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Old Posted Oct 8, 2012, 5:37 AM
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graded west elevation of poundcake hill for courthouse


Source: USC Digital Archive http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...T-BUI-751?v=hr

there was still a bit of a grade on the east side of poundcake hill, but nothing like when the school was there


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Turning the clock back to 1890.

Corner of Spring and Temple
1891
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Can somebody re-identify this club? I'm sure I found it here somewhere but lost the name.....

While we're at it, can we identify the Hollywood VIPs caricatured on the upper reaches of the walls? I see Carl Laemmle astride a globe (Universal) and Louis B. Mayer next to a lion (MGM), Chico and Groucho Marx, Charlie Chaplin, Charles Boyer, and what is probably Jimmy Durante. The female stars are a little harder to decipher. The blonde to the right of Chaplin could be Carole Lombard or Constance Bennett.

Anyone want to take a stab at identifying the rest?
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I am rather intrigued by this small 'tower' that I've circled in red. Is it a lookout/bell tower atop an old fire station?*

originally posted by Godzilla

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*Ok, I just looked again at the other photograph Godzilla posted (see below), and it looks like there is a fire station....
but the station seems to be a lot closer to the Wilshire Storage Bldg. than the 'tower'. What do you guys think?


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Engine Company 29 by the looks of it, and its their training tower



http://lafire.com/stations/FS029/FS029_1913-1991.htm
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Engine Company 29 by the looks of it, and its their training tower



http://lafire.com/stations/FS029/FS029_1913-1991.htm
I think that tower is for drying hoses.

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The front end of this truck looks different.



1914 Renault
The ODDS and SODS



Radiator.
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Very unusual to have a French truck in LA in 1924. Turns out it was an American knock off.
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Station 29 in 1914.
LAFIRE.COM
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Here is Station 29 today.
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Is that the stump of the tower in that first Google shot?
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Northbound trip on Western Avenue in mid '20s posed an interesting slice of LA pie! (some are reposts)


North from Washington Blvd, ca '24


North from Wilshire Boulevard, ca. '24


North from 1st Street, ca. '24


North from 6th Street, ca. '24



North from 7th Street, '24 Very much like the overhead intersection lighting!
From USC Digital
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Station 29 in 1914.
LAFIRE.COM

Here is Station 29 today.
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Very cool that this building still exists, I didn't expect that. Its adaptive reuse into retail is great, I just wish it could have been done in such a way that the building's former life as a fire station could be visible, and celebrated.

Looks like there is enough still there that it could be done. It would mostly require the removal of the added elements, and getting creative with signage.
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Engine Company 29 by the looks of it, and its their training tower



http://lafire.com/stations/FS029/FS029_1913-1991.htm
Interesting read. Station set record for 75 years continuous use. Was built before city supplied water so the pumpers filled from "hot" Beverly Blvd and Oxford - mineral spring. Nearby Bimini Slough, ring a [fire]bell?

Station responsible for extinguishing 9th floor fire at American Storage in '44.









1991 Closure
http://lafire.com/stations/FS029/FS029_1913-1991.htm

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Great posts on fire station 29 (and noticing that Renault truck was pretty cool).
It's amazing how this little stretch of S. Western Ave. turned out to be so interesting.

Another survivor is this fine building with the two bay windows opposite the fire station.


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Old Posted Oct 8, 2012, 6:53 PM
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There is a large roof sign on the left (west) side of the street. "Commercial" and "Savings." Looks like "Hollywood," but maybe not.

What business is being advertised?
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Thank you

Western Avenue intersects with Santa Barbara Avenue, ca., '24 Hellman Bank
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Sad time. Notation refers to "enemy aliens," without defining the term.

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"All enemy aliens living in the above indicated evacuation area, an area thick with defense plants, must move by Feb. 24, the United States ordered yesterday. Five miles wide, the zone extends 10 miles inland to Western Ave."
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Model of post WWII- Downtown LA

Perhaps this is a little off-topic, but I know it will be of interest to those here. A man who grew up in LA, and has retired to Idaho, has built a model of the downtown of his youth in his basement, as a hobby.


The Spokesman Review- Kathy Plonka

Article: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/201...-shape-in-cda/

Interesting article, unfortunately though lacking in photos!
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Hmmm, the image didn't post. Let me try it again:


The Spokesman Review- Kathy Plonka
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A page out of a photo album. (I've been having problems recently reducing my images on imageshack...sorry)


ebay

I didn't realize 'Queen for a Day' was broadcast from Earl Carrolls. The box of DUZ detergent must have been one of the prizes.
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Not all survivors can be runway models

Originally posted by ethereal reality Great posts on fire station 29 (and noticing that Renault truck was pretty cool).
It's amazing how this little stretch of S. Western Ave. turned out to be so interesting.

Another survivor is this fine building with the two bay windows opposite the fire station.


usc


google street view

It looks as though there are some other survivors here, as well. Mundane....but still there. Possibly the hardware store on the left of the building with the bay windows, and certainly the two buildings on the right. Notice that the second building has the same white stonework running up the side, as pointed out by the red arrow.

Why do I always find the ugly ducklings?........sighhhh
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A former cable power house at 7th and Grand was the Los Angeles Post Office in the 1900s.




http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/search...=1349747441161

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