereal_reality Mar 7, 2014 9:45 PM

I know this photo was posted eons ago on NLA. (I just found it again on ebay)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/801/4vgr.jpgebay

Does anyone remember the earlier discussion?
I'm curious about the large wooden building in the background on the right/I'd like to figure out what it is.
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GaylordWilshire Mar 7, 2014 10:34 PM

:previous:


We saw it here in 2011...http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4421

Another post followed (#4423), but all the pictures have vanished. They had come from http://www.jalopyjournal.com/. I'll see if I can dig them back up.
EDIT: I looked. No luck. (I'd forgotten what a total pain in the ass that forum is to maneuver...I'll never complain about the "search" feature here again.)


Here's part of a USC picture:

http://i.imgur.com/bloLkYd.jpg

Full zoomable shot here: http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...590/show/16585

ethereal_reality Mar 7, 2014 10:48 PM

:previous: Thanks for your help GW. -much appreciate.

MichaelRyerson Mar 7, 2014 10:52 PM

That reminds me I need a car wash...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6483962)
Does anyone remember the earlier discussion?
I'm curious about the large wooden building in the background on the right/I'd like to figure out what it is.
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That's the Westlake School for Girls over on Westmoreland Avenue.

Retired_in_Texas Mar 7, 2014 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6483962)
I know this photo was posted eons ago on NLA. (I just found it again on ebay)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/801/4vgr.jpgebay

Does anyone remember the earlier discussion?
I'm curious about the large wooden building in the background on the right/I'd like to figure out what it is.
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E_R I'm thinking you/we are looking at an optical illusion that appears to be a single building, but in reality may be several structures next to one another on a street running at a diagonal, thus creating the illusion of a single building.

HossC Mar 7, 2014 11:20 PM

The Auto Laundry also appeared in a post by BifRayRock, but in case the picture breaks up, here's a solid version (click the link under the picture for a zoomable version).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...llroom1931.jpg
USC Digital Library

Back in post #645 e_r posted a smaller version of the picture below. It shows the El Patio Ballroom and Bimini Baths before the auto laundry was built.

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

Another of e_r's posts on the Rainbow Gardens/Palomar Ballroom:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...&postcount=644

ethereal_reality Mar 7, 2014 11:34 PM

ginger noir


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/833/4o98.jpg
www.dlisted.com

Wow, www.dlisted.com recently posted this photograph of Tina Louise in honor of her 80th birthday.
She sure makes a great lookin' femme fatale.

I wish she had found more success in movies (before Gilligan's Island).
Has anyone seen her as Griselda in the 1958 film 'God's Little Acre'?
It's really an impressive performance.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/849/wypr.jpg
http://www.royalbooks.com/pages/book...film-pressbook
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Hey, thanks MichaelRyerson, HossC and RiT for the El Patio Auto Laudry information.
When I came across the photo again on ebay, I didn't associate the el patio auto laundry with the el patio ballroom. duh!
-and it was kinda' obvious wasn't it...sorry.

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Retired_in_Texas Mar 7, 2014 11:40 PM

El Patio Auto Laundry
 
With a bit of looking around I found other views of the El Patio Auto Laundry taken in different years. It was located at 260 Vermont Street, which might make it a bit easier to figure out the buildings seen in other images on a street more or less behind it.

http://cdm15799.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0 USC DIGITAL LIBRARY

The El Patio Auto Laundry was the brain child of real estate developer B.K. Gillespie. Gillespie is credited with coming up with the super service station concept.

Graybeard Mar 7, 2014 11:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6483955)

1015 Prospect Blvd, Pasadena, CA.
http://imageshack.com/a/img819/7231/7xki.jpg
http://imageshack.com/a/img706/9178/pv3e.jpg
GSV

ethereal_reality Mar 7, 2014 11:56 PM

:previous: Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a survivor!
-many thx Graybeard.

FredH Mar 8, 2014 12:00 AM

2700 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach - 1933
 
It is a gathering of the Signal Oil Tarzan Club

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps10e37192.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../51004/rec/309

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...psf953b3b6.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../51004/rec/309

It is the Great Depression

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...pse8404f7c.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../51004/rec/309


No joke

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...pse93506de.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../51004/rec/309

1930's kids

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps38dfbf13.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../51004/rec/309

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps99a5903e.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../51004/rec/309

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps2c117e77.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../51004/rec/309

Free Popsicles! (probably the main attraction)

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps43a6fe7b.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../51004/rec/309


Oh, and a big congrats to our leader - ER
(on to the second 1,000!)

GaylordWilshire Mar 8, 2014 12:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Graybeard (Post 6484171)


http://i.imgur.com/VEpztLu.jpgHometown Pasadena


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