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Yes, the plaque is in the wrong place. The bungalow was under "Eleanor" on HossC's map.
Thank you. As Howard Cosell once said, "Who goofed? I've got to know!"
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USC needed the property to expand, so they built on their dime a new better looking station on the Southeast corner of Hoover St and 30th St. Opened in the last year or so.
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0268...2!8i6656?hl=en
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One of the docents at the LAFD Museum in Hollywood told me that USC also designed that station and
failed to include a place to dry the hoses.
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Hi t2

Here's the link that wasn't working (sorry about that). It gives the date as 1954. (see photo below)

http://wehadfacesthen.tumblr.com/pos...oto-by-william


http://wehadfacesthen.tumblr.com/pos...oto-by-william



But they also had 1953 for awhile (now I'm totally confused)




Artnet agrees with the 1961 date.

http://www.artnet.com/artists/willia...QqFFSRY8RpLrQ2

And showstudio.com also has 1961 as the date.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/498984833684936262/


To me the clothing looks 1950s. Yet, I probably would go with 1961 because that date comes from an auction house, right?





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In my younger days, I used to marvel at photographs like this...

"My god," I would wonder, "How did the photographer ever manage to capture this incredible moment in time?"

Years later, as the scales fell from my eyes, it became clear that most of these incredible moments were staged -- even purposely shot a little "off" or a little out of focus, in order to appear extemporaneous.
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It's Friday, and I've found another Julius Shulman photoset of a house in Beverly Hills. This one is "Job 3207: Rex Lotery, Parks House (Beverly Hills, Calif.), 1961".



A closer look at the pool and its surrounds.



In recent pictures, this area is shown as a multi-car garage.



I'm guessing this is around the back.



And now, the interior.



Notice how the contoured wall panel on the left is the same pattern as the exterior panels, but with the in and out bits reversed (as if the exterior panels were a mold for the interior ones).



All from Getty Research Institute

A 2011 article at la.curbed.com gives the address as 1113 N Beverly Drive. It says that Michael LaFetra, who has also owned Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House #21, bought it when it came onto the market for the first time since it was built it 1960. The article also includes some recent pictures mixed in with some of Mr Shulman's. You can't see the house from the street, so here's an aerial view looking west.


Google Maps

Wanting a photographic rather than a computer generated view, I looked at supercharge.info. I hope that the missing garage structure in this north-looking view is just being rebuilt, because the Curbed article suggested that Michael LaFetra had restored the property. A quick Google didn't turn up any stories about the house being demolished (as seems to happen a lot in this area).


Google Maps via supercharge.info
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That's some house Hoss.


re: Rex Lotery, Parks House (Beverly Hills, Calif.), 1961"[/I].

Originally posted by HossC
getty

This is my favorite photo from the Shulman set.


Here's another look from the Michael Lafetra website.


http://michaellafetra.com/lotery-1113-n-beverly-dr/

At first I thought they moved the pool, but I think it's just out of view on the right.


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One of the comments on the Curbed article I linked to just says "poolside carports?". I see from the recent picture that they've given up trying to grow plants in the shade.
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That's some house Hoss.


re: Rex Lotery, Parks House (Beverly Hills, Calif.), 1961"[/I].

Originally posted by HossC
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Its almost brutally modern looking...kind of like a Frank Lloyd Wright house but without his signature endearing details.
What do you think ER and friends?
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Yes, I see a resemblance CBD



http://www.city-data.com/forum/attac...arks-house.jpg

1121 W. 36th St., near Vermont Ave. [c.1944]






I almost fell over when I found this.....


http://www.city-data.com/forum/attac...s-house-la.jpg



Oh my gosh, the photograph was even longer than I first thought! (see below)


http://www.city-data.com/forum/attac...s-house-la.jpg



Here's a closer look at what's down the street. (I'm pretty sure we're looking toward Vermont Ave.)


city-data / detail

I spy a steam-roller. (and a church of course )



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'mystery' location for tonight.



http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../id/1164/rec/1

I thought maybe we could help USC figure out the location of these two houses.



Here's their description....which really doesn't say much:

"Photograph of two two-story homes which may be located in Los Angeles. The house on the left has a porch on the second story,
a steeply peaked roof with a dormer window inside it, and a broad set of stairs leading to the front entrance. The house on the right is larger;
it has two large porches on both the first and second stories and a dormer window on the side.
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They fail to mention the building in the distance on the right. (see detail below)



Could that be 'The Town House'? (or the 'Gaylord')




There are also numbers on the porch (but they're very difficult to read)

detail


Check it out at USC here:
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../id/1164/rec/1

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