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Old Posted Mar 9, 2016, 11:25 PM
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There have been a number of posts regarding Nugent Chevrolet--including my own--although I see that pictures are missing. I'll see if I can resurrect some.
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2016, 11:59 PM
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Thanks for digging out that building permit, GW. I didn't think to check there.

I wonder if this Chevy truck was at A E Nugent. The description says the owner was someone named Wasserman, but the location is given as 4th Street & South La Brea Avenue, and the date as 1933.





Both from USC Digital Library
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Old Posted Mar 10, 2016, 1:16 AM
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"This photo shows a PE Red Car traveling westbound Ocean Blvd. approaching Golden Avenue. The Plaza Hotel/Apartments at 625 West Ocean Blvd can be seen to the rear of the carriage. Note the Fleet Locker Club building with its cafe at 601 West Ocean at the corner of Daisy Ave. Beyond, to the West of Magnolia Ave, can be seen the county courthouse building during its construction."

Just ran across this view of the demolition of what is apparently the same county courthouse under construction in a pic first posted by ER...

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Old Posted Mar 10, 2016, 3:53 AM
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Thanks GW. I wasn't sure if it had been torn down. Now I know.





Here is a fine photograph showing the depot at Bassett California. [1890s?]


http://www.ebay.com/itm/1890s-Railro...0AAOSwu1VW3ISt






below: The sign says "To San Francisco 498 miles"


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Does anyone have an idea where Bassett was located?



Here's the reverse.


eBay


Howland & Chadwick
Photographic Supplies
Kodak Headquarters
211 South Main Street
Los Angeles California

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Old Posted Mar 10, 2016, 4:17 AM
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Does anyone have an idea where Bassett was located?

Along the SP Sunset Route mainline (and later Valley Blvd.) about halfway between El Monte and La Puente. This was the junction with the SP Covina Branch.
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Old Posted Mar 10, 2016, 4:19 AM
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Just for fun, here's the distance between downtown Los Angeles and Bassett.


google_maps

Thanks Henry Huntington!







Here's another interesting photograph.



http://www.ebay.com/itm/1880s-Los-An...3D262322709549


At first I thought this was Marie's Ranch again, but with more relatives.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=33797

but now I don't think so.



Here's the photo with it's border.


I'm not sure of the name of the photographer...Dervy (?)




photographer's address


Los Angeles, Cal.,
147 S. Main St.

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Just for fun, here's the distance between downtown Los Angeles and Bassett.


google_maps

Thanks Henry Huntington!







Here's another interesting photograph.



http://www.ebay.com/itm/1880s-Los-An...3D262322709549


At first I thought this was Marie's Ranch again, but with more relatives.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=33797

but now I don't think so.



Here's the photo with it's border.


I'm not sure of the name of the photographer...Dervy (?)




photographer's address


Los Angeles, Cal.,
147 S. Main St.

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How about it being Dewey ??
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Old Posted Mar 10, 2016, 4:40 AM
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Thanks rick m. I think you're correct.



Your 'Dewey' beats my 'Dervey'. lol
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'mystery' slide. (no date)



http://www.ebay.com/itm/Duplicate-Sl...UAAOSwv9hW26w-




I can't quite make out the name of this insurance agency (below)


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And if you look further down the street there's appears to be a rather large roof-top sign. (it's a bit hard to see)


detail

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'mystery' slide. (no date)



http://www.ebay.com/itm/Duplicate-Sl...UAAOSwv9hW26w-




I can't quite make out the name of this insurance agency (below)


detail






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A while back i got the dvd "This Was Pacific Electric" with Stephanie Edwards...somewhere in the dvd they said that PE was in charge of maintaining the streets the tracks we're on (ROW), and the upkeep was too much for them to handle... did the same ring true for LArwy, did they have the same agreement with the city. I ask because the asphalt looks great in this slide.
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Does anyone have an idea where Bassett was located?
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Along the SP Sunset Route mainline (and later Valley Blvd.) about halfway between El Monte and La Puente. This was the junction with the SP Covina Branch.
Here's Bassett Station and junction on a circa 1920 PE map, right where HenryHuntington said it was.


Detail of map on www.bigmapblog.com
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The sign reads:

"SKENDERIAN AGENCY"
"REAL ESTATE" "INSURANCE"

According to Google, there is a VAHE SKENDERIAN selling Allstate insurance in Glendale.
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'mystery' slide. (no date)



http://www.ebay.com/itm/Duplicate-Sl...UAAOSwv9hW26w-




I can't quite make out the name of this insurance agency (below)


detail




And if you look further down the street there's appears to be a rather large roof-top sign. (it's a bit hard to see)


detail

Good Luck Sleuths!

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Skenderian Insurance was at 3721 W Pico--

GSV


In the distance is a familiar building at Norton Ave...we've seen it a number of times on NLA.

From post 5995

GSV


The pic below is from post 18426




The large rooftop sign even farther in the distance may be one of a Citizens Bank branch--there was one at Pico & Bronson... maybe Hoss can shed some light....

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It could well be the Citizen's National Bank. Here's a picture of the Pico-Bronson branch at 4117 West Pico from post #20783. The building is still standing, but without the roof sign.

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This is the Pico-Bronson branch at 4117 West Pico, seen here in 1927. According to the sign on the front, it was also known as the F.M Teter Building (which the 1927 CD lists as 1272 S Bronson Avenue). Who was F.M Teter? I could only find a couple of contemporary references to Mr and Mrs F.M Teter of Alhambra in copies of 'The Catalina Islander'.


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Thanks rick m. I think you're correct.



Your 'Dewey' beats my 'Dervy'. lol
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A James H. Dewey appears in a voter registration in Los Angeles in 1888 as a photographer. In that registration he is listed at the Main Street Address . He later appears in the 1900 Census in Los Angeles and is listed as being a "merchant photographer" with his own shop. He was born in Ohio in 1864. In that census he is a roomer with the Gove family who lived at 322 Spring. Mr. Gove was a jeweler.

Mr. Dewey was married by the time of the 1910 census and was living with his wife at 225 W. 15th St. Both residences are long gone.
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Old Posted Mar 10, 2016, 5:42 PM
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Here's a new addition to my surveys of Wilshire Boulevard, Fremont Place, Berkeley Square, St. James Park, and Westmoreland Place—the intro, with its history, is now online at:

www.windsorsquarelosangeles.blogspot.com
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I found this picture with the title "Front of A.E. Nugent Chevrolet Dealership in Los Angeles, CA", and dated 1934-1936. The 428 number would put on the right block, but I haven't actually seen any reference to A E Nugent being at that exact address on La Brea.


Hagley Digital Library
Thank you for the help! I had seen this one and only picture before. I am hoping to see some later dated ones if possible. The building permit is really neat to see. Seems almost all trace of A.E. Nugent Chevrolet has vanished. I understand "A" was for Albert but never have been able to track down his middle name.
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We've seen Toff's on Hollywood Blvd. near the Chinese Theatre before,
but here's a street level color snapshot from the 1960's.

@LostL.A.01

Looks like a James Bond film with Sean Connery is at, or coming to, the Chinese Theatre.
Appearing at the Cinegrill: Bill Darnell and Felix Martinique, maybe? It looks like Parnell, but
there was a singer named Bill Darnell. And where's the film footage from that lady's camera?
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Thank you for the help! I had seen this one and only picture before. I am hoping to see some later dated ones if possible. The building permit is really neat to see. Seems almost all trace of A.E. Nugent Chevrolet has vanished. I understand "A" was for Albert but never have been able to track down his middle name.
Albert Edward Nugent was born in Ontario, Canada in July of 1891. He was married to a Norma Nugent ( maiden name unknown) and they had one daughter, Ruth, born in 1922. He had served in the Navy, before WWI and worked for Procter and Gamble in St. Louis, according to his WWI draft registration, before moving west, first to Washington State where his daughter was born, and then to Los Angeles. He appears in the 1930 Census, living in Beverly Hills and he is noted to be a car dealer at that time. He also appears in the 1940 Census. Mr. Nugent died in 1955 and is buried in Forest Lawn, Glendale
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Here's Bassett Station and junction on a circa 1920 PE map, right where HenryHuntington said it was.


Detail of map on www.bigmapblog.com
Thanks for the map Hoss!



Here's another fine looking station from the 1910s.


eBay



This time it's located in Bloomington.





Bloomington station was quite a bit east of the Bassett Station. I've circled it in blue below.

1920 Pacific Electric Map

http://www.bigmapblog.com/2012/pacif...-angeles-1920/

"In 1907, the Riverside Portland Cement Company built a large plant near the Crestmore Quarries (South Bloomington) and to provide transportation to employees
built a standard gauge railroad to Riverside. On May 20, 1911 the line was opened to Bloomington. The original community, known as Crestmore, was generally located
between Locust Avenue and Larch Avenue, south to Jurupa Avenue, extending to the Riverside County line. The Pacific Electric Crestwood Line (Riverside-Rialto) provided
local service for many years."




below: The boundaries of present day unincorporated Bloomington.


google_maps

I just noticed the large rail-yard on it's eastern boundary.


here's an aerial

google_earth

Do any of you rail fans have information on this particular rail yard?

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