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Old Posted Mar 5, 2014, 3:17 PM
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The southwest corner of Lucerne Blvd and West 4th St, ca 1920 and recently. The three houses are still there, though the middle one has been remodeled. It looks like the tree in front of the middle house could even be the same.... The concrete lampost is the same, though now with the familiar L.A. urn style and without the interesting street signs. Lucerne was part of a newer addition to the original Windsor Square tract, with asphalt streets and concrete lamposts, as opposed to concrete streets and metal posts. See this old post of mine for more interesting detail of the neighborhood....

Shots of areas skirting Windsor Square. (Probably reposts but search does not disclose this.)


1929 - Wilshire and Plymouth looking east.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics19/00009337.jpg


Plymouth Blvd. - just south of Beverly Blvd.
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March '39 - Plymouth Blvd and Eight Street N X NW view.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics45/00072027.jpg
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2014, 3:31 PM
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mozzer: Welcome to the thread.... You mean you just found this relic lying on the ground...?? Anyway, Kimball's was at 3569 West 8th... not really at "8th & Western"... Its bones may still exist:

Google Street View

What is really more interesting, given that Kimball's is altered so much, if not replaced, is Pollo Ala Brasa across 8th Street, and actually at 8th & Western (southeast corner). I thought it was some sort of firewood depot until I read about the place...it's practically a 5-star cafe! I want some of that chicken, now! Then there is the oddity in the signage...can anyone spot it? This 5-star restaurant is surely beyond my means--but dinner on me at Romanoff's to the first person who finds it. Where's Waldo?

And does anyone know what the Pollo Ala Brasa building with its zigzag roof could have been originally?

Google Street View
As seen from the odd spur of 8th Street between Western and Oxford, just south of the main
drag of 8th...

Wonder if the spur was related to Street Car right of way?

1963 - Eighth and Oxford
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IW0khfaiJl...ornia+1963.JPG
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2014, 4:38 PM
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Broadway.
Los Angeles Theater.
Chaplin.
City Lights.
Nice choice for a Premier.



http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...JFQK9UXPPN.jpg




Dim the lights. . . . Cue the orchestra . . . . . .



http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...SKY8H2ISH6.jpg



http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...XN5M4RTGN7.jpg




"Dress for the occasion!"


Interesting sound delivery above ticket booth
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http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...8U9V53FNTF.jpg


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...H5DPVM1CBR.jpg






http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...G6BVNHG1JV.jpg




Be careful with that milk shake.
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http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...1LMEEIVR5E.jpg





http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...DKFNFHM12F.jpg


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Time stands still - or - it's always show time?




"Open all night" sign replaced by clock. I suppose I could think of worse places to wait for sun up.


Circa 1952
http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater2/00015040.jpg
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2014, 4:45 PM
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LARY "S" LIne Loop

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Wonder if the spur was related to Street Car right of way?

1963 - Eighth and Oxford
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IW0khfaiJl...ornia+1963.JPG
AS my old Japanese boss used to say: "You guess good!", Chuckaluck!

This was the loop for the LARY/LATL,LAMTA "S"- formerly "N". Line. An historical description of the route can be found On the Electrical Railway Historical Association of Southern California site and is quoted below:

http://www.erha.org/lary_s.htm

‘N’-WEST 9th and UNION STATION LINE (1939-1946)

Formed from the ‘N’-West 9th and Civic Center Line, service begun May 3, 1939.

ROUTE: From W. 8th and Western Avenue, east to Vermont Avenue, south to W. 9th, east to Spring Street north on Spring to W. 1st Street, east on 1st to Main Street. north on Main to Macy Street, east on Macy to the Union Station Loop at Alameda and Macy Streets.

JUNE 30, 1946: Rerouted back to Sunset Boulevard and Spring Street and again named the ‘N’-West 9th and Civic Center Line.

‘S’-SAN PEDRO AND WEST 7th STREET LINE (1950-1963)

Formed from the southern portion of the ‘S’-San Pedro and West 3rd Street Line and the west portion of the ‘N’-West 9th and Civic Center Line.

ROUTE: From Manchester and Central Avenues, north on Central to Gage, west on Gage to Avalon, north on Avalon and San Pedro to E. 7th, west of 7th to Vermont Avenue, then for a short time north on Vermont to the loop at W. 1st Street, also south on Vermont to W. 8th Street, west on 8th (on former ‘N’-Line trackage) to Western Avenue. Former service on W. 3rd returned to the ‘R’-Line.

September 1958: Loops built at Central and Manchester Avenues and at W. 8th Street and S. Western Avenue, the last new trackage of the system built.

MARCH 31, 1963: Rail service abandoned.

A picture of the loop can be seen four images down on this page:

http://www.pacificelectric.org/categ...s-line/page/2/

Note: The loop is still in service today for the Metro 66 line buses.

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Jack

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The Gamble House

This is presumably January 1, 1957...a lovely '57 Lincoln Premiere cruising by a record store once at 463 E Colorado. It seems that after Duford-Kaiser and whatever is to its right moved out, a '50s façade may have been removed revealing a Deco one--


GSV

Sotheby's is at 459, Linden Optometry at 477.... Anyone know anything about the building's origins? Sopas? I know you're So Pasadena, but perhaps you can enlighten us. Where are you hiding?
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Looks to be an exceptional art deco building. Love the intricate detail.



I hadn't expected an elevator in the Swan house GW.



I wonder how many secret passageways?
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1956 city directory/posted by HossC



I had no idea the 7 shaped building I asked about was this one!
After all these years I'm still trying to locate a photograph of the interior of the 'Stake Out' Bar. You'd think some retired policeman would have put a snapshot or two online by now. (of course, I'm sure there weren't many pictures being taken of their off-hour shenanigans)

And speaking of elevators, I remember reading a long time ago that the Amestoy Building was the first commercial building in Los Angeles
to have an elevator. (The Amestoy is shown above)
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Here's something for you car-guys. What make are these California plated cars?

-a Mercury, but it looks rather unusual to me.
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and this one.
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Here's something for you car-guys. What make are these California plated cars?

ebay
This one is a Peugeot 403, as driven by Lt. Columbo. I recently found the one below in one of the color shots posted by FredH:

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thanks HossC








-various images from Alhambra. Thoburn Terrace?
ebay




An extremely cute little home.








chalet-like/no address
ebay





This one is especially intriguing/looks like it says Villa Brunner
ebay

I'm off to visit my Mom. -See you all in a couple days. It's been fun!
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Here's something for you car-guys. What make are these California plated cars?

-a Mercury, but it looks rather unusual to me.
ebay
That's a stock '47 or '48 Mercury--the '46 (and, actually, the first few months of '47 production, as I recall) is almost exactly the same, except for the frame of the grille, which was painted the body color on the earlier cars and had a longer chrome strip on the hood. The camera does make the car look a little "squashed"--

Have a good trip, ER.
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-various images from Alhambra. Thoburn Terrace?
ebay




An extremely cute little home.








chalet-like/no address
ebay





This one is especially intriguing/looks like it says Villa Brunner
ebay

I'm off to visit my Mom. -See you all in a couple days. It's been fun!
according to Census records, the Brunner family lived on Main St. in Alhambra. The census has them in 1920 at 1621 Main. It is listed as a farm and the head of the household is Louisa Brunner who is listed as being a farmer. She was, according to the census, the daughter of Herman Brunner, a cigar merchant and his wife Louise.

The Brunners lived in the house from 1905 to 1927 when the residence was torn down. It was built in 1885 according to the info in the USC digital library attached to some other views. Prior to coming to California, the Brunners lived in St. Louis, MO.
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The Gamble House

This is presumably January 1, 1957...a lovely '57 Lincoln Premiere cruising by a record store once at 463 E Colorado. It seems that after Duford-Kaiser and whatever is to its right moved out, a '50s façade may have been removed revealing a Deco one--


GSV

Sotheby's is at 459, Linden Optometry at 477.... Anyone know anything about the building's origins? Sopas? I know you're So Pasadena, but perhaps you can enlighten us. Where are you hiding?
This one was originally known as the Warner Building, built 1927, architects Marston & Maybury, who were very prolific around Pasadena (particularly Sylvanus Marston, who is said to have designed the first known bungalow court in the city). The designs you see are stylized Art Deco seashells made of terra cotta.
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An extremely cute little home.



GSV

I had to look to see if 2220 Cedar Street still stands; there is no house now at that address. While the Newmans were listed at 2220 before 1923, it turns out
that they were later at 2224--which is still there, I'm happy to report. Perhaps the caption-writer applied their earlier address to the later house...
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Hollywood Bowl

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a great noirish image of the hollywood bowl during a campaign appearance by IKE in 1956


Life magazine
Earlier Hollywood Bowl . . .

La Reina -- Los Angeles in Three Centuries (Security Trust and Savings Bank, 1929) @ HathiTrust -- http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?i...ew=1up;seq=159

Even earlier Hollywood Bowl . . .

Same source and link as above, which describes who "they" were.

P.S. Thanks GW for finding out about 340 and 344 S. Kingsley Drive! RIT, I was unable to find a movie star living at 354 S. Kingsley; just a mining engineer in 1920 and a realtor in 1930.

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thanks HossC

chalet-like/no address
ebay
A check on Google led me to the website of the Woman's Club of South Pasadena. Their clubhouse is located at 1424 Fremont Ave. According to their website, the clubhouse is 100 years old. Could this be the same building, heavily modified? The roof line looks the same, and the exterior shingling looks similar. Any ideas?

http://www.thewcsp.com/

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Our Gang At Chevy Dealer

I found this photo glued in a family album. I am not sure if it was just a photo or a post card as I don’t want to ruin it trying to get it off the page. The scan is a little blurry, sorry about that. I have not heard of that Chevrolet dealership before.[IMG][/IMG]
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Our Gang producer Hal Roach owned the dealership....

http://www.berkeleysquarelosangeles....ach-house.html

USCDL

The man with a Chevy at his studio...


USCDL

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Different women's club--this is the Wednesday Afternoon Club in Alhambra...




Story here:
http://www.alhambrapreservation.org/...wednesclub.htm

Pictures from the website
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Different women's club--this is the Wednesday Afternoon Club in Alhambra...




Story here:
http://www.alhambrapreservation.org/...wednesclub.htm

Pictures from the website
I yield the floor to the Great and Powerful GaylordWilshire! I guess my deductive skills rank right up there with Agent 86 (missed it by thiiiis much!). Interesting little detail in the top pic, though. Is that, perhaps, a little dog house to the right of the big house? Or is the ghost of Dan Adams tormenting me again?
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1000 pages, amazing. Thanks to e_r and all the others for making this such an fascinating corner of the internets...
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