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I don't believe we have discussed a roller skating rink at this location.

Ad from 1949
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It was located on a movie lot? (Stage 2 )


for search purposes: Hollywood Roller Bowl, Stage 2 - Sunset at Bronson. Phone HO 5220
I have the best memories of my youth at the Hollywood Roller Bowl. Live organist, disc jokey, colored lamps, pretty girls, the soda fountain. Great times. Later became the Orrin Tucker ballroom. It was not on a movie lot. It was west of the old 20th Century Fox lot at Sunset and Western.
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I have the best memories of my youth at the Hollywood Roller Bowl. Live organist, disc jokey, colored lamps, pretty girls, the soda fountain. Great times. Later became the Orrin Tucker ballroom. It was not on a movie lot. It was west of the old 20th Century Fox lot at Sunset and Western.
Is this the place?


http://hollywoodphotographs.com/photos/lrg/SB-107.jpg


https://i.pinimg.com/474x/b1/62/9e/b...ies-boston.jpg
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1906




Abner Ross had his real estate office on the second floor of this heavily remodeled building on the northwest corner of Broadway and 4th St.


gsv

I'm still looking for a vintage photograph.




Mr. Ross' residence is gone. (marked below in red)






Surprisingly there are five surviving homes from the same time period on the block.


google_earth



These two across the street


gsv




and three more down the block.


gsv

The house on the far right appears to be in fairly good shape but the other two need some love.



especially this one with the tortured turret. (gives me the sads. )


gsv

Have we already discussed this house on nla?

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sidenote:

The beautiful Pico-Union Branch Library is on this block. (next door to the missing Ross residence)

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A bit more:

"Orchestra Music Every Evening".
To think, one might be able to make a living as a musician if presenting live music was the aspiration of even mid-level hotels. I am amazed looking at old brochures of Hollywood restaurants and night spots that offered "dancing nightly". That meant working musicians.
Not bitter, but hard to reconcile with today's environment.

And speaking of working, I rehearsed in this building last weekend, new to me and I think to NLA- built by the Hollywood Stake, Latter Day Saints. Architects: Pope (Hyrum) & Burton (Harold W.). Corner of Manhattan Pl. and Country Club Dr.


(this was hanging on the wall in the building)

now:

me


me

Doesn't look much different now. The palm trees are a lot taller!
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Here's an amazing amateur photograph taken on a busy day in the 1890s.


found on ebay.

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I noticed the last five letters of the name "Rosslyn" on the building in the distance on the left. Could that be the Hotel Rosslyn (1914)? I'm puzzled.
I believe the building we see in the distance with SSLYN on the side was originally the Lexington
(above and to the left of the wagon driver's head; to the right of his shoulder is the turret of the
Menlo Hotel on the NE corner of Main and Winston).


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c. 1904 photo looking north on Main . . . Note the Hotel Lexington; the flag flying from atop the hotel to its north is emblazoned Rosslyn.

USC Digital Library -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/3573/rec/41


The Lexington has become the Rosslyn.

USC Digital Library -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/3589/rec/42
HossC has more here, which shows that the Lexington was still the Lexington (and not the Rosslyn) in 1905.

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Looks like maybe grandstands have been erected....the lamp post is decorated...perhaps a parade is nigh? Great picture!

This looks like it could be the building permit for that grandstand/reviewing stand:



LADBS


The BP for the Kerckhoff Bldg. (558-62 S. Main) that GW noted is dated July 25, 1907. So, e_r, my guess
is that your photo is either from 1906 or c. May-July 1907. How many parades did LA have in the spring
and early summer of 1907?

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The BP for the Kerckhoff Bldg. (558-62 S. Main) that GW noted is dated July 25, 1907. So, e_r, my guess
is that your photo is either from 1906 or c. May-July 1907. How many parades did LA have in the spring
and early summer of 1907?


So it seems that the Lindsay became the Rosslyn...then the Hart brothers entered the picture, combining the Rosslyn and the Lexington in mid-1906--this is what I found when writing about George Hart's house house at 107 Fremont Place:


"In July 1903, [the Harts] added the original Hotel Rosslyn on Main Street to their holdings. Three years later, they bought the adjacent Hotel Lexington to expand the Rosslyn. Their big move came when they bought the prominent corner just to the south, most recently the site of one of William H. Clune's theaters. Here the Harts built the New Hotel Rosslyn, designed by John Parkinson and opened on November 9, 1914, George's 44th birthday. A proposed northward expansion three years later to replace the old Lexington structure and the original Rosslyn was delayed and then changed in 1922 to instead jump across the street when the Harts leased the southwest corner of Fifth and Main. The New Rosslyn Annex would be connected to the main hotel by passageways under Fifth Street, including one lined with marble for hotel guests. The Harts again called on Parkinson, now partnered with his son Donald, to duplicate the details of the 1914 building. When the New Rosslyn Annex opened on December 29, 1923, it took the title of largest hotel on the Pacific Coast...."

From 107 Fremont Place



The Hart brothers making alterations to the Lex/Rosslyn during 1906 would seem to support the 1907 parade date...



A few related items:


Times, April 15, 1906



From the Herald, May 2, 1907



LAHerald May 2, 1907
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I have the best memories of my youth at the Hollywood Roller Bowl. Live organist, disc jokey, colored lamps, pretty girls, the soda fountain. Great times. Later became the Orrin Tucker ballroom. It was not on a movie lot. It was west of the old 20th Century Fox lot at Sunset and Western.


http://hollywoodphotographs.com/photos/lrg/SB-108.jpg

The photograph CBD posted says this was at Sunset and Bronson, west of the old Warner Bros. studios, now Sunset Bronson studios.

There are some posts about the roller rink and subsequent Stardust Ballroom, and three different locations/addresses came up for the roller rink, but HossC came up with the answer for the confusion and for the answer to E_R's post:

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I don't believe we have discussed a roller skating rink at this location.

Ad from 1949
ebay

It was located on a movie lot? (Stage 2 )

for search purposes: Hollywood Roller Bowl, Stage 2 - Sunset at Bronson. Phone HO 5220
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From HossC's post: (note the "Skate Your Date" reference in each one.)

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The confusion over the address may be due to this earlier establishment of the same name. This was another of Sid Grauman's enterprises located in the Warner Bros. Studio on Sunset. The seller says this label is from the 1940's.


eBay

An issue of Billboard from July 1957 has this snippet about the Hollywood Rollerbowl.


books.google.com
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The prior posts about the

http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=23153

http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=23154


FYI: NetFlix has been leasing a lot of the facilities at the Sunset Bronson lot and moving their offices and productions there, instead of leasing out other places for their film & TV production.

https://la.curbed.com/2016/10/19/133...ronson-studios
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