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Old Posted Jan 18, 2013, 8:40 PM
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I would say the style is German Gothic Revival architecture. Here is a link:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...41248874,d.cGE
It is an interesting neighborhood. There are some wonderful and well maintained craftsmen bungalows built around 1905-1912 on Kingsley and parallel streets just north of 3rd St behind the Kipling. I used to own one of them and regret that I did not hang on to it after moving from LA. The ethnic diversity of the neighborhood (at least in the 1980s) was astounding. It may be more uniformly Asian today.
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2013, 9:30 PM
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While researching the area for my 'Kipling' post...
The big surprise here is this AMAZING apartment building!!
I can't quite decide what architectural style this is.....but I love it. I wish I knew it's history.


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What a beautiful building, ER. And it is clearly by the same architect--with even the same detailing--as The Towers (seven blocks west at 553 S St Andrews): http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10326

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Old Posted Jan 18, 2013, 9:43 PM
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Sounds like In a Lonely Place (1950)
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2013, 11:57 PM
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......if you overlook the bars on the first floor windows, the cheap fencing serving no useful purpose, and the bushes tortured against nature into shapes worthy of a Dr Suess book by the unskilled Mexican "gardeners".......

Other than that.......lol......

What I DID find interesting is that only the front and a small portion of the sides were done in Deco. The rest of the building looks to be plain vanilla brick. So we ask......was that the original construction? My guess is that the place was built @ 1920 or so, and fifteen or twenty or so years later the Deco was tacked on by the owner to keep the property in step with the times.

PS ......there's so much that could be done to beautify that entrance, for very little money, that to see it look like a sack of crap makes me cry. ------ Use the two young queen palms as twin centerpieces (they are only about 10-15 years old......though they f***ed up by planting them too close to the building ), lose the fence, widen the main walk to give a more open feel, lose the lawn and put in some small palms and shrubs beneath the Queen palms, maybe some bolder color paint on the first floor.......it's all so basic and easy and cheap...........



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I want to briefly return to the Kipling Hotel area at 3rd & S. Kingsley Dr.

It turned out to be a rather nice art deco apt. I was ready to leave the area when I noticed the smaller apartment building next door.


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Old Posted Jan 19, 2013, 1:55 AM
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Hey! My wife or I snapped a photo of that place when we were on our way back from a Route 66 road trip on Labor Day weekend, 2011. It is on Foothill Blvd. at Archibald Ave., and is considerably worse for wear:



Looking at the old photo again, it seems that the garage is actually a second building behind the smaller service station out front, and not attached like it may appear. I seem to recall reading that it was on the verge of being torn down. I don't know if it actually has been by now, or if even if I'm remembering that correctly.
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Old Posted Jan 19, 2013, 1:59 AM
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Dear malumot... before we accept your renovation proposal, would you mind posting, as aesthetic reference points, photographs of what you have done with your own house? (Or, for that matter, would you mind posting any original content here at all? But I digress.) In addition, would you care to share with us the name of any landscape companies in Southern California (or, at this point, in any other part of the country) who don't hire...er..."Mexicans"? While we are quite happy with our hard-working team, even if its efforts do not please your fine eye, we would be curious about such an anachronism.


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Hey! My wife or I snapped a photo of that place when we were on our way back from a Route 66 road trip on Labor Day weekend, 2011. It is on Foothill Blvd. at Archibald Ave., and is considerably worse for wear:



Looking at the old photo again, it seems that the garage is actually a second building behind the smaller service station out front, and not attached like it may appear. I seem to recall reading that it was on the verge of being torn down. I don't know if it actually has been by now, or if even if I'm remembering that correctly.
Wow! I'm surprised that the station posted by BifRayRock still survives. If ProphetM hadn't mentioned a recent sighting, I never would have looked for it. But there it is, on Foothill, near Archibald. The Google Maps aerial shot shown below shows the station with garage section intact.

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Unfortunately, the Google Maps street view tells another story. Apparently the property is currently being torn down. But take heart! I'm sure the property will be filled soon by a fast food joint!

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Old Posted Jan 19, 2013, 4:05 AM
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Wow! I'm surprised that the station posted by BifRayRock still survives. If ProphetM hadn't mentioned a recent sighting, I never would have looked for it. But there it is, on Foothill, near Archibald. The Google Maps aerial shot shown below shows the station with garage section intact.

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Unfortunately, the Google Maps street view tells another story. Apparently the property is currently being torn down. But take heart! I'm sure the property will be filled soon by a fast food joint!

Google Maps
Here's an article from 2009 about the station getting landmark status:
Curbed LA, March 13, 2009

It also mentions that the owner was not happy about the new status as it would make it more difficult to tear down. It also says the station closed in 1971.

While the street view shot shows the garage in back in mid-demolition, that was from February 2011. My photo dates from the following September - so the demo event that took the garage did not take the service station.

And in Googling I am finding indications that the station still stands.
It is somewhat famous in Route 66 circles (usually described as "the Cucamonga service station"), as Foothill Blvd. was Route 66. I saw a blog post from November mentioning it as still there, and an encouraging Facebook post from just last month where a man said he was part of a group that is trying to save the station.

There is yet hope.
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Not just another pretty set of stairs?

An imposing set of front stairs can be found at 254 Vendome Street 90057(several blocks east of Kingsley). I recall seeing a vintage photo of the building where the stairs subsume most of the building's facade.

To the left of the moorish Bank of America is a glimpse of another interesting set of stairs. Wonder if a full frontal of the building is available?
May 13, 1929 - 7th and Flower Streets
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Searching for a less contemporary image of the 254 Vendome address I happened upon another Vendome, circa 1910, according to the source. Any ideas where it was located? The composition of the street might offer a clue.


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Old Posted Jan 19, 2013, 5:09 AM
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Hotel Astor, Second and Hill


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The streetcar tracks, visible in the foreground, have three rails per track because the route was shared between Pacific Electric and Los Angeles Railway, which used a narrower (42 inch) gauge. The spur of Bunker Hill in the background was removed in the early '50s. vvvv
Circa 1940 Hill and Second Streets.
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Circa 1948
http://www.uncanny.net/~wetzel/bunkerhill.htm

Contemporary
http://www.you-are-here.com/downtown/second_street.html
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Old Posted Jan 19, 2013, 5:53 AM
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Patrick M. Longan's residence on Durand Drive. Designed by prolific Architect John DeLario, who also designed the Castillo del Lago on Mullholland. Built in '26 and a favorite of sea horse lovers and a material girl. Don't recall seeing it or the Castillo del L posted here.

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1938 - Streamline moderne Bank of America 290 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach







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Old Posted Jan 19, 2013, 8:07 AM
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At first I asked myself.......what is with this guy, busting my balls lately?.....I should respond, point by point......How he's misinterpreting.......misunderstanding. Why, I should just tell him to go pound sand.........

And then I realized.....I would be "arguing on the internet" with the well-known foe everyone knows. Which makes me no better. It's just not worth it.

So I'm droppin' it.



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Dear malumot... before we accept your renovation proposal, would you mind posting, as aesthetic reference points, photographs of what you have done with your own house? (Or, for that matter, would you mind posting any original content here at all? But I digress.) In addition, would you care to share with us the name of any landscape companies in Southern California (or, at this point, in any other part of the country) who don't hire...er..."Mexicans"? While we are quite happy with our hard-working team, even if its efforts do not please your fine eye, we would be curious about such an anachronism.


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Old Posted Jan 19, 2013, 10:12 AM
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Who knew?


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Right across the the street from the site of John Parkinson's house...http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10995. Oh, to be able to talk to Vlahakis today... he must have had some stories after running downtown bars for 26 years (he died in 1995). Note also that Judge Lamme's log house was apparently called "Rusticana"....
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I didn't know that log structure existed.

4th and Broadway, 1968

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4th and Broadway, January 13, 2013

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Another traffic bump or road divot?

Rent a horse from W.N. Snowden? Mystery date and address except for the "403." Steetcar tracks and apparent asphalt pavement may offer a hint or two. Wonder if they accept Diners Club?
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Snowden's competition? Green and Ratto operating the Union Livery Stables and Feed. Address and date equally mysterious.
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Unidentified industrial edifice. No date. Nice sharp lines. No obvious markings.


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Old Posted Jan 19, 2013, 5:20 PM
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Another traffic bump or road divot?

Rent a horse from W.N. Snowden? Mystery date and address except for the "403." Steetcar tracks and apparent asphalt pavement may offer a hint or two. Wonder if they accept Diners Club?
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W.N. Snowden's horse market was at 403 Aliso Street...by 1909, he'd moved to 203 S Central. He was still there in 1915, calling the business the Kentucky Auction & Commission Stables. He must have been doing well; home was 133 S Mariposa.
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4th and Broadway, 1968

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4th and Broadway, January 13, 2013

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An interesting difference between photos - the building down the street on the right, the one partially blocking the view of the Bradbury Building, seems to have lost two stories in the intervening years.
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