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below: Aerial view of the hospital today.


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A 500ft Dragon is a really loooooong Dragon!


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Whittier National Trust and Savings Bank - 1935. 6754 Greenleaf Avenue. It survives today!









From C.St.Lib

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At nearby 13006 Philadelphia Street, Whittier is the Bank of America, a portion of which, served as Richard Nixon's law office.
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Wow, that little bowling alley is a jewel! I hope someone can dig up the address.
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By the way, I loved those Selig Zoo photos as well. Good find.
The mystery bowling alley was located at 970 E. Colorado Blvd.

1929

http://hdl.huntington.org



Selig Zoo residents like to relax too!
1928 - Road Trip?
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I thought this poor picture could use a little cleaning up.

Nice Job, but too bad you couldn't save the business by putting the cone right side up - with two scoops! Who wants to order just the cone? Everyone loves ice cream except when it falls on the floor or melts! Fortunately, it looks like there is some ice cream in reserve - in the background!
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How about Chapman's Fancy Ice Creams - for those discerning fans who might use a napkin?

1930 Los Angeles, "Mesa Stores" (?)




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Chapman's Ice Cream Store, 60 South Lake. Pasadena. 1928.
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Pasadena 1929
http://hdl.huntington.org


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1937 Chapman's is available on Lankershim in North Hollywood.
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1914 Pearson's Ice Cream Parlor in San Pedro
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What is this strange contraption? an early version of a hovercraft? (I'm kidding)
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One source states the trackless venice trams were battery operated. It would be interesting to know how efficient these were considering available battery technology. In other words, how often did the passengers have to get out and push? http://www.erha.org/venicetram.htm

http://digitalcollections.lmu.edu

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Two Mile Ride?
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7021 Hollywood Blvd. The "Garden Court Apartments" Literally within a couple of blocks west of Grauman's Chinese Theater!

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An annotated aerial photograph circa 1960. I believe this photo accompanied an article on the 1960 Democratic Convention.


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I found this wonderful slide among others a few years back on ebay.



After some research I found out this is the 1889 Cummings Block at 1st Street & Boyle Avenue.

Developed as a hotel by George Cummings, it was an important center of elite social life in the early years of Los Angeles' suburban growth.
Designed by architect W.R. Norten, the four-story brick building featured a blend of distinct Queen Anne and Romanesque Revival flourishes,
including decorative brickwork, arched windows, two parapets, and a corner turret.

The upper stories operated as a residential hotel for over a century. In recent decades it became locally famous as a lodge for mariachis.
Various tenants occupied the first floor.



below: Here is the Cummings Block as it appeared in 1942.


http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=13013





below: Date unknown.


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Here is the block in 1978. Sadly, the roof of the turret is gone.


http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=13261






Here is the block as it appeared in 1997...looking quite dour indeed.


http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=77732

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A more current view. Downtown Los Angeles can be seen in the distance.


google street view



google street view




Here is a wider angle showing the gazebo in Mariachi Plaza across the street.


google street view


google street view


Recently wonderful things have been happening at the Cummings Block! Notice the scaffolding in the aerial photo below.


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Great news! The renovations are complete. The building is now back to how it looked during it's glory days!!


http://la.curbed.com/tags/boyle-hotel-cummings-block

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As I was about to finish this post I came across this amazing photograph of the Cummings Block in 1889.


http://www.boyleheightsbeat.com/hist...h-its-past-348

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An annotated aerial photograph circa 1960.


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My feeble attempt to match using Google earth.

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Here it is color corrected. What an interesting building.
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An annotated aerial photograph circa 1960. I believe this photo accompanied an article on the 1960 Democratic Convention.


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It looks to me that the tag for 'County Hospital' is actually pointing to a large gasometer. Besides the color (County is white, gasometers black), I don't think the hospital can be seen through the haze/smog
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Does anyone recognize the backside of this building?


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The topography is very intense.
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Does anyone recognize the backside of this building?


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The topography is very intense.
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This was the Law Bldng (#139 No. Broadway) just south of Court Flight - See the pedestrian bridge that ran back to the parking area up on the hill in vicinity of old Bradbury house site-- LAPL has 3 great view taken by city appraiser prior to its demolition --at same time as the Hall Of Records would be razed--

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I do get a little carried away with vibrance and saturation.
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After some research I found out this is the 1889 Cummings Block at 1st Street & Boyle Avenue.

Great post on the Cummings block E_R. I alway take 1st street when I go into downtown just to see that building, then go over the 1st street bridge with the downtown skyline. Awesome!
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I do get a little carried away with vibrance and saturation.
rcarlton i think thats the one thing that made early color tv great so dont fret!
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This was the Law Bldng (#139 No. Broadway) just south of Court Flight - See the pedestrian bridge that ran back to the parking area up on the hill in vicinity of old Bradbury house site-- LAPL has 3 great view taken by city appraiser prior to its demolition --at same time as the Hall Of Records would be razed--
Here is a 1953 view of the front of the Law Building.


http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...Number=5021051







And another view of the back. (is it just me or does the back look wider than the front)
Also shouldn't the Hall of Records be...oh never mind.


http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...Number=5021050





And here is a fantastic view of the bridge with the turrets of Bunker Hill looming on the horizon.


http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...Number=5021049

I'd hate to be on that bridge during an earthquake.

Thanks for the info rick m.
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