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...but I haven't been able to find the other buildings in the pic. (and they're quite LARGE buildings!)

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Number 3 is the Frostonya Apartments at 346 North Vermont Avenue...

I believe buildings 1 and 2 have been torn down. Building #2 may be the California Highway Patrol, but if so, the building has been replaced or heavily remodeled.
I think that building #1 is the Rosewood United Methodist Church with a different color roof. The tower is hidden by the trees behind the street lamp. The CHP building changed sometime between 1972 and 1980 (going by Historic Aerials), but I think that building #2 is the Departartment of Transportation building (impound yard?) just below at 411 N Vermont. Other than things moving around the roof, it has retained the same footprint since 1972.


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I think that building #1 is the Rosewood United Methodist Church with a different color roof. The tower is hidden by the trees behind the street lamp. The CHP building changed sometime between 1972 and 1980 (going by Historic Aerials), but I think that building #2 is the Departartment of Transportation building (impound yard?) just below at 411 N Vermont. Other than things moving around the roof, it has retained the same footprint since 1972.


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Wow, good eye, HossC! You're clearly correct about the church roof. I thought the structure in the old photograph was some kind of wall, but it's simply the church roof in a different color.

PS: The Department of Transportation is the building I meant when I said Highway Patrol building in my previous post - I thought it was the parking structure of the Highway Patrol building.
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Architectural question

Here is the Rosewood United Methodist Church from HossC's post, above.

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The building's gables, seen left and right, actually rise above the height of the building's roof.

Is there a name for this specific kind of gable? Or is it simply a parapet?

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“Where extending above a roof, a parapet may simply be the portion of an exterior wall that continues above the line of the roof surface” - Wikipedia
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“General Definition of Parapet: The extension of a masonry wall above the roof line.” - thoughtco.com
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NLA regains missing photos!

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Good news!

On March 13th I wrote the quoted post below; a little over two months later, PHOTOBUCKET has answered it!


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Photobucket Restores Photos “Taken Hostage,” Hopes to Lure Back Customers with Cheaper Plans After Last Year’s $399 Debacle
Long-time Denver photo site reorganizes with new management and much cheaper price plans
--Denver Post

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/05/1...hosting-plans/




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Hey noirishers...

I wrote this almost three years ago. NoirCityDame answered it with a couple segments from the L.A. Times, I wondered if anyone with access to the LAT info could re-create the article posts? (I don't know if that's time consuming or possible, but if so, many thanks if you can.) Unfortunately, the photo that accompanied the post was from eBay. I still think there must be photos somewhere of this event that no one has discovered yet. It was a pretty big deal, I'd say.


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Speaking of Union Station, a couple months ago when I was looking up information about the First Interstate Bank building fire in 1988, I found this LINK which had this intriguing item:

"A Yuletide Disaster at Union Station" -- The fire that took place at Union Station on December 12, 1942, may not have caused the same sort of damage the First Interstate blaze did, but it must have put a damper on Downtown's Christmas spirits. 7000 bags of mail -- more than 35 tons - went up in smoke that day when a carelessly tossed cigarette set fire to a canvas tent under which they were being stored. Both incoming and outgoing mail was included. Sleds, dolls, baby buggies, boxes of candy, clothing and jewelry were found when fire crews sorted through the packages looking for any lingering embers.

I haven't had any luck finding anything else about this occurrence (especially photos) which must have been covered in the newspapers. I had never heard about a fire at Union Station before, has anyone else?
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The fire in 1942. I did find a report of it in the LA Times, 12-13-42. It didn't take long to finger the suspect for it- Jimmy Jordan, age 16. Poor Jimmy- I hope the FBI wasn't too hard on him.
LAT 12-14-42

This was the only picture I came across, via eBay. Not the greatest and has the dreaded watermark.
ebay
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P.S.: So many things I seem to ever search for again bring up posts from NoirCityDame. Thumbs up to her. Thumbs down to Photobucket. Or maybe a middle finger.
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I'll put away my thumbs and/or fingers now.

Anyone have photos they want to see again? Better copy them into a folder on your desktop now...you never know.
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Anyone have photos they want to see again? Better copy them into a folder on your desktop now...you never know.
I really hope someone is archiving the entire forum, photos and text, right from page one.
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On March 13th I wrote the quoted post below; a little over two months later, PHOTOBUCKET has answered it!

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Photobucket Restores Photos “Taken Hostage,” Hopes to Lure Back Customers with Cheaper Plans After Last Year’s $399 Debacle
Long-time Denver photo site reorganizes with new management and much cheaper price plans
--Denver Post

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/05/1...hosting-plans/
That's great news, Martin. My favorite part of the article? "[Former CEO John] Corpus is no longer with the company." Let's hope he's found a new job that better reflects his talents!

If I read the article correctly, it looks like they're going to be offering an intermediate account (10Gb storage) with 3rd-party hosting for $1.99/month for a limited time, while they monitor public response. That's even cheaper than when I started paying.
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I saw yesterday « The Brasher Doubloon » (1947) on YouTube based on « The High Window » by Raymond Chandler.
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They are several nice screenshots (for those who know how to get them) to post and comment...
OK, I'll bite. The quality of the video at YouTube is atrocious, so I hadda track down a DVD.

First, the Gladden Apartments at 100 South Olive, starring as the Florence Apartments.


[source: 20th Century Fox Cinema Archives]

The only other exterior location I spotted is The Rindge House at 2263 South Harvard Blvd. Philip Marlowe approaches it at the start of the movie and intones via voice-over: "I was sore at myself for coming all the way out to Pasadena on a day like that."


[source: 20th Century Fox Cinema Archives]

One more thing caught my eye: Marlowe seems curiously unconcerned that the Broadway Hollywood building creeps ever closer to his office window over the course of the film.


[source: 20th Century Fox Cinema Archives]

"Man, how I hate summer winds. They come in suddenly off the Mojave Desert and you can taste sand for a week."
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Good news!

On March 13th I wrote the quoted post below; a little over two months later, PHOTOBUCKET has answered it!


Business
Photobucket Restores Photos “Taken Hostage,” Hopes to Lure Back Customers with Cheaper Plans After Last Year’s $399 Debacle
Long-time Denver photo site reorganizes with new management and much cheaper price plans
--Denver Post

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/05/1...hosting-plans/







I'll put away my thumbs and/or fingers now.

Anyone have photos they want to see again? Better copy them into a folder on your desktop now...you never know.
I tried to make payment to Photobucket.....didn't work. But hopefully things will work out. Our bitching and moaning last summer may be at an end. But as I said earlier, the Internet is a jungle.
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