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Old Posted Apr 30, 2014, 10:49 PM
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Here's an enhanced close-up:


Huntington Digital Library

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This is another HDL picture from 1957 (previously posted by FredH).


Huntington Digital Library

The white building with columns is the Bur Mar Hotel, so, using the 1956 CD (below), the dark wooden building next to it must be the St Dunston Apartments. If these apartments are the ones on the left of Tetsu's picture, then could the little house have belonged to Ray F Allman?


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Thanks for the enhanced pic, really just makes it all the more intriguing. It's so fascinating, definitely very "old West" with the false front. Amazing how the world around it developed so radically, yet it survived for so long. I'd guess that it could even date from the 1870's. Perhaps?

Architecturally, 516-1/2 S. Figueroa does look like it could be from that approximate time period. However, it does not appear in that location on the 1894 Sanborn map.


Los Angeles Public Library/Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970


But it IS there on the 1906 map.


Los Angeles Public Library/Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970


And it still is on the 1955 map.


Los Angeles Public Library/Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970


I found our little relict structure in this panoramic photo taken circa 1916. It's the square white building at dead center.


USC Digital Library/California Historical Society: Panoramic view of Los Angeles, showing Sixth Street, Figueroa Street, Flower Street, east side of Sixth Street, ca.1916 (composite detail). Photographer: C.C. Pierce.

Closer:


USC Digital Library/California Historical Society: Panoramic view of Los Angeles, showing Sixth Street, Figueroa Street, Flower Street, east side of Sixth Street, ca.1916 (detail). Photographer: C.C. Pierce.


And closer still. It looks to be in pretty good condition here.


USC Digital Library/California Historical Society: Panoramic view of Los Angeles, showing Sixth Street, Figueroa Street, Flower Street, east side of Sixth Street, ca.1916 (detail). Photographer: C.C. Pierce.


The full set of photos on the USC page is quite remarkable, especially the portion showing the Apartment District in its heyday. Definitely worth a long look-see.


I had a chuckle seeing the big ad on the hilltop in the distance. It appears to read "SILVERWOOD'S $3.00 HATS".


USC Digital Library/California Historical Society: Panoramic view of Los Angeles, showing Sixth Street, Figueroa Street, Flower Street, east side of Sixth Street, ca.1916 (detail). Photographer: C.C. Pierce.
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