Old Photo - Intersection Of Wilshire Blvd. And Western Ave., Looking North Up Western.

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: Old Photo - Intersection Of Wilshire Blvd. And Western Ave., Looking North Up Western.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 10:42 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 12:00 pm:

Neat pic Jay! What a cluster!...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith, Lomita, California on Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 01:05 pm:

I wish it was still like that! Looks like about 1927?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Howard D. Dennis Byron, Georgia on Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 02:07 pm:

Is that a single seat C cab TT just to the left of the traffic signal? Never seen that before!

Howard Dennis


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 02:23 pm:

Screen shot 2016-12-31 at 1.15.47 PM.jpg
Only the hills are the same.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 02:23 pm:


Only the hills are the same.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By charley shaver- liberal,mo. on Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 02:25 pm:

i want the one making a left turn. charley


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 02:26 pm:

I'm not sure whether that is on Wilshire Blvd looking west or Western Ave looking north. The shadows and mountains indicate it could be either direction, but more likely Western looking north. Both streets have been widened since then and there are skyscrapers in the area now.
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 02:28 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred B on Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 03:15 pm:

Howard, Yes that does look like a single seat TT. International Harvester built a lot of those trucks, mostly used for hauling long steel. In addition to driver's door, they had a roof door also to access when loaded.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 09:40 pm:

Lumber and plumbing trucks were often built that way, so long pieces could take the full length of the truck on one or sometimes both sides of the cab. I have seen a few with no roof so that the driver could climb over the load to get inside the cab.
One of the cars going away from us near the middle of the photo appears to be a Chandler. Many of their cars in the early '20s had a very distinctive shape to the rear window. It matched the "bow tie" shape they put their name into on the radiator badge.
Another really wonderful street scene photo!!!
Thank you.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 10:54 pm:

From my memory of the view, I think it's looking up Western Ave.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 11:09 pm:

The Bank of America seen it n the photo posted by Jay offers a little history. The cars Indicate late 1920's. The Los Angeles based Bank of America was merged with the larger Bank of Italy (Amadeo Gianini) in 1928. In 1930 Gianini changed the name of his banks to Bank of America. The apparent time of the photo and the presence of a Bank of America suggests it was an original Bank of America, not one that came of Gianini's name change in 1930 after the merger. This deduction is supported by the Los Angeles location.

Anyhow, it's interesting. Thanks for another great photo Jay!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Sunday, January 01, 2017 - 02:29 am:

Single seat cab TT !!! As if the cab isn't small enough as is !!! :-)


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