HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > Found City Photos

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #22261  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2014, 12:02 AM
ConstructDTLA's Avatar
ConstructDTLA ConstructDTLA is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: DTLA
Posts: 1,441
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProphetM View Post

So, what do you think? Is that the basement of the 1912 Times building in the new photo? I'm thinking that it is. I guess they just tore it down to ground level in 1938 and left the rest!

Whoa! Great detective work, it seems like it could be.

Glad my images could be of help guys, feel free to use them on this thread (with credit) anytime:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/
__________________
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22262  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2014, 12:10 AM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 13,223
Thanks so much for sharing your photo with us DTLAdenizen. (Hunter K)


Quote:
Originally Posted by Those Who Squirm View Post
I never knew about the Kiddieland in Silver Lake, we always used Kiddieland to mean the little amusement park that used to be about where Beverly Center is today. It wasn't until considerably after I'd outgrown it that I realized it was officially known (or had been known)
as Beverly Park.


Here is a group of photograph of Beverly Park from the late 1960s.

-note the Beverly Park signs.
ebay




ebay



ebay




ebay





below: Is that huge building in the distance the train shed at West Hollywood Yards?

ebay


One last pic. (it must have been cold)

ebay

__

Last edited by ethereal_reality; Jun 29, 2014 at 12:53 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22263  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2014, 12:24 AM
ProphetM ProphetM is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 417
Just a note - I updated my post about 20 minutes ago with an additional photo of the Times Building with State Building under construction, so if you saw it before then you might want to back up and reload.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22264  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2014, 12:26 AM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 13,223
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProphetM View Post

LA Daily Mirror

The State Building is under construction while the Times Building sits on the corner, with other smaller buildings next to it filling out the rest of the block along 1st Street. The Times Building is clearly shaped just like that basement in the modern photo, including that extra chunk protruding in the back corner.
OMG ProphetM. This is quite a discovery!!



They're exposing the foundation of one of Los Angeles' most iconic buildings. Do they even know it?

__

Last edited by ethereal_reality; Jun 29, 2014 at 12:57 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22265  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2014, 12:33 AM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 13,223
Quote:
Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire View Post
Remember the goat-gland doctor?

LAT
http://wilshireboulevardhouses.blogs...e-see-our.html

Excellent job (as always) in fleshing out the history of 3173 Wilshire Boulevard GW. I thought it was monkey glands.


__

Last edited by ethereal_reality; Jun 29, 2014 at 12:54 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22266  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2014, 12:56 AM
ProphetM ProphetM is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 417
Quote:
Originally Posted by DTLAdenizen View Post
Whoa! Great detective work, it seems like it could be.

Glad my images could be of help guys, feel free to use them on this thread (with credit) anytime:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/
I submitted the info to the LA Times with a link to your Flickr, in case they might actually want to check it out.

Incidentally, I hope I'm not the only one who thinks the new LA Times site design is absolute garbage. It's irritating in the extreme, with dead space on the sides, stuff popping out at inopportune times just because you put your mouse cursor in the wrong spot, and a never-ending scroll that adds to the bottom and subtracts from the top so you never get to the bottom of a page, among other problems. It took me several minutes just to figure out how to contact them to tell them something.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22267  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2014, 1:05 AM
MichaelRyerson's Avatar
MichaelRyerson MichaelRyerson is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 1,106
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProphetM View Post
I submitted the info to the LA Times with a link to your Flickr, in case they might actually want to check it out.

Incidentally, I hope I'm not the only one who thinks the new LA Times site design is absolute garbage. It's irritating in the extreme, with dead space on the sides, stuff popping out at inopportune times just because you put your mouse cursor in the wrong spot, and a never-ending scroll that adds to the bottom and subtracts from the top so you never get to the bottom of a page, among other problems. It took me several minutes just to figure out how to contact them to tell them something.
Someone should ask Larry Harnisch if he'd like to get involved. He still works for the Times and this would make a nice blog entry for him. By the way, great find. great. Heck man, Harry Chandler's steamer trunk could be in there.

Last edited by MichaelRyerson; Jun 29, 2014 at 1:37 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22268  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2014, 1:28 AM
esotouric esotouric is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 29
Current photo, just tweeted courtesy of the Times' historic Tumblr blogger Matt Ballinger. Looks like some bites have been taken out since Hunter took his aerial photo on Thursday.

Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22269  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2014, 3:12 AM
Lwize Lwize is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 237
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProphetM View Post
Incidentally, I hope I'm not the only one who thinks the new LA Times site design is absolute garbage. It's irritating in the extreme, with dead space on the sides, stuff popping out at inopportune times just because you put your mouse cursor in the wrong spot, and a never-ending scroll that adds to the bottom and subtracts from the top so you never get to the bottom of a page, among other problems. It took me several minutes just to figure out how to contact them to tell them something.
It's the beginning of the end of traditional websites, as the LA Times site has now been optimized for touch screen tablet browsing. The mouse has been replaced by fingers.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22270  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2014, 3:45 AM
ProphetM ProphetM is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 417
Quote:
Originally Posted by esotouric View Post
Current photo, just tweeted courtesy of the Times' historic Tumblr blogger Matt Ballinger. Looks like some bites have been taken out since Hunter took his aerial photo on Thursday.

Ouch, looks like a good quarter of it is already gone. If any of you are near, go over there tomorrow and get pics before it's too late!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22271  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2014, 6:43 AM
andilinks andilinks is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Twitter @andilinks, FB andilinks
Posts: 4
.

Last edited by andilinks; Jun 29, 2014 at 6:58 AM. Reason: delete
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22272  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2014, 6:45 AM
FredH's Avatar
FredH FredH is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 573
[QUOTE=ethereal_reality;6635547]Hill Street north from Jefferson, 1925



east side of street





Any idea what this Love Nest sign is all about?

Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22273  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2014, 9:44 AM
Flyingwedge's Avatar
Flyingwedge Flyingwedge is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 932
Quote:
Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
There's been progress at the former California State Building site.



__
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProphetM View Post
That's a strange angle on the remaining structure, more akin to the alignment of the old hall of records and the funky-angled streets that once ran nearby, than the State Building. That corner of the State Building property was mostly lawn. Could this be the remains of an earlier building?

I've been Googling for a good picture and this is what I came up with:



From a gsjansen post WAY back in the thread.

Looks like the third Times Building was on that corner spot, from 1912 to 1938.

So, what do you think? Is that the basement of the 1912 Times building in the new photo? I'm thinking that it is. I guess they just tore it down to ground level in 1938 and left the rest!

Edit: One more photo:


LA Daily Mirror

The State Building is under construction while the Times Building sits on the corner, with other smaller buildings next to it filling out the rest of the block along 1st Street. The Times Building is clearly shaped just like that basement in the modern photo, including that extra chunk protruding in the back corner.
Does the color photo in er's post show the remains of this?:



Los Angeles Times, October 16, 1938
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22274  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2014, 11:37 AM
GaylordWilshire's Avatar
GaylordWilshire GaylordWilshire is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 3,298



Hmmm...I wonder if I didn't jump the gun on the Times basement idea, now that I see the two floors in esotouric's shot. But why would the north wall of the new underground garage have been angled?

Quote:
Originally Posted by esotouric View Post
Current photo, just tweeted courtesy of the Times' historic Tumblr blogger Matt Ballinger. Looks like some bites have been taken out since Hunter took his aerial photo on Thursday.

Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22275  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2014, 2:26 PM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 13,223
That's a good question. Was it angled because they were building on a previous foundation that was angled?
(i.e. the Times bldg.) -wishful thinking I know.

..but I'm also puzzled by the ramps in the illustration flyingwedge posted. So the only entrance to the underground garage
was on the far side of the State Building? There were no other entrances or exits? -is that correct?


FredH, I never noticed that 'Love Nest' sign. -perhaps it's a movie advertisement. -good eye.

__

Last edited by ethereal_reality; Jun 29, 2014 at 3:00 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22276  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2014, 2:49 PM
Earl Boebert Earl Boebert is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 426
Quote:
Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post


FredH, I never noticed that 'Love Nest' sign. -perhaps it's a movie advertisement. -good eye.
Possibly this Buster Keaton short from 1923:

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/articl...=The-Love-Nest

Would KO be Keith Orpheum before the Radio was added?

Cheers,

Earl
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22277  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2014, 3:01 PM
MartinTurnbull's Avatar
MartinTurnbull MartinTurnbull is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 157
Garden of Allah Novels companion map of Los Angeles and Hollywood

I thought people who regularly hang out here might like to see this map I’ve been working on with a friend, Dave DeCaro from Davelandweb.com
I write a series of novels set in and around the Garden of Allah Hotel which stood on Sunset Blvd from 1927 to 1959 during Hollywood’s heyday. For a while I’ve wanted to put together a map of LA/Hollywood showing where the major points of interest were, and where my characters (both fictional and real) frequented. But the design and software skills necessary to put something like that together were far beyond my pay grade. I was mentioning my I-have-a-map-dream to Dave—he has a terrific map of Disneyland which I've long admired ( http://davelandweb.com/disneyland/ ) and he suggested we work on one together. This is the result. You can find a list with the places, addresses and dates on my website: http://bit.ly/1iQhiMv

Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22278  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2014, 4:42 PM
HossC's Avatar
HossC HossC is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 3,471
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flyingwedge View Post


Los Angeles Times, October 16, 1938
While looking for pictures of the State Building's Broadway entrance ramp shown in Flyingwedge's LAT diagram, I came across this picture from 1939.


USC Digital Library

A close-up shows a sign for J. S. Metzger & Son, the contractors named in the LAT article.


Detail of picture above.

There must've been dozens of proposed schemes for the Civic Center over the years, and I'm sure we've seen most of them here. This one from 1950 (previously posted by westcork in post #3062) shows a virtual twin for the State Building. The full description is:

Photograph of a drawing with the caption "Sketch showing unification of Superior and Municipal Courts as proposed by Supervisor Leonard Roach". "Civil Center pattern -- Supervisor Leonard Roach will submit plans for a 20-story building (A) to house Superior and Municipal Courts and a Law Library. Also included in his plans, the Hall of Records would be razed and replaced with a $5,000,000 county administration building (B). Existing buildings are Hall of Justice (1), Federal Building (2), City Hall (3), and State Building (4). Building A would cost $14,650,000 instead of 17,453,809 for three separate buildings" -- clipping dated "Apr. 27, 1950" attached to verso.; Streetscape. Horizontal photography.


USC Digital Library
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22279  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2014, 6:39 PM
gsjansen's Avatar
gsjansen gsjansen is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 684
Quote:
Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
A souvenir lighter, from an earlier era when the whole world seemed to smoke.


ebay



__
it ain't noir without the smoke baby.............
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22280  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2014, 6:45 PM
gsjansen's Avatar
gsjansen gsjansen is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 684
Quote:
Originally Posted by HossC View Post

There must've been dozens of proposed schemes for the Civic Center over the years, and I'm sure we've seen most of them here. This one from 1950 (previously posted by westcork in post #3062) shows a virtual twin for the State Building. The full description is:

Photograph of a drawing with the caption "Sketch showing unification of Superior and Municipal Courts as proposed by Supervisor Leonard Roach". "Civil Center pattern -- Supervisor Leonard Roach will submit plans for a 20-story building (A) to house Superior and Municipal Courts and a Law Library. Also included in his plans, the Hall of Records would be razed and replaced with a $5,000,000 county administration building (B). Existing buildings are Hall of Justice (1), Federal Building (2), City Hall (3), and State Building (4). Building A would cost $14,650,000 instead of 17,453,809 for three separate buildings" -- clipping dated "Apr. 27, 1950" attached to verso.; Streetscape. Horizontal photography.


USC Digital Library
apparently this master plan for the unification of civic center included a bass pro shops outdoor world on the West side of the Superior and Municipal Courts and Law Library building due to the presence of what appears to be a circular fishin' hole complete with marina and boat launch ramp........
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > Found City Photos
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:34 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.