Fourth and Main 1917

Los Angeles – Southern California photos: 1910-1919

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Los Angeles – Southern California photos from the 1910s.

Above: the intersection of Fourth and Main, no later than 1917.

 

A funeral procession at the Pacific Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, c. 1910. It operated on donated land near Sawtelle Blvd. It was later renamed the Sawtelle Veterans Home.

 

California Club Los Angeles 1910

The California Club building at 451 S. Hill, next to Central Park (now Pershing Square), c. 1910.

 

1910 LOS ANGELES CA RPPC Crescent Creamery Co HORSE DRAWN DELIVERY WAGON

A delivery wagon for Crescent Creamery, circa 1910. Crescent’s address back then was 241-249 Winston Street, and the proprietor was C.M. Flint.

Note the sign in the back? It may have been for a piano store.

 

The Wheelmen were regular participants in the La Fiesta de Los Angeles downtown parade in April. Here they are in 1910. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

The Wheelmen were regular participants in the La Fiesta de Los Angeles downtown parade in April. Here they are in 1910.

 

Arroyo Seco Canyon

A picnic in the Arroyo Seco Canyon, c. 1910.

 

Glendora Livery Stable 1910s

The Glendora Livery Stable was once located around 148 N Glendora Ave. Today, Classic Coffee occupies the site. Photo is probably from the early 1910s.

 

Eagle Rock 1910

The northeast valley of Eagle Rock in 1910. (LAPL 00044175)

 

 

American Woman's League of Compton

The American Woman’s League of Compton, circa 1910.

 

Art Prints

 

Bekins Van and Storage elephant 1910 1911

Bekins Van and Storage at 250 S. Broadway. Postcard image dates to 1910-1911.

 

Hot air balloon rides

Hot air balloon rides at the corner of 5th Street and Towne Avenue for prospective real estate investors. Photo, circa 1911.

 

Japanese Christian Institute 1911

The Japanese Christian Institute was a building that formerly stood at 936 Wall Street in Los Angeles. It opened in 1911, but shut down during WWII.

 

Los Angeles CA SING FAT CO. Oriental Emporium

The Kimona section of the Sing Fat Co. downtown Los Angeles. Postcard probably from the 1910s.

 

Sing Fat Co. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

The Sing Fat Co.’s Art Goods section.

 

Crescent Drive Beverly Hills 1911

An unpaved Crescent Drive in Beverly Hills, circa 1911. (LAPL)

 

An atmospheric postcard view of the "Moonlight on San Pedro Harbor." (Bizarre Los Angeles)

An atmospheric postcard view of the “Moonlight on San Pedro Harbor.”

 

Horse Buggy Trolley Car Broadway Street Los Angeles California 1911

Broadway at night, circa 1911.

 

Spring Street 1912

Spring Street, circa 1912.

 

Broadway 1912

Broadway at Night, c. 1912.

 

A 1912 postcard depicting a mule train traveling along a trail that led to the top of Mt. Wilson. (Bizarre Los Angeles)A 1912 postcard depicting a mule train traveling along a trail that led to the top of Mt. Wilson.

 

Hayes and Sanderhoff Saloon, c. 1912. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

The Hayes and Sanderhoff Saloon was once located at 117 W. Third St. in Los Angeles, circa 1912. Richard Sanderhoff was the bartender.

 

The Pin Ton Confectionery Parlor, once located at 427 S. Broadway Street in downtown Los Angeles. Postcard is from 1912 or so.

The Pin Ton Confectionery Parlor, once located at 427 S. Broadway Street in downtown Los Angeles. Postcard is from 1912 or so. 

 

The Chocolate Shop, originally located at 207 W. Fifth Street (across the street from the Alexandria Hotel), prior to 1914. This location is now the CB1 Gallery. (Bizarre Los Angeles)The Chocolate Shop, originally located at 207 W. Fifth Street (across the street from the Alexandria Hotel), prior to 1914. This location is now the CB1 Gallery.

 

1912 view of Pacific from Mt.Washington

A 1912 postcard view of the Pacific Ocean from Mt. Washington in Los Angeles.

 

Mt. Washington Hotel

“View from roof garden of Mt. Washington Hotel.” The hotel opened in 1910, offering 18 guest rooms, and became a popular place for stars like Charlie Chaplin to stay when shooting at makeshift studios once located around the area. However, after motion picture companies began to migrate to other parts of the city in 1913-14, the hotel went into decline, eventually closing around 1921.

Believe it or not, the building still exists at Washington Drive and San Rafael Avenue, though it is not easily accessible. It has had many incarnations, including a military academy, a hospital, and a spiritual center.

 

The Western Lubin Studio in Los Angeles was once located at 4530 Pasadena Ave. The company went bankrupt in 1916. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

The Western Lubin Studio in Los Angeles was once located at 4530 Pasadena Ave. Its manager, Wilbur Melville, lived nearby at 4550 Pasadena Ave. The company went bankrupt in 1916.

 

A Lubin Studios film crew on location in the Arroyo, circa 1912-1913. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

 

Lubin Studio Arroyo Seco

A Lubin Studios film crew on location in the Arroyo, circa 1912-1913.

 

Sunset Park Lafayette Park 1913

Sunset Park (now Lafayette Park) in January 1913. Photo was taken from the top of the Bryson Apartment building, which opened that same month and year.

 

Berkeley Square 1913

The Western Ave. gate to Berkeley Square in 1913.

To find out more about this lost West Adams neighborhood street, click here:
http://www.berkeleysquarelosangeles.com/

 

1920 Los Angeles CA Postcard Pacific Motor Coach Co.

In 1913, the Pacific Motor Coach Company purchased a fleet of 22 Kelly-Springfield buses “for the establishment of a 15-minute service between Los Angeles and Venice and Pasadena.” The following year, the company bought an addition 105 buses for San Francisco and rural areas outside of Los Angeles.  Each bus carried up to 56 passengers.

 

Garrick Theatre 1913Before the Tower Theatre, there were two earlier theaters that once existed at 802 S. Broadway. The first was the short-lived Hyman Theatre, which opened in 1910. A year later, the name changed to the Garrick Theatre, which operated until 1927 before being torn down.

This photo comes from the Southern California Edison Company collection, and shows the Garrick Theatre in 1913.

 

Los Angeles' first uniformed motorcycle police squad in 1913, issuing tickets to speeding motorists traveling in excess of 20 m.p.h. In 1932, the squad became part of the California Highway Patrol. (LAPL)

Los Angeles’ first uniformed motorcycle police squad in 1913. They issued tickets to speeding motorists traveling in excess of 20 m.p.h. In 1932, the squad became part of the California Highway Patrol. (LAPL) 

 

The New Majestic Motion Picture Company once occupied the Thanhauser studio lot at 651 Fairview Ave. in Los Angeles in 1913-1914 (when this photo was taken). The location was later replaced by the 101 Freeway. Bizarre Los Angeles

The New Majestic Motion Picture Company once occupied the Thanhouser studio lot at 651 Fairview Ave. in Los Angeles in 1913-1914 (when this photo was taken). The location was later replaced by the 101 Freeway.

 

1914 photo LAUREL CANYON Los Angeles YOUNG PEOPLE at PEAK above cabin

A group photo taken in Laurel Canyon (back when it was called Bungalow Land) in the 1910s. The cabin referenced in the photo was probably the Laurel Canyon Tavern, where the trackless trolley line ended.

 

Los Angeles River 1914

In late February of 1914, three days of heavy rainstorms and strong winds wreaked havoc all over Southern California. On February 20-211, the Los Angeles River and the Arroyo Seco flooded. Over 100 homes were lost and the city incurred approximately $1.5 million worth of damage.

 

1914 Photo, Model T Touring Car MOUNT WILSON TOLL HOUSE

The Mt. Wilson Toll House, circa 1914, was once located near the intersection of East Altadena Drive and Mendocino Lane.

 

Newhall Pass

A drive through Newhall Pass in 1914.

 

Pierce Bros. & Co. Ambulance Dayton Ave. Los Angeles, CA 1914

A Pierce Bros. ambulance parked in front of a house on Dayton Avenue, circa 1914.

 

El Segundo

Pacific Electric’s El Segundo line, which operated from 1914 to 1930. (LAPL 00073815)

 

Fun times at the Playa del Rey, circa 1914. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Fun times at the Playa del Rey, circa 1914.

 

Court Flight

An undated (possibly 1910s), view of the base of a funicular known as Court FlightIt was a funicular railway that was once situated a couple of blocks north of Angels Flight. (Los Angeles Public Library 00012815)

 

A cozy patio view of downtown Los Angeles circa 1914. The Elks Club, where this photo was taken, was located at 300 S. Olive Street. The big steeple in the distance is the old Los Angeles City Hall.

 

Bullocks Tea Room

Bullock's Department Store

The Bullock’s Department Store Tea Room in downtown Los Angeles (Seventh & Broadway), circa 1915.

 

The Merced Theatre (420 N. Main St.) around 1915. LAPL 00015404. Bizarre Los AngelesThe Merced Theatre (420 N. Main St.) around 1915. LAPL 00015404.

 

Outside the Los Angeles Examiner Building at 146 W. 11th Street on the night of its opening in 1915. (LAPL 00018620) Bizarre Los AngelesOutside the Los Angeles Examiner Building at 146 W. 11th Street on the night of its opening in 1915. (LAPL 00018620)

 

The 500 block of Broadway Street facing north from near 6th Street.  Notice the Pantages, Clune's Broadway,  and Quinn's Superba theaters?  (Bizarre Los Angeles)The 500 block of Broadway Street facing north from near 6th Street.  Notice the Pantages, Clune’s Broadway,  and Quinn’s Superba theaters?

 

1915 LA FIESTA PARADE LOS ANGELES MAY 3RD 1915

A wagon decorated for the parade on May 3, 1915.

A back building sign (above the words ‘Drink Coca-Cola’) reads The Frankfort Apartments. A billboard on the right advertises a new play called “The Claim Agent” at the downtown Pantages Theatre. Also advertised on the billboard is a vaudeville sketch called, “The Serpent of the Nile.” It starred female impersonator Bothwell Browne as “Cleopatra.”

In 1915, the parade started at the intersection of 11th and Hill streets, moved north on Hill to 9th, then east on 9th to Broadway. It then turned north on Broadway to 1st, then east on 1st to Spring. It then finished its route by heading south on Spring to 9th.

 

Actors at work for a silent film shoot at what used to be the Bonadiman farm in Edendale, located near what is now known as Benton Way in Silver Lake. Photo circa 1915. (LAPL) Bizarre Los Angeles.Actors at work for a silent film shoot at what used to be the Bonadiman farm in Edendale, located near what is now known as Benton Way in Silver Lake. Photo circa 1915. (LAPL)

 

Dorothy Davenport is far left as cameramen ready themselves to shoot a silent movie scene in Edendale. This set is located at the Bonadiman farm (no longer around), near what is now Benton Way in Silver Lake. Photo circa 1915. (Bizarre Los Angeles)Dorothy Davenport is far left as cameramen ready themselves to shoot a silent movie scene in Edendale. This set is located at the Bonadiman farm (no longer around), near what is now Benton Way in Silver Lake. Photo circa 1915.

 

Los Angeles Traffic

A near Los Angeles collision in 1915.

Photo: Southern California Edison Photographs and Negatives/Huntington Library.

 

Broadway 1916

Traffic along South Broadway Street, circa 1916. The tall building on the right is the Broadway Central Building on the 400 block.

 

1910s Los Angeles California City Street View South

Another view of South Broadway. This time the Broadway Central Building is on the left.

 

Hill Street Station, circa 1916. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Hill Street Station, circa 1910s.

 

Newhall Pass

A photo-op at Newhall Pass in 1916.

 

Knights Templar Electric Parade

A “Rain Cloud” float at the Knights Templar Electric Parade, held on the evening of June 17, 1916. There were sixteen floats in all.

The young women riding on the Rain Cloud float were Ruth White, Adeline Nathan, Beatrice Gilman, Nada Lloyd, Minnie McKearney, Frances Rutledge, Ora Thalman, Edith Varney, Alma Wilson, Leona Lynch and Gladys Moss.

The Knights of the Templar event lasted several days. The Shrine Auditorium, Alexandria Hotel, and the Morosco Theatre hosted events for them. The event ended with a second parade on June 20th.

 

Ft. MacArthur

An undated photo of the Battery Leary-Merriam at Ft. MacArthur in San Pedro. The large gun was installed around 1916. (LAPL)

 

downtown Los Angeles 1917

A 1917 downtown view of Spring (left) and Main (right) Streets looking north from 9th Street.

 

Main and 9th Streets in downtown Los Angeles, c. 1917. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Another view of Main and 9th Streets from 1917.

 

Traffic Accident 1917

An auto accident in 1917. The road sign reads Gallardo Street. (Huntington Library)

 

Movie extras lining up for costumes at the Fox Studio lot in Edendale (Los Feliz). Photo, circa 1916-1918. At that time, they were paid $5/day. If an Extra was promoted to a film character, his/her pay went up to $7.50 to $10 per working day. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Movie extras lining up for costumes at the Fox Studio lot in Edendale (Los Feliz). Photo, circa 1916-1918. At that time, they were paid $5/day. If an Extra was promoted to a film character, his/her pay went up to $7.50 to $10 per working day.

 

Los Angeles National Forest swimming pool

Enjoying the swimming pool at the Los Angeles National Forest, circa 1918.

 

Cajon Pass 1918

The Cajon Pass, a scenic route between Los Angeles and San Bernadino. Photo, circa 1918.

 

Bizarre Los Angeles Page Liked · November 4, 2012 · A Ralphs Grocery truck, circa 1919.

A Ralphs Grocery truck, circa 1919.

 

1919 JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL Studebaker

A child poses next to a Studebaker touring car. Behind him is Jefferson High School (1319 East 41st Street) in Los Angeles, which opened in 1916. Photo taken in 1919.

 

Another view of Broadway in the late 1910s. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Another view of Broadway in the late 1910s.

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  1. I ‘m researching the actual lifestyles of 1914 in Los Angeles, and general Southern California area. Any info and photos of people, houses, indoors, outdoors, anything, is very valuable. This site is the best one so far.

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