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Old Posted Dec 1, 2016, 7:56 AM
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1898 Los Angeles High School Yearbook

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Orig-1892-LO...UAAOSwB09YO3XR

....and Rock Street? (I'm unfamiliar with that street) -it was probably renamed to something else, right?
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Here's something I just found and had to add—one often sees pix of the High School on Ft Moore, but from far away (or covered with vines).

The HS, 1890, was by Jasper Newton Preston; the best you're going to get to him or this High School is through the later, similar Coconino County Courthouse.

One Mr Kent Kanouse has a HS set on Flickr, which include scans from old yearbooks. Two caught my eye as they show such great detail on the structure:




As in—




Which thrills me to no end. So, thanks to Kent Kanouse! Also, check out this fascinating album about his old family pad at 808 S Dunsmuir. All sorts of little gems on his feed.
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Old Posted Dec 1, 2016, 8:06 AM
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Looking northwest from Broadway and Temple, showing the Temperance Temple (foreground) and the original Los Angeles High School (right).
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re: Rock street mystery solved.

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It took me a bit of work to get this as I had to put together two different pages of the 1910 Baist Map, at different scales and different angles, LOL. Rock Street became Fort Moore Place, and it seems that Castelar Street became Hill. At the top of the image you can see Castelar Street north of Sunset, and it lines up with the street that runs in front of the High School.
Excellent job in piecing together the twp pages of baist map.

Thanks for taking the time to do that ProphetM. I really appreciate it.
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Here's an intriguing photograph of a group of workers posing in front of the 'White Spot' Reality Company at 5258 W. Pico Boulevard on July 3, 1923.


eBay (found several months ago)

They remind me of the group of workers in Hoss's USC video from yesterday. (even though this is over 10 years earlier)



Here's a better look at the sign in the background.


detail


And a board with prices(?)






The writing on the back is in Spanish.



If anyone wants to translate it feel free. (my Spanish leaves a lot to be desired) -that, and I don't know what "la Hagua" means.




Last but not least, a closer look at some of the workers.


detail

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This is from the 1892 book I found on eBay yesterday.

"Calla Lily Hedge in Second Street Park. -in Winter"



So which park was considered 2nd St. Park in 1892?



Here's the whole page.



That's a nice fence and gate on the property across from city hall--------------------------------------->
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Old Posted Dec 1, 2016, 7:27 PM
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Here's an intriguing photograph of a group of workers posing in front of the 'White Spot' Reality Company at 5258 W. Pico Boulevard on July 3, 1923.


eBay (found several months ago)

They remind me of the group of workers in Hoss's USC video from yesterday. (even though this is over 10 years earlier)



Here's a better look at the sign in the background.


detail


And a board with prices(?)






The writing on the back is in Spanish.



If anyone wants to translate it feel free. (my Spanish leaves a lot to be desired) -that, and I don't know what "la Hagua" means.




Last but not least, a closer look at some of the multicultural workers.


detail
The final word is "Agua." "This group * something, something* of the water company."
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1920 Red Riot” – a demonstration of the unemployed in Los Angeles

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The final word is "Agua." "This group * something, something* of the water company."
"fuetomado esafecha" = was taken on this date
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The writing on the back is in Spanish.



If anyone wants to translate it feel free. (my Spanish leaves a lot to be desired) -that, and I don't know what "la Hagua" means.
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Word for word translation : "This group was shot this date of the Water Company".
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There a zoomable version of this 1891 map (with less intrusive watermarks) at historicmapworks.com. Here's the central area. I've inset the recently discussed Los Angeles High School detail view. Note the two different spellings of Castelar/Castellar Street.


www.historicmapworks.com
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Yesterday we had recreation from Julius Shulman. Today, it's administration. This is "Job 3258: Flewelling and Moody, District Administration Building (West Covina, Calif.), 1961".



It looks like the building had an enclosed courtyard.



I think that's the main entrance on the right.



All from Getty Research Institute

The District Administration Building is still standing at 1717 W Merced Avenue, West Covina. I'm not sure if the decorative walls are original - the sides are hidden by bushes in the original picture. I can't see the courtyard on the overhead view.


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I love the cause and effect on NLA at times!

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My comment about the approaching storm was just an after-thought.
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E_R, your after-thought led to this:


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But not just any winter storm: the following day, January 10, 1949, would see one of the major snowfalls to affect the Greater Los Angeles area. More on these events here: http://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/c...-its-happened/

And this:


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That storm wiped out a citrus producer in Downey that year. They took home movies of the snow.

https://flic.kr/p/abxzNN - the video caption says 1948, but it covers the winter of 48/49.

ETA: I should note the location of this ranch - 9554 Telegraph Road, Downey. https://goo.gl/maps/5k1NRSygrVs

https://www.flickr.com/photos/303997...57617659558203 - More photos and videos of the Red Barn Ranch
Thanks for connecting that storm to the 1949 snowfall, HH! It makes that photo all the more interesting!

And Lomara! What a find! This is the first actual footage I've seen of the famous 1949 snowfall! In color, no less.

Would a photo book of Los Angeles in the snow be anything buyers would be interested in?
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P.S.: Who knew?

Snow Day L.A.

at The Old Lodge
Montecillo De Leo Politi
​Stadium Way & Scott Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Latitude: 34.078255 | Longitude: -118.246601

http://www.snowlosangeles.com/about
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1898 Los Angeles High School Yearbook

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I can't quite place these two palms. Were they near school property?


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Doubly my category ("trees" and "missions"): We're looking towards Mission San Fernando Rey--its convento building, to be precise. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conven..._San_Fernando) . And you already know that they're Washingtonia filifera (California Fan Palm) rather than Washingtonia robusta (Mexican Fan Palm). LAHS students must have gone to San Fernando on a field trip!
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I thought I'd look for a couple snow pictures that we haven't seen on NLA before.
If these were posted previously, I didn't find them.
Source: LAPL

Caption: January 11, 1949. This is a scene in La Crescenta where several inches of snow were recorded. Pat Bradley brought out her skis to enjoy this rare experience in the Southland.




In deference to the Lomara's Downey citrus producer: January 5, 1949. "W. Terzenbach of 6226 Beck Ave., North Hollywood, inspects his ice covered lemon and orange trees. Ice formed on trees from spray Terzenbach left on over night to protect them from frost."




The Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, "where the sunshine spends the winter," is covered with snow on January 11, 1949.




Los Angeles Snowball Fight, January 12, 1949.




Exterior of Clark Gable's residence, located at 4525 Petit Avenue in Encino, shown after a snowstorm. Photograph dated January 18, 1949. (A side note says: The address of this home is now 4543 Tara Drive.) Heh, Tara!





Glendale, early January 11, 1949, taken from Arcadia Hills.

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Thanks for those pics, Martin Pal! Very seasonal as well as historical. And yes, this thread has pinballed into some very interesting places as so often happens at NLA.
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