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Old Posted Feb 18, 2014, 6:00 PM
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I think Brownstein-Louis just had 716-22 S. Los Angeles. This portion of the 1914 Baist Map (west is at the top) shows the block bounded by 8th and 7th Streets on the left and right, and Los Angeles and Maple on the top and bottom, with Santee dead-ending just north of 8th. You can see the same relationship of the two B-L buildings -- parcels D and K -- shown in the postcard above:

HistoricMapworks: -- http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/19056/Plate+001/
Flyingwedge, so in the 1911 postcard (below) we're looking south from 7th Street.




Now that I have my directions correct I think I've figured it out. Thanks FW.

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I see that a swimming pool has been placed on the roof of the one time overall factory.

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I'm happy to report that one of the houses of Berkeley Square that has been heretofore photographically obscure is no longer a mystery. Number 10, home of at least four prominent Los Angeles families—the Taylors, the Reilleys, the Sterns, and the Allens—lasted from 1911 to 1962, when the Santa Monica Freeway plowed through the south side of the subdivision and condemnations for the Los Angeles School District took most of the balance. A recently unearthed newspaper photograph from 1925 serves as the basis for the illustration above.


The full story of 10 Berkeley Square is here: http://www.berkeleysquarelosangeles....ern-house.html

For an introduction to Berkeley Square: http://www.berkeleysquarelosangeles.com/
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This is the Chateau Laurier, built in the French Normandy style in 1929. It may or may not have been named after the Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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1911
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Before Brownstein-Louis moved to 716-722 S. Los Angeles, they were located a few blocks away at 236-238 S. Los Angeles. The picture below shows their building on the right. USC dates the photo at 1910.


USC Digital Library

A close-up shows that the name "Newmark" still appears on the sign.


Detail of picture above.

The 1909 CD shows the company as Brownstein, Newmark & Louis, but by 1911 it has become Brownstein-Louis Company, this time at 236-240 S. Los Angeles (I guess they expanded, hence the need to move). The 1915 CD shows them at their new address.


rescarta.lapl.org

I found a site with an even earlier picture of Brownstein, Newmark & Louis, back when they were in the Baker and Arcadia Blocks (the lower right picture shows the building at the 236-240 S. Los Angeles address). The site is in Japanese, but Google Translate does enough to tell me that the pictures say it all!


www.e-workers.net

In 1898, their address was given as 344-346 N. Main.


rescarta.lapl.org

The e-workers article also has this picture of the completed store/factory at 716-722 S. Los Angeles.


www.e-workers.net
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Full frontal on the Sherwood...well, sorta...


Last days of the Sherwood, 1957

Demolition of Sherwood Apartments next to Edison General Office to allow expansion of parking lot.

Southern California Edison Photographs and Negatives, Huntington Digital Library
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great additional information on Brownstein-Louis HossC!
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Looking east on 7th toward the Statler/Hilton/Wilshire Grand Hotel (now gone)






1960s, looking east on 7th toward the Statler Hotel
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This has been bugging me. What is the hotel on the northwest corner of Francisco and 7th Street?
You can see the sign, it says _____-ington Hotel.




My first thought was Washington Hotel, but it was located at 307 S. Figueroa.

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I thought I had my answer when I located this postcard...but I can't make out the damn sign.
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We've probably discussed it before, but my memory...well...you know.

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1960s, looking east on 7th toward the Statler Hotel
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This has been bugging me. What is the hotel on the northwest corner of Francisco and 7th Street?
You can see the sign, it says _____-ington Hotel.
It's the Wellington Hotel and Apartments. This is yet another detail of the USC Cityscape picture!


USC Digital Library

A couple of sharper pictures showing the full blade sign.


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Thanks HossC. I was stumped. I was kind of embarrassed to ask for help...I mean, how many hotels end with -ington.
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2 framed photographs/1910s Hollywood
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info:

All that information but no street address.




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This is my favorite of the two. Maybe we can figure out the street by lining the it up with the mountain tops. (u know what I mean)

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I came across this yesterday on ebay.

That fire hydrant seems to have an extra nozzle on top.




This is reminiscent of the group of soil-removing trucks I posted a couple weeks ago.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=19375
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"Harvey House"



Harvey, about 4 years old in front of 536 w. 57th Street
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Notice the wind-mill peeking out behind the gable.

reverse




536 W. 57th Street today.

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The only thing that tells you this is the same house are the two craftsmen-like 'supports' beneath the overhang.
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Musso's on 6300 Wilshire. Joe Musso (The Musso of Musso and Franks) left his interest in that restaurant and opened up his own place on wilshire. It opened in the mid 1920's and remained until his death in 1946. Joe was married to my grandma, Emma Rovere, the sister of, yes you know.....BERT ROVERE!
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Unfortunately, Musso's is no more and sadness is in it's place.
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I work for another city's public works department. That's a temporary water meter and hook-up. Given the proximity to the demolition site, I'd guess its there to connect to provide wash-down water. Legal then, not so much now....


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I came across this yesterday on ebay.

That fire hydrant seems to have an extra nozzle on top.




This is reminiscent of the group of soil-removing trucks I posted a couple weeks ago.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=19375
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601 S. Rampart and 310 & 320 S. Alvarado

The Rampart Apartments, 601 S. Rampart St.

April 1912:

Huntington Digital Library -- http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...12555/rec/1158

May 2011:

GSV

er also posted about 601 S. Rampart: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=5460



The Westbrook, 310 S. Alvarado St.

April 1912:

Huntington Digital Library -- http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...12567/rec/1452

1994:

LAPL -- http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics14/00026674.jpg

May 2011:

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Down the block, 320 S. Alvarado has fared a little better. Did lights once shine up those narrow indentations?

GSV May 2011

310 and 320 S. Alvarado from above, 1936:

USC Digital Library -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/1414/rec/98

Did you notice there is a street light in front of the Westbrook in the 2011 photo, but not in the 1994 or 1936 photos?
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LA Times

The Nicholas Rice house at 2520 Wilshire Boulevard is seen at left center, with its garden extending to Carondelet Street, from which, atop the Hotel Shoreham, this view was taken for the Times of May 18, 1913. At top left is the Hershey Arms; at top center is the newly completed Bryson. Effie Neustadt's house at 2515 Wilshire is at right; 2525 is next door, with the
Rampart Apartments rising just to its left.




LA Times, May 14, 1911/Nov 19, 1911




Builders' Age, Sept 1, 1910

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The Rampart Apartments, 601 S. Rampart St. . . .

Did you notice there is a street light in front of the Westbrook in the 2011 photo, but not in the 1994 or 1936 photos?
Those are fake newer decorative/auxiliary street lights that the city of Los Angeles has installed for 10 years already. I have seen many types of these, especially around bus stops.
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LA Times

The Nicholas Rice house at 2520 Wilshire Boulevard is seen at left center, with its garden extending to Carondelet Street, from which, atop the Hotel Shoreham, this view was taken for the Times of May 18, 1913. At top left is the Hershey Arms; at top center is the newly completed Bryson. Effie Neustadt's house at 2515 Wilshire is at right; 2525 is next door, with the
Rampart Apartments rising just to its left.




LA Times, May 14, 1911/Nov 19, 1911




Builders' Age, Sept 1, 1910
A note: Before moving to the Wilshire address, Effie Newstadt lived at 1217 W. 23rd St, Los Angeles, in a house that is, perhaps miraculously, still there. Of course, now, it is next door to a Chevron station... She appears at the 23rd street address in the 1897 directory.
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