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Since the water tank is missing, the current 'home' on top was pretty much built from scratch (as opposed to a 'remodel')
"George Armstrong's rebuilt water tower home was anchored to its base on July 3, 1984, as people gathered to watch, comfortably seated in their folding chairs."


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The LA Times covered the water tower a few times:

A House That Rises Above the Rest
http://articles.latimes.com/1985-05-...1_1_ocean-view

SEAL BEACH : Beach Home Epitomizes the High Life
http://articles.latimes.com/1989-10-...6_1_seal-beach

SEAL BEACH : Meal Is Over for Tower's Termites
http://articles.latimes.com/1995-01-...0_1_seal-beach
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I just happened across this photograph of Ceazan Tires on eBay. [dated 1937]


http://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-Commerc...AAAOSwMNxXXyo8

So my question is, which Ceazan Tires location is in the photograph I just found on eBay?
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Believe it or not, I just found another Ceazan Tires photograph. This one of a Hollywood branch.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-Commerc...3D112039789169

Obviously the street number is 1142, but I don't know which street.
The 1939 CD lists branches at 1929 S Figueroa Street and 1142 Vine Street.
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Finally getting around to posting more shots of buildings that haven't been seen in decades. Take a look at 433 Spring

More images here:
http://hunterkerhart.com/look-inside...ance-building/











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Thanks for the information oldstuff. I wasn't sure if the watertower was still standing.



below: I was surprised when I came across this photograph from the 1970s.


http://mapio.net/s/4138929/

Since the water tank is missing, the current 'home' on top was pretty much built from scratch (as opposed to a 'remodel')





Here's how it looks today.


https://www.pinterest.com/pin/337981147005091401/
Someone who lives in that neighborhood told me this tower is the home of (as seen on TV) Larry "I Fight For You" Parker attorney.
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Premier Market - 425 N Canon Drive, BH Circa '36


Where "Premier really means Premier."






























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Same neighborhood, circa '36-'38


The Victor Hugo - 233 N Beverly Drive (Beverly and Wilshire)
As seen from the Beverly Wilshire

















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A mid-late '30s visit to the "Strip?"







Cafe La Maze . . . continued, circa '38




Appearing nightly: "Park Avenue Boys" and "Vi Bradley"











The Cock 'n Bull 9170 Sunset Blvd.





Cafe Bublichki - 8846 Sunset Blvd.










Cafe Trocadero - 8810 Sunset Blvd.







Sunset Blvd. perspective








Club Seville - 8428 Sunset







Jane Jones Little Club - 8730 Sunset Blvd.


http://www.playgroundtothestars.com/...ne-jones-club/




Mammy Louise's Bayou - 8711 Sunset Blvd.







Clover Club - 8477 (8475) Sunset Blvd.























9211- Sunset Blvd. Maps, tourist info and are those poinsettias?


From http://images.google.com/hosted/life...a7a59562d.html
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A mid-late '30s visit to the "Strip?"









Cafe La Maze . . . continued, circa '38




Appearing nightly: "Park Avenue Boys" and "Vi Bradley"











The Cock 'n Bull 9170 Sunset Blvd.





Cafe Bublichki - 8846 Sunset Blvd.










Cafe Trocadero - 8810 Sunset Blvd.







Sunset Blvd. perspective








Club Seville - 8428 Sunset







Jane Jones Little Club - 8730 Sunset Blvd.


http://www.playgroundtothestars.com/...ne-jones-club/




Mammy Louise's Bayou - 8711 Sunset Blvd.







Clover Club - 8477 (8475) Sunset Blvd.























9211- Sunset Blvd. Maps, tourist info and are those poinsettias?


From http://images.google.com/hosted/life...a7a59562d.html
They certainly look like poinsettias, especially those silhouetted along the right side of the shack.
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[QUOTE=Tourmaline;7495415]A mid-late '30s visit to the "Strip?"


Appearing nightly: "Park Avenue Boys" and "Vi Bradley"




The only info I could find on Vi Bradley was that she made some recordings for Decca in the 30's as a solo and as Vi Bradley's Rhythmettes.
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Another Julius Shulman mystery location. Does anyone know where this Thrifty warehouse was? This is "Job 2059: Thrifty Drug Store Warehouse, 1955".



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Another Julius Shulman mystery location. Does anyone know where this Thrifty warehouse was? This is "Job 2059: Thrifty Drug Store Warehouse, 1955".



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Thrifty may have built several buildings to the same design, but I am going to guess that your shot shows the one
on the SE corner of La Brea and Exposition. We see that building in the background of this December 14, 1963, photo
looking south on La Brea after the Baldwin Hills Dam failed:


00059998 @ LAPL

Here's the building today:


Jan 2016 GSV

Granted, there is more space between La Brea and the building in your 1957 photo, but this 1964 aerial suggests that
the building was originally square before being enlarged along La Brea. Below I think we can see the things on the
edge of the roof that are also visible in the 1963 flood photo:


Historic Aerials

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A mid-late '30s visit to the "Strip?"

Mammy Louise's Bayou - 8711 Sunset Blvd.

This is actress Louise Beavers. Is that her restaurant in the above photo? She was affectionately known as the Aunt Jemima actress.


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To this day, I still confuse the Clover Club with the Players Club (also on Sunset Blvd)

So to be honest, I didn't realize the Clover Club looked like this. (it looks more like a retaining wall than a nightclub)
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Brief history:

For one thing, the site was originally a palatial private home. I'm not sure when it was torn down....or remodeled into the club. (does anyone know?)

By February 1930 it was called the Sphinx Club. As of March 1933 it was operating as Club Sokoloeff.
In August 1933, it was the “Hahn Club” according to a permit to make some alterations to the building, Nola Hahn being another gambler associated with 8477.
Soon after it adopted the name by which this address is most famously associated: the Clover Club.

We discussed Nola Hahn on NLA back in 2011 (he was also associated with the Club Continental out by the Glendale Airport), but as far as I know
we were never able to locate a photograph of Mr. Hahn

.....until now.

http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla...ilyNews%3A1277
also at https://jhgraham.com/2016/06/16/8477-sunset-blvd/

That's him in the center, facing the camera. [circa 1935]


below: Here's the building permit that was mentioned earlier.

....for alterations to 8477 Sunset Blvd., the “Hahn Club,” soon to be renamed the Clover Club.

8-14-1933.

found at https://jhgraham.com/2016/06/16/8477-sunset-blvd/

By 1938, Hahn ended his partnership in the Clover Club, & then bought the Trocadero from Billy Wilkerson. He kept the Trocadero for a few years
then ventured to Las Vegas where he opened the highly successful Colony Restaurant.

Mr. Hahn committed suicide in 1957.
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The following image is from lapl, so there's a good possibility we've seen it before on NLA.

A view of the Clover Club as seen from the southwest corner of La Cienega & Sunset Boulevard. [ca.1939]


http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=16778




Originally posted by Tourmaline (did anyone notice the discrepancies of the street numbers?)

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Here's the parking 'ramp' from the opposite direction [ca.1935]


http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=10190

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building permit and information from:
https://jhgraham.com/2016/06/16/8477-sunset-blvd/

The 2011 post on Nola Hahn.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=5160
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May I point out Bit of Sweden there on the left.
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Clover Club - 8477 (8475) Sunset Blvd.

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Club Seville - 8428 Sunset


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I believe Club Seville, which I don't think I've seen a photo of before, became Ciro's in 1940,
but Ciro's address is 8433 Sunset Blvd., but it's definitely the same location as the building on the
left tells us.






Which is the same building on the right center below:
If I am correct it's called the Piazza Del Sol.



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http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=16778

The following image is from lapl, so there's a good possibility it's been posted before.

A view of the Clover Club - 8477 (8475) Sunset Blvd. from across Sunset Boulevard. [no date]
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I believe this would be at La Cienega and Sunset Blvd.

Can anyone read the signs on the right of the photo?

ST. DE...?
BAZA(AR)...perhaps?
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To this day, I still confuse the Clover Club with the Players Club (also on Sunset Blvd)

So to be honest, I didn't realize the Clover Club looked like this. (it looks more like a retaining wall than a nightclub)


http://waterandpower.org/5%20Histori...Club_1940s.jpg




It's not often the images have any descriptive text. Here's an exception.

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Italian movie dir. Roberto Rossellini (R) w. his actress, lover Ingrid Bergman & his co-producer Ilya Lopert (L) w. European movie dir. Max Colpet, being tended by head waiter on terrace at the Players' restaurant on Sunset Strip.
1949 - Player's Club (Guessing the two-story structure is 8212 Sunset.)






I started looking for the various clubs after reading a '36 Variety listing. In addition to the well-known Palomar, Beverly Wilshire, Paris Inn and Biltmore Bowl, there were several names off of my radar, e.g., Blue Room, Cafe Casanova, Cafe La Maze, Esquire, Famous Door, U-Gene's, Somerset Club, Omar's Dome and Jane Jones' Little Club. The Park Ave Boys were appearing at Cafe La Maze. Jane Jones, Gladys Bagwell, Helen Warner and Jeanne Keiler (or Keller) were performing at the Little Club.

Curious purported history of the "Little Club." http://www.playgroundtothestars.com/...rls/#more-4152

It would appear that these clubs were raided as often as they got a new coat of paint. https://jhgraham.com/2016/06/17/8730-sunset-blvd/

The Little Club apparently started out as the King's Club and later the Club Marcel.





This 1941-picture seems to imply that the Duke was no stranger to raids.
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Fashionable and celebrity patrons of Club Marcel, 8730 Sunset Blvd, during an early morning raid November 27, 1941. Not only did officers have to break down the door, they were also confronted by combative drunken patrons. One young woman attacked deputies and newspapermen with “clawing fingers and well-aimed high kicks, displaying a shocking lack of ladylike manners and underwear.” LAPL
https://jhgrahambooks.files.wordpres...john-wayne.jpg



Looking at The Little Club photo and the ad for Eunice's return with her "Famous" Southern Chicken Dinner. CBD pondered whether Louise Beavers was affiliated with the Creole Restaurant at 8711 Sunset. This I do not know, but having read Ms. Beaver's Wiki bio, it seems more of a coincidence than a likelihood. But not impossible. She grew up in Pasadena and attended school there had to learn a southern dialect. There seems no mention of her Creole culinary skills, but a good actress may have studied for the role, as necessary. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Beavers




It is probably worth remembering that "The Strip," skirted many residences. Here Sunset is to the right or high ground of several talked-about backyards.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics26/00047568.jpg



One of the linked sites states that the former home of Wallace Reid, 8300 Sunset served as a gambling club. It is, of course, long gone, but evidently Sunset passersby could glimpse his backyard and swimming pool. As discussed NLA, William Hart's home was next door http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=15334 and J. Barrymore's residence (8426) was also nearby where Butterfield's served a meal or two. http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=15317 http://www.playgroundtothestars.com/...-on-delongpre/



View of Wallace Reid's abode from Sunset Blvd. (Interesting radio antenna. Or is it the best clothes line in town?)
http://www.image-archeology.com/Resi...ailed_1924.jpg



Frontage view of Reid's home at DeLongpre and Sweetzer
http://www.playgroundtothestars.com/...e-front-LG.jpg




http://www.image-archeology.com/Home...fornia_A70.jpg

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How much Trocadero is too much Trocadero?

(Don't ask Ted Healy. Read "death" >>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Healy)


On a lighter note, here is Lana Turner walking near the Troc in 1939 http://images.google.com/hosted/life...9383b88cd.html
































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While I hate to be the bearer of bad news (which one just is, sometimes), it looks as though La Colima is on her way out. The building which the esteemed Michael Ryerson rightfully called "One of and perhaps the most remarkable survivors on the north side."

Here she is in 1929, about seven years after construction (permits are pulled in October 1922)—

lapl

And here,

lapl

it's 1951 and the Broadway tunnel is gone (and with it most of Ft Moore), but the building perseveres, now housing a Mexican place, as it would in forthcoming years

—but now, she's surrounded by demo fencing. Metro is tearing up that giant parking lot to the east, and the lot behind Colima, to build a giant mixed-use "transit village" with retail, lofts, and train stations.

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A view of the Clover Club as seen from the southwest corner of La Cienega & Sunset Boulevard. [ca.1939]


http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=16778
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Can anyone read the signs on the right of the photo?

ST. DE...?
BAZA(AR)...perhaps?
The 1956 and 1960 CDs list St Denis Bazaar silks at 8496 Sunset Boulevard. The 1939 CD only has a drama teacher at that address, but by 1942 the company is listed as St Denis Brother under Oriental Goods.

On a side note, the building in the background, which is now the Piazza Del Sol, has been covered before on NLA. During the '40s and '50s it was called the Coronet Apartments, but, if the picture above is 1939, we're looking at the Hacienda Arms Apartments, once descibed as the "classiest brothel on the Sunset Strip" - read a little more on Wikipedia.
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While we're in this area of the Sunset Strip and discovering more about the Clover Club, I thought I'd add this interesting tidbit.

“Keep Chicago out of Hollywood- Close Clover Club Gambling Joint."


https://jhgrahambooks.files.wordpres...ub-protest.jpg

"Anti-gambling signs on a vacant lot owned by the Coyne family, adjacent to the Casanova Club, 8383 Sunset Blvd, c. 1837-1938.
Similar signs located on vacant lots at 8381 and 8373 Sunset Blvd. mysteriously caught fire in the wee hours of August 27, 1933."

Obviously there's a very interesting back-story to this.
Who is the Coyne family? (their doesn't name come up once in the NLA search)
What did the police do about the burnt signs (I forget who had jurisdiction back then),
Was there an investigation into the property damage?

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