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Old Posted Aug 19, 2017, 9:00 AM
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1924 photo taken by my dad -Sunset Blvd between north Broadway and hill camera facing west, The hill to the left is Bunker Hill. The sign on top of the building is a Coca Cola ad.

Google "fort moore hill sunset blvd and hill pl photo" will give you an opposite view. I did not post the photo cause it's a Pinterest photo and I don't know the photo author's name.
The photo you're referring to is actually an LAPL image which MichaelRyerson posted just over a year ago. With regard to posting other people's pictures, the general rule here is to make sure you properly attribute the source of the photo, so if you found it on pinterest, include a link to the pinterest image/page.

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The N. Hill Street Auto Club building was a much more modest structure albeit also camera-shy. Here's a shot of it looking up, at Fort Moore Hill, from Sunset Boulevard and N. Hill Street (north of Sunset)...

Sunset Boulevard at Hill Street, 1925

In the archive as 'Sunset Boulevard looking south at Hill Place and Fort Moore Hill.' Strictly speaking, there was no 'Hill Place' in 1925. This would pre-date Hill Street moving over and assuming the roadbed of Castelar north of Sunset and what had been Hill Street where it angled down off of Fort Moore Hill crossed Sunset and continued to a terminus at Alpine Street. This section of Hill Street ultimately became Hill Place but not before Castelar had been renamed Hill Street. Certainly not in 1925. Immediately on the right we have is the apartment building at 560 N. Hill Street backing to Sunset Boulevard. Up there on Hill Street where it makes it's turn to run parallel to Sunset, sporting the Coca Cola adverts, is the old Auto Club Building at 546 N Hill Street (and just beyond it, to the right, is the back of Mary Hollister Banning's carriage house). The Auto Club occupied this building briefly starting in about 1918-19 and moving into their big headquarters building on S Figueroa by 1923.

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GW, what can you tell us about E. P. Bryan's home at 41 Westmoreland Place? It was on the NW corner of what
is now Westmoreland Avenue and 11th Street, just east of Vermont, right? ]

Here is architect Charles Whittlesey's now-demolished 41 Westmoreland Place from 11th Street, undated:



UCLA/Islandora/SeeingSunset (link generally available during Pacific Time business hours)

To make a long story short, Wesley Clark and Elden P Bryan developed the Westmoreland tract, at the center of which was gated Westmoreland Place...the gates were shamelessly copied from the St Louis private street of the same name. (Bits of the gate still exist at the sec of Olympic & Westmoreland--I think we've seen it on NLA before.... St Louis's gates are basically intact.) While the larger tract sold well enough, the gated "Place" was a big flop--too close in to attract the rich, who could afford cars and wanted to live farther away from downtown...such as in the also gated Berkeley Square, which was developed at the same time and on higher ground.

The Times of Sept 11, 1904, described the design of the house as being in the shape of Greek Cross--it was reported by the paper on Apr 8, 1906, as having been "finished first of this year."

A demo permit was issued on March 4, 1941.


As for the sloping corners--I'm reminded of the Longyear house at 3555 Wilshire Boulevard--it too had these corners (and not dissimilar details)...seems I never have found the original architect (Cooper Corbett made later alterations)...but maybe it was Whittlesey.


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Does anyone happen to know this attractive brick building?

The sign saying "Hayden Clinic" is a prop only and has nothing to do with the real purpose of the building. The screen grab is from a 1982 episode of the "Falcon Crest" TV series. The only thing I know is that the building is somewhere in Greater L.A., most likely within the usual 30-mile filming zone.

Thank you so much for your help!



Just to let you know I finally found out where the above building was situated:

It used to be located at 115 North Hollywood Way in Burbank, CA, very close to Gate 4 of Warner Bros. Studios. It was demolished in 1998 and replaced by a new structure. I was able to track down our show's original location manager, and he remembered. Unfortunately, I didn't find any pictures of the house. The only thing I came across was an aerial view of WB Studios from the 1970's with that street in the somewhat blurry background -- unless you know it's that building, you wouldn't recognize it in that picture. I hope to come across a few photos sooner or later.

Anyway, thanks again to everybody for looking.
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231 Something

There is no location available for this house numbered 231, other than it was probably in LA somewhere. The photo is by
E. W. Fortune at 239-1/2 S. Spring, who was at that address only in the 1891 and 1892 city directories:



uclalsc_99_f0051_027 at UCLA/Islandora


Here you can see the 231 above the steps. The man seems to be holding a garden hose spouting water:



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Thanks GW for the 411 on 41 Westmoreland Place!

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I met George Barris a few years ago and had him sign my 2005 Mustang GT. He is such a nice guy and gave me a tour of his shop. Some amazing stuff goes on in there!!

I wish I could go back in time and drive my Rambler in there and hand it over to him. One can dream right??


http://hollywoodsgarage.ca/wp/wp-con.../hrfuture3.jpg



Before G Barris became comfortable in N Hollywood, there was an address in Lynwood: 11054 So. Atlantic Blvd. (Location still operates as body customizer.)



https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...ris-kustom.jpg






https://i.pinimg.com/736x/57/14/b6/5...-hollywood.jpg




http://www.kustomrama.com/images/7/7...price-list.jpg

http://www.bortzautocollection.com/a...arrisPhoto.jpg




Gaylord at home on Atlantic and Wilshire
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Here's another 'un --




And a 'nother

"Island in the Sun"

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DnJH8RD1pR...60s%2B(15).jpg


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-95VsaIeeGQ...60s%2B(28).jpg



Gratuitous Hollywood and Vine.
https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...60&oe=5A341638

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Before G Barris became comfortable in N Hollywood, there was an address in Lynwood: 11054 So. Atlantic Blvd. (Location still operates as body customizer



]
2017 ...this is near my home....its kind of a bleak wasteland...store fronts constantly closing and opening....or permanently closed.


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4344/...d1f2e8_b_d.jpg

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A few days ago I happened upon this interesting photograph. It was labeled...

"Wynyate House, South Pasadena. This was the home of Margaret Collier Graham and Donald Graham."


https://www.pinterest.com/pin/231442868320697049/


It turns out this is 'East Wynyate House', a smaller home built on the Graham property in 1896. (for Mrs. Graham's relatives)



This is Wynyate House.


https://calisphere.org/item/ark:/13030/kt2v19q85k/

This three-story redwood Queen Anne Victorian mansion was built in 1887 for Donald M. Graham, the first mayor of South Pasadena, and his wife, Margaret Collier Graham,
a well-known writer and literary figure. (Wynyate is Welsh for "vineyard")

(no address was given)

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Both Wynyate and East Wynyate are still there, on Lyndon Street at Glendon Way. It's not possible to get a decent picture of either due to the foliage. Legend has it that a lemon eucalyptus tree west of the house was planted by John Muir during a visit. It's yet another site that I've been to because it's on the National Register of Historic Places while also being within half a mile of Route 66. My pics aren't worth posting, though - mostly just plants on the side of the hill.

Here's a link to the location - there is a nice gate on the corner of the property that says 'Wynyate' on top. The right-hand driveway goes to Wynyate, and the left-hand one to East Wynyate.
https://goo.gl/maps/y8jqq2doDRP2
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Thanks for the information ProphetM!



"There is a nice gate on the corner of the property that says 'Wynyate' on top. The right-hand driveway goes to Wynyate, and the left-hand one to East Wynyate."


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and aerial

google_earth

East Wynyate (on the right) is much larger than I expected.
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Take a look at this fantastic interior. (how would you classify the lighting fixtures.....Nordic Deco?)

"Junior Chamber of Commerce dance at the Oakmont Country Club"


Pasadena Digital History

I have to admit I wasn't familiar with the Oakmont Country Club. It's located at 3100 Country Club Drive (at the end of Beaudry Blvd.), Glendale CA


Here it is today.


google_earth

Needless to say I was disappointed. It looks more like a 1990s shopping mall than a country club.


After a few more searches, I found a postcard that shows how the building looked back in 1922. And it was spectacular!


http://museumsanfernandovalley.blogs...ntry-club.html

Notice how the current building mimics the tall peaked roofs of the original.
(I wonder if any part of the original building still exists / under the modern design)

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Take a look at this fantastic interior. (how would you classify the lighting fixtures.....Nordic Deco?)

"Junior Chamber of Commerce dance at the Oakmont Country Club"


Pasadena Digital History

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Those light fixtures may be Aztec-Nordic-Mayan-Hollywood. Sort of a combo package.
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The Jerry Lewis Club opened in 1959 and closed in 1964. Another source says Jerry's opened in 1961 and closed in the mid-60's. (The news item below was not dated.)


http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/03/...aurant-Owners/

Alison Martino's blogspot

Someone comparing Jerry Lewis's restaurant with Dean Martin's said, "Dino's suggested a classy evening of good food and wine, whereas Jerry's implied an evening of food thrown at you by loud waiters."

Sometime after that it became the Classic Cat Strip Club. This 1974 photo shows the place at the bottom left.

Alison Martino's blogspot

You can see a recreation of The Classic Cat in the movie AUTO FOCUS. Also noted is that the place itself can be seen in the 70's film "Zero In and Scream" and in the 1973 film "The Outside Man" mentioned previously on NLA.

In the direct center of this photo is a neon sign for "Filthy McNasty's" which is now where the Viper Room is located.

University Stereo came after the Classic Cat and then Tower Video.

Tower Video closed and has looked like this...
Alison Martino's blogspot

...until currently where that area has been demolished and looks like the area in Godzilla's post again.

Jerry, Georgie and Dean April 1951, LIFE
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/694ab120d1f37c8e_large



http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/14725334e3fbe103_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/ca4e714a0eddc97f_large


http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/439d92754799ab46_large


Ron, George, Jerry and Georgie
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/5e93f9befbb8a025_large



Jerry shooting Geisha Boy scenes. Wrigley Field, LA http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051649/


http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/d5ab5da8e113f24f_large



Gary and Jerry
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/6b89cf8e8473cbc2_large


http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/6fb710d46335313d_large



http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/4c14b1f8406c6c1b_large



http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/ee1a506bfcb4b491_large




Indirectly related
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/phot...erry_lewis.jpg


http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=8038

http://www.skyscraperpage.com/forum/...ostcount=20101



http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UF3GVYbWlV...7.41.46+PM.png



Wrigley, LA 1925
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gjwDUNs_JQ...8.33.08+PM.png


http://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/w...gley16_top.jpg



Contemporary
From http://dearoldhollywood.blogspot.com...locations.html
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Take a look at this fantastic interior. (how would you classify the lighting fixtures.....Nordic Deco?)

"Junior Chamber of Commerce dance at the Oakmont Country Club"


Pasadena Digital History

I have to admit I wasn't familiar with the Oakmont Country Club. It's located at 3100 Country Club Drive (at the end of Beaudry Blvd.), Glendale CA


Here it is today.


google_earth

Needless to say I was disappointed. It looks more like a 1990s shopping mall than a country club.


After a few more searches, I found a postcard that shows how the building looked back in 1922. And it was spectacular!


http://museumsanfernandovalley.blogs...ntry-club.html

Notice how the current building mimics the tall peaked roofs of the original.
(I wonder if any part of the original building still exists / under the modern design)

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I recall the classic old structure, as we lived a few streets over on Santa Barbara Ave. in the late 60's. Haven't seen the new structure to opine on it.
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This is a photo from 1925 of Sunset Blvd and North Broadway camera facing north on Broadway. Taken through a windshield of a Model T ford.



My scanner does 35mm so I pieced this box camera large negative together with Photoshop using the panoramic feature. This is one part of that negative before integration. I forgot how the street cars, power lines and telephone lines used so many aerial wires. Also this photo has a nice view of Bozzani Motors


a little blow up

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Wow, that's quite the list of teammates. Hollywood perks!
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That is such a wonderful photograph downtownkid. Truly a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the past.


I'd love to know the story behind the dragon-car in front of Bozzani's. I wonder if steam came out of the front? (dragon's mouth)


detail

Are those little kids looking into the window on the right?
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"Bozzani's and Santa Cruz Adobe on Broadway in 1955."


http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=67650 (probably a NLA repeat)

This is no doubt the back of the Bozzani building. I expected a large garage door (where'd they drive in the cars?)

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Help needed. Cutting down of historical trees along Boyle avenue

The city has begun cutting down some very old trees along Boyle Avenue, between E. 1st and E. 4th Streets. Most still remain.

There is no environmental impact report. The city said it was not required under current laws. I think they are referring to CEQA law so I am looking for a CEQA attorney in L.A.

If anyone can point me to such an attorney, or if anyone has any other input, etc. then please let me know.

One way that this forum can definitely help is by referring me to historical images of these trees, and also historical context for them. For example, I know they are very old, but I don't know if anyone can actually date them

Any, any help or communication is profoundly appreciated. This issue is very troubling for me and it harkens back visions of the Aliso and the Eagle Tree in Compton.

Thank you in advance for any input.

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Do you see Bozzani's at the bottom and a few blocks away the Paris Inn??
Read on...............

How di dthe cars get in and out of Bozzani. nice view of bluiding
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Thanks for the end-of-line photograph(s) tourmaline!




'mystery' location.

I didn't think this view was all that interesting, until I noticed the 'Bowling' sign beneath the Herald Examiner billboard.


old file of mine

Anyone have an idea where this was taken?
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