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Old Posted Mar 14, 2014, 12:26 AM
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While you were posting, I was amending my prior post by adding this shot of the Gilmore station at Beverly and Fairfax....
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2014, 12:35 AM
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Police Station, May 1955:

Huntington Digital Library -- http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/7947/rec/13

August 10, 1956:

Huntington Digital Library -- http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/7944/rec/22
I really like these two, I spent a lot of time there playing LA Noire.
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2014, 12:48 AM
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lol I got all sweaty because I thought I had messed up again.

Were you able to find that teeny tiny parachutist?

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ER: Have I found the plane and the 'chutist?

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Old Posted Mar 14, 2014, 12:56 AM
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Here is another home by Locke & Munsell. I believe this is my favorite of theirs.

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above: I really like how the chimney on the right disappears into the building before emerging from the roof.



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Tetsu, I meant to compliment earlier on your find in Lincoln Heights.


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Thanks, e_r! Really was nothing but pure luck. All the same, glad I was able to locate it.

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I wish we had addresses on all of these great old Pasadena homes you've been finding, e_r. I figure they're all long gone, but even if there was one or two still standing in an altered condition, it would be cool to know they're not all completely vanished.
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All 4 corners of Beverly and Fairfax have been posted in the last page or two and, unless it's those buildings right near Herbert's, it doesn't look like it's right on the corner.

In the postcard you posted: X
…and in the following photo that HossC posted, I think it's likely the gas station is on the left side of the picture (below) almost halfway up the photo on Fairfax Avenue, closer to Third Street, running along the bottom, and the Farmer's Market.



Another Beverly-Fairfax puzzlement? Do any of the aerial photos depict this expansive enterprise? No reason for the recently discussed solitary Gilmore Station to coexist with this.

Several prior posts also included photos of Gilmore's self-serve station. See e.g.,http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=11613 and http://www.skyscraperpage.com/forum/...ostcount=19396



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Gilmore Self-Service Station located on the south side of Beverly Boulevard east of Fairfax Avenue. View is looking west toward Fairfax. The Fairfax Theater sign (northwest corner of Fairfax and Beverly) is seen above and behind the Gilmore sign. The tower sign for Herberts Drive-In Restaurant (southeast corner of Fairfax and Beverly) can barely be made out in the upper left of photo. CBS Television City would be built at this corner in 1952.
http://waterandpower.org/Historical%...ce_Station.jpg







http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...GNQRLS7VTM.jpg



http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics35/00067272.jpg

This site also describes the location as Beverly and Fairfax with a '48 date: http://pc-triage.com/blog/?p=1332 Some images from the site:







May 21, 1953 - Picket line at Television City. After a long day on the line, relax at the Singapore Spa?
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics34/00036781.jpg

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-so what was located at 7315 Melrose Avenue?
Not certain I have an answer but if you are looking for a different cuisine:

1939 - 7351 Beverly Blvd. - Katinka Russian Restaurant
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Another shot of Beverly meets Fairfax? Was everyone aware that there was a Grove Market in '31 at this location?

West of the BF intersection, looking east. A continuation of the Miniature Golf Craze. http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=13536 and http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=13569

1931 - http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/17409/rec/16























Vestigial Oil Derrick?






Richfield at North Edinburgh Ave. and Beverly Blvd. - look carefully and you will see another advertising statue. http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7727






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Martin, I'm sure I remember a great ground-level picture earlier in this thread that showed the stadium and field, but I can't find it. Below I've labeled a 1948 aerial picture of the area. Gilmore Stadium mainly hosted football and midget car racing, while Gilmore Field was for baseball.


Historic Aerials

All that's left today is the Farmers Market, although South Gilmore Lane acts as a reminder to the past.


Google Maps
I am intrigued by the C-shaped building at the bottom right of Gilmore Stadium. In addition to the farmer's market, this building and the foliage that surrounds it also remain from the old photo to the new. Zooming in on Google Maps, it is still marked as A.F. Gilmore Co.; is that an administration building for the Farmer's Market? There may be one or two small buildings around it that are also as old.
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The Regent on West Sixth and Park View Streets (Too gloomy to survive?) - http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/17409/rec/16



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I am intrigued by the C-shaped building at the bottom right of Gilmore Stadium. In addition to the farmer's market, this building and the foliage that surrounds it also remain from the old photo to the new. Zooming in on Google Maps, it is still marked as A.F. Gilmore Co.; is that an administration building for the Farmer's Market? There may be one or two small buildings around it that are also as old.



You may be referring to the Gilmore Adobe. http://hiddenlosangeles.com/game-what-lies-beneath-2/


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http://jpg1.lapl.org/00081/00081441.jpg



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Wilshire and 9th Street (SM?)

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Old Posted Mar 14, 2014, 3:29 AM
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ER: Have I found the plane and the 'chutist?

Yep, you passed your eye exam GW.
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Here's er's photo again; it looks like there's something in the street inside the red square:


Here's a closer look at the same area from another photo:

USC Digital Library -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...d/3936/rec/224

Was this a fountain? It reminds me a little of Lotta's Fountain in San Francisco.
It's a Horse Fountain
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2014, 3:42 AM
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…and in the following photo that HossC posted, I think it's likely the gas station is on the left side of the picture (below) almost halfway up the photo on Fairfax Avenue, closer to Third Street, running along the bottom, and the Farmer's Market.






I think you're on to something!


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Gilmore Gas - Said to be at Beverly and Fairfax.


May 1935 http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/29861/rec/6


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...d/21797/rec/11







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Yup, that must be it. Thanks!
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I notice all the GILMORE signs have the same 'S' shaped pattern within the 'O' is there any significance to this?
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NE corner Los Angeles and Winston

For many years it was home to the Excelsior Laundry. The LA County Assessor says the building dates to 1895. Here it is on January 1, 1907, behind the two small houses:

USC Digital Library -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../id/1482/rec/7

1933:

USC Digital Library -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/36118/rec/11

Detail:



GSV

Detail:

GSV

Hard-to-read 1894 Sanborn; 3rd floor is unfinished:

LAPL

Easier-to-read 1906 Sanborn; note barn at bottom:

LAPL

Why they needed the barn:

LAPL -- http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics48/00073856.jpg
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Stillmore on the Gilmore...


It looks to me like after it was at the southeast corner of Beverly & Fairfax that it may have been moved south on Fairfax, with Herbert's Drive-In replacing it at the Beverly corner. Notice also what appear to be Beverly/Fairfax street signs...




The building at right is the one indicated by the red arrow below...







You can see the stadium behind the station when it was at 7870 Beverly...




If the station was picked up and moved down Fairfax (and not a new one), it was turned 90 degrees.

In city directories, V. L. Anderson, whose name appears on the station at 7870 Beverly, becomes merely a "gas sta atdt" by 1939...no indication if he may have moved with the building.


Perhaps there were other branches in areas not covered by the L.A. CD (and perhaps we've seen them here), but in the 1942 edition there is only one Herbert's listed, at 7870 Beverly Blvd... .


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It looks to me like after it was at the southeast corner of Beverly & Fairfax that it may have been moved south on Fairfax, with Herbert's Drive-In replacing it at the Beverly corner.
I think you're right, GW. Here's a close-up from one of the USC pictures I posted yesterday which shows the location near the Farmers Market from a different angle.

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