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Old Posted Sep 5, 2019, 12:00 AM
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I became interested in John T. Harris' home address, 600 S. Coronado St.

Now if I only had a picture of the place! The address appears to be just barely off the 1909 Bird's Eye map of L.A.

There's a 606 S. Coronado on the 1906 Sanborn Map, with the corner lot to the north empty. A building permit dated January 11, 1910,
provides for moving 606 S. Coronado to 283 S. Coronado, where it appears to remain today.

The building at 600 S. Coronado also occupied the former site of 606 and stood from 1910-59. Below at upper left is 600 S. Coronado
on the 1950 Sanborn, on the SE corner of 6th Street:



ProQuest via LA Public Library


Here's a fuzzy 1925 aerial with 600 S. Coronado at upper left:



EXM-P-S-LOS-ANG-CIT-BUI-095 @ USC Digital Library


These next two photos are undated but I'd guess c. 1940. Here, 600 S. Coronado is below the dog and cat food ad:



DW-SD-93-23-112 @ USC Digital Library


This is the closest view of 600 S. Coronado I could find:



DW-SD-93-23-112 @ USC Digital Library
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Old Posted Sep 5, 2019, 12:06 AM
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An interesting and whimsical building--thanks Flyingwedge! --A worthy addition to NLA.
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The poor guy wasn't holding on when they took off.





I also located another photograph of the Lawrence, Indiana Flying Pegasus. (Peggy)


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Do any of you car fans know how they did this trick? ... (the car equivalent of popping a wheelie)



Original photo of Peggy in Los Angeles HERE
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E.R. - I believe the "trick" here was just a matter of weight distribution.

The rear seat they added on to Peggy allowed them to lean back and raise up the front wheels. The short wheel base of the car also helped.



I think that they only pulled this wheelie when the vehicle was stopped.



Of course, if you are out to kill yourself, you can go this route.


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Old Posted Sep 5, 2019, 4:29 AM
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Thanks for the explanation, FredH. I appreciate it.


Your post reminded me of the school bus driver I had in grade school.

Whenever he realized we were going to be late we all knew to hold on for dear life.



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Old Posted Sep 5, 2019, 5:03 AM
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Wow, there has been excellent sluething going on since I posted last night!

Thanks for the follow-ups, noirishers. You guys are the best!




re: John Harris' early death at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
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Sounds like a classic case of sleep apnea. History of heart trouble and audible snoring......Earl
It could very well have been sleep apnea, Earl....but there's also the 'mystery' accountant that was with him in the room.
(remember - he's the one who told the authorities Mr. Harris snored)

originally posted by odinthor


Mr. Harris didn't check in until 11: 00 in the evening and he was awake until, at least, 3:00 in the morning.
The next morning, the young accountant said they were doing 'accounting' in his room.

I'm not one for conspiracies, but still.

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Wow, there has been excellent sluething going on since I posted last night!

Thanks for the follow-ups, noirishers. You guys are the best!




re: John Harris' early death at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

It could very well have been sleep apnea, Earl....but there's also the 'mystery' accountant that was with him in the room.
(remember - he's the one who told the authorities Mr. Harris snored)

originally posted by odinthor


Mr. Harris didn't check in until 11: 00 in the evening and he was awake until, at least, 3:00 in the morning.
The next morning, the young accountant said they were doing 'accounting' in his room.

I'm not one for conspiracies, but still.

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Yeah, I didn't read that carefully enough. A young man acts as an accountant at the club and the club manager doesn't know his name? More than a bit fishy.

Earl
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While searching for 600. S. Coronado St. (John T. Harris' former home) I happened upon this very interesting RPPC on eBay.



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3rd & Coronado Service Station, Los Angeles [no date]

Note the arched doorways on both sides of the service station property. They no doubt lead to stairs that go up to the higher elevation and apartments above.




UPDATE:

Wow! The northeast of 3rd and Coronado is relatively unchanged.



As you can see..the gas station is gone and a liquor store has taken its place.









Here's how the corner looks from above.


GSV


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When a person thinks of cantilevered architecture most think of FLW's Fallingwater.


Few remember the cantilevered wing at the Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. [shown below]



The Huntington Hotel and Swimming Pool, Pasadena California.






Seriously now:

Is it just me, or is this rppc creating an optical illusion?


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langham corp.

Without all the ivy.
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Old Posted Sep 5, 2019, 4:31 PM
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UPDATE:

Wow! The northeast of 3rd and Coronado is relatively unchanged.



As you can see..the gas station is gone and a liquor store has taken its place.









Here's how the corner looks from above.


GSV


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Thanks, e_r! It's interesting to contemplate all of this. Noticing the similar security fencing on top of the liquor store and then also along the property line between the residence above the liquor store and the parking lot next door, I'm inclined to think what maybe is obvious, that the lower property (former service station/current liquor store) is owned by the upper property; and, though there's nothing to crow about aesthetically in the rambling and fortress-like upper property, it seems very well maintained, income likely coming from not only from rental proceeds from the liquor store but also probably from the augmented granny flat above the garage. Also, the owner receives enough money to be able to invest in saving money: I refer to the solar panels. I'd also hazard a guess that the owner reserves the garage's parking facility for owner's use, giving granny flat renter the right to park in the liquor store's little lot (note that the driveway ramp for the garage has been extended laterally enough to accommodate driving into the liquor store lot). Of course I could be totally wrong about all this; but looking it over provides much food for thought!
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More on the Perry Mason filming on Hill St:

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https://www.instagram.com/hiddenhistoryla/
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Greetings fellow Noirishers!

Well I went and did it, started my own blog.

With all the cool old structures in LA being felled left and right I thought I would document them as their demo permits got pulled.

Sooooo here I am using this platform to shamelessly plug my new venture, but only 'cuz I figure some of y'all might dig it. Give it a look-see: R.I.P. Los Angeles
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Beaudry-- I suppose you know you've made the Larchmont Buzz...

https://www.larchmontbuzz.com/larchm...or-demolition/
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RE: Huntington Hotel, Pasadena
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As a kid, I dipped in that pool a few times. But what I remember most was the lush Bermuda grass on both sides of the pool. You even got a huge hotel towel to use. The public could use the pool for a dollar.

That hotel was my landing place for the Airport Bus in my Navy days. LAX <-> Huntington Hotel $3 one way....I think the bus left every two or three hours. We lived about 2 miles distant at that time.

[I believe the ivy on the side of the hotel gives an illusion]
................................................................................................................Without all the ivy.
Thanks so much for sharing your memories, CBD.

Did you know the Huntington Hotel pool was California's first Olympic sized swimming pool? [built in 1926]
You were swimming in a BIG pool, CBD!

I also found this interesting.

"At the beginning of WW2 as the nation mobilized, all hotel reservations were cancelled, still, the hotel remained open for civilian and military use.
The army's 35th Division used a portion of the hotel as its regional headquarters."


I thought it would be easy-peasy to locate a photo of the 35th Regional Division HQ when it was located at the hotel...but so far I've come up empty.



Info. HERE

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RE: Huntington Hotel, Pasadena

Thanks so much for sharing your memories, CBD.

Did you know the Huntington Hotel pool was California's first Olympic swimming pool? [built in 1926]
You were swimming in a BIG pool, CBD!

I also found this interesting.

"At the beginning of WW2 as the nation mobilized, all hotel reservations were cancelled, still, the hotel remained open for civilian and military use.
The army's 35th Division used a portion of the hotel as its regional headquarters."


I thought it would be easy-peasy to locate a photo of the 35th Regional Division HQ when it was located at the hotel...but so far I've come up empty.



Info. HERE

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Thanks ER for the info and update. Not knowing, I checked on the size of an ''Olympic Pool".
Olympic-size swimming pools are approximately 164 feet in length and 82 feet in width.



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More on the Perry Mason filming on Hill St:

somosprimos



https://www.instagram.com/hiddenhistoryla/
My parents always had a bottle of Bromo-Seltzer in our kicthen cupboard. Didn't they take it off the market because it contained some kind of carcinogenic metal as a base?
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Camp McCormick (Hotel Huntington)

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RE: Huntington Hotel, Pasadena


I also found this interesting.

"At the beginning of WW2 as the nation mobilized, all hotel reservations were cancelled, still, the hotel remained open for civilian and military use.
The army's 35th Division used a portion of the hotel as its regional headquarters."


I thought it would be easy-peasy to locate a photo of the 35th Regional Division HQ when it was located at the hotel...but so far I've come up empty.


Camp McCormick (Hotel Huntington)


"The 1 June 1943 edition of the Army of the United States Station List indicates that the Western Defense Command used this hotel for the headquarters
of the Southern California Sector and the Coast Sub-Sector as well as other Western Defense Command. The hotel's history also indicates that the 35th
Infantry Division was headquartered there while attached to the Western Defense Command. Early in the war, the 35th Infantry Division, a Kansas and
Nebraska National Guard unit, was charged with defending Southern California against a possible Japanese attacks or seaborne invasion. The hotel was
returned to its owners in 1945.

While occupied by the Army, additional "Theater of Operations" type of buildings and hutments were added to the hotel that provided housing for 179 enlisted
soldiers and six officers. The Army occupied six acres of the resort's area and spent $472,000.00 in construction costs."


http://www.militarymuseum.org/CpMcCormick.html



Main gate and guard shack.


militarymuseum.org



Hutments used for housing enlisted soldiers.


militarymuseum.org



Members of the Army's Signal Corps manning the hotel's switchboard.


militarymuseum.org


Army cooks in the Hotel Huntington's kitchen.


militarymuseum.org
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I've been digging through boxes of family photos looking for pictures of my dad, who passed away quite recently. In one box I stumbled across this undated brochure. I don't think this attraction has been previously mentioned at Noirish Los Angeles, but I could be wrong.







If anyone can share additional photos or information about the hotel, it would be much appreciated.
So sorry, HS.
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Noir Noir, thanks for posting the images of Camp McCormick (Hotel Huntington).

I especially liked the photograph of the switchboard because you can see the arched bay windows of the hotel. (in the background)






A few days ago HossC and I were discussing the window situation in the Taft Building. (southeast corner of Hollywood & Vine)


I just came across this photograph of Chester Conklin [c.1930]. At bottom right you can see the original window situation of the Taft Bldg.


Filming in Los Angeles / Arcadia Books

Frustratingly, the name of Chester's movie isn't included in the information.

Is anyone a Chester Conklin fan? I thought you might know the name of the film.

(1930 seems a bit late for a silent movie)

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There's a 606 S. Coronado on the 1906 Sanborn Map, with the corner lot to the north empty. A building permit dated January 11, 1910,
provides for moving 606 S. Coronado to 283 S. Coronado, where it appears to remain today.

The building at 600 S. Coronado also occupied the former site of 606 and stood from 1910-59. Below at upper left is 600 S. Coronado
on the 1950 Sanborn, on the SE corner of 6th Street:



ProQuest via LA Public Library


Here's a fuzzy 1925 aerial with 600 S. Coronado at upper left:



EXM-P-S-LOS-ANG-CIT-BUI-095 @ USC Digital Library


These next two photos are undated but I'd guess c. 1940. Here, 600 S. Coronado is below the dog and cat food ad:



DW-SD-93-23-112 @ USC Digital Library


This is the closest view of 600 S. Coronado I could find:



DW-SD-93-23-112 @ USC Digital Library
FASCINATING old building, Flyingwedge. Very much in the style of the Mission Apartments. Thank you! Any idea of the building's name?
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