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Old Posted Nov 18, 2019, 1:08 AM
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Mystery location.

This negative was listed on eBay about a month ago.




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eBay / location: Los Angeles

......................................................................Has anyone heard of the Lufkin Foundry & Machine Co?



f.y.i. Lufkin has been mentioned just once before on NLA.

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The Essick Manufacturing/Machinery Co.


USC Digital Library

"Photograph of an aerial view of the Essick Factory near downtown Los Angeles, 1910-1940. The various industrial buildings span four blocks, a road extending from the lower righthand corner to railroad tracks to the left of center. Surrounding the tracks, cleared ground is visible. This site was the parent to branch plants in Little Rock, Arkansas; Elizabeth, New Jersey; Santa Ana, California; with subsidiary T. L. Smith Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Lufkin, Texas, and the Sterling Machinery Company, formerly of Kansas City, Missouri."
To read HossC's complete post go HERE.

He includes close-ups of some of the buildings and one of them (a current view) is similiar to the building in the Lufkin photograph
but I don't think it's the same building.

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Well, if that's a street name on the upper right corner of the Lufkin building, I make it out to be "MODE ???"

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e_r: The Pacific Coast Division of the Lufkin Foundry and Machine Co. was at 5959 S. Alameda (which is now an empty lot):


via google book search
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Thanks odinthor.

I see from the aerial it was situated on a railroad spur.


google_earth

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I happened upon this old L & M Beer can on eBay.


eBay

I don't recall discussing L & M Lager on NLA. ...Is anyone familiar with this beer?



If we'ver already discussed L & M. . .SORRY!

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Thanks odinthor.

I see from the aerial it was situated on a railroad spur.


google_earth
Here's a similar view from 1958 which was taken to show the Soule Steel Co in the foreground. The Lufkin Foundry and Machine Co must be one of the buildings in the center, possibly the white-roofed one at the intersection.

"Aerial view of Soule Steel Co. (bottom left), located at 6200 Wilmington Avenue; view is looking north. Alameda St. paralleled by the SPT CO RR are at right; Wilmington Ave. is vertically at left; Randolph Street runs horizontally at upper middle and Slauson Ave. is farther up. Photograph dated January 2, 1958.".


LAPL

And here's an aerial view from 1971.


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What Lufkin makes

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e_r: The Pacific Coast Division of the Lufkin Foundry and Machine Co. was at 5959 S. Alameda (which is now an empty lot):


via google book search
Lufkin makes pump jacks. We've seen them with the Lufkin name, lots of times.
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One of Maier Brewing's many brands

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I happened upon this old L & M Beer can on eBay.


eBay

I don't recall discussing L & M Lager on NLA. ...Is anyone familiar with this beer?



If we'ver already discussed L & M. . .SORRY!
We've discuss Maier Brewing in the past. Employees used to fill the vats with water and swim in them when they were not filled with beer That's what gave it it's unique flavor.

http://www.ladowntownnews.com/news/a...a8504b56f.html
Discussions and photos of Maier Brewing, Eastside Beer and Brew 102 appear in Noirish L A at page 402, 525, 2548, 2582, 2583 and 2584. Eastside was brewed by Maier's one time partner.

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Florence Crittenton Home

I'm looking for historical photos (1960s) and/or information regarding the Florence Crittenton Home in Los Angeles. My grandparents were employed there: my grandfather as property and maintenance, and my grandmother as the RN to the unwed mothers. I use to visit them sometimes and roam the halls and grounds... basically, I was bored and some of the young girls would talk to me. If the photo I saw posted of the side view of the building is accurate, my grandparents apartment was the on the second floor and entry was the staircase on the outside of the building. The hills around the property was layered with hay-like grass and I would slide down the hills on a piece of cardboard. If this is the same property, the grass-covered stairs in the one photo led up to the property where some of the girls would go to smoke, read, chat or relax. There was a goldfish pond I would visit to watch the fish. Thanks for any information or suggestions as to where I can find more information and photos.
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Hi NW Artist


There is an old map that shows the Crittenton Hospital in Post 34661

A couple of black and white photographs (LAPL -no date) of the former Forence Crittenton Hospital are included in Post 34666

There are other items about Crittenton on the thread but the photographs are blurred by the company hosting the photos.
You can find the posts by typing "Crittenton" in the SEARCH feature (upper right), but maybe you've already done that.

Good luck!
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I recently happened upon this original Kodachrome slide on eBay.

Date: 1956.


eBay (Gone now)


I'm curious about the green and yellow modern building across the street. The one with the yellow moon-shaped (ROUND) sign. It looks like it might be a restaurant.
...Does anyone remember this building?

I couldn't help but notice the grungy parking lot booth.


Here's a close-up.

detail

It wouldn't have taken much effort, or money, to slap on a quick coat of white paint.



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Forget it e_r. It's Chinatown
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I recently happened upon this original Kodachrome slide on eBay.

Date: 1956.


eBay (Gone now)


I'm curious about the green and yellow modern building across the street. The one with the yellow moon-shaped (ROUND) sign. It looks like it might be a restaurant.
...Does anyone remember this building?

I couldn't help but notice the grungy parking lot booth.


Here's a close-up.

detail

It wouldn't have taken much effort, or money, to slap on a quick coat of white paint.



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You don't have to remember that building, it's still there. It's 950 Broadway and has a build date of 1913.
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I happened upon this old L & M Beer can on eBay.


eBay

I don't recall discussing L & M Lager on NLA. ...Is anyone familiar with this beer?

If we'ver already discussed L & M. . .SORRY!
Does aging improve beer like wine and liquor? Old beer turns stale, especially if unrefrigerated. I'll stick with unaged Brew 102. Delish.
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I recently happened upon this original Kodachrome slide on eBay.

Date: 1956.


eBay (Gone now)

The Phoenix Bakery and South China Gifts in 1941.



Google Books - Chinatown in Los Angeles by Jenny Cho




Google Books - Chinatown in Los Angeles by Jenny Cho


The restored mural.


discoverlosangeles.com


Phoenix Bakery interior 1940's.



Google Books - Chinatown in Los Angeles by Jenny Cho


South China Gifts 1940's.



Google Books - Chinatown in Los Angeles by Jenny Cho
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I recently found this interesting snapshot from 1928 in an old file of ebay finds. I don't believe I ever posted it.





It was among this set of photographs.
http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=31953
I have a shot of this intersection prior to the tunnel being built. It has some of the same structures visible. Problem is, I don’t quite know how to make a good scan of it, and the print isn’t old, so there is no provenance. I found it in a closet in a warehouse that had been converted to a soundstage. It’s too big for my scanner, and I doubt a cell phone snap will do it justice. I’d love to share it. Please advise. Thanks for all of your contributions.

https://i.postimg.cc/ry3Fvzg6/BC29-E...0-FF93-CD6.jpg

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I have a shot of this intersection prior to the tunnel being built. It has some of the same structures visible. Problem is, I don’t quite know how to make a good scan of it, and the print isn’t old, so there is no provenance. I found it in a closet in a warehouse that had been converted to a soundstage. It’s too big for my scanner, and I doubt a cell phone snap will do it justice. I’d love to share it. Please advise. Thanks for all of your contributions.
I would love to see that photo!

If you've got a Kinko's/FedEx, Office Depot, OfficeMax, UPS, or Staples nearby, they can scan it for you.

According to this article, it should cost less than a buck!
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I'd love to see the photograph as well, naudeu.
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1927 yard long panorama photograph.... mystery location?


eBay (found about a month ago)


The seller didn't know the location but I'm pretty sure I recognize the large building in the back. (as you can see, it's adorned with bunting)





Let's look a little closer.


detail

I'm sure you minions noirishers will recognize the building, as well.





Now let's zoom in so we can see what is written at the bottom of the photograph.


detail

...................................................................International Sales Convention, First National Pictures Inc.

.........................................................................................Los Angeles.....May 1927.....California






I imagine most of the attractive young women are ingenues & starlets from First National Pictures.


detail



Here are a couple more.



It would be so great to go back in time and meet some of these people.

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