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Old Posted Apr 27, 2011, 12:27 PM
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BTW, wasn't that very near a big early oilfield? I seem to recall a nearby hillside there being thickly populated by oil derricks around the turn of the last century...
1906 los angeles oil fields map of the wells just west of downtown. filled in circles represent producing wells, non filled circles represent non-producing wells.

(once again i have to apologize for the right scrolling required to see the full extent of the image, but i believe it is well worth the trouble!)


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Old Posted Apr 27, 2011, 12:56 PM
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some images of the oil wells on court street

1901


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oil wells at court street and toluca street 1904 (toluca street is the street just west of kern street on the 1906 oil fields map)


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Photograph of Edward L. Doheny at the site dedication ceremony for his discovery oil, 1930.

Doheny, wearing a straw hat, waving, and standing under a tall triangular wooden scaffold or derrick, discovered oil in 1892 near Second Street and Glendale Boulevard (south side of Court Street, east of Patton, 2½ blocks east of Glendale Boulevard).


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1910 image of oil wells at court and toluca


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Court Circle cont'd


The Hill and the circle, 1891



The circle was very convenient to the PE and LARy in 1906



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Presenting GSJ's nomination for the inaugural Noirish Los Angeles Darwinian Award


the railcar! 1958


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have fun guys!


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(what could possibly go wrong?)

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Tax dollars + idiot educrats = bad things happen

Actually the true Darwin awards go to the LAUSD, who were shocked! when methane was discovered on the site of Roybal, and spent hundred of millions in remediation.

Meanwhile, a couple hours spent parsing through some old photos could have provided an inkling.

As to the derricks......can you imagine how many guys fell off those things? Especially Doheny's early tripod model.
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Re PE's railcar

Rail inspection cars such as PE's '57 Pontiac are still in use. While sturdy medium-priced sedans and wagons such as Pontiacs, Buicks, and Chryslers were once popular for conversion, SUVs or 4-door pickups are the vehicles most often seen with Hy-Rail equipment today.


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OK, it's not on rails at the moment, but it can if it wants to...

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The fender emblem on another Hy-Rail '57 Pontiac
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Old Posted Apr 27, 2011, 7:38 PM
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Actually the true Darwin awards go to the LAUSD, who were shocked! when methane was discovered on the site of Roybal, and spent hundred of millions in remediation.
shocking photograph of oil derricks on the belmont school property


Source: LAPL

another shocking photograph of a still operational well at the location of the Roybal Learning center the year it was approved 1988


Source: LAPL

you mean there's methane gas here?.............shocking...................


GW, i know that there is a use for non-rolling stock vehicles on rails, i was amused that the occupants of the pontiac were dressed in non-railworkers clothing, and appeared to be out for a joy ride on the rails...............(hey bill there's a train coming right towards us.............don't worry john, i'm bettin' he's gonna swerve first............)
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Looks to me like it's the front-office execs out for an inspection tour. No striped overalls for them!
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Presenting GSJ's nomination for the inaugural Noirish Los Angeles Darwinian Award


the railcar! 1958


Source: USC Digital Archive

have fun guys!


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Now post the "after" photo.
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okey dokey!

Car versus freight train at Jefferson Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, 1958


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Auto vs train Avenue 57 and Marmion Way, 1957


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Auto versus train Reseda Boulevard and Parthenia Street, Northridge, 1952


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Train vs. auto in crossing accident at 25th and Alameda, 1951


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Broadway tunnel looking north from Temple, circa 1949.


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Why is it blocked off?


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Figueroa & First Street. (possibly a repeat...but this area is so interesting I decided to post them anyway.)


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another shocking photograph of a still operational well at the location of the Roybal Learning center the year it was approved 1988


Source: LAPL
I don't mean to get all factual on you, but are you sure that's 1988? US Bank was completed in 1989-90.
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An interesting ad for the Hotel Lillie.


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The tri-wheeled Davis Motorcar in Los Angeles, 1947.


Allen Grant for LIFE





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Does anyone have more info on this intriguing streamline modern car?

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The Regal Hotel at 815 E. 6th Street.


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below: The Regal Hotel today.


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I don't mean to get all factual on you, but are you sure that's 1988? US Bank was completed in 1989-90.
i had questioned the date as well, but that is the date given for the photograph on the Los Angeles Public Library's Web Site

the photograph is probably closer to sometime in the mid 90's prior to work getting under way for the doomed original belmont learning center facility.

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Broadway tunnel looking north from Temple, circa 1949.

Why is it blocked off?
broadway, and the rail tracks have been rerouted to the east around the tunnel in preparation of this............



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Where's the sparking pole?

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The tri-wheeled Davis Motorcar in Los Angeles, 1947.


Allen Grant for LIFE


Does anyone have more info on this intriguing streamline modern car?

ethereal: The Davis was L.A. born and bred--built right here in Van Nuys:



No, seriously--the car was literally the precursor of Dodgem bumper cars:

Geezer Music Club



There's even a little stint in Castaic to add a bit of noir. Full story here: http://www.suarezweb.com/davis/davishst.htm

More pics: http://www.suarezweb.com/davis/davismen.htm and http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=308750
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a very interesting survey of fort moore hill 1885 prior to the school building being relocated to this location

cemetery avenue became the northern extension of hill street

sand street would become california street

philadelphia street would become the northern extension of grand avenue

and canal, reservoir, short street would be incorporated into sunset boulevard


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Then and now

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An ad in the Times, May 16, 1926

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For more info, click here: Historic Los Angeles

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