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Old Posted Jun 12, 2014, 3:36 AM
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7th & Broadway newstand - 1927


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Open air preaching Hollywood and Vine - 1960s.


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Old Posted Jun 12, 2014, 3:49 AM
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I can help out in that department





and just for comparison sake, here is the rendering that i posted previously



it is indeed the same house as the rendering.

here is the current house courtesy of googlemaps



it looks like they softened the precast panels on either side of the north and south windows, and built those windows as bay windows

weird how the home was designed for Berkeley Square, and then was built just outside the community to the west

on second thought, i'm going to have to say that the googlemaps photo is of a different building that was inspired by the house built in Berkeley Square. There are quite a few details that are different between the two structures.
I'm digging deep back in this thread lately. I've been starting from the beginning and working my way through. I just wanted to comment on this home. It's sad that what was once a place of mansions is now reduced to a crime infested low income area. Unfortunately most of old Los Angeles has become this way.

And while I have your attention, I started posting in this thread back in 2011 and then disappeared for a few years. When I left, the page count was at 768 and now look at it! Geez, I have millions of fascinating hours ahead of me.
Thank you to everyone who makes this thread amazing. I'm glad to be back and look forward to solving the mysteries of the past.
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Old Posted Jun 12, 2014, 11:33 AM
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You are promoting what has become an outdated view of West Adams. While not what it once was--Los Angeles does evolve from here to there and back again--the district is gentrifying rapidly, especially with the incredible pressure on house prices due to lack of inventory. Check out some recent sales.

The house in the top picture was built at 21 Berkeley Square; the house in the GSV is not the same one though it was built by the same man:

http://www.berkeleysquarelosangeles....fairchild.html
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I see a 1981+ Chevrolet Monte Carlo there! White car on the left with the droopy rear.

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I see a 1981+ Chevrolet Monte Carlo there! White car on the left with the droopy rear.

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[/QUOTE]My mind was focused on the blonde with the perky rear...Did I post that out loud???
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Old Posted Jun 12, 2014, 4:22 PM
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I see a 1981+ Chevrolet Monte Carlo there! White car on the left with the droopy rear.

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Wonder what the occasion was. Don't ever recall seeing that many folks associated with the Starvation, oops, Salvation Army in one place, especially that many women in their uniform.
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Old Posted Jun 12, 2014, 4:26 PM
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I see a 1981+ Chevrolet Monte Carlo there! White car on the left with the droopy rear.

Open air preaching Hollywood and Vine - 1960s.
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Yikes, sorry to post the wrong decade. Didn't mean to cause a major ruckus here on LANoir. I'll be sure to check the cars more closely next time. Meanwhile those Salvationists will keep right on playing the rooty toot toots for the lost souls of the sidewalk..
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Boston Dry Goods

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Here's a detailed description of the interior of the Boston Store from the Oct. 4, 1895 Los Angeles Herald.






http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lc...arRange&page=1

Great article, ER, and thanks for finding it! I saw this notice on the same page could not figure out what street they're talking about. Sunset? Alvarado?



LOC, LA Herald Oct. 4, 1895
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WS: I've seen this article before--"Elysian" appears to have been a mistaken reference to Sunset (later Lafeyette) Park and Gaylord Wilshire's new boulevard between it and Westlake--MacArthur--Park, being developed at the time.

wilshireboulevardhouses.com
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WS: I've seen this article before--"Elysian" appears to have been a mistaken reference to Sunset (later Lafeyette) Park and Gaylord Wilshire's new boulevard between it and Westlake--MacArthur--Park, being developed at the time.

wilshireboulevardhouses.com
Thanks, GW. Your explanation makes a lot of sense!

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I found this 1939 picture of Broadway which shows the Boston Dry Goods Store transformed into Silver's Department Store. The sign on the second floor window indicates that it's "For Lease". To me, this makes a nice change from the "awaiting demolition" pictures of these buildings that we've seen recently (some posted by me ).


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Wonder what the occasion was. Don't ever recall seeing that many folks associated with the Starvation, oops, Salvation Army in one place, especially that many women in their uniform.
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Some of them are holding musical instruments and some of the women have tambourines which would indicate that they are in the band and had been playing at some point. That would account for them all wearing their uniforms since they would wear them to play in public.
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Well, that explains it.
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Orpheum Theatre

I had an opportunity to see a show at the Orhpeum a few months ago. It's great to see the historic movie theater district getting some much needed repair and gentrification.

All photos by me. I apologize if they are too big!

The main lobby


The downstairs lounge. Love the wood.


Inside the theatre.
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Old Posted Jun 12, 2014, 11:13 PM
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I found this 1939 picture of Broadway which shows the Boston Dry Goods Store transformed into Silver's Department Store. The sign on the second floor window indicates that it's "For Lease". To me, this makes a nice change from the "awaiting demolition" pictures of these buildings that we've seen recently (some posted by me ).


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Being the hopeless old car enthusiast I am it was impossible to not note the 1937 Hudson automobile parked in front of Silver's. We've had a lot of street scene photos on NLA but I don't recall ever having seen a Hudson of the year seen here in any of them.
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I had an opportunity to see a show at the Orhpeum a few months ago. It's great to see the historic movie theater district getting some much needed repair and gentrification.

All photos by me. I apologize if they are too big!

The main lobby


The downstairs lounge. Love the wood.


Inside the theatre.
Great Photos! It's hard to imagine that so many of the "lavish" theaters built around the country in the 1920s-1930s have been destroyed and their locations turned into parking lots. That was the fate of the one in the town of 15,000 I grew up in the '50s. (that town now has a metro population approaching 200,000)
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Cool breezes on a hot day


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I like the light gently falling upon the entrance courtyard.

This is the residence of Gertrude Enos at 3500 West Adams Blvd. Some of Los Angeles' fine homes that are "like jewelry in that they satisfied particular whims of their builders" but haven't their original value now on the open market, a topic being discussed before the Board of Supervisors on July 26, 1940. The Enos home is assessed at $14,740. She asks it be cut to $5,260. This is the old Guasti mansion.We've seen this home before but maybe not this photo. .
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Great Photos! It's hard to imagine that so many of the "lavish" theaters built around the country in the 1920s-1930s have been destroyed and their locations turned into parking lots. That was the fate of the one in the town of 15,000 I grew up in the '50s. (that town now has a metro population approaching 200,000)
Most of the old movie houses in downtown LA are still there. Unfortunately they are either boarded up in horrible disrepair or have been converted into strip malls. Some were gutted, others were just plastered over.
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We've seen a few posts about South Pasadena's Ostrich Farm, but I don't think this weird shot ever turned up before...



"Carving a roasted ostrich, c. 1923."

http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/photography/all/05705/facts.los_angeles_portrait_of_a_city.htm

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OMG David. Are they really carving an ostrich? Ick.





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