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Old Posted Jan 12, 2018, 8:09 PM
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Trippy Sunset Blvd. film. The abandoned Pandora's Box at Sunset and Crescent Heights, girl selling LA Free Press, coffee house.

Lots of good times on Sunset - Ben Frank's, Whisky, Fifth Estate, Sea Witch, The Trip, underground movies at cinematheque 16, Harry's Open Pit, sitting on the wall that used to be next to the Whisky watching life stroll by....being hassled once by Kim Fowley...shows at the Palladium, Kaleidoscope, Ciro's/Hullaballoo....

Too bad film uses SF band Jefferson Airplane instead to LA groups like Love or The Doors.

Check out The Great Hollywood Hangover - http://www.hollywoodhangover.com
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Union Hardware and Metal Company

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Ad found in Electrical World - April 2, 1932


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"Union Metal Poles installed recently along Eight St., Lo Angeles."

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Although the luminaires were changed to overheads in the 1950s, the Union Metal Poles lasted into early 2015 along this stretch of West 8th Street between Irolo and Western.
At least one of the poles may have been missed. This is the SW corner of Irolo and W 8th last year. Is this a match?:


gsv sept 2017
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2018, 11:08 PM
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At least one of the poles may have been missed. This is the SW corner of Irolo and W 8th last year. Is this a match?:


gsv sept 2017
It sure looks like the old Union Pole to me. The bulky base and fluted column are clues, as is the former light attaching point midway up. How did you find this T2?

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Old Posted Jan 12, 2018, 11:17 PM
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B/c acorn8332:

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Although the luminaires were changed to overheads in the 1950s, the Union Metal Poles lasted into early 2015 along this stretch of West 8th Street between Irolo and Western.
It's at Irolo and W 8th
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Old Posted Jan 13, 2018, 12:27 AM
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A = 800 S Oxford, a single-family house put up by builder Benjamin O. McCormick in 1920; it was moved to 2508 Centinela in 1937 and demolished in 1971 to be replaced with an apt building

B = 801 S Oxford, a single-family house built by Roy O. Dalton in 1922; not sure when it was replaced

C = Pellissier Square Garage

D = Washington Building-Loan building

E = 811 S Western Avenue
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F = The Beverly Arms--see pics of "E" & "F" below--both of which we've seen on NLA before in post 20897
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This is great GW!

thank you, thank you, thank you.

(I'm still looking for a photograph of the Washington Building & Loan, but I havn't had any luck yet)
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LAT June 15, 1930


ER: Not a photo, but this seems to be the Washington Building & Loan building... on June 6, 1930, the Garners were issued a permit for a building on Lot 3 of the Country Club Tract, which the Washington building was on.... It appears to have lasted until the end of 1970.
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Old Posted Jan 13, 2018, 1:26 AM
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Thanks again GW. I looked and looked only to hit dead-ends.

The Washington Building & Loan building appears to have be Art Deco. (with the ziggurat/mayan-esque windows and all.

The "Hart Brothers Construction"....hmmm...I wonder if that's the same Hart Brothers connected to the New Rosslyn Hotel.


hotel world july 1, 1922


here's an earlier mention

the los angeles financier july 30, 1910

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Old Posted Jan 13, 2018, 2:16 AM
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And . . . (took a while for me to do some Photoshop fun to compact the article) . . .


LA Times 12/23/58 via ProQuest via CSULB Library
Damn, that lady was crazy-mad...pressing on the gas pedal for that distance.



"Mr. & Mrs. Reynold's Wild Ride"


google earth

"The car was clocked at speeds upward of 100 mph."

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While searching for info on Pierce Bros. I happened upon an ad for a hospital-that I had never heard of before.

I'll start the post with an enlargement of the photograph that appeared in the ad.


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Loamshier Hospital, Santa Monica Calif. Princeton and Wilshire

in my opinion it looks like a former tourist court.



the complete ad


california medical and surgical reporter 1916


a couple more bits of information.


modern hospital, jan 1922


Southwest Builder & Contractor, July 1919

but I haven't been able to find an exact street address. HELP

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Old Posted Jan 13, 2018, 3:39 AM
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This will be of the minimum of interest, or less; but I recently discovered a very large cache of old photos of mine. As I begin to review them, I find this one showing the tracks--Pacific Electric tracks, right?--along the beach near Huntington Beach (we called the location Tin Can Beach) the crossing of which was an interesting feature of the family beach-going.


odinthor collection, photo by young master odinthor

With any luck, photos of more NLA significance will come to light in this cache . . .
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Old Posted Jan 13, 2018, 5:46 AM
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This will be of the minimum of interest, or less; but I recently discovered a very large cache of old photos of mine. As I begin to review them, I find this one showing the tracks--Pacific Electric tracks, right?--along the beach near Huntington Beach (we called the location Tin Can Beach) the crossing of which was an interesting feature of the family beach-going.


odinthor collection, photo by young master odinthor

With any luck, photos of more NLA significance will come to light in this cache . . .
About 1955 or so, my aunt took my sister and I camping at Tin Can Beach. Spent one night there. Very primitive place, no toilet or fresh water there.....basically an awful place then.
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As I begin to review them, I find this one showing the tracks--Pacific Electric tracks, right?--
Yes.
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a Glendale then and now

More browsing at Calisphere led to this picture, captioned "Street Scene in Glendale." I thought I'd take another try at providing a "Then and Now."

Calisphere.org

No date was given, but I would guess mid-20s from the cars. The obvious clue is the hotel name. I found it in the 1923 Glendale City Directory at 1531 S Central.


ancestry.com

Looking at the hotel, its name appears more aspirational than descriptive.

Here is a view from a contemporary Sanborn map showing the location of the camera and its field of view marked:


lapl.org

GSV makes available two views of the Hotel De Luxe corner, one from 2007 showing a cleared lot, and the second showing some Starbucks-containing-post-modernist nightmare that has just been built. I chose to show the earlier one here:

GSV

And finally, an inset:

Calisphere

Given the recent discussion of street lamps, I'm wondering if the experts could weigh in on the items circled in red in this inset. The one on the right looks like a gas pump; there seems to be a hose or tube running down its side. Also, what is the object in front of the hotel/garage? A bird bath?

Some of the buildings on the west side of San Fernando at Central look like survivors.

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More browsing at Calisphere led to this picture, captioned "Street Scene in Glendale." I thought I'd take another try at providing a "then and Now".

Given the recent discussion of street lamps, I'm wondering if the experts could weigh in on the items circled in red in this inset. The one on the right looks like a gas pump; there seems to be a hose or tube running down its side. Also, what is the object in front of the Hotel? a bird bath?

Finally, it seems that some of the buildings on the west side of San Fernando at Central are survivors.
Not an expert but that short circled item in the middle may be a stand for water and air. If those are curbside fuel pumps, they are in an odd and rather unsafe location. But that was then....things were very different.
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About 1955 or so, my aunt took my sister and I camping at Tin Can Beach. Spent one night there. Very primitive place, no toilet or fresh water there.....basically an awful place then.
Absolutely. As I understood it then, it was outside the Huntington Beach city limits, and so got little or no maintenance or amenities. You had to mind your p's and q's walking through the sand in your bare feet. The upside of this was that there were fewer people there.

The stretch of PCH alongside it was called Blood Alley. Since there were no cross-streets for quite a stretch, drivers would get up to quite a high rate of speed. Meantime, at that time, it was legal to park roadside there (no parking lots there then). This meant that folks concentrating on walking to the beach, or drowsy after spending a few hours in the water and/or basking in the sun, and maybe somewhat drunk, would be trying to cross the highway in their bare feet or flip-flops, and not paying much attention to the cars barreling towards them at 60 mph.
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Maple Lodge Sanitarium

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While searching for info on Pierce Bros. I happened upon an ad for a hospital-that I had never heard of before.

I'll start the post with an enlargement of the photograph that appeared in the ad.


detail

Loamshier Hospital, Santa Monica Calif. Princeton and Wilshire

in my opinion it looks like a former tourist court.



the complete ad


california medical and surgical reporter 1916


a couple more bits of information.


modern hospital, jan 1922


Southwest Builder & Contractor, July 1919

but I haven't been able to find an exact street address. HELP

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Your items are always interesting, Ethereal. Reminds me that in the 70's, I was driving along Griffith Park Blvd. and spotted the entrance to an abandoned sanitarium called "MAPLE LODGE." Big sign in front. I drove in and wandered around the rooms of the complex, nothing was locked or fenced off. Don't recall it looking as though it had been vandalized. I don't find reference online - but do recall once seeing a article from the 20's or 30's that said someone from the movies - or was it Mrs. Harry Houdini? - was resting at Maple Lodge Sanitarium.
Anyone familiar with this place?
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Tin Can Beach

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Absolutely. As I understood it then, it was outside the Huntington Beach city limits, and so got little or no maintenance or amenities. You had to mind your p's and q's walking through the sand in your bare feet. The upside of this was that there were fewer people there.

The stretch of PCH alongside it was called Blood Alley. Since there were no cross-streets for quite a stretch, drivers would get up to quite a high rate of speed. Meantime, at that time, it was legal to park roadside there (no parking lots there then). This meant that folks concentrating on walking to the beach, or drowsy after spending a few hours in the water and/or basking in the sun, and maybe somewhat drunk, would be trying to cross the highway in their bare feet or flip-flops, and not paying much attention to the cars barreling towards them at 60 mph.
I can remember getting a big scare while driving that stretch of PCH late at night, and narrowly missing a pedestrian crossing the road in the dark. Do not recommend.

I had to look up Tin Can Beach, since I had never heard of any part of HB referred as that back when it was my stomping grounds between 84-89.

http://framework.latimes.com/2017/01...a-state-beach/


Tin Can Beach
September 1958: Litter on “Tin Can Beach,” which was cleaned up and became Bolsa Chica State Beach. This photo was published in the Sept. 7, 1958 Los Angeles Times. Credit: Hubert A. McClain / Los Angeles Times

There are more photos in the article
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While searching for info on Pierce Bros. I happened upon an ad for a hospital-that I had never heard of before.

I'll start the post with an enlargement of the photograph that appeared in the ad.


detail

Loamshier Hospital, Santa Monica Calif. Princeton and Wilshire

in my opinion it looks like a former tourist court.

...

but I haven't been able to find an exact street address. HELP
Look what's on page 3 of the 1925 Santa Monica CD - a full page advert for the Loamshier Hospital at 1116 Princeton Street.


LAPL

I also found this later image. The description mentions a change in the spelling:
Tree Lined Driveway at Loamshire Hospital, 1941.

View of the tree lined hospital driveway looking toward the street. Sign reads: "Please do not park cars in this driveway." According to early photographs and advertisements, the hospital was initially named "Loamshier Hospital"; the spelling changed sometime after 1920.

santamonica.pastperfectonline.com

Princeton Street is now tree-lined and very residential, but there's no sign of the hospital.
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Old Posted Jan 13, 2018, 8:17 PM
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A sad update today on the Coxhead church in Garvanza...story here:
http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/vand.../#.WlpmWt9KvDe


Among the posts about it on NLA is

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=6391
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Old Posted Jan 13, 2018, 8:26 PM
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I can remember getting a big scare while driving that stretch of PCH late at night, and narrowly missing a pedestrian crossing the road in the dark. Do not recommend.

I had to look up Tin Can Beach, since I had never heard of any part of HB referred as that back when it was my stomping grounds between 84-89.

http://framework.latimes.com/2017/01...a-state-beach/


Tin Can Beach
September 1958: Litter on “Tin Can Beach,” which was cleaned up and became Bolsa Chica State Beach. This photo was published in the Sept. 7, 1958 Los Angeles Times. Credit: Hubert A. McClain / Los Angeles Times

There are more photos in the article
Thanks, yep, the pix are just like my memories of it!

Tin Can Beach was the stretch of beach from Warner to the cliffs. It was pretty much my local beach . . . From the cliffs to the pier, and beyond, was (and still is) "regular" Huntington Beach. I used to take a lot of photos of the area; but I'm afraid my kind of pix are not a good fit for NLA, alas.
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