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Some quick views of the east side of the 200 block of North Grand:
At left, from the Birdseye, the block in 1909; it’s a bustling part of the world.
Below, the Sanborn Map, 1906.
See image below, from USC's Examiner archives:
1937 image of Beth Israel 227 N. olive street. The carlton is visible on the far right – Image Los Angeles Public Library
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You mean other than these?
North side of hill street tunnel
South side of hill street tunnel
Before 2nd street was widened and the tunnel constructed, there was a retaining wall on the north side of 2nd at hill, visible on the right side of the photograph
The empty lot between 2nd hill and olive court, certainly always looked like it needed something more substantial than that wooden fence at the bottom of the cliff!
That’s about all I can think of……………………….
A couple more retaining walls,
The hildreth house at hope and 4th
The 5th street retaining wall between grand and hope after the library was built
Aaah, It could be the St. Angelo, but is more likely the Everett, which I'm not particularly familiar with, but seems like it would fit.
What an amazing photo! They all are. Thanks for sharing.
This is really great information. I will continue to read as long as you're willing to type.
All the photos and history tell only part of the history of Los Angeles. Those such as yourself, who lived it and still remember, really bring our city's history to life.
Thank you very much.
--- On Tue, 6/21/11, Byron Dillon <byron...@msn.com> wrote:
What a great idea, Nathan! I would love to be along and cohost.
My father who was also named Gordon Pattison went to Central Jr. High School beginning in 1935. Central was soon torn down. He said that while a new Jr. High was being built, the students went to class at Belmont High. The new Jr. High was built at Sunset (Caesar Chavez) and Grand where the Performing Arts school is now. He graduated from Jr. High there in 1938 and went on to Belmont for high school. He also told me that he would often take the stairs next to Angels Flight to save the fare during the Depression.
Let’s get together. I would love to meet you, Mr. Dillon.
May I suggest that this luncheon occur at the pub at the Los Angeles Athletic Club (Duke's)? Free parking, goid food, reasonable prices, close to Angels Flight.
Please let me know.
I am so glad Nathan & I gdt to organize this.
I read with great interest your discussion of stairs on Bunker Hill. In 1935, middle of the Great Depression, I attended Central Jr. High 450 N. Hill (closed and levelled circa 1937). Each day I walked down to 2nd. and Hill streets where I picked up my newspapers. It was directly in front of the beautiful old fire station complete with great old engines, plus a chrome pole where firemen would jump out of bed, on the second floor, wrap themselves around it and slide to the floor sometimes, half asleep, they'd splat on the floor. At 3rd. and Hill, alongside Angels Flight there was a long flight of stairs with over 200+ stairs going to the top of Bunker Hill . I climbed those stairs each day to take newspapers to a rack in front of the Angel Flight station, then back down hence to 437 Hill St. Subway Terminal Bldg., to work each day until 6:00 p.m. selling newspapers. At days end I trudged back on Hill to 2nd then into the 2nd. St.. tunnel to my small home at 134 N. Bixel St. All my youth was spent on the streets of LA. I also delivered telegrams for the old Postal Telegraph Co. so there is no street and no building that I haven't been to deliver telegrams. During the Great Depression we would do any kind of work availaable for a few coins each day. I apologize for reminiscing. Byron Dillon byron...@msn.com ----- Original Message ----- From: Gordon Pattison To: offbun...@googlegroups.com Sent: Monday, June 20, 2011 10:20 PM Subject: RE: Stairs like the fremont hotel FOUND ON A POOR CHOICE/ON BUNKER HILL (WEBSITE CREDIT) What an amazing photo! They all are. Thanks for sharing.
From: offbun...@googlegroups.com [mailto:offbun...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of theodore barrow Sent: Monday, June 20, 2011 10:12 PM To: offbun...@googlegroups.com Subject: Re: Stairs like the fremont hotel FOUND ON A POOR CHOICE/ON BUNKER HILL (WEBSITE CREDIT)
ooh, that's a great little history. I found one more photo that must have been taken from the rickety fire escape of th
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At the tender age of 59, I am among the oldest of a group of cycling enthusiasts who ride in many historic areas of Los Angeles. One of the rides we do annually is up Fargo Street in Silverlake. Called the "steepest street in L.A"., it is actually a percent of a degree shy of Eldred in El Sereno and a street in San Pedro. Fargo is, however, the longest continuous grade of 33% and therefor the toughest street to ride a bike up in the city. I made it up this year, with a bit of "zig-zagging", on a modern mountain bike. I would have loved to attempt the old Grand Avenue climb, but my guess is you fellas were riding heavy steel single gear bikes back then. Any hill would be a challenge on those bikes! Byron, were you one of those who "peaked" the hill in a straight run?
Wish I were there.