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Old Posted Jun 22, 2010, 4:24 PM
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I found this on the USC Archive; the caption said that it shows Crenshaw looking south, with a car crossing it at 48th Street, 1930-1939.



WRONG.

I saw the lamp posts and immediately knew that this shows Olympic Boulevard, being that those lamp posts are the "Olympic Specials." It's nice to see them here with their original teardrop luminaires. So, this is actually looking west along Olympic Boulevard at Crenshaw. You can even see the tower of Los Angeles High School to the left. This is where residential 10th Street branches off, though today, 10th Street no longer directly intersects with Olympic and Crenshaw. 10th Street is now closed at S. Victoria Avenue, and a landscaped grassy triangle has been created on that corner, with a driveway to a Rite Aid.

Vons Supermarket apparently was celebrating its 33rd anniversary in this picture, so that would date it to 1939.
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2010, 5:08 PM
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I knew from the lamp posts cause' they're olympic specials??!!??

S EJ! you're amazing! amazing catch due to the oly's!

a few skid row images from pre-skid days. these are all focused around the intersection of towne and 5th

looking northwest from towne and 5th 1890. is that the bradbury mansion up at court and hill in the center of the photograph? the other two large structures would be the courthouse and the newly completed Los Angeles School building


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looking southwest at the intersection of towne and 5th 1890


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Looking south on towne from 5th street 1891


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Looking east on 5th from towne towards the arcade depot 1890


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Looking west on 5th from towne 1891


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the same view looking west on 5th from towne post skid set-in 1986


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a 1926 aerial from grand and 5th looking east over the skid row area


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noirish tale

after i met with my meal ticket client who stiffed me til i produced results, i high tailed it over to the southern pacific to hop a nightliner to san diego to get some lettuce from a pigeon who owed me. but first i needed a haircut so i stopped at a clip joint i knew on 5th and Stanford a short walk from the train for a snip and and a shave. but all i had in the buxton was a round trip ducat and a nickle...........good thing i was hungry.........................


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i had the spaghetti red.............................
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2010, 6:14 PM
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noirish tale conclusion

i shookdown my san diego mark, and got back into town with a satisfying thickness in my breast pocket sometime late after midnight. as tired as i was, a stiff three finger was what i needed.........good thing it was a short walk to salvation


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the caption reads;

View looking west on Fifth Street from the southern pacific terminal on Central Avenue at 1:45 a.m., just before bar closing time.
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2010, 7:06 PM
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looking west on wilshire from St. James Church 1936


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i haven't as of yet been been able to find out anymore about the Oliver residence........but Beaudry might have something to share.

here is his last paragraph in his 6/15/10 "144 S. Grand Revealed" post over at onbunkerhill.org


(Speaking of modern structures on the Hill, remind me sometime to tell y'all about 353 South Hope. The Stuart K. Oliver residence was built on the site of the Hildreth mansion's adjacent carriage house ca. 1952, and Oliver didn't want to sell or move. Stalled the CRA for years. The house was demolished around 1969.)


ok beaudry, consider this sometime and now's i'm remindin' ya! do tell....do tell!


the house is visible in all except the 1971 north/east aerial views above, (most notably the 1964 image)

here is the link to my original posting about the Stuart K. Oliver House

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Well, dag, if yer all gum remindin' me...!

I guess I could write a li'l somethin'...
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2010, 2:43 PM
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Well, dag, if yer all gum remindin' me...!

I guess I could write a li'l somethin'...
WOW!

watta' tale! thank you so much Mr. B for fillin' in the blanks.

now that i finally know the whole story, i'll be able to sleep soundly tonight, (providin' o' course that the grimey griftin' hopheads don't get me first)


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That is incredible! Man, some amazing finds in here guys!!


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Vine Street in 1957.




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300 block of N. Main St. (Thanks for the correction Beaudry)



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Old Posted Jun 23, 2010, 11:19 PM
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Broadway near the Majestic Theater.




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Hill north from 8th in 1929.



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Wilshire Blvd. in the 1940s



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Notice Bullocks Wilshire's art deco tower in the far distance.

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6th & Main in 1955.




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Wilshire Blvd. in the 1940s



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Notice Bullock's Wilshire in the far distance.
Now, ethereal, you know it pains me to correct you...but I hope you will see it as correcting the historical record.... This is actually a shot of 7th Street at the south side of MacArthur Park, looking northwest. While Bullock's tower appears to be along the street in the picture, actually it is not. The LARY "R" line followed 7th--if 7th continued straight without its westerly jog at Hoover, it would run directly to the Bullock building's northwest corner. (Btw, on its westbound run, the "R" line followed 7th to Vermont to 3rd to La Brea.)


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Main & Pico in 1938.



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Wow, and I thought I knew my way around USC and I hadn't seen this wonderful evocative neony image. One thing though, it's nowhere near Pico...though very near the Pico House which is a stone's throw N up Main...this is the 300 block of N Main, just down from the Baker Block. Check out here and here -- it all came down in the Spring of '57 and you now know this part of the world as Bowron Square with the Triforium and such.
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WOW!

watta' tale! thank you so much Mr. B for fillin' in the blanks.

now that i finally know the whole story, i'll be able to sleep soundly tonight, (providin' o' course that the grimey griftin' hopheads don't get me first)


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Glad ya liked it! And hey, the grimey griftin' hopheads are my people, I'll put in a good word for ya...

Now if you'll excuse me...gotta get me a pint and a racing form...



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Thanks for the corrections GaylordWilshire & Beaudry.
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Towering Inferno!

Union Bank Building 1988


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Bradbury Building 1947


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Newmark Brothers Building first and san pedro 1928


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A view from Angels Flight in 1928.



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So I take it that the couple is walking along Clay Street?








Below: Detail of the first photo.


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