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EXCELLENT information oldstuff. I knew you'd come through.



Here's the first Friday Morning Club at 940 S. Figueroa, downtown Los Angeles, circa 1900. (perhaps we've seen this before on NLA) -if so, it deserves a second look.


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/3029/rec/4
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"Pipe - ??? and horse"

Sorry, that wasn't much help was it? I thought maybe it was the launch codes.
I appreciate the effort t2. Beside, your "launch codes" comment was my first laugh of the day. -thank you.




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Here's the first Friday Morning Club at 940 S. Figueroa, downtown Los Angeles, circa 1900. (perhaps we've seen this before on NLA) -if so, it deserves a second look.


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/3029/rec/4
A different angle from the same source.

Exterior view of the Friday Morning Club building on Figueroa and Ninth Streets, ca.1905-1910.


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Have we seen this angle of the first Brown Derby restaurant on Wilshire? When I saw this rear view, my first thought was oh-so-typically Angeleno: “They had all this land behind them and they didn’t turn it into a parking lot???” And we can see the Ambassador Hotel peeking out from behind the streets on the right of the photo.



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Have we seen this angle of the first Brown Derby restaurant on Wilshire? When I saw this rear view, my first thought was oh-so-typically Angeleno: “They had all this land behind them and they didn’t turn it into a parking lot???” And we can see the Ambassador Hotel peeking out from behind the streets on the right of the photo.

As Tourmaline has indicated, thanks to e-r, we've seen this before. I'd say from the angle we're seeing the Ambassador this is from when the Derby was on the west side of Alexandria and this vacant land is destined to become the Chapman Park Hotel bungalows and the Derby was forced across the street.

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While the photo does not say if Mrs. Severance was in attendance for the balloon launch it does have a picture of Miss Mary Foy, # 2 in the picture. She was born in 1882 and died in 1962. She was Los Angeles' first woman librarian, and a suffragist. The home where she was born, grew up and lived throughout her life was Foy House, first at Seventh and Fig, then at 631-633 S. Witmer and finally ending up in Angeleno Heights at 1337 Carroll Avenue, where it stands today. It is the house where "Charmed" was filmed.

In looking at the two pictures, the women in the carriage and the women in the balloon, it appears that the woman who I took to possibly be Mrs. Severance was, in probability, Mary Foy. She was active in various women's activities in Los Angeles and lived to be 99 years old.

Also in the Balloon picture is #5 Clara Foltz (1839-1934) After her husband deserted her and her five children in 1876 she began studying law and became the first woman attorney on the West Coast. When she wanted to take the California Bar exam, the law only allowed white males to take the exam. She authored a bill in the state assembly to change the wording of the law to "Persons", thus allowing women to become attorneys. The current Los Angeles' Criminal Courts building is named for her. She pioneered the idea of public defenders and was also very active in suffrage causes.

The listing also adds "Mrs. Lafferty of Denver". Alma V. Short Lafferty was another woman who was very active in suffrage.

The hot air balloon event took place in 1911, working up to getting the suffrage amendment on the ballot that year. (it was passed in 1911)
Thank you oldstuff

Caroline Maria Seymour Severance died in 1914 at age 94, so probably wasn't at the 1911 balloon launch.

e_r's list with links (I couldn't find anything on Bryan):


#1 Mrs. Bryan, Friday Morning Club
#2 Miss Mary Emily Foy (1862-1962)
#3 Mrs. Reitz, Political Equality Club
#4 Mrs Alma V Short Lafferty of Denver
#5 Mrs. Clara Shortridge Foltz (1849-1934), Pres. Votes for Women
#6 Mrs. Ella Giles Ruddy (1851-1917), Pres. California Press Club

The Shortridge Foltz link is to a good Cecilia Rasmussen article from LAT.

Besides being president of the Southern California Women's Press Club and a member of the Ebell Club, Ella Giles Ruddy also served as president of the woman's suffrage organizations the Political Equality League and the Equal Suffrage Association as well as the California Badger Club of Los Angeles and numerous others. In addition to several books, she wrote for LAT, the LA Herald, the Chicago Times, The New York Evening Post and Harper's, etc.

Giles Ruddy was great friends with Caroline Severance. This is Severance visiting Ruddy at home in her cottage at 2711 Wilshire Blvd
(Ruddy edited "Mother of Clubs, Caroline M. Seymour Severance, an Estimate and Appreciation"):

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The cottage fell for the Bryson Apartments (Noonan and Kysor, 1912). The Ruddys moved to the Hershey Arms (John C. Austin, 1907) while their new home, designed by Irving Gill, went up at 241 N Western Ave:


socalarchhistory <-- photos at the link

In 1927 the home was moved to "1st St and Beverly". It is now missing.


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Very interesting t2.



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A different angle from the same source.

Exterior view of the Friday Morning Club building on Figueroa and Ninth Streets, ca.1905-1910.


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The nice lawn in the foreground (where the photographer is standing) makes me wonder what was there (a residence no doubt).






Here is Caroline Severance laying the cornerstone for the Friday Morning Club in 1899. (she's a bit difficult to pick out from the masses)


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"Group laying the cornerstone of the Friday Morning Club building at 940 S. Figueroa Street on September 14, 1899.
Mrs. Caroline Severance, founder of the women's club, is at the stone."

Is that a blurry Mary Foy walking away, with her back to the stone?

note the young boys on the roof. it looks a bit dangerous. Their moms must be concentrating on the ceremony.

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While looking for the cornerstone photograph again (so I could include the link), I happened across another image of the Friday Morning Club carriage.


This one is dated 1896.


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/15671/rec/3

The horses are missing their "netting" in this one. -anyone recognize the buildings in the background?
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Here's another odd angle showing the Wilshire Brown Derby.



http://www.ebay.com/itm/35mm-Slide-A...IAAOSwHQ9WWLoh

That is one BIG lawn! (part of the expansive Ambassador Hotel property)

At this angle, the Chapman Park Hotel appears to be behind the Brown Derby.
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The nice lawn in the foreground (where the photograph is standing) makes me wonder what was there (a residence no doubt).

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There were still six big houses on the west side of Figueroa between 9th and 10th. (note the Unitarian Church, facing on Flower, on the same block as the Friday Morning Club. Caroline Severance started them both)


baist 1914 plate 8 (detail)



Irving Gill rented office space at one of the big homes, No. 913, the former C S Fout residence, next to the First United Presbyterian church. Although the Fout was also a boarding house, Gill chose to live elsewhere, but, apparently, conducted concrete experiments in the backyard of the Fout.

Anyway, the Fout is too far north to have appeared in your photo. It must have been another in the line-up.

I read that the Friday Morning Club had their first building disassembled and sold the resulting kit, including all furnishings, to the Catholic Women's Club. I haven't had any luck tracking down what happened next.
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Thanks for answering my question tovangar2. I was hoping for a baist map ...and there it is!
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This isn't an interior color photo of the NBC Building lobby at Sunset & Vine I've been
looking for, but it's the first time I've seen this, I do believe.

Is this where the lobby mural (The Power of Radio) was?

Vintage Los Angeles

Randy Nuart from the 1960's band, "The Challengers" took this photo of the NBC Building during demolition.
The source dates it as 1966. The NBC demolition is always listed as 1964. The building that replaced it was
completed in 1968, so I suppose the 1966 date would be correct if it took awhile to do the deed.

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William Desmond Taylor's Apartment

Just our of noirish curiosity, has anyone posted any decent interior and exterior photos of the infamous bungalow apartment complex at Alvarado and Maryland where William Desmond Taylor met his demise at the hands of Mary Miles Minter's psycho mother (at least as far as King Vidor was concerned)? I understand it was quite the swanky address in its day.
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Oh my Martin_Pal, that photograph gives me the sads.
And yes, I'm pretty sure that's where the mural was located. (if I remember correctly, a photograph of it was posted on NLA years ago)
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This large apartment building at 7090 Franklin Avenue has been deserted since the '94 Earthquake.


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Built in 1958 by the architectural firm Rochlin + Baran, it was known as the Fireside Manor Motor Hotel and Apartments.


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-here are all the specifics.

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a comment from http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/0...spotter_11.php




aerial / you can clearly see it's mid-century angles.

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So why has this apartment building been in limbo for all these years?

One reader at lacurbed asked-
Architectural significance? Owner unwilling to sale? Methane pockets?
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While looking for the cornerstone photograph again (so I could include the link), I happened across another image of the Friday Morning Club carriage.


This one is dated 1896.


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/15671/rec/3

The horses are missing their "netting" in this one. -anyone recognize the buildings in the background?
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Looking at the southeastern corner of 7th and Main. Brick building is the showroom of Heywood-Wakefield furniture. Must have been new or under construction at the time of this photo. Burned down a few years later:

http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=LAH19020618.2.7
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This large apartment building at 7090 Franklin Avenue has been deserted since the '94 Earthquake.


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Built in 1958 by the architectural firm Rochlin + Baran, it was known as the Fireside Manor Motor Hotel and Apartments.


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The Fireside Manor was the first place my family lived in Los Angeles. We moved from San Jose at the beginning of August 1964. My father had taken a new job at Rexall Square, as VP in charge of insurance, and he had been living there for a month or so. We were there for several days as we waited for the moving van to arrive at our new home with all our stuff.

What I remember most about the experience was becoming acquainted with Engineer Bill and Sheriff John. That, and getting lost wandering around in the halls. It was a huge place for a five-year-old.
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Just our of noirish curiosity, has anyone posted any decent interior and exterior photos of the infamous bungalow apartment complex at Alvarado and Maryland where William Desmond Taylor met his demise at the hands of Mary Miles Minter's psycho mother (at least as far as King Vidor was concerned)? I understand it was quite the swanky address in its day.
Considering the notoriety, there doesn't seem to be much by way of images. Some of these have been posted before.
Larger sizes of the three Rick Geary drawings at the links. Other images from his book are here.

Building permits for the 8 duplexes and 2 garages at 400-414 S Alvarado were issued in 1916.
The demo permits were issued to Alpha Beta Markets in 1965.


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There are other images.


The site is now the parking lot for a Ross Dress for Less and a Dollar Tree (Carl Maston, 1965):

google maps


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P.S.

Movieland Directory adds this, with the claim that Billy Haines lived there at one time. (I don't know why they think it's a Hollywood address):




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A larger view of one of the diagrams, as seen in ER's post #1140 (4-28-10). Btw, I hadn't noticed before that builder Emile Jessurum's complex was called "West Lake Terrace" in newspaper reports; by the next year, it was being referred to "Wilshire Terrace."

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This isn't an interior color photo of the NBC Building lobby at Sunset & Vine I've been
looking for, but it's the first time I've seen this, I do believe.

Is this where the lobby mural (The Power of Radio) was?

Randy Nuart from the 1960's band, "The Challengers" took this photo of the NBC Building during demolition.
The source dates it as 1966. The NBC demolition is always listed as 1964. The building that replaced it was
completed in 1968, so I suppose the 1966 date would be correct if it took awhile to do the deed.
I found newspaper references to it being under the wrecking ball the week of May 11, 1964.

On that sad note, Happy New Year NLAers!

Ringing in 1926 at the Green Mill or the Cotton Club in Culver City?
LAT

or 1946 at Florentine Gardens, Earl Carroll's or the Trocadero (with Cugie) in Hollywood?





LAT all
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I didn't know Dinah Shore was ever a brunette.
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