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It's a relatively easy location to identify from Julius Shulman today. This is "Job 139: John Kewell, Airline Buildings, 1947".



Here's a closer view of the entrance.



You can see the Western Air Lines building on the far right of this picture of the United Air Lines building. Note that I'm writing "Air Lines" as two words in each case to reflect the signage.



All from Getty Research Institute

Western Air Lines was at 6060 Avion Drive and United Air Lines was at 6020 Avion Drive. The view below on the left is from 1952. The light well at the southern end of the Western Air Lines building was filled in sometime between 1963 and 1972. The front survived until at least 1994, but has since been replaced with a new building set further back from the road (the rear appears to be unchanged apart from a few additions).


Historic Aerials/Google Maps

Avion Drive has been re-aligned over the years, so the Googlemobile doesn't get that close to the United Air Lines building, which is a shame because that building is still standing.


GSV

As a reminder, I posted this picture of the northern end of the Western Air Lines building just over a year ago. The full post is here.

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The last photo looks across W Century Boulevard. I'm guessing that this was taken from the McCulloch Motor Co.



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Interesting post Hoss. I really like the comparison aerials side by side.


https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...67b0db959c.jpg

This photograph was taken at LAX.
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I believe this is new to NLA.

'mystery' location.

The information I have is "Wilshire Blvd. 1970s" Westwood?

(it looks like the ocean & a white lighthouse in the distance, but that can't be right )


https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ozm5bNXJy...52836%2529.jpg

I thought someone here on nla might recognize this side-street (where the woman in the sunglasses is crossing)


I'm curious about the two older buildings on the right side of the pic. (one is actually a house)

THESE TWO

detail

The closer one is rather grand. I feel like I should know it.....but I'm unable to place it.
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The image seems to originate from
Nick Faitos on Flickr
. The description says:
A more modest-looking Wilshire, at the corner of Malcolm Ave. The quaint Century Wilshire Hotel, right, held fast against redevelopment until a few years ago, when it was cleared away for The Carlyle, one of the Wilshire Corridor's higher-profile residential towers. (The retired but hardly forgotten Larry King, among others, calls the place home.)
Here's a recent view from Malcolm Avenue.


GSV

Here's a 1972 aerial view (the original picture is 1974).


Historic Aerials
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I'm not sure what's up with GSV today - I couldn't access historic Streetview or move around as normal (I tried three different browsers).
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I've been having similar problems for a few days...
GSV seems to be back to normal for me. Unless I've missed it before, they've just added an expand button to the little map in Streetview. It expands the map right across the bottom of the screen, you know, like it used to do before Google ruined maps a couple of years ago!


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A more modest-looking Wilshire, at the corner of Malcolm Ave. The quaint Century Wilshire Hotel, right, held fast against redevelopment until a few years ago, when it was cleared away for The Carlyle, one of the Wilshire Corridor's higher-profile residential towers. (The retired but hardly forgotten Larry King, among others, calls the place home.) -Nick Faltos



Thanks Hoss. (so what I thought was a house was actually a long narrow apartment bldg)



The Century Wilshire before it was destroyed.


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/6070386

The powers that be couldn't save at least ONE vintage building along this stretch.

So when exactly was it torn down....did anyone put up a fight?
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for quick comparison / 1974


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The demo permit for the Century Wilshire is dated 2006. Here's pages 1, 3 and 4.







All from Online Building Records

The oldest GSV image is 2007, and shows an empty lot.
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I believe this is new to NLA.

'mystery' location.

The information I have is "Wilshire Blvd. 1970s" Westwood?

(it looks like the ocean & a white lighthouse in the distance, but that can't be right )




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Could that white lighthouse be the steeple of the Fox Westwood Village Theatre?
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I was looking at some vintage Hollywood postcards for sale on AMAZON.

The one that caught my eye was this one:



The information across the top, "Vine Street from Sunset Boulevard, looking North, Hollywood, Callifornia", is incorrect.
I believe it to be taken north of Sunset Blvd. at Selma Ave. and Vine Street and this view is looking southwest.
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Further searching online shows a corrected postcard edition.


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Although it may have, I don't recall this one appearing on NLA previously:

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The caption writer of the first postcard must've been thinking of this view .


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I believe this impressive photograph is new to NLA. (SSP search engine generated 'no results' for Pefullo)



IAMLA https://www.google.com/culturalinsti...NAFH2PQrUiha0Q

"The Peluffo Family Grocery in the North Broadway District of Little Italy,
Ord and New High Street."

[1917]




Here's a closer look at the corner entrance with adults and children milling around.

detail

I especially like the little girl(?) on the tricycle and the small boy and puppy in the toy car. (he's letting the dog drive )





& here's a closer look at the group posing in front of the two smaller buildings.


detail

-not sure what they're doing with rope. (maybe they're going to tow the car parked halfway on the sidewalk)








AND TODAY:


gsv

The brick building still stands on the northwest corner of Ord and New High Streets.

The two wooden buildings in the vintage photo might be hidden behind newer facades. (but there's no way to tell for sure)



Here are the smaller buildings in 2007.




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