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Could this be it? T Junction. Apartment Building. W. 2nd Street and S. Kenmore Ave.





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Amazing, Noir_Noir!

And GaylordWilshire's pictures show the other elements - the rising/falling slope of the street, and the elevated buildings on the left!

How on earth did you figure this out, Noir_Noir??
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Amazing, Noir_Noir!

And GaylordWilshire's pictures show the other elements - the rising/falling slope of the street, and the elevated buildings on the left!

How on earth did you figure this out, Noir_Noir??

It was fiendishly complex. I figured the apartment building looked newish in the picture.


STEP 1 -





STEP 2 - Some scrolling ( a surprisingly small amount.)



STEP 3 -




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Astonishing, Noir_Noir! A deceptively simple yet effective strategy! That's some first class detective work!
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El Montalvo, 3835 W. 2nd St.
(now Koreatown)

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Was it unusual to have bars on the windows of apartment buildings like this in 1929? (It still does.)
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El Montalvo, 3835 W. 2nd St.
(now Koreatown)




Was it unusual to have bars on the windows of apartment buildings like this in 1929? (It still does.)

No. Wrought iron has been with us for a long time. One source attributes this to a Spanish Colonial revival style. Unclear whether iron window, door and fence adornment was supposed to be for security, decoration or both. Bars, can be obviously be decorative and may indicate something worth protecting as well as providing some theft deterrence.



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It's tough to pin down when and how burglar bars spread so deeply into certain parts of Greater L.A. They're common in Latin America and much of the Southwest. Ironwork grilles found in L.A.'s swankier neighborhoods often reflect a Spanish Colonial Revival style that grew popular in the 1920s and '30s, after the 1914 Panama-California Exposition in San Diego.

And during the high-crime 1970s and '80s, door-to-door salespeople canvassed neighborhoods, scaring the hell out of people with harrowing crime stories.

Then people started dying. Window bars trapped them inside during house fires. County law says all bars have to be built with an indoor release, but because of lax enforcement and penny-pinching landlords, many of these iron cages don't have the required latch. Gracian says ELACC's renovators regularly find permanently fastened bars when they first enter units on the Eastside. http://www.laweekly.com/news/is-it-t...w-bars-5692018




1928


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http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-C7uofLt5q1...ing+inside.jpg










https://www.shutterway.co.za/wp-cont...rs-740x464.jpg
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Astonishing, Noir_Noir! A deceptively simple yet effective strategy! That's some first class detective work!
Googling is cheating.
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KUDOS to Noir Noir!



'mystery' bowling alley.

I came across these two negatives this afternoon on ebay.



"1940S NEGATIVES..LADIES, CAR BY BOWLING COURT IN LOS ANGELES AREA CALIFORNIA"



EBAY



Let's take a closer look at that sign.



I'm pretty sure the name at the top is Blaney's
and as you can see, the bowling alley has 10 'courts'. (not sure when they started calling them lanes)

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This intriguing photograph shows band members of the Los Angeles Gas & Electric Corp. Band in odd costumes.


EBAY

Some of the writing has worn off so I'm not entirely sure what this is all about.

The first word might be....Remembrance? of L.A. S. & E.

_ _ _ _ yces' Association P or R (Picnic?)

...........................August 21rst. 1926
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'mystery' bowling alley.

I came across these two negatives this afternoon on ebay.



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http://imagesofpomona.blogspot.com/2...ng-alleys.html

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Thanks Lorendoc! I was stumped.

Ten Pin (normal) vs. Duck Pin (?)

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Fatty was living at 649 West Adams at the time.

The full story of the Randolph Miner/Theda Bara/Fatty Arbuckle/Raoul Walsh & Miriam Cooper/Joe Schenck & Norma Talmadge house is here:
http://adamsboulevardlosangeles.blog...ease-also.html

You read my mind GW...I wondered which of his homes was in the background.



Here is 649 West Adams when Theda Bara was in residence.


hjholstein



Here she is roaming around in the yard.


theda

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Do you think this is the car Fatty drove up to San Frncisco that fateful weekend?
Yes, I believe it is the same car e r.


The Evening Herald, Sept. 24, 1921

cel·lar·et: a cabinet for keeping bottles of wine and liquor."

Altitude instruments: To make sure his bottles wouldn't explode?

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Thanks Lorendoc! I was stumped.

Ten Pin (normal) vs. Duck Pin (?)

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Ten pin bowling uses the size balls and pins that we are used to today. Duckpin uses smaller, slightly wider pins and smaller balls with no finger holes. The balls are somewhat bigger than a softball. There are some rule differences. There are only a few duckpin alleys left in the country.
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