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Old Posted Apr 16, 2017, 2:17 AM
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I don't think these more-glam-than-noir images have been posted before, mostly because they seem to be second or third stringers. http://images.google.com/hosted/life...e1d08f2f5.html.
Did y'all notice something going on in the northernmost, 8th-floor window of the Law Building in two of those slides (next to my asterisk)?


That was the entry door from the footbridge , if anyone remembers that story:
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Sorry, but I'm doing this a bit ass-backwards.

I just realized there's a 2nd slide of Alvarado Street [1952]


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-1952-35m.../142348431284?
hash=item2124a0afb4:g:GngAAOSwc49Y8DwL


I'm also curious about this building. (or is it two building?)


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That looks like The Navarro Apartments under your red arrow, e_r.
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Venice Short Line Bridge over Grand Canal

Above the bottom center of this NE-looking aerial view, can you see where the last part of Venice Beach Parking is
superimposed over a narrow bridge that spans Grand Canal, just north of South Venice Boulevard?:



Google Earth


This looks south at that narrow bridge from North Venice Boulevard:



January 2017 GSV


That same bridge is visible in this c. 1911-23 photo, which looks south from the "Race Thru the Clouds" ride in Venice
at much of the same area as the Google Earth view above. Grand Canal, looking stagnant and icky, "flows" south from
the lower right corner:



486561 @ Huntington Digital Library


Here's a close-up of the Pacific Electric bridge and its pedestrian neighbor. I don't know anything about that little
building with the stairs on the side:





This photo looks north at the PE bridge, with that same building in the background. Some of the footbridge is reflected
in the water, and a bit is visible under the arch at left. To the right of center, the sign behind the RR bridge might end
with Mfg Co, but I can't figure out the rest of it. HDL dates this photo c. 1905-29:



486511 @ Huntington Digital Library
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No date on this "in between" stage of the P.E. bridge.

"VIEW OF ABANDONED VENICE SHORT LINE RAILROAD BRIDGE OVER GRAND CANAL, NORTH OF SOUTH VENICE BOULEVARD,
LOOKING SOUTH FROM THE WEST SIDE OF GRAND CANAL"



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Old Posted Apr 16, 2017, 9:18 AM
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As Flyingwedge said, the arrowed building is the Navarro at No. 925. It's got some new paint:

gsv

And a bit further along in the slide, across W 9th St (or whatever they're calling it), is the Alvarado, at No. 847, which is intact.
It was built in 1917 for $130K, designed by G Ivan Peoples. If we've seen this one before on the thread, I couldn't find it.
We're just a block east of John Parkinson's 1902 Susana Machado Bernard house and barn:

gsv

The building between the Machado home and the Alvarado is being sold as condos and looks very well kept:

glen donald building

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https://www.auctiva.com/hostedimages...s=0,0&format=0

Since I'm asking so many questions: What about the large building behind the 'Hollingsworth' billboard (is it a storage building?)
NB. I swapped the original photo for the later one without the watermark.

That's actually the side and rear of the 1930 Marlinrox Apartments at 938 S Lake Street. The front is far more attractive.


GSV
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For two reasons. First, there was a popular song by that name at the time and the second is a reminder of the streetcar bell.....Ding Dong.....

His name was Francis "Ding Dong Daddy" Van Wie.
" I'm a Ding Dong Daddy From Dumas, and You Oughta See Me Do My Stuff"
SUng by Phil Harris , accompanied by his orchestra.
I've been to Dumas, in NW Texas- It seemed like a highly unlikely place for a Ding Dong Daddy
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More extant motels found on Ebay:

The Hollywood Colonial at 1730 North Western Avenue.


Ebay

It's lost some of its windows, and the entrance has been remodeled, but the Coral Sands Motel still has some of the Hollywood Colonial's features.


GSV






La Vida Loca? 1730 N. Western started out as a miniature golf office. Motel construction, April '46. Neon, December '46. Swimming pool, '54.



Said to be Motel's premier. December 1946 (per source). November '46 (per marriage certificate).


http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/c3c726717d667672_large






http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/2a102a44e232076b_large






http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/81a3ab52a2f336c8_large






http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/654da671f6814e0f_large






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http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/bcf23890be3f8029_large






"And the award goes to . . . LA LA Land, the Director's Cut?"
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/c2e0cb507495266b_large




No-host coffee bar.




Pre-Nuptial Dinner? 8351 Sunset Blvd?
https://jhgrahambooks.files.wordpres...nial-hotel.jpg






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Try as it might, the Ambassador's Colonial Room did not attract the same type of clientele as the Hollywood Colonial. (That's the rumor ).


http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/compou...coll5/id/18531




http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/compou...coll5/id/18531



On the other hand, it's hard to compete with a venue like the Ambassador's Embassy Room. (Enough room to invite all of the LAT employees with rolling stock, and still have room on the dance floor. ) Always keep extra vacuum cleaner bags on hand.
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/compou...coll5/id/18531









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How about a Sunday mystery from Julius Shulman? This is "Job 2256: Carl Maston, Doble House, 1956".



The other image gives a wider view.



Both from Getty Research Institute

I found a couple of references to the Doble House/Residence being built in 1954, but I haven't found an address. USC has a two similar images in PDF files, but they don't come with a location. Does anyone know where the house is and if it's still standing?
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While Googling the Golden Drumstick, I found an 8 minute film called "Home Movie: PA100018: Beany's Drive-In, Long Beach, Calif., ca. 1952" at archive.org. Here are some screengrabs.

To start, here's a color view of the Golden Drumstick, and across the road, Beany's.



The boy on the sign rotated, as did the propeller on his hat. They offered "Sublime Food at Ridiculous Prices".


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Wow, great find, Hoss. I wonder if Beany's was owned by puppeteer and animator Bob Clampett?






Interesting question. Licensee? Coincidence? (Felix the Chevy-loving cat?)



Spoiler Alert For those who believe Beany and Cecil were real, please, please, please avert you eyes for this post.








Beany - April 4, 1950. (All LIFE images bear this date.)
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/7ecd2e79ca770aa1_large






Bob Clampett and Cecil (who may not have rated his own drive-in restaurant.)
http://www.cartoonbrew.com/wp-conten...ettwuzhere.jpg






Some of cast and crew of "Time for Beany" at KTLA studios, circa 1950 - when this was local programing.




https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...promo_card.jpg


KTLA Date
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ebay





Beginning in 1949, Stan Freberg, an alumnus of Alhambra High School, provided voices and was a puppeteer for Bob Clampett's puppet series, Time for Beany. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Freberg






Stan and Cecil
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Stan and Cecil
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Stan and (non-union) cast members (hanging around).
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/03c61d206b45e77c_large





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That's actually the side and rear of the 1930 Marlinrox Apartments at 938 S Lake Street. The front is far more attractive.


GSV
I was certainly off the mark thinking that was a storage building. I like the art deco.

Is this the first we've seen of the 'Marlinrox'? I doesn't look familiar to me.


And thanks for spotting the'Navarro' Flyingwedge and tovangar2. I really appreciate it.
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Here are a few more glimpses of the Alvarado Street area from 1952.


Look kids, here comes a fire engine!


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-1952-35m...MAAOSwc-tY8DuY

"Vtg 1952 35mm Slide Los Angeles Calif Alvarado & 7th Street Cars Fire Truck"


It's turning the corner!


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-1952-35m...wAAOSwTM5Y8DyD

"Vtg 1952 35mm Slide Los Angeles LAFD Fire Dept Ladder Truck Cars Alvarado 7th St"



This last one is a bit more vague.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-1952-35m...EAAOSw7XBY8Dsk

"Vtg 1952 35mm Slide Los Angeles Calif Alvarado Street Scene Old Cars Palm Trees"
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The motel building is still there. It was built in 1920 as four 5-room flats:

It's now run by Behavioral Systems Southwest Inc and ground-floor windows are not allowed:

BSS
I didn't realize it was still there t2.

Refresh my admittedly bad memory. What was the name of the motel?

I can't quite read the sign out front.


cropped

I was going to try and find a postcard or something.

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I came across these photos a couple of days ago. They show the Vernon Apartments at 426 W Vernon Avenue split in half and ready for relocation to avoid the approaching 110 freeway.





Both from USC Digital Library

The building relocation permit below has date stamps around mid-1954. I struggled to read the new location, but then I saw it spelled out at the foot of the second page. The building consisted of 60 rooms split into 29 apartments.


Online Building Records

And here's the old Vernon Apartments building, still standing at 2667 Ellendale Place. Even the parking layout looks the same as the plans above. They just need to replace the roofline detail.


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This last one is a bit more vague.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-1952-35m...EAAOSw7XBY8Dsk

"Vtg 1952 35mm Slide Los Angeles Calif Alvarado Street Scene Old Cars Palm Trees"
This is a reverse shot of the view below, showing the same palms. You can even see the blue CAFE sign in the distance.

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The palms have grown a bit now...


GSV

...but the houses behind them are still there.


GSV

The large building in the distance behind the cafe sign is the Ponce De Leon at 1136 S Alvarado. We've seen it a few times before:

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FW Photo Oct 2015
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South Park View and West 10th

Before I leave Westlake/Pico Union, I wanted to take note of two great shingle Craftsman apartment buildings, a couple of blocks west of the Navarro, which face each other on
the 900 block of South Park View at W 10th. I don't think they've come up before.

Thankfully neither has been stuccoed and each looks mostly intact, including original doors and windows. They were built in the early years of the last century, and because the
surrounding area was still all single-family homes, the architects endeavored to maintain that scale.


google maps


baist, 1910, plate 15

The first, on the east at No 958, was built in 1909. It has bags of charm and a wealth of detail. The tri-level entrances address the slope beautifully:

gsv

I can't help thinking that if this building was in Pasadena, it would be valued and famous. The brickwork is particularly nice, especially the
bowed retaining wall of the porch on the right:

gsv

The other one, on the west side of South Park View, at No. 945, was built in 1903. It, at first glance, looks like a group of homes, but is really one building. Only the second-floor
balconies seem to have been replaced, but otherwise, it's intact. The end towers are reminiscent of the Navarro's original ones. It could sure use a better color scheme, but,
otherwise, it's a charmer:

gsv


gsv

The concrete street is scored to look like pavers:

gsv

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What was the name of the motel?

I can't quite read the sign out front.

I was going to try and find a postcard or something.

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I can't read it either, although I now realize it says "Hotel".

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Wow, 7th and Alvarado. We've spent some time there. That's the Owl Drug Building on the left and Langer's (formerly Citizens Trust & Savings Bank) on the right in your pair of color slides with the fire engine:
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The Seventh-Alvarado branch was at 2044 W Seventh, opposite the southern corner of Westlake (MacArthur) Park. The 1927 picture below also shows the Alvarado Theatre. Its marquee advertises the Louise Fazenda movie "The Gay Old Bird" (1927) - "A comedy made for laughing". See more on the Alvarado Theatre and what now occupies the bank site in e_r's post here.


USC Digital Library

There's also a 1928 picture of the "new interior" of the Seventh-Alvarado branch.


USC Digital Library
It looks like this around there now:

gsv

It was Flyingwedge who pointed out the Navarro, not me. I was rabbiting on about the Alvarado.

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Beginning in 1949, Stan Freberg, an alumnus of l, provided voices and was a puppeteer for Bob Clampett's puppet series, Time for Beany. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Freberg
I'm also an alumnus of Alhambra High School....a total rat hole of a school.

I talked on the phone to the Principal of AHS about 15 years ago and told her what an nasty, vile school it was from an educational standpoint.

This what she said to me..."I understand what you are saying. I also had a bad experience in high school because of tracking but hopefully things will change for the better in the years ahead as that has been banned. Please call again if you have any concerns or thoughts about AHS. You're invited to be a part of the Committee for Change."

Both of our time in HS was during the era of ' academic tracking" which was a fiendish nightmare policy. High school for many was a hateful experience.

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Dishmaster found at a friend's house

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the Dishmaster faucet system was a standard item in our house- Dad claimed it saved on water. Ha! I used to booby-trap it so it would spray inattentive users when they turned the faucet on.

http://retrorenovation.com/2014/03/1...cet-installed/
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That looks very like the kitchen tap I was trying to describe to CBD a couple of dozen pages back. The one I recall lit up, to indicate temperature I think. Everything (including the kitchen sink) was supposed to have a "control panel" back then.




ETA, Thx Scotty, I didn't know what it was called. Were the water controls push buttons?



P.S.

Yikes, they still make them (not electrified though):


houzz

"Unit kitchens" are still manufactured too
I was at a party this weekend, and imagine my surprise when I found a Dishmaster in the kitchen.



My friends are renting the house, so I don't know what year this model is. It's nearly identical to the one tovangar2 found at houzz.com, except for the shape of the top knob on the diverter.

Pretty neat to find one in the wild like that.
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