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Rare C1900 Los Angeles California Photo Trainmen In Railroad Or Transit Station


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There are two photographer's stamps on the reverse.


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Tracy, Photographer
102 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, Cal.,
Phone A 9623
Established 1902




A closer look.


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I wonder if this photograph was taken in the Pacific Electric Building at 6th and Main?
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You found it! Thanks GW.
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re: FBI.


Here's J. Edgar Hoover in Hollywood, 1951. I'd love to know what's going through Hoover's mind at this very moment.



This article at abcnews says he 'dated' Dorothy Lamour. (despite the title of the article, "J. Edgar Hoover: Gay or Just A Man Who Has Sex With Men.")

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J. Edgar with his companion Clyde Tolson.


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After I read the detailed ABC article that ER linked.....there is only one conclusion that you can come to...unless you're brain dead.

Hoover and Tolson lived in the Closet Generation.

The two love-birds many photos........http://internetsecuritysoftware.info...-clyde-tolson/

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LA Herald July 4, 1897



Ran across the above newspaper image of a house once at 533 South Main St while looking for something else...fun to see the floor plan with it. USC has a photo on which the drawing appears to have been based. Looks to be a typical 1880s Italiante city residence. The Rowans of the real estate family owned it and rented it to the Silver Republicans*--then sold it in 1905.


Convenient poultry-supplies shopping right across the street:



In early 1910, police raided the premises looking for illegal gambling...then in 1911 Woodley's Optic Theatre replaced it. Turns out the estimable ER and HossC got a handle on the address four years ago in post 23688 AND in post 26613 the next year--with more photographic images of the house.


Later images of the theater's exterior and interior:





*Had to refresh my memory about Silver Republicans (if I ever had a memory in the first place). Here's what Wikipedia has to say:

"The Silver Republican Party was a United States political party in the 1890s. It was so named because it split from the Republican Party over the issues of free silver (effectively, expansionary monetary policy) and bimetallism. The main Republican Party supported the gold standard. Silver Republican strength was concentrated in the Western states where mining, particularly silver mining, was an important industry. Silver Republicans were elected to the Congress from several Western states. In 1896, Silver Republicans supported Democratic presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan over William McKinley. After 1900, the Silver Republican Party was on the decline and most of its members rejoined the Republican Party."
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I've just read an interesting story which will hopefully influence future similar situations in places like Los Angeles.

Last year, Ross Johnston bought the Richard Neutra-designed 1936 Twin Peaks house in San Francisco for $1.7m. This year he demolished the house and then applied for a permit to build his planned new home. Unfortunately for Mr Johnston, the City Planning Commission has just ruled that he must rebuild a replica of the Neutra house and include a street-side plaque explaining what happened.

The story can be found at various sources including the San Francisco Chronicle.
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I've just read an interesting story which will hopefully influence future similar situations in places like Los Angeles.

Last year, Ross Johnston bought the Richard Neutra-designed 1936 Twin Peaks house in San Francisco for $1.7m. This year he demolished the house and then applied for a permit to build his planned new home. Unfortunately for Mr Johnston, the City Planning Commission has just ruled that he must rebuild a replica of the Neutra house and include a street-side plaque explaining what happened.

The story can be found at various sources including the San Francisco Chronicle.
The several remodels of the house transformed it into a piece of junk.

From the article..."...the historic integrity of the Neutra design had been erased over time — first in a 1968 fire and later in a series of remodels in the 1980s and 1990s. "
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