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Old Posted Mar 24, 2016, 2:23 AM
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I'm sure we're all familiar with the Sunset Tower on Sunset Boulevard, but I don't remember seeing this pool and these cabanas before. It's Julius Shulman's "Job 2248: Palmer and Krisel, Sunset Tower, cabanas and pool (Los Angeles, Calif.),1956". I've omitted two images as they didn't show anything different. All the pictures in this set are black & white, so if anyone has a color picture...
I'm in love with it. Hope a color photo turns up.

One of the photos looks like the one the Times printed in September 1956 about the recently opened pool & cabana

9-16-56 LAT

The DeLongpre side of Sunset Tower before the pool
UCLA with zoom

Standing in almost the same place May 2014


I concluded that the whole concrete structure is new material.

I also took this not very pretty shot of what survives of the garage in May 2014



Not long after the pool went in, construction started on the apartments seen in the modern Google view from DeLongpre, at 8400 Sunset. Same owners as Sunset Towers and architects Palmer & Kristel again, is was called Sunset West.

lat 10-7-56


May 1958 ad for Sunset Tower West. lat

1956 view of the Strip near Sunset Tower
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1960s view of the same vicinity
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Old Posted Mar 24, 2016, 4:09 PM
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This particular photo seems to show the pool area at the Sunset Tower nearly at street level. Do
you suppose this was directly in back of the hotel or that land next door with the replacement?


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I wonder if this was a place of assignation?

Probably CBD. From the Sunset Hotel's website:





Although I personally haven't heard any tales about anything in particular happening here.
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Old Posted Mar 24, 2016, 4:48 PM
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This particular photo seems to show the pool area at the Sunset Tower nearly at street level. Do
you suppose this was directly in back of the hotel or that land next door with the replacement?



Probably CBD. From the Sunset Hotel's website:





Although I personally haven't heard any tales about anything in particular happening here.

LOL....Martin.....thank you!!!
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I wonder if this was a place of assignation?
The gag line at the time it opened was that it was originally a 30-story building that got f*cked down to its current height.
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I've been trying to figure what part of the campus this photograph from the 1920s is showing.


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/70876/rec/1
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I just found another photograph of this same spot.


http://waterandpower.org/museum/museum.html

This time I have a description with the location.

"View from the Student Union building, looking north on Bovard (?) and University Avenue (now Trousdale?)

I haven't found a Bovard Ave. or St. but I found a Bovard Auditorium.


google_earth

I believe Childs Way used to be Bovard Street. And the red X marks the spot of the photograph.

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Old Posted Mar 24, 2016, 8:20 PM
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'mystery' location

Does anyone recognize this Standard Station? (note: there's a drug store across the street)


found this afternoon at http://www.ebay.com/itm/C-1945-PHOTO...cAAOSwr7ZW53kS



I thought I'd add this. (look at the bench )


http://www.cafepress.com/+barbara-ann-ba-ba-baran+gifts


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Old Posted Mar 24, 2016, 8:28 PM
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Here are a couple of Julius Shulman photos of the girls' gymnasium at Venice High School. This is "Job 2617: Rowland H. Crawford, Venice High School, Girls Gymnasium (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1958". I've omitted two black & white images which pretty much duplicated these views.





Both from Getty Research Institute

I can only get a good view of the Zanja Street side from the Googlemobile, but the gym looks to be in good shape. I'd love to know if the "G"s from the color image are still in the brickwork. The building is visible on the 1952 image at Historic Aerials (their earliest view of this area), and doesn't appear to have changed.


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Old Posted Mar 24, 2016, 8:34 PM
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I like the design (is it painted pink in that first pic?) I'm curious, did the boys have their own gymnasium too?
(the pics keep disappearing






Does this rather nondescript street corner in South Pasadena look familiar to anyone?


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Here's a closer look at the Spur Service Station (they have clean rest rooms)


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Just a suggestion - could this be 1201 Pasadena Avenue, South Pasadena, Florida? This is from a 1966 edition of The Evening Independent.


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the pics keep disappearing
Sorry about that, but it's beyond my control. Uploads have been back to normal for the last two days, but I'm still getting missing images on the forum. I emailed Photobucket again yesterday, but haven't heard back yet.
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Old Posted Mar 24, 2016, 11:19 PM
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Hoss, you're probably correct that the South Pasadena in my photograph is in Florida.
That would explain why I've never heard of Spur service stations.
I should have googled a time or two before I posted the photo. -my bad.
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Obviously I was wrong.
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and another for good measure.


http://www.pacificelectric.org/pacif...t-hill-street/
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I find it quite sad that this parking structure (as seen above and in the bg/right of the color image), into which the trains passed below and the buses idled atop, is being demolished in the next few weeks. According to this article, "a notice to residents of the neighboring Metro 417 condo complex (aka Subway Terminal Building) says that demolition should begin in April on the parking structure that's along Olive Street."

Here's a view from the other side, showing it "along Olive Street" looking toward the top of the structure (from this post.)




Check out how the sidewalk used to dip down into a door beneath grade, now all filled in.

The structure—specifically known as "The Pacific Electric Railway Company's Hill St Station Electric Train Shed, Auto Park on Roof"—was constructed in 1931, according to the Sanborn:



Now some of you may be looking at the Sanborn and orienting yourself and saying, ok, there's the Terminal Bldg, and this doomed train shed we're talking about, and down at 433 there's that market with the Van De Kamp's we've discussed, and over at the far left is the now-demolished Auditorium, who's that down there known as the "Ohio Oil Building?"

Good question—a quick thread search shows that we haven't covered it (but we all know what a thread search is worth). That said, once upon a time there was the most amazing Walker & Eisen down on Hill Street that looked like this:



Which was their 1928 Federal Title Building (which had been renamed Ohio Oil in 1939). (And look! there's our minutes-ticking-away train shed in the background. To further orient yourself, those are this building's fire escapes at far left in this image.)

The above image was shot in 1980 for the Historic American Building Survey. In the data for the images they note that the building had had only very minor alterations. It was (opposed to the Telephone Bldg on Olive, as damaged in '71 and reclad soonafter) in tiptop shape. There are glowing remarks about its significance, its unaltered character, including its intact interior. Nevertheless, a demo permit is issued just five years later—it being 1985 and the same year the Auditorium went down...one can only assume it was by the same hand for the same project, but precious few remember this wonderful and unlamented structure.







All of the images and info on W&E's Federal Title found here. Interestingly, these images were shot by Julius Shulman, but don't seem to appear online at the Getty.

But to get back to our train shed for a second,



isn't that where they store that yellow LARy car? (Here seen lurking under a blue tarp.) Where is it going to go?
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isn't that where they store that yellow LARy car? (Here seen lurking under a blue tarp.) Where is it going to go?
Hey, Beaudry, our friend Ed Workman gave us an update on that LARY car in this comment. (Brace yourself: it's not good news.)
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"The Robbins" posing in front of 'Club Trocadero' in 1955.



https://books.google.com/books?id=kZ...ocadero&f=true

Did you notice the 8524 peeking out from behind the Club Trocadero sign?

No, this isn't the world renown 'Cafe Trocadero location at 8610 Sunset Blvd., this is a jazz club that was located a block or so east, also on Sunset Boulevard.




Here's a deliciously noirish photograph of the Club Trocadero, 8524 Sunset Boulevard.


http://www.martinturnbull.com/2015/1...ca-late-1950s/



Eventually this same building would morph into Dino's Lodge.

[1962]



And the building next door would eventually become the Tiffany Theater. ( I always thought the Tiffany was a newer building, but at this angle you can see the pitched roof)


http://blogs.kcrw.com/dna/wp-content...1349956142.jpg





Here's what's happening on the same block today.


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Excellent post Beaudry!

Thanks so much for posting the vintage photographs of the 1928 Federal Title/Ohio Oil building. I wasn't familiar with it at all.

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Mystery location, Los Angeles

from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

<a href="http://lacma.tumblr.com/image/121281403096" rel="nofollow">lacma.tumblr.com/image/121281403096</a>
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"The Robbins" posing in front of 'Club Trocadero' in 1955.



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ER....oooeee...That old Troc photo is noirish in the all together. !!!
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I remember when I was 11-12 in 1959 being driven past Dino's and was very disappointed that the building next door wasn't 77 Sunset Strip.
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Mystery location, Los Angeles

from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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724 S Genessee Ave
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"The Robbins" posing in front of 'Club Trocadero' in 1955.

One of the few times that i can date a pic.. My dad was a member of "The Rob(b)ins from 57-61..L-R Ty Lennord, Billy Richards, Roy Richards, and Carl Gardner.. Carl had joined in 53' when lead singer Grady Chapman https://books.google.com/books?id=37...hapman&f=falsewas in jail because of robbery. Also at this time bass singer Bobby Nunn who founded the group with the Richards Brothers, was in the Army. I would say this is mid 54', which would still be around the time that Louis Jordan was still a draw.
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from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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724 S Genessee Ave
I thought that 724 South Genesee Avenue deserved a color picture.


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The property websites give a build date of 1931 (the new building permit is dated late-1930). Here are a few interior images I found on howardmg.appfolio.com.









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... who's that down there known as the "Ohio Oil Building?"

Good question—a quick thread search shows that we haven't covered it (but we all know what a thread search is worth). That said, once upon a time there was the most amazing Walker & Eisen down on Hill Street that looked like this:



Which was their 1928 Federal Title Building (which had been renamed Ohio Oil in 1939).
Another great post, Beaudry. We haven't seen 439 South Hill Street under either of those names before, but it did crop up as the Subway Terminal Office branch of the Citizens Savings Bank and Trust when I did my round-up of their locations. Noircitydame kindly found some pictures and information in post #20884. They showed the building as the Peoples National Bank and the National Bank of Commerce. I followed up with a few longer shots showing different signage in post# 20886.
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