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I don't believe we have seen this air raid siren location on nla.

Sunset Blvd. at Pacific Coast highway. [c.1970]


PINTEREST / BUT THE LINK IS BROKEN



Here's the same intersection today.


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As you can see the air siren is gone. In its place (although on a different spot on the island) is a tall flagpole.



Or is it a flagpole?


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I'm not sure what it is.
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If you look HERE, you can see [up close] where the air raid siren used to be.

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Lorendoc's right, the intersection is Temple and Spring. From the view from the GoogleMobile
it looks like an air raid siren's still there as well.
Whoop there it is.


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It appears to be hooked up.



I assumed the remaining sirens were simply old relics. Are they still used on occasion?

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Long Beach food stand. 1930s? (I'm guessing by the automobiles) THE SMALL SIGN HANGING FROM THE FRONT AWNING SAYS "HOT PUPPIES"


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I couldn't help but notice that the food stand appears more 'modern' than the cars that surround it.

What first caught my eye is that square area on the front of the stand.


Is this an automatic drink dispenser?



If not, what else could it be?



Also note how the two bread-basket-like compartment on the counter face the customers.



Initially I thought it was for self-service (you know, reach in and retrieve your steamy hotdog ),
but if you look closely the compartments angle downward in the back. Now I'm guessing they're for trash instead.
(so the trash is going in to where the food is prepared.
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All very important questions in food stand history.

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Oh wait. I forgot about the mystery building that looks like a fort.



I believe there is a tall flagpole on top.
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I don't believe we have seen this air raid siren location on nla.

Sunset Blvd. at Pacific Coast highway. [c.1970]


PINTEREST / BUT THE LINK IS BROKEN

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There is an original air raid siren in front of the Tarzana Beauty Salon on Clark Street near Reseda Boulevard. Every time I have lunch at Mort's Deli or buy pastries at Bea's Bakery, I enjoy gazing up at the forgotten relic.

Ralph Herman, whose family purchased Edgar Rice Burrough's ranch from Burrough's decades before, tells the story of the Japanese war plane that flew over Reseda Park during the war.

Mr. Herman was there with his family, when they observed the aircraft flying towards Cahuenga Pass. He said The Tarzana Army Camp, then installed on the Tarzana Ranch, fired anti-aircraft guns at the plane, which escaped unharmed.

Mr. Herman said the incident was later used in the film, Steven Spielberg film, 1941.
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Whoop there it is.


GSV


It appears to be hooked up.



I assumed the remaining sirens were simply old relics. Are they still used on occasion?

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I was aiming my Instamatic at the "Mission Bell" street light on Temple, but caught a bit of the City Hall siren. It would have still been functional at the time of this October 1969 photo.


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It was built along the old diagonal alignment of New High St., and remained after they straightened the old streets and other buildings set to that alignment were gone. Both New High and Spring were at an angle to the other streets. If I'm not mistaken, the original diagonal Spring St. more or less followed the line of an Indian trail; and the (original) alignment of Spring doubtless was responsible for the original alignment of its immediate neighbor to the west, New High. When they straightened streets so that everything was on a right-angle grid (bah! to that kind of thinking, sez me), that portion of New High disappeared.
L.A.'s gothic-noirish "castle"--the kooky old Hall of Records & Courthouse, demolished in 1973. Note the angled line of the building from the old alignment of New High St. This view from the L.A. Times not long before it was torn down to make way for the mall extension. The building on the right under construction is the new Superior Courts building.

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I can see it, a nice then/now combination on Bay Street. Using MS Edge browser.
I'm on a Mac, so no microsoft browser here.
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Kooky-gothic & noirish

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L.A.'s gothic-noirish "castle"--the kooky old Hall of Records & Courthouse, demolished in 1973. Note the angled line of the building from the old alignment of New High St. This view from the L.A. Times not long before it was torn down to make way for the mall extension. The building on the right under construction is the new Superior Courts building.

https://latimesphoto.files.wordpress...rdsfile500.jpg
CaliNative you seem very interested in the Hall of Records. Just leaf through the first pages of Noirish Los Angeles.
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35mm Slide Los Angeles 1963 Street Scene IHOP House of Pancakes Sunset Blvd


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I don't remember this IHOP on Sunset Boulevard. The only IHOP I remember is the one at Santa Monica Blvd. and Holloway Drive. THIS ONE

p.s. Is this even Sunset Blvd?
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Here's another 1963 slide.

35mm Slide Knotts Berry Farm 1963 Street Scene Sign


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This must be Grand Avenue (in Buena Park, of course), but Knotts has grown so much over the years it's rather difficult to be 100% sure.
The statue appears to be on a corner (the cross street is visible behind the miner & his mule), so perhaps this isn't near the actual entrance to the park.

I just noticed the Highway 39 sign.
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P.O.P. Ocean Park with a nice view of the old dome in the distance.

35mm Slide Pacific Ocean Park Santa Monica POP Diving Bells 1960


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To be honest, I thought it (the dome) had burnt down by 1960. (and I thought there was only one diving bell) MY MEMORY SUCKS.




close-up - Sorry about the lint storm.


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The dome is rather beautiful.

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35mm Slide Los Angeles 1963 Street Scene IHOP House of Pancakes Sunset Blvd


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I don't remember this IHOP on Sunset Boulevard. The only IHOP I remember is the one at Santa Monica Blvd. and Holloway Drive. THIS ONE

p.s. Is this even Sunset Blvd?
That IHOP is still there:

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The Sunset Orange Hotel was where the IN-N-OUT Burger is now.

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The building seen beyond the palms on the left is the Blessed Sacrament church, next to the Crossroads of the World. To the right of it can be seen the rooftop of the Hollywood Athletic Club. Behind the palm trees to the left is Hollywood High School.
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Long Beach

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Oh wait. I forgot about the mystery building that looks like a fort.



I believe there is a tall flagpole on top.
I think that might be the Pacific Coast Club, which was built about 2 years before its still-extant neighbor Villa Riviera which would place the photos about 1927...are any of the cars parked at the hot dog stand later than that? Maybe the car experts can weigh in...I think the "flagpole" might be an artifact.

KCET has an article https://www.kcet.org/history-society...-of-long-beach

It does look fort like:


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and more at https://www.flickr.com/photos/ocean_...7626899926476/
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