HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > Found City Photos

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #22701  
Old Posted Jul 20, 2014, 7:51 PM
Godzilla Godzilla is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 567
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tourmaline View Post
One of the more pronounced participants in LA's 1910 Air Meet, LA resident, Professor Jerome Slough Zerbe (1849-1921). 256 S Spring Street, Rm 252 and 522 Stimson Building. (Per 1911 CD) A professor of ?? Author of "Electricity for Boys" (1914), "Practical Mechanics for Boys" (1914), "Carpentry for Boys" and "Aeroplanes".


Clearly the vanguard of aeronautical design.
http://waterandpower.org/Historical_...ultiplane1.jpg


Form does not always follow function? If Prof. Zerbe hadn't died so early I would like to have asked his opinion regarding goat glands. Some scoffed at Drs. Wheeler and Brinkley! But not Harry Chandler. http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=13309



1896 - Chandler residence, 503 N Broadway

http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/5672/rec/62



But will it fly ? Skepticism?


http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single.../id/5661/rec/1



Harry Chandler receives honorary degree

1933


http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single.../id/5575/rec/9



1934 - From the roof of the Times

http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/5653/rec/33
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22702  
Old Posted Jul 20, 2014, 7:53 PM
CityBoyDoug's Avatar
CityBoyDoug CityBoyDoug is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,903
Mia.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tourmaline View Post





Culinary Invention Claims From the L.A. Area

The French Dip Sandwich - by Phillipe Mathieu (Phillipe Restaurant, L.A., 1918)
The Cheeseburger - Lionel Sternberger (Rite Spot Restaurant, Pasadena, 1924)
The Hot Fudge Sundae - at C.C. Brown's (Hollywood)
The Shirley Temple & the Cobb Salad - at L.A.'s Original Brown Derby (Hollywood)


The History of Eating Out in Los Angeles

Origins of Some Local Food Empires
1926 - Orange Julius, Julius Freed, Los Angeles
1941 - Carl's Hot Dog Stand (Carl's Jr.), Carl Karcher, Los Angeles
1948 - In-N-Out, Harry Snyder, Baldwin Park
1948 - Winchell's Donuts, Verne Winchell, Temple City
1952 - Fatburger, Lovie Yancey, Los Angeles
1958 - IHOP, Al Lapin, Toluca Lake
1958 - Sizzler, Culver City
1961 - Wienerschnitzel, John Galardi, Long Beach,
1962 - Taco Bell, Glen Bell, Downey
1972 - The Cheesecake Factory, David Overton, Los Angeles
1972 - Gladstone's 4-Fish, Robert Morris, Malibu
1982 - Islands, Tony DeGrazier, West Lost Angeles
1983 - Panda Express, Ming-Tsai Cherng and son, Andrew Cherng, Pasadena

Lists from http://www.laalmanac.com/history/hi08r.htm


What, no Tom's # 49, Ca. Pizza Kitchen and W. Puck spinoffs?
Two world famous eating establishments were oddly missing from the above list:

McDonald's....the McDonald brothers, San Bernardino, CA....1940

Bob's [The Big Boy]....Bob Wian, Glendale, CA....1936

Another runner-up might be the Tiki craze and the Zombie cocktail. Both of these were sort of invented by Don Beach, at his Don the Beachcomber restaurant in Hollywood, circa 1936.

Francis Langford, the famous Hollywood singer and movie star, transplanted the Tiki theme to her restaurant The Outrigger in the 1950s. It was located in her hometown of Jensen Beach, FL.

Last edited by CityBoyDoug; Jul 20, 2014 at 8:19 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22703  
Old Posted Jul 20, 2014, 7:59 PM
Godzilla Godzilla is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 567
Quote:
Originally Posted by HossC View Post
I've also seen claims that the Margarita cocktail was invented by Johnny Durlesser while he was head bartender at the Tail o' the Cock restaurant. He's obviously in a long line of claimants, some of whom can be found here.
I think that was a "starter" list.

Moscow Mule? http://liquor.com/articles/behind-th...e-moscow-mule/


Then there are the other starter lists for other firsts, e.g., inventions, fashion trends, art and even politics (Major Shaw?).

Last edited by Godzilla; Jul 20, 2014 at 9:11 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22704  
Old Posted Jul 20, 2014, 8:28 PM
Lwize Lwize is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 207
The Original Tommy's should be on the LA list - 1946
Ptomaine Tommy's (unrelated) supposedly invented the chili burger in the 1920's in Lincoln Heights.

Both Phillipe's and Cole's P.E. Buffet claim to have invented the French dip sandwich in the early 20th Century.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22705  
Old Posted Jul 20, 2014, 8:46 PM
HossC's Avatar
HossC HossC is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 3,166


Baskin Robbins was founded in Glendale in 1945. Also, fortune cookies were almost certainly invented in California, although there's a ferocious debate between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22706  
Old Posted Jul 20, 2014, 8:51 PM
CityBoyDoug's Avatar
CityBoyDoug CityBoyDoug is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,903
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
The Original Tommy's should be on the LA list - 1946
Ptomaine Tommy's (unrelated) supposedly invented the chili burger in the 1920's in Lincoln Heights.

Both Phillipe's and Cole's P.E. Buffet claim to have invented the French dip sandwich in the early 20th Century.
I thought about adding Tommy's. Good that you did, Lwize.

Founder Tommy Koulax standing in front.



Tommy's archives
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22707  
Old Posted Jul 20, 2014, 11:04 PM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 11,929
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tourmaline View Post


Here's another view of the crash Tourmaline.


-from a series of glass negatives found on ebay.



__

Last edited by ethereal_reality; Jul 21, 2014 at 12:14 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22708  
Old Posted Jul 20, 2014, 11:25 PM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 11,929
One last look at the photo that started the municipal dump conversation.


Quote:
Originally Posted by HossC View Post
That picture is definitely East Washington Boulevard because it shows the General Motors Truck Co at 1850 East Washington Boulevard.


USC Digital Library
_____


This is too cool...
I just found a photograph that show the buildings across from the General Motors Truck Co.

old file of mine

The gate itself is missing, and an obelisk has appeared in the middle of the entrance.





detail


It looks like the prominent building has Richfield Oil Company of California written below it's cornice. There's a gas station on the corner as well.


I'll try one more slightly closer look.


The other building's rooftop sign says Junior (obviously), but I'm not sure about the word that follows.

__

Last edited by ethereal_reality; Jul 21, 2014 at 12:08 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22709  
Old Posted Jul 21, 2014, 12:23 AM
HossC's Avatar
HossC HossC is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 3,166


The sign says "Junior-Norris". Junior-Norris Galvanizing Inc was based at 1823 E Washington Boulevard (according to the 1932 CD). BTW, I did mention that the picture I posted yesterday of the General Motors Truck Co was part of a set with different views of the intersection. Here's a sharper view of the Richfield gas station and some of the buildings. I also like the hanging GMC sign on the left.


Detail of picture at USC Digital Library
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22710  
Old Posted Jul 21, 2014, 12:31 AM
Albany NY's Avatar
Albany NY Albany NY is offline
I Like Turtles!
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 157
Oh, won't you be my neighbor?

.
__________________
---"Rosebud...." It was a sled, people! Just a stupid, friggin' sled!

Last edited by Albany NY; Jul 21, 2014 at 12:34 AM. Reason: Oooops. My bad!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22711  
Old Posted Jul 21, 2014, 12:34 AM
Albany NY's Avatar
Albany NY Albany NY is offline
I Like Turtles!
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 157
Oh, won't you be my neighbor?

.
__________________
---"Rosebud...." It was a sled, people! Just a stupid, friggin' sled!

Last edited by Albany NY; Jul 22, 2014 at 12:09 AM. Reason: Poor, dumb old me, at it again!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22712  
Old Posted Jul 21, 2014, 4:26 AM
Krell58's Avatar
Krell58 Krell58 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Farmington, MO
Posts: 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tourmaline View Post
Anyone remember Nixon's Family Restaurants?

http://www.afoodbank.org/NewsAndEven...240&h=180&as=1
I wonder if Donald ever said, "I am not a cook".
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22713  
Old Posted Jul 21, 2014, 4:58 AM
TangoJuliet's Avatar
TangoJuliet TangoJuliet is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krell58 View Post
I wonder if Donald ever said, "I am not a cook".
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22714  
Old Posted Jul 21, 2014, 12:27 PM
GaylordWilshire's Avatar
GaylordWilshire GaylordWilshire is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 3,035
Quote:
Originally Posted by Albany NY View Post

It looks to me like the photo of the three Mrs. Hong's was taken in the back yard of 1039 (the house next door). Notice that the detail around the 2nd floor windows matches, as does the underside of the roof eaves. The details of the entryway and first floor windows of the house has changed over the years, but it also looks to be the driveway in which Jr. showed off his Ford. Maybe a simple clerical error in noting the Hong's address?

Quote:
Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire View Post


Mabel Hong--Mrs. Y. C.--in the back yard of 1045 S Gramercy, which is the not the house in the background...no indication which of the three ladies is Mrs. Hong.


In a shot similar to the one of his father with Hupmobile, here's Y.C.'s son Nowland with his '49 Ford and his brother Roger:

HDL/HDL

Not that it matters much...but if you look closely, you will see the southwest corner of 1039, with the tall hedge between its driveway and the back yard of 1045. If you were to look in CDs from the '30s into the '60s, you will find Y C Hong listed at 1045 S Gramercy, so it seems unlikely to have been a clerical error of several decades' standing; also, if you check the LA Times, you will find an obituary for Y C Hong's mother in 1937 that gives his address as 1045. As for the second shot, if you look at the house closest to the driveway in the shot of Nowland (a graduate of U.S.C. law school) and his Ford, you will see that it is not 1039 S Gramercy... I'm not sure why you assume that "The details of the entryway and first floor windows of the house has changed over the years." All of the houses to the north of 1039 appear to be remarkably original, of similar vintage, and with even setbacks. The houses on the far side of the Ford don't match at all.


GSV
Y.C. Hong's 1045 S Gramercy is the leftmost house, with 1039 next door
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22715  
Old Posted Jul 21, 2014, 2:39 PM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 11,929
I spy a sidewalk clock.

Hamburger''s Department store all gussied up for the visiting Shriners.


lacity.org



Here's a closer look.


...street scene and Anita Cream.

__

Last edited by ethereal_reality; Jul 21, 2014 at 3:19 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22716  
Old Posted Jul 21, 2014, 3:10 PM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 11,929
Recently I posted blue tinted (from glass negs) photographs of early Los Angeles fire fighting apparatus-


The seller has added a couple more on ebay. They're pretty amazing.





-ladder truck


__

Last edited by ethereal_reality; Jul 21, 2014 at 4:14 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22717  
Old Posted Jul 21, 2014, 3:59 PM
Tourmaline Tourmaline is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 857
Nice find. I am confident that there were even more long-forgotten tower clocks in the So Cal area.


The list of hamburger purveyors recently mentioned is probably a lot longer than most imagine. Very competitive. Addresses for many of these are unknown.



November 1952 - Airport Village I believe this to be in or around Culver City or Westchester


http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/48832/rec/2




1967 - Carl's[Karcher] Whistle Stop (Anaheim? LA? Karl's first operation was supposedly a 1941-hot dog stand in LA.)

http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/compou...id/68833/rec/1


Hamburger Junction? All aboard.




Ken's "Over a million!"

http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/11592/rec/5








http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/11591/rec/4


Victor Hugo applied for his drivers license here? (Bev Hills? http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...postcount=5006)






Ken's Ken's Ken's


http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/11370/rec/8






The Burgermat

http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/compou...d/63597/rec/10


Jon's






Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22718  
Old Posted Jul 21, 2014, 4:13 PM
Tourmaline Tourmaline is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 857
Quote:
Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
I spy a sidewalk clock.

Hamburger''s Department store all gussied up for the visiting Shriners.


Here's a closer look.


...street scene and Anita Cream.

__


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/2279/rec/5

Hiding in plain sight




Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22719  
Old Posted Jul 21, 2014, 4:35 PM
Tourmaline Tourmaline is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 857
334 S. Hill Street, the Clarmont

1936




http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/85855/rec/59








But when it comes to eat'n, try


Oliver's Cafe

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/85855/rec/59
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22720  
Old Posted Jul 21, 2014, 5:04 PM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 11,929
Excellent photographs Tourmaline. I've never seen Oliver's Cafe before. Can you imagine the interesting smells emanating from that place?
That last photo t makes me want to go inside (but I'd avoid the Tripe Italian Style).

__

Last edited by ethereal_reality; Jul 23, 2014 at 7:26 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > Found City Photos
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:27 AM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.