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Old Posted Feb 9, 2018, 1:24 AM
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Kneen's Kamp

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How do you suppose that name is pronounced?
maybe Neen's ? ( if the K is silent, like in 'know')





I found the image of eight views that I told you about last night.



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Although it's difficult to tell for sure; I don't think they match the images in the frame.


calisphere


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more ephemera.





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Your straw hat is waiting for you at Busch's Cor. 2nd & Broadway, Los Angeles
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Old Posted Feb 9, 2018, 6:28 AM
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Two amateur snapshots that show construction of the 101 near Melrose and Vermont.



seller's description: "1950 Building of a Highway Los Angeles Vermont & Melrose"

I don't recognize any of the buildings in the distance. (nor do I know if they were demolished or left intact)

Since you're all such pros I thought one of you might recognize one of the bldgs.





Here's a closer look.


left snapshot detail




right snapshot detail


Left snapshot found HERE

Right snapshot found HERE


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Old Posted Feb 9, 2018, 6:41 AM
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This is from the same group of amateur photographs.

"1940's Downtown Los Angeles St from High Window Old Trucks Vintage Photo"


EBAY

Can anyone figure out what ledge the photographer is sitting on to achieve this vantage point? (I couldn't )

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Old Posted Feb 9, 2018, 8:34 AM
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This is from the same group of amateur photographs.

"1940's Downtown Los Angeles St from High Window Old Trucks Vintage Photo"


EBAY

Can anyone figure out what ledge the photographer is sitting on to achieve this vantage point? (I couldn't )

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Seems like the photographer is in an upper window of the Jewelry Trades Bldg

at 5th and Bway, looking south



Here's a similar shot at LAPL also showing Reese's and Finks


Looking the other way, about ten years earlier


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Old Posted Feb 9, 2018, 8:55 AM
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That is a fascinating link, and I learned a great deal from it. Nevertheless, the nearly universal definition of "Protestant" is different from the historically-accurate one used at that link.

Dictionary.com defines "Protestant" as "any Western Christian who is not an adherent of a Catholic, Anglican, or Eastern Church." I submit that this is the common understanding of the term with most people.

Put in a way that Christians would view the matter, any religion that does not believe in transubstantiation is a Protestant religion. Baptists do not believe in transubstantiation; therefore, by this definition they are Protestant.

It may be an over-simplified, binary way of looking at the situation, but it is the operative one.

But as for me, I will never think of Baptists as Protestants again.
Having been raised in a Baptist church, we always considered ourselves Protestants.
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Old Posted Feb 9, 2018, 2:29 PM
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more ephemera.





ebay

Your straw hat is waiting for you at Busch's Cor. 2nd & Broadway, Los Angeles
Selections from the Los Angeles Times about the R.J. Busch Co., all via ProQuest via CSULB Library, re-sized for your viewing pleasure:


Dates left to right, up to down: 7/1/1900, 4/21/1906, 6/10/1906, 6/28/1906.



Dates left to right, up to down: 5/23/1911, 9/19/1912, 4/3/21.

Note that on e_r's interesting piece of ephemera, the addressee lives a mere block away from Busch's . . .
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LAPL



LAPL

Google Street View


LAPL

Thelma Todd lying in state on December 19, 1935, at Pierce Brothers. The open gold casket was lined with orchid satin, and her hair was arranged in big blond curls the way she liked it, according to the LAPL


UPDATE





More here: http://urbanize.la/post/affordable-h...-dtla-mortuary


And some Pierce Bros history: http://articles.latimes.com/1998/sep/20/local/me-24693
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I like to get to know people.

Mr. R.J. Busch seemed like a person to get to know. I think you'll agree (all from Los Angeles Times via ProQuest via CSULB Library, dates as indicated):









But wait! There's more! . . .
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Old Posted Feb 9, 2018, 10:22 PM
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. . . Continuing (again, all from Los Angeles Times via ProQuest via CSULB Library, dates as indicated; as always, resized and re-formed to compact):



The date of the following is 11/2/1952:



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odinthor,

Do you have a current street address or coordinantes for the (rebuilt) R. J. Busch boulder crest house? Sorry if I missed it somewhere.

Thanks,
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Another noirish street scene from Calisphere labeled "View is looking south on Figueroa st Exposition Boulevard. The City's Streets have become a perilous No Man's Land of crime, due to curfew in effect 9 p.m., Saturday night. Photo dated: March 6, 1966." This was 7 months after the Watts riots. There was (and is) a 10 pm city curfew on persons under 18 years old unaccompanied by adults.


calisphere.org


I couldn't match Figueroa and Exposition to this picture, though. The only clear business name is "Figueroa Medical Offices" but the online city directories didn't have a listing.



Driving the Sanbornmobile up and down Figueroa eventually led to the corner of Fig and Santa Barbara:


lapl.org

sopas_ej posted a view of this intersection 7 years ago:


calisphere.org

This is captioned "Figueroa Street looking south to Santa Barbara Avenue (later Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard), with the Coliseum Hotel and National Automotive School on the left and the Figueroa Theater on the right." e_r probably would like a better view of those roof signs.

The Coliseum Hotel was built in 1927 by the Zobelein interests, the beer family often mentioned on this thread. It disappears from aerial photography around 1985. Today the hotel site is a mini-mall not worth posting.

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... and the Figueroa Theater on the right." e_r probably would like a better view of those roof signs.
There's already a better view of the Figueroa Theatre on NLA, posted by e_r himself:

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below: A wonderful photograph of the Fox Figueroa Theater.


LAPL
In fact, the Calisphere photo appears among many others in a discussion of the intersection on page 265.
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In fact, the Calisphere photo appears among many others in a discussion of the intersection on page 265.
My memory (and search skills) doesn't go back very far it seems but I'll leave the post up because the first photo is worth revisiting and the Sanborn is new.
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odinthor,

Do you have a current street address or coordinantes for the (rebuilt) R. J. Busch boulder crest house? Sorry if I missed it somewhere.

Thanks,
Andys
Wish I did--sorry! Nothing seems to yield an address. The closest indication I've found is from the 1935 article, "The estate is just over the hill west of the La Vina Sanatarium and east of the Millard Canyon mouth." I bet one of our NLA wizards will come up with it!
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Photo Archive

Forgive me if this has been posted before..
This website has lots of photos...not hi res but interesting nonetheless.

Water and Power Associates

http://waterandpower.org/museum/Earl...+)_Page_1.html

Cheers,Pat
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It is not The 101, it is The Hollywood Freeway.
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Another noirish street scene from Calisphere labeled "View is looking south on Figueroa st Exposition Boulevard. The City's Streets have become a perilous No Man's Land of crime, due to curfew in effect 9 p.m., Saturday night. Photo dated: March 6, 1966." This was 7 months after the Watts riots. There was (and is) a 10 pm city curfew on persons under 18 years old unaccompanied by adults.


calisphere.org


I couldn't match Figueroa and Exposition to this picture, though. The only clear business name is "Figueroa Medical Offices" but the online city directories didn't have a listing.



I remember the business on the ground floor of the building on the NE corner of Figueroa & MLK/Santa Barbara. It was Coliseum French Dip and it was there when I used to go to USC and Raider games in the '80s. I recently attempted to get some information or photos but came up empty so I was pleasantly surprised to see it here. The sign was pretty prolific and I had the impression it was a pretty popular place and thought more info wouldn't be too difficult to find. I guess CFD was no match for Philippe though.

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This is the 1956 Los Angeles Motorama...when cars were unique. Nothing quite like this in 2018. 'Golden Rocket', Oldsmobile dream car.


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odinthor,

Do you have a current street address or coordinantes for the (rebuilt) R. J. Busch boulder crest house? Sorry if I missed it somewhere.

Thanks,
Andys
The last page of the article mentioned the new house was to be at 3726 Canyon Crest Road. Google shows larger houses there, but it looks like the rebuilt house from the article was removed. (Lots of boulders in both the aerial and street views on the property area.
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