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Old Posted Apr 14, 2012, 9:33 PM
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I think that photograph was taken near the Hollywood Bowl looking east to capture the path of the went to be built Hollywood Freeway at the Highland and Cahuenga intersection. The curved street is Cahuenga running down to Hollywood on the right and the slight forked road at the far left is Cahuenga Terrace.
I think you're correct TMSteele. I just didn't expect Cahuenga to look so domineering in relation to everything else in it's vicinity.
That's quite a swath (of course nowhere near the swath of the soon to be built Hollywood Freeway).
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Neat looking building on right.
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Photograph of buildings covered in grafitti on Sunset Boulevard, 1981. In the left distance, a skyscraper is under construction on Bunker Hill, while the County Health Department building is visible.
I was hoping these building survived, especially the brick building on the right.
I 'street-viewed' my way to Sunset Blvd. and lined up the buildings in the distance to match the 1981 photograph.
Alas they're both gone replaced by a CVS and it's parking lot.


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Old Posted Apr 14, 2012, 10:18 PM
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Travelers passing through and camping by the side of Cahuenga Pass in 1892.


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Old Posted Apr 14, 2012, 10:25 PM
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Subject: 1900s Melon patch.
Caption: "This casaba melon patch was the original site of the Sunset Strip." (strange wording)


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Old Posted Apr 14, 2012, 11:04 PM
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A Queen-Anne style house on the corner of Prospect Avenue (now Hollywood Boulevard) and Wilcox.


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Also seen is a Pacific Electric 'Red Car' and an early two-seat electric car. There is also a nice barn behind the house.


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I couldn't resist including a close-up of this marvelous Queen-Anne House. Notice the highly unusual porte cochere on the left side of the house.
I don't think I've ever seen an open-air 'room' built atop a porte cochere before.

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This building was removed, brick by brick in the late 90s to make room for a baseball field at the new Belmont Highschool / Vista Hermosa / Roybal Learning Center



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Neat looking building on right.
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Photograph of buildings covered in grafitti on Sunset Boulevard, 1981. In the right foreground, a boarded-up brick building is covered in grafitti, some of which reads "13" and "Shorty". To the left, buildings that look like tract housing are also covered with writing. In the left distance, a skyscraper is under construction on Bunker Hill, while the County Health Department building is visible.
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I don't think I've seen this view before:
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Photograph of an exterior view of the old Los Angeles County Hall of Records as seen from the west portico of City Hall, October 1, 1972. The Hall of Records is at center and is a large, light-colored building that splits into two sections halfway up to the top. Large rectangular windows line the perimeter of the building, and decorative molding can be seen near the top of the structure. A large building with hundreds of small windows can be seen at left. In the foreground, the tiled ceiling of the portico can be seen, along with several supporting columns.
This has to be a reverse print. When looking out the west portico of City Hall, the Hall of Records would be point to the right, not the left, and the new Criminal Courts building is also to the right of the old Hall of Records. I was just there Monday and took a picture out the west Portico as well. Here's another link to my collection: https://plus.google.com/photos/10587...57782495364385
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Here is a quick link to just the photo of the west portico of City Hall: https://plus.google.com/photos/10587...850?banner=pwa
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This has to be a reverse print. When looking out the west portico of City Hall, the Hall of Records would be point to the right, not the left, and the new Criminal Courts building is also to the right of the old Hall of Records. I was just there Monday and took a picture out the west Portico as well. Here's another link to my collection: https://plus.google.com/photos/10587...57782495364385
Does this look better? The bus is on the right side of the road now too.


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Old Posted Apr 15, 2012, 4:18 AM
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This has to be a reverse print. When looking out the west portico of City Hall, the Hall of Records would be point to the right, not the left, and the new Criminal Courts building is also to the right of the old Hall of Records. I was just there Monday and took a picture out the west Portico as well. Here's another link to my collection: https://plus.google.com/photos/10587...57782495364385
I checked out your photographs and they're wonderful alanlutz!

Have you tried posting them directly to the thread? More often than not visitors to the thread don't bother with links.
If you have any questions let me know...I'm more than willing to help.

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This building was removed, brick by brick in the late 90s to make room for a baseball field at the new Belmont Highschool / Vista Hermosa / Roybal Learning Center
Where did the bricks end up westcork? Were they reassembled somewhere?
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Subject: 1900s Melon patch.
Caption: "This casaba melon patch was the original site of the Sunset Strip." (strange wording)


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Right. A window to the future.
One day the Sunset Strip might well become a casaba melon patch.
Man...I didn't see that one coming. Who'd have thought?
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Hollywood market at night (1938):
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Young movie hopefuls posing in front of the Hollywood Studio Club in 1934.

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1936, Egyptian Theater

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1936, Sardi's Movie Filming
The filming of "Hollywood Boulevard" in front of Sardi's in 1936.

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Photo size is a little crazy, but the details are worth it.
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1936, Sunset Tower Hotel


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1945, Blossom Girl Cometic Co.
Frank S. Hata, owner and manager of the Blossom Girl Cosmetic Co., opened his new establishment at 547 S. Fairfax Avenue, in the fashionable Wilshire District of Los Angeles, after returning from Manzanar.

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1947, Hollywood Blvd. and Vine
Hollywood Blvd. and Vine.

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1947, Tom Breneman's (revisiting a topic from 2009)

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Thomas Breneman Smith (June 18, 1901 – April 28, 1948) was a popular 1940s American radio personality known to his listeners as Tom Breneman.

Born in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, Breneman was host of the show Breakfast in Hollywood which aired on the Blue Network, ABC, NBC and Mutual at various times from 1941 to 1948.[1]

Breneman's program went through numerous title changes but was best known as Breakfast in Hollywood (1948-49). By the mid-1940s, Breneman had ten million listeners. The popularity of the radio program was such that he created his own magazine, and in 1945 he opened his own establishment, Tom Breneman's Restaurant, located on Vine Street off Sunset Boulevard.[1]

He died in Encino, California in 1948. Breneman has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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