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One last question for tonight.

Does anyone know where the Maryknoll Mission was located in 1940s Los Angeles?

I ask this because of the two following photographs.

"Japanese-Americans reading evacuation orders on bulletin board at Mary Knoll mission, Los Angeles California" Photo by Russell Lee, 1942 April.


https://www.loc.gov/item/fsa1998003555/PP/




Here's a second photograph.


https://loc.gov/pictures/resource/fs...?loclr=blogpic

There's appears to be a grotto with a Virgin Mary(?) statue in the court yard.
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The Maryknoll I found was in Monrovia. I'm guessing this one was closer to downtown.
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Maryknoll info here

Los Angeles Mission Office
222 S. Hewitt, #6
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 213-747-9676
E-mail: losangeles@maryknoll.org

See also St Francis Xavier Chapel Japanese Center


The building is in the Arts District, a block and a bit away from Angel City Brewery.


Maybe the shrine is still there in the courtyard:

google maps

It's the same building as the historic photos (it's got that dentil detailing in the brickwork):

gsv

The arched entry has been closed off with a gate and a door and the windows may have been changed out:

gsv




ladbs

PCAD has a page on Kieffer. He did many homes for the well-to-do.

Does anyone know what "Grantlock Brick" is?

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Maryknoll info here

Los Angeles Mission Office
222 S. Hewitt, #6
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 213-747-9676
E-mail: losangeles@maryknoll.org

See also St Francis Xavier Chapel Japanese Center


The building is in the Arts District, a block and a bit away from Angel City Brewery.


Maybe the shrine is still there in the courtyard:

google maps


Does anyone know what "Grantlock Brick" is?
Groutlock brick.
noun
1.
a brick chamfered on its inner angles to allow space for vertical and horizontal reinforcing rods sealed in grout.

I'm gonna wish my brick house was made with them when the next big one hits.
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Thx!
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Where the State of California Building used to be

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For some reason the beloved State of California Building always makes me think of Thomas Ince:

sony

I miss them both, and I even miss the State of California Buildings footprint:

google maps

Anyway, after seemingly endless design changes, the "new" park, really an annex connecting City Hall Park with Grand Park (called "First and Broadway Park"), will break ground next year and finish in 2020.

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Regarding Mansheffer Drugs. I find a Charles H. Mansheffer, who was a druggist. He was born in New York in 1865. He graduated from Albany College of Pharmacy in 1890 and came to California before 1910 when he appears in the census as a druggist's clerk. He had married Mildred (Millie) ____ in New York in 1891. By 1920 he is listed in the census as the owner of a drugstore. A 1921 directory shows the store located at 6631 Hollywood Blvd., at the corner of Cahuenga. That same directory shows his home located at 1242 Gower. A Googlemobile search shows the house still there, although the front is covered by an iron fence, backed by large sheets of plywood so nothing can be seen. An aerial view shows an ordinary 1920's vintage frame house on a regular sized lot. Charles died in 1925 and is buried in Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

We had discussed Charles Mansheffer here in 2014 when it was noted that he had moved his pharmacy a block down the street (page 1246)
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I think Julius Shulman's pictures of these small commercial buildings are among my favorites. This is "Job 234: Stiles Oliver Clements, Lockwood Shekelford [sic] Advertising Agency Offices, 1948".



The other shot just shows the entrance from a different angle.



Both from Getty Research Institute

The Lockwood Shackelford Advertising Agency was at 2001 Beverly Boulevard. The April 2014 GSV image (below) shows the building still pretty much intact, but not being cared for. Some of the earlier GSV images even show graffiti on the front.


GSV

Since then, the building has had a makeover, losing several original features (who approves these alterations to a Stiles Oliver Clements design?). The July 2014 GSV image at least shows the original entrance roof simply being covered by the new one. Also, a matching awning along the side has already been removed.


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