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Old Posted Mar 17, 2014, 11:13 PM
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woman pumping gas/Gilmore Field is visible in the background.

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Gilmore Field. pan right--->
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Old Posted Mar 17, 2014, 11:35 PM
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LAT March 26, 1923/LA Sentinel Sept 17, 1964/LA Herald Feb 1, 1906 (before the address changes in the neighborhood we've discussed here before (#19400).


jballou... I'm still not sure what you're referring to by "card houses"--presumably that there were here and there on Sugar Hill gambling houses such as might have been Allen and Sara Durette's interesting operation in the old William Gustavus Hunt house at 3 Berkeley Square

"Sugar Hill' came into use in the early '40s as prosperous African-Americans began to move into the neighborhood, often in violation of deed restrictions. As I understand it, some wanted to call it "Blueberry Hill" rather than "Sugar" to distinguish it from the fancy precinct in Harlem, but "Sugar" won out probably because it did suggest the original (and maybe since "sugar" is what we all really want, good as blueberries can be). As the '40s evolved and brave pioneers such as Hattie McDaniel, Louise Beavers, and prominent neighborhood professionals such as Dr. William Clyde Allen of Berkeley Square fought for and succeeded in winning the abolition of the covenants by the US Supreme Court in 1948, the name became even more significant.
Wow!!! Thank you. The Flickr link that I posted, down at the bottom, the guy goes through each house on the block and gives history on them. They are the pictures at the bottom right.
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I know many of you will enjoy this article that was posted on Curbed LA several days ago:


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Cornerspotted: North Spring and College Streets in Chinatown

Friday, March 14, 2014, by Bianca Barragan



Date: 1880's Courtesy LAPL photo collection

Congratulations to Andre Sahakian, who used his first comment ever to correctly answer that the intersection closest to where this picture was taken back in the 1880s would be North Spring and College Streets, right by today's Gold Line Chinatown station, next to which the Capitol Milling building still stands. But we also have to give LA Map Nerd all the bonus points for schooling us with some fascinating tidbits about those cable cars.



In his comment, LA Map Nerd quotes an article from the Electric Railway History Association explaining that the cable cars are moving over a viaduct:

"The purpose of this structure is to carry the cable lines over the Southern Pacific Railway Company's yards. The plans for it were prepared by Mr. S. G. Artingstall, of Chicago, and a remarkable feature about it is that the road is supported on single columns. This form of construction was necessitated because of a refusal on the part of both the Southern Pacific Railway Company and the city authorities to permit the planting of posts where they would have been necessary if double columns had been used; and we believe that this viaduct is the only instance in existence where two tracks are carried on single columns, although in certain parts of the elevated railway structure in New York a single track is thus supported. The length of this viaduct is 1,535 ft., of which 50 ft. at each end are occupied by concrete approaches, and the remaining 1,435 ft. represent the length of the metal work."
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woman pumping gas/Gilmore Field is visible in the background.

old file of mine
Looks like Pongo and Perdita are driving the woman around.
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2014, 5:39 AM
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L.A. Times

Teenagers caught drag racing in L.A. River
Posted By: Scott Harrison
Posted On: 12:18 a.m. | March 17, 2014
March 6, 1955: Police check licenses on hopped-up cars driven by teenagers drag racing on a paved section of the Los Angeles River bottom. Four squad cars converged on the racers. Photo taken at 6th Street Bridge.

A story in the March 7, 1955 Los Angeles Times reported:

Police yesterday rounded up more than 150 teenagers who were drag-racing their souped-up cars on the paved Los Angeles River bottom.
Four squad cars and five motorcycle officers converged in the river bed where the youths had marked off a quarter-mile racing strip between 4th and 6th Sts.
About 90 jalopies were lined up in single file while the occupants, protesting bitterly, were ordered to show their driver’s licenses and registration papers to policemen guarding the river bed’s 6th St. exit.
Officers estimated that some 30 other cars escaped up the San Fernando Road ramp before police could catch them. There were no arrests….

The photo above by former staff photographer Julian Robinson was published on the March 7, 1955 Los Angeles Times front page.

Below is a related photo from 1958 by former staff photographer Ken Dare. Police blocked one of the Los Angeles River bed exits and calmly handed out tickets.


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Dec. 11, 1958: Police issue citations to more than 100 drivers, charging violations of a municipal law that prohibits operation of motor vehicles on the paved bed of the Los Angeles River. This photo was published in the Dec. 12, 1958 Los Angeles Times

Oh, and here is a close-up of that kid in the old Ford


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Quite a gathering of Fords in the river... a '53 (or possibly a-4), a '54, a '53 Merc, a '49 Ford, a '52 Ford, and another '53 Merc....


Have we seen Jack Landon's L.A.-built clown cars here before?


Looks like the Pacific Tank Company in the background--the plant was down at 4820 S Santa Fe and appears to be gone now. At right Landon appears to be near the Hoover curve of Wilshire.



More of the story at the blog Pepito and Joanne.

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LA Freeway construction article plus pictures!

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Old Posted Mar 18, 2014, 3:15 PM
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I had these two photographs labeled as Signal Hill in an old file of mine.
I'm curious about the rather ornate building in the first photograph.


old file/most probably ebay
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You have to see this clip of the KTLA news anchors diving under their desk during this morning's earthquake.


http://www.entertainmentwise.com/new...rthquake-WATCH

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LOL, they pulled a (Kent) Shocknek!

So this is what KTLA has come to today, I bet Carlos Amezcua and Barbara Beck (original KTLA Morning News anchors) would've never dived under the desk!!
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I had these two photographs labeled as Signal Hill in an old file of mine.
I'm curious about the rather ornate building in the first photograph.


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The A. D. Pala house... built before the wells. Apparently it was pink.

Or white, depending on the source. Seems Signal Hill started out as a high-toned residential district:

....LAT Aug 6, 1922

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Regarding the news anchors clip...

Personally, I don't know why people consider that some form of weakness.
When an earthquake begins, you don't know if it's going to be a 4.1 or an 8.7.
Diving under something nearest you that's sturdy is exactly what you're
supposed to do. It might look silly when it's a mild rocker, but if those lights
come crashing down from the ceiling, the catwalks dislodged or the walls and
ceiling caved in, it could save you. Making light of those who do it could only
reinforce the notion that others should not--because someone who doesn't
understand thinks it makes you look silly. So be it. Just my opinion.
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Hear, hear, MP. Only an idiot would just stand there waiting for the roof to cave in.
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Hey GW, thanks for the info. on the A.D. Pala House.



Shell service station, 2322 South Central Avenue
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Imagine my surprise when I typed in the address and this building shows up! Do you think it's one and the same?
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Zeroing in on the address of the Shell station, I couldn't help but notice the large theater next door.


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I had all but forgotten about this impressive theater. I know we've covered it years ago on NLA, but I don't recall the name.

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theater detail

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Best name of a church ever, Mary, Star of the Sea Church, San Pedro Calif.


unfortunately, no address

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A noirish view of San Pedro circa 1930s

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I had all but forgotten about this impressive theater. I know we've covered it years ago on NLA, but I don't recall the name.

GSV
It was the Lincoln Theatre at 2300 South Central Avenue, but I can only find a brief mention in post #6412.

From cinematreasures.org:

"Originally opened in 1927, this South Central theater is now a 1,960-seat church. The Lincoln Theatre was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009."


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Ducking and Covering

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Regarding the news anchors clip...

Personally, I don't know why people consider that some form of weakness.
When an earthquake begins, you don't know if it's going to be a 4.1 or an 8.7.
Diving under something nearest you that's sturdy is exactly what you're
supposed to do. It might look silly when it's a mild rocker, but if those lights
come crashing down from the ceiling, the catwalks dislodged or the walls and
ceiling caved in, it could save you. Making light of those who do it could only
reinforce the notion that others should not--because someone who doesn't
understand thinks it makes you look silly. So be it. Just my opinion.
For the average person they diid what they should but some jobs require leadership in the face of danger. Policemen, Firemen and even News Readers need to face danger so that others may be safe. Giving instructions, calming people, giving information is a great help. If it gets bad enough, sure they should seek safety so that they may be able to render assistance if needed.
And yes, I have been in positions in the same situation.
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For the average person they did what they should but some jobs require leadership in the face of danger. Policemen, Firemen and even News Readers need to face danger so that others may be safe. Giving instructions, calming people, giving information is a great help. If it gets bad enough, sure they should seek safety so that they may be able to render assistance if needed.
And yes, I have been in positions in the same situation.
Not to belabor this, but showing people what to do by example is leadership, in my book. Most people's instincts when an earthquake starts, that I have witnessed, is to run outside if possible, which is the worst thing you can do. If someone in L.A. sees a news anchor immediately seek cover under the desk, that is a good reminder to do the same thing...immediately. You suggest waiting until "it gets bad enough?" The first sign of that might be something hitting you in the head.

I'll leave it to the USGS spokeswoman on what you should do:

KTLA's on-air reaction generated so much attention it was addressed at an earthquake news conference at Caltech later in the day. Lucy Jones, a seismologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, who is advising L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti on earthquake safety measures, said she was "very proud" to see the KTLA anchors going under their desk.

"That is absolutely the right thing to do," she said.

And to the people who were poking fun, Jones had a message: "You don’t know at the beginning how big the earthquake is going to be. And you might feel a little silly doing it for the small one. When the big one happens, it means you stay alive, as the lights come crashing down."

http://www.latimes.com/earthquake20140317,0,3910407.story
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Not to belabor this, but showing people what to do by example is leadership, in my book. Most people's instincts when an earthquake starts, that I have witnessed, is to run outside if possible, which is the worst thing you can do. If someone in L.A. sees a news anchor immediately seek cover under the desk, that is a good reminder to do the same thing...immediately. You suggest waiting until "it gets bad enough?" The first sign of that might be something hitting you in the head.

I'll leave it to the USGS spokeswoman on what you should do:

KTLA's on-air reaction generated so much attention it was addressed at an earthquake news conference at Caltech later in the day. Lucy Jones, a seismologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, who is advising L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti on earthquake safety measures, said she was "very proud" to see the KTLA anchors going under their desk.

"That is absolutely the right thing to do," she said.

And to the people who were poking fun, Jones had a message: "You don’t know at the beginning how big the earthquake is going to be. And you might feel a little silly doing it for the small one. When the big one happens, it means you stay alive, as the lights come crashing down."

http://www.latimes.com/earthquake20140317,0,3910407.story
I guess you are right, I should never have considered my charges important enough to consider their safety above mine.
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Early '30s - Sears Roebuck & Co., Long Beach American Avenue.

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...Q3B122ME44.jpg


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...X5PL2YEE84.jpg


More of the same.
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...8VK7L7EX8B.jpg

http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co.../FINN00301.jpg



Included as part of same compilation. Certain similarities, but tower is at a different location. Location? Similar style to Santa Monica and Western store. http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=17944
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...UEQEP4346I.jpg




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