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This photograph of Anita Stewart's home helped me solve a mini-mystery.


ebay / from 1924 photo album





I've had this photograph in one of my files..and have always wondered where it was taken. [see below]


charliechaplin.com

If I'm not mistaken, this is the Anita Stewart house!

Category :
The Pilgrim
Description :
Girl's home exterior


'The Pilgrim' is a Charlie Chaplin movie filmed in 1923, a year before the snapshot was taken.


IMDB
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update:

Now that the two photographs are side by side........
I see that the columns on the Anita Stewart house are placed in pairs while the columns on The Pilgrim house are individually spaced.

I guess this means my mini-mystery remains unsolved. *sad*



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There have been several posts over the last couple of days about all the buildings that have been demolished to make way for something "newer" and "better". I thought that might be the cue for this story with a surprise happy ending (sorry for the spoiler!).

The first picture below is from a season 4 episode of CHiPs called 'Karate', which originally aired in 1981. Ponch and Jon are pursuing a suspect in Ponch's own car when they're pulled over by an LAPD motorcycle cop outside this faded gem of a building.


Rosner Television/MGM Television

Using background buildings and the route they took, I managed to work out that it once stood on West 15th, just west of Figueroa, but the area was subsequently cleared to make way for the Convention Center Annex. Checking the City Directories, I found a listing in the 1969 edition which named it as the Otsego Apartments at 633 W 15th. That led me to a 1967 William Reagh picture on the LAPL website. Then, when I saw that the California State Library also has some William Reagh photos, I was able to find a larger version of the same picture. The cars outside appear to be an Avanti and a Peugeot 404 convertible.


California State Library

There was also a side view that LAPL don't seem to have.


California State Library

The LAPL's caption describes it as "A Victorian residence on 12th St. near Figueroa, now an apartment building, the Otsego Apartments." If anyone's in the business of emailing corrections to the right places, maybe you could tell the LAPL it was on West 15th (their reference is LAPL00017612).

My post was originally going to end here, because I assumed the building was demolished to make way for the Convention Center. Then I spotted the picture below while I was looking for info on the John Parkinson house moving that GW mentioned recently. The caption names the building as the Edward Strong mansion.


LA Times/Larry Davis

The LA Times article below, dated May 12, 1989, says: "After nearly 11 months of frantic efforts, the once-stately Edward Strong mansion, a reminder of downtown Los Angeles' Victorian past, was towed away from its site of 102 years on West 15th Street, where it stood in the way of a $390-million expansion of the Convention Center." They add that it "was declared a landmark in 1976 because of its unique Queen Anne architecture in the Caribbean style."

Mansion Moves Out Ahead of Wrecker's Ball

Best of all, the article names its destination as the 800 block of South Coronado Street, near MacArthur Park. That means we have a happy ending, because the house is still standing there today.


GSV

Coming across this rendering of 825 S Coronado here, I was reminded of #826 and HossC's definitive history of it here on NLA, which is due for an encore. I for one am excited by the rejuvenation (I prefer this to "gentrification") of Westlake...at the same time keeping my fingers crossed that 826 S Coronado will survive....

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The image is from a November 11, 1949-LIFE collection taken when MB was "method[ically]"researching his role in the 1950 film, The Men. "The best shots are the ones of Brando in Eagle Rock, in and around the bungalow owned by his aunt Betty Lindemeyer. In some of the photos, Brando is joined by his maternal grandmother and her pooch." https://www.adweek.com/digital/marlo...lished-photos/

Here are a number of related images that might help identify both the street address and the neighborhood.
LIFE photographed by Edward Clark

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Both Pinterest

3870 York Boulevard today:


GSV Feb 2014


And here's a less-clear view from Sept 2014, but one with Marlon's ghost:

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Cambria Street School, Los Angeles

I don't believe we have seen this fine looking school on NLA. (yes, I searched)

At first I thought the school was located in Cambria, Califorinia [San Luis Opisbo County], but it's actually the Cambria Street School in Los Angeles!


abebooks

or maybe we've seen it under a different name (?)






Here's a closer look sans border.



looks like a meteor[ite] landed in the foreground

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We have discussed the Hollywood Canteen many times on NLA....& if I remember correctly, the Canteen Club Cafe has also been mentioned. (I tried, and failed, to find the posts).

THAT SAID....I'm pretty sure this is the first souvenir folder from the Canteen Club Cafe!


EBAY (no longer listed)



I can't quite read the writing (my eyes are blurry). It might be LaVerne, Maxine and Patty.


the back


search purposes: Canteen Club Cafe, 527 South Main St. Los Angeles
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Well, this is now a mystery photograph because I lost the information (I was at my mom's house when I came across it)

I can say it's somewhere in the valley (which doesn't narrow it down much, does it)


? Ill let you know if/when I find the source again

The church is lovely, but I mostly wanted to comment on the RR. sign. I don't believe I have ever seen one like it.

and with the raised letters...it looks like it might light-up!



Any rail fans familiar with this type of r.r. sign in the Los Angeles area?

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There used to be an identical sign at Magnolia and the UPRR (Former LASL) tracks in Riverside until the crossing was separated.
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We have discussed the Hollywood Canteen many times on NLA....& if I remember correctly, the Canteen Club Cafe has also been mentioned. (I tried, and failed, to find the posts).

THAT SAID....I'm pretty sure this is the first souvenir folder from the Canteen Club Cafe!


EBAY (no longer listed)



I can't quite read the writing (my eyes are blurry). It might be LaVerne, Maxine and Patty.


the back


search purposes: Canteen Club Cafe, 527 South Main St. Los Angeles
When day was done and night was come, boy, did we have fun (Well!) Sherry

Velda, hope to do it again -- without the rain -- Love, adta

Cheers,

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Thanks Earl!

I have a sister named adta.





tee hee. not really.

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Western Pipe & Steel Company

I found this recently on ebay. The location isn't given....except for California. The riverbed in the foreground could be the Los Angeles River.

ebay


Can you see the man?



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Here's the Western Pipe and Steel Company of California on the banks of the Los Angeles River on the 1921 Baist map.


USC Digital Library

Earlier CDs list the address as 1758-1764 N Broadway, but by 1921, it's 1758-1764 N Spring Street.


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very cool. Thanks Hoss!



And here's the man.


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Here are a few more pics from the old photo album. [c.1924]


ebay




#1

ebay

The A. Ambrosini home in Glendale.








#2

ebay

Land Lord of ours. Neighbor's home. The President Adams in Wilmington Harbor.











#3

ebay

Uncle Otto!











#4

ebay

Our "Hang Out" and our Land Lady..................................our Land Lord.













#5

ebay

Oil Kings at "Signal Hill", Long Beach 2 / 11 / 24.............................IN the Busch Garden.









and lastly, #6

ebay

Ditto

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LA Times via ProQuest via CSULB Library

The location of the W.C. Stuart residence is the corner of Orange Grove and Columbia.

To my great surprise, the trees are still there!


gsv

The W.C. Stuarts have a nice handful of mentions in the Los Angeles Times . . . but nothing of interest, almost always of the Social Happenings sort. Here's the most interesting:


LA Times via ProQuest via CSULB Library
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When day was done and night was come, boy, did we have fun (Well!) Sherry

Velda, hope to do it again -- without the rain -- Love, adta

Cheers,

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Looks like "Adele" to me.
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I finally found the link to the 1924 photo album.



HERE

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A quick search tells me we haven't seen Boureston's on NLA.


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Slauson at Van Ness, Los Angeles

AXMINISTER 1 - 0595
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I like the keyhole shaped interior doorway.
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I've found a time frame for Boureston's, but that's about all I can find. The following is from jassdancer.blogspot.com:
Boureston's is legendary among the greatest dancers to ever step foot on a floor in Los Angeles. Between the years 1943 and 1945, the weekly dance was the hottest location for the best to have their showdowns.
It must've been mentioned in the newspapers.

I've just noticed that their very similar matchbook has the phone number Axminister 9090.
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^ ^ ^ Thanks Hoss. -very interesting.



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LA Times via ProQuest via CSULB Library

The location of the W.C. Stuart residence is the corner of Orange Grove and Columbia.

To my great surprise, the trees are still there!


gsv
121 year old trees! Thanks for pointing out the Jacarandas odinthor.

From the location of the trees, the Stuarts probably lived on the northwest corner. (replaced by apt. building)

The Bissell House, on the southwest corner, was built in 1887. (that pink Bissell House Bed & Breakfast thingy is pointing to the wrong house)

I corrected it with my skillfully drawn red arrow.

GSV


It's impossible to get a view of it from the google-mobile...so here's a pic of the pool and the back of the house via Tripadvisor


tripadvisor

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There used to be an identical sign at Magnolia and the UPRR (Former LASL) tracks in Riverside until the crossing was separated.
The church is not in Los Angeles but rather in Ventura County. It is the St. Mary Magdalen Chapel in Camarillo. It is on the left as you go west on the 101 through Camarilllo. The picture was taken from about Glenn Drive or Holly Drive looking north, from behind and below the church
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