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"Frontal view of the Hollywood Storage Co. Building, located at 1025 N. Highland Ave. Located at Highland Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, today there will be a demonstration given within an auditorium on the 14th floor in a model kitchen. This building is the home of The Evening Herald radio station, KMTR, which has given Miss Kitchen's previous lectures to thousands. Photo dated: November 19, 1928."




Radio station KMTR at 1522 N. La Brea (just north of Sunset), 1939.




Clifford E. Clinton, founder of Clifton's, begins a daily radio program over KEHE, titled "Civic News Forum."




Paul O'Hana at the controls, CBS radio station KNX, 1926.



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"KEHE, the official broadcasting station of The Evening Herald and Express. KEHE officially opens this modernistic new studio at 141 North Vermont Avenue, with a lavish three-day dedicatory program. The building is devoted exclusively to broadcasting activities, and is the most modern of its kind. It is air conditioned and indirectly lighted and contains the latest radio equipment. Its striking tower with neon lighting effects mark the new structure. Photo dated: April 27, 1937. "




"A look at the radio tower of KFI on top of the building where broadcasting took place. The station was then owned by Earl C. Anthony, Inc. Anthony was also a Packard car dealer."

I wonder where this was located? What is the building with the domes, down the street? (Not the Santa Fe train station, is it?)

Hey all! Been a long time. But seeing the KEHE made me need to jump back in. First of all, I wanted to note that the domed building up the street is the B'nai B'rith temple, talked about here. But back to KEHE:

One of my fave buildings in town, one of the greats by the great Stiles Clements. A 1937 wonder criminally demolished -- they could have at least kept the facade, a la the 1938 bowling/ABC/TAV on Vine nr Sunset that became the Schwabs -- but the Conservancy was busy with the Ambassador, and the LAUSD did a little gaslight shellgame and there was no review before they knocked her down.

12/9/36 lapl

4/27/37 lapl
2/16/03 by me

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12/9/36 lapl

Note the lobby rotunda. Here's a shot of it, oh, a little later.



Yeah, church and state, etc., but I think the rotunda's verses from Psalms (19:2-4) say something profound in instructing to-days youth about education just as they once imparted wisdom about broadcasting: Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. Not to be. Above image from here which you must click and read many amazements.

4/27/37 lapl

The 300-seat auditorium, separate entrance from the street, where audiences watched broadcasts. The auditorium again:

here

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KEHE was a Hearst station, bought by Earl C. Anthony in 1939, it becomes his KFI and KECA (his initials, natch) and hence all the neon rebranding.

As you can see



it was totally intact and returnable to its former glory.

Because they're so laughingly inept at doing the one thing they're supposed to -- educate children -- you'd think they'd be good at nothing. Turns out LAUSD is very, very good at corruption, vice, and cultural terrorism.

At least a friend of mine pried off her street numbers (no, not those ones, those ones)

so at least there remains some small physical evidence of this beauty's existence.

More about the building here and here and here.
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The Baltimore Hotel....Absolutely Fireproof!

http://www.csulb.edu/~odinthor/socal1a.html

"Baltimore Hotel, at the southwest corner of Fifth and Los Angeles Streets. Formerly, the Baltimore Hotel was at the northeast corner of Olive and 7th, on the other side of the downtown area; this new edition of the Baltimore Hotel was built in 1910. Two buildings to the right—that is, west on Fifth Street—we see a brick building with white oriel windows projecting. This is the Charnock Block, built April to October 1889, and located at the southeast corner of Fifth and Main Streets."

From A Visit to Old Los Angeles.

Galeria Real in Baltimore Hotel, Los Angeles (10-1-23):
USC Digital Library

Here are current reviews of the hotel:
This place is a GREAT place to hole up for a week and smoke crack like the world is going to end tomorrow! Half of Los Angeles' sex offenders and violent criminals can be found living here -- really great if you need advice on how to construct your very own Fifi towel, how to kill someone with a pair of car keys, or if you're into IVing cheap, sludgy heroin and need tips on how muscle it in even the most abscessed limb.

Entomologists shall delight at the garden of roaches, bedbugs, lice, chiggers and other assorted invertebrates that blanket the walls of this manor. Shag carpets in the hallway are surprisingly clean... but that could be because of all the random carpet farmers you'll see scrounging around down there, at the foot of their doors, picking away to keep them clean. Who needs a vaccuum? Neighbors are friendly, if exuberant -- especially the ladies! -- kicking in your door at 2am, offering companionship at rock bottom prices.

Wow! And the concierge service.... I have never had my keys and ID shoved at me so fast underneath a bulletproof glass window before. What efficiency!

AND the best part is, it's dirt cheap!!! So you can save some money when you walk a few blocks over to your fancy-pants dinner at Cicada. I love Downtown Los Angeles!

Courtney "Skullduggery Tricks" H.

Today:
Google Earth

"This is a 1920's era railroad hotel. Takes long-term weekly renters, like SS recipients, etc. I stayed here a year or two back when. What can I say about skid row? Anyway, a lota old timers. Original architecture hardly visible. They shoot the occasional scene in here. The neighborhood is always part of some cop show shoot. But the place is OK if your willing to wait out the application process..."

"I believe outa all the hotels in skid row this is the most comfortable one. I also think it's has a nice view. Evelyn"

"The place sucks and cockroach infested!"

http://www.hotelhristina.com/wp-cont...20downtown.jpg

http://you-are-here.com/downtown/baltimore.jpg

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Built in 1913, the sleek Hotel Stowell, at 414-416-418 S. Spring St., would fit into the second lot south of the Union Trust Bldg. The Hotel Stowell would later be known as the El Dorado.








These are from A Visit to Old Los Angeles.

http://you-are-here.com/downtown/el_dorado.jpg

Today:


Google Earth

Here of some interior photos before it was converted to lofts:

http://user.cloudfront.goodinc.com/c...sotelo0251.jpg

http://user.cloudfront.goodinc.com/c...sotelo0501.jpg

http://user.cloudfront.goodinc.com/c...sotelo0161.jpg

http://user.cloudfront.goodinc.com/c...sotelo0021.jpg

The front lobby today:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ntEDDCPMUN...0/IMG_2895.JPG

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ntEDDCPMUN...0/IMG_2982.JPG

The former El Dorado Hotel was originally constructed in 1913 and named the Hotel Stowell after it's builder, N.W. Stowell, a capitalist and financier. The ground floor showcases what is thought to be the largest area of intact Batchelder tile in the world. The exterior facade is dressed in concrete and turn-of-the-century terracotta. Notorious for once being the home of the esteemed actor Charlie Chaplin, the El Dorado is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Original design elements have been carefully preserved while creating a modern, innovative living environment. Arched Windows and french doors leading to private balconies adorne each of the loft spaces. Kitchens and Bathrooms are decorated with Italian designed finishes and granite countertops.

With it's timeless beauty, classic architecture, and glorious past, an historic landmark hotel in downtown Los Angeles reclaims its legacy as one of the city's venerable addresses.

http://mediaservice.themls.com/?dir=...12014775MR.jpg

Offerred At: $699,900.00
HOA Dues: $522.00/month

Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 2
Sqft: 1190
Pet Friendly: Yes
Laundry: Inside
Parking Space(s): 2
Mills Act: No
Live Work: Yes

Live Work: Yes

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El Dorado Lofts community in downtown LA promotes the exclusivity of only 65 private residences in a 12-story Historic Building. New home construction, never lived in Penthouse is available for sale, unit 1205. This is the LAST opportunity to own a luxurious, Uber-Licious Penthouse that is approximately 1190 SF with a spiral staircase that takes you up to the roof top, not just any roof top, it takes you up to your own PRIVATE roof top terrace that is an additional 550 SF (approximately). STUNNING City views from this roof top terrace. Home includes 1 private Master Suite with enclosed bedroom, private Bath with deep soaking tub and spacious walk-in closet. Large living area with an area designated as an Office, surround sound and speaker wiring. Kitchen area boasts built-in stainless steel Bosch appliances (including Bosch/Stainless refrigerator), black granite counter tops and Italian, top of the line, cabinets throughout. Private interior laundry closet with hook ups for a stacked washer/dryer unit (included and Bosch). Original and use-able fire escape-style balcony at the main level with stunning City views. Two car parking space in adjacent Bank House parking garage with easement attached, available at a monthly cost of $300 (reserved spaces).
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There's that apartment building again...

...and now it has a name, El Vigo.

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KEHE was a Hearst station, bought by Earl C. Anthony in 1939, it becomes his KFI and KECA (his initials, natch) and hence all the neon rebranding.

A while back I noticed it peering over another building:
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Alden Jewell
Circa 1960: 155 N. Vermont at Council; the building is gone, though not the apartment building seen at right.

The El Vigo is at 154 N. New Hampshire:

Google
Kind of classically noirish, I think, what with the palms and weathered
facade--street-view glimpses reveal a somewhat forbidding entrance...
anyone ever been inside?
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Sometimes signs can be too large:
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...T-BUI-125?v=hr
"Apex Steel Corporation has completed one of the largest signposts atop a building to be erected in Los Angeles. The frame weighs more than 30 tons and is set on the Hancock Building, Wilshire Boulevard. Display area is 40 by 85 feet and was designed by Cejay Parsons, architect." -- Examiner clipping attached to verso, dated 10 May 1959.
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Here is an interesting noirish tale:
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...231-016~1?v=hr

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...231-020~1?v=hr

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...231-020~3?v=hr

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...231-014~1?v=hr

Charles Finn, of 'Flying Finn Twins,' Dies at 72
September 12, 1986|JERRY BELCHER | Times Staff Writer
Charles Calvin Finn, one of the feisty "Flying Finn Twins" who battled the government for decades in what turned out to be a futile effort to start their own airline, is dead of cancer at the age of 72.

Even in death, the fight may continue, with identical twin George Finn carrying on.

"I want him buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno," the surviving twin said Thursday. "But they say there's no room for him there. But I'm going to fight to get him in--they owe Charley that."

The Finns were both Air Corps veterans of World War II--George as a flight instructor, Charles as a B-17 pilot with 63 missions in Europe.

After their discharges, the San Francisco-born Finns settled in Southern California, and in 1952 set about forming their own airline. They bought a surplus C-46 twin-engine transport for $21,000 from the Bakersfield school district, intending to refit it and operate it as the first ship of a non-scheduled airline called "The Flying Finn Twins Airline Inc."

But the federal government sued, claiming that the school district had no right to sell the plane, and the Finns decided to battle for their plane, using their own unorthodox methods. One of them stole the airplane, and hid it at a desert airport in Nevada. From that point on, the handsome and articulate twins were headline news.

Eventually the twins and their plane were found by the FBI. The Finns were charged with theft, but a federal grand jury refused to indict them because a key prosecution witness could not tell which of the identical twins stole the aircraft.

In 1954, in retaliation, the twins made a "citizens' arrest" of then-U.S. Atty. Laughlin Waters, handcuffing him and alleging that he was illegally keeping their plane from them.

In turn, the Finns were charged with assaulting and impeding a federal officer--and wound up with one-year prison terms. Imprisoned in Springfield, Mo., they went on a 71-day hunger strike, again making headlines. They were released after serving 115 days when U.S. Sen. William Langer of North Dakota intervened in the case.

The disputed C-46 finally was sold at a sheriff's auction in 1957 and, according to the twins, vanished somewhere in Africa.

Charles made his home in Redwood City and George lives in Carson City, Nev. Charles also is survived by a sister, Catherine.

A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Redwood Chapel in Redwood City.
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Photograph of the Nyssa building under construction, Los Angeles. Scaffolding entirely encloses the roof dome. "Received Examiner reference library: Nov. 9, 1943" -- stamped on verso.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...T-BUI-421?v=hr
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"One-time entrance to jail brought to light through tearing down of Bryson Building, at Second and Spring streets. Left to right, Henry Tinemette and Julius Miller trying to open the old jail door." -- Examiner clipping attached to verso, dated 9 September 1934.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...BUI-146~1?v=hr
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Man dies on street car ("P" line), 23 September 1958. No identification. Ambulance Attendant J. Logan, bends over victim who died on street car at 11th & Broadway".

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...423-014~1?v=hr

Not the most pleasant picture, but it shows what the interior of a street car looked like.
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Spooky looking place

Photograph of the Sisters Orphan Home (Los Angeles Orphanage), Boyle Heights, Seventh Street and Boyle Avenue, cornerstone laid 9 February 1890. The 4-story Romanesque stone building is surrounded by fields in which grow trees, grass and other plants. A tall bell tower with a stone cross on top towers over the main entry. A set of broad stairs supply an additional entry at left. A woman(?) is standing near the dirt road which passes in front of the building. "Please credit Title Insurance and Trust Company (Los Angeles), Collection of Historical Photographs" -- stamped on verso.

ca. 1900 http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...T-ORP-046?v=hr

William Henry Jackson (1899)http://digital.denverlibrary.org/uti...XT=&DMROTATE=0
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3940dxer, thanks for the photos of the Hollywood Storage Co. Building on Highland. I've read that this same building was home to television station KTTV for a year, 1949-1950 or so. It's hard to imagine how they set up television studios in such a narrow building.

Beaudry, thanks for your post on the beautiful KEHE building. What a nauseating loss!
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Robinson's Department Store 1950 by Pereira + Luckman Architects. 9900 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California.

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Highland Park Masonic Temple 1922 by architect Elmore R. Jeffrey. 5567 Figueroa Street + Avenue 56, Los Angeles.

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Photograph of the Sisters Orphan Home (Los Angeles Orphanage), Boyle Heights, Seventh Street and Boyle Avenue, cornerstone laid 9 February 1890. The 4-story Romanesque stone building is surrounded by fields in which grow trees, grass and other plants. A tall bell tower with a stone cross on top towers over the main entry. A set of broad stairs supply an additional entry at left. A woman(?) is standing near the dirt road which passes in front of the building. "Please credit Title Insurance and Trust Company (Los Angeles), Collection of Historical Photographs" -- stamped on verso.

ca. 1950 http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...T-ORP-046?v=hr

I think that shot must be a bit earlier than 1950... & here's e_r's additional shot of it: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...8&postcount=91
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I think that shot must be a bit earlier than 1950... & here's e_r's additional shot of it: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...8&postcount=91
The Orphan Asylum was Curlett, Eisen & Cuthbertson, best known for the



...the orphanage was condemned in the early 50s. Great info about it here and here.
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Built in 1913, the sleek Hotel Stowell, at 414-416-418 S. Spring St., would fit into the second lot south of the Union Trust Bldg. The Hotel Stowell would later be known as the El Dorado.


Great post on the Stowell. I will forever call it the Stowell, since Nathan Stowell is important, dammit. (We basically "owe" him Los Angeles since he was the one who figured out how to irrigate the thing.) They recently painted over the Stowell ghost sign...

But let's not forget it was called The Earle from 1950-55 when owned by the Milner chain. Noirish snap from my collection:

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A brief history of the Los Feliz School...

LAPL
Starting in the middle... here is the school built on the corner the northeast corner of Hollywood Boulevard and N. New
Hampshire in 1915...at a time when what was carved over the door would have been a teachable moment if not already
understood by the pupils within (whatever happened to "pupils"?).


Before the MCMXV building, however, there was this incarnation of the Los Feliz School:

The Bruce Torrence Hollywood Photograph Collection (obvs)


Note that short, apparently concrete, fence along Hollywood Blvd in both shots above. It's still
there, if without the swag of chains:

Google


The MCMXV school is gone--I didn't do a whole lot of research as to what happened to it, but perhaps it suffered irreparable damage from the 1933 Long Beach earthquake. Many SoCal schools did (i.e., Thomas Jefferson HS), and they were replaced with contemporary architecture. Anyway, if the MCMXV building wasn't torn down in the '30s, it was removed from the site at some point after a new Los Feliz School went up, set back on the lot from Hollywood Blvd, facing New Hampshire:

Google


Back to the boulevard for a minute... I'm sure you noticed the fenced-off subway entrance on
the corner. Here's the other end across the street:

Google

That's Barnsdall Park to the right. These were the views from there:


The Bruce Torrence Hollywood Photograph Collection


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One last shot...the earlier school coming down for the MCMXV edition:

The Bruce Torrence Hollywood Photograph Collection

It looks like a second story was added somewhere along the line...
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Dodgers v. Giants, 4/18/1958

The beginning of an era:




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