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Old Posted Jul 22, 2018, 5:22 AM
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I loved these when I was a kid.

There is a fantastic Cut-A-Way of the Times Building in today's LATIMES


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Old Posted Jul 22, 2018, 3:00 PM
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Good morning folks. Just wanted to let everybody know about this website that has some information on trees that are listed as having historic value in Los Angeles....i know many of us love hearing about the old trees that once graced this city.
http://bss.lacity.org/urbanforestry/index_cultural.htm
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Thanks Cyndihdz, but the Arcade palm at Exposition Park is not on the list nor is the great double row of palms at the Orthopedic Hospital. I guess they don't qualify as "street trees"

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Old Posted Jul 22, 2018, 4:02 PM
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Good morning folks. Just wanted to let everybody know about this website that has some information on trees that are listed as having historic value in Los Angeles....i know many of us love hearing about the old trees that once graced this city.
http://bss.lacity.org/urbanforestry/index_cultural.htm
Many thanks, Cyndihdz! I hadn't seen this before . . .
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2018, 4:21 PM
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Many thanks, Cyndihdz! I hadn't seen this before . . .
Your welcome....maybe we should make our own list....i know that many here at the forum have alot of knowledge to share regarding all/most things "old" L.A. 😁
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It looks as though the street lighting remains original too.

Regarding the Pacific Fidelity Bldg., is there a construction date? (Assume it to have been post WW2) When visiting the BullocksW, the docent referred to the same building as having been used by Shell Oil. Was Shell a former occupant?

Pacific Fidelity is not listed at Westmoreland in '56 phone book, but several Ins. Cos. are at 621 and 630 Westmoreland. A glimpse of '60s phone books indicates 601 was Federated Dept. Stores and 616 included Chicago Title and Aviation Underwriters, but there is no Shell. For that matter, there is no "670" listed either. Guess the Fidelity Bldg., acquired a new mailing address when it eventually grew walls.



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Shell gas station and El Vaquero drive-in market, date unk.
LAPL

September 19, 1939, address unk.
LAPL


Looking N., Shell Oil Station South Broadway and Olympic Blvd. Circa 1939
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/search...=1337867411393

And a few blocks to the North on Westmoreland . . .


SE Corner of Westmoreland and Sixth Street. Undated, although lic plates read 1930.


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...ll170/id/74813





First Congregational Church, 540 S Commonwealth
http://angelinos.narod.ru/first_congregational01.jpg












The tip of another familiar landmark. Anyone for tea? Ms. Lansbury?*






Full service







Notice movable scale. Used to determine shipping weights? Could the light colored object to the left be a potable water dispenser? It has a lid and what may be a spigot . . .





Fairbanks Wagon Scale
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/4d/b5/1d/4...age-scales.jpg





Looking north from same intersection.
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...ll170/id/21093








*https://www.pbs.org/video/angela-lan...lshire-u7x9uv/

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Old Posted Jul 22, 2018, 8:21 PM
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Mystery locations in SCE photo gallery

Found a tweet today from SCE with a photo gallery of mostly mid 50’s locations that you might find interesting. Some have cities named, but no addresses. Stonewood restaurant and Eden Roc (Downey) caught my eye. Looks like most are by photographer Joseph Fadler.

http://pstp-edison.com/avila.html

I’m not at a computer so I can’t capture and post the photos here until Monday or Tuesday.
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I'm curious.. did post offices have commercial spaces...

Your post reminded me of Sam Drucker.

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Old Posted Jul 23, 2018, 12:18 AM
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I was thinking more along the lines of LARGE city post offices as oppose to general stores.

You know...like government built edifices & whether or not they were designed to include commercial spaces.
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That said, have we seen the interior layout / design of the main Los Angeles Post Office?

this one
https://jhgrahambooks.files.wordpres.../chs-31328.jpg

I thought perhaps Mr. Ball's cigar store was located within.




F.H. ROGERS & CO., PHOTOGRAPHERS, 624 SAN FERNANDO ST., LOS ANGELES, CAL.

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Maier Park / Jack Doyles Bar / Vernon Arena

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ebay

I think Doyle's Sporting Palace was originally Peter Maier's baseball stadium known as Maier Park.

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I'll continue beating this horse later. (I want to discuss Noir Noir's 1927 aerial)


A little bit of extra fodder for the beaten horse.



Google Books - The Iron Fist


Here's a look at the block looking south over 38th St with Santa Fe Ave on the left. Jack Doyle's Bar is the long low narrow building on the corner. Next door to the right is the Vernon Arena and right of that the entrance to Maier Park. The original arena and the Training Camp were located in the areas immediately above the bar in the picture. Maier Park was demolished sometime in the 1930's.



The charred remains of the Vernon Arena in the August 1927 aerial.





Some early Jack Doyle's Bar pictures -







For a while it was called the Thirst Emporium.




Google Books - California Baseball
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2018, 12:45 AM
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Thank you Noir Noir! I discovered that pic over the weekend.

I had already labeled it
[URL=https://imageshack.com/i/pmI4q1b7j][/URL

I thought the large building next to Doyle's 'Thirst Emporium' might have been part of the bar as well. (not sure why I thought that)

I wonder who owned that little 'homestead' just beyond the outfield fence. (can you imagine how many balls ended up in their backyard?
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update: THE CAMP

I placed the camp to the right of the arena because this mentions the camp being behind Doyle's Bar and not to the side.



which made me think the boxing camp was originally located where the arena was eventually built.

(but that doesn't explain why I moved the whole camp to the right does it. [caught in the act!
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I found this over the weekend as well.

At some point the Vernon Arena [2353 E. 38th St.] became known as 'DOYLE'S STAG HOTEL AND RESTAURANT'




and whatever took its place was known as the 'OLD VERNON ARENA CAFE'



pretty cool. -interesting when a name harks back to an earlier era.

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update: THE CAMP

I placed the camp to the right of the arena because this mentions the camp being behind Doyle's Bar and not to the side.


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The bar entrance was on Santa Fe Ave so your location for the camp might fit the "behind" description better.
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2018, 1:34 AM
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I only found one other reference to Doyle's Stag Hotel.


the iron fist

as you can see...this says Doyle's Stag Hotel later became a bank.
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I stand corrected: two references. [same source]


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Our local Kress's here in the (Orange) county "island" (county land not part of a city) where Schloss Odinthor is located had a sub post office, under the aegis of the Los Alamitos Post Office (the adjacent community). We had our own zip code--I forget what it was; maybe 90721 (Los Al is 90720). This was into the mid-1960s. Kress and the sub post office reached the end of their existence, and we're now thralls of the Los Alamitos Post Office...but we can still use our special zip code (but nobody does).
I'm guessing you're in the Rossmoor area?
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2018, 3:15 AM
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Sunday evening 'mystery' location. [five photographs being sold as a group)


"historic Los Angeles Hollywood cool building under construction" -seller's description


EBAY

Does anyone recognize this place?





There is intensive excavating going on.


EBAY

I wonder what building that is on the left? They're practically digging under it.



another view of the main building.


EBAY

It looks like they're placing some the excess dirt in this area.





This is similar to photo #2 except a truck is emerging from the excavated hole.


EBAY

I like the guy sitting on the edge of the steam shovel. what's his job?



Here's the last pic.... showing, what I believe to be, the back of the building


EBAY

Does any of this look familiar?
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'mystery' location II

A week or so ago we had the Virginia Bowl as a mystery location...now we have Maple Lanes.


EBAY

"1950's RED KODACHROME LONG BEACH PIKE SHORE 113A"
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This next one is a mystery, but only to the seller.

"1950'S CITY STREET WHELAMS STORE 935A"


EBAY

Making a guest appearance....a corner of the Richfield Building! [The indentity of the gentleman is no doubt lost to history]

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I'm guessing you're in the Rossmoor area?
Yep! One of the few remaining original residents!
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This is fascinating stuff about Doyle’s, you guys - I’d have never figured that anything interesting would have been in boring, industrial Vernon. Bigger than downtown, but with a current population of only 113!



This stuff is doubly interesting to me as a long-time boxing fan. Man, I’d have loved to have seen the fights that went on in that arena!

I guess none of the old buildings are still left… it also looks like Santa Fe Ave might have been widened at some point…

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