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View from Fort Moore Hill
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Schultheis, Herman
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1937]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Title supplied by cataloger.; Herman J. Schultheis was born in Aachen, Germany in 1900, and immigrated to the United States in the mid-1920s after obtaining a Ph.D. in mechanical and electrical engineering. He married Ethel Wisloh in 1936, and the pair moved to Los Angeles the following year. He worked in the film industry from the late 1930s to the mid-1940s, most notably on the animated features Fantasia and Pinocchio. His detailed notebook, documenting the special effects for Fantasia, is the subject of a 14-minute short-subject included on the film's DVD. In 1949, he started employment with Librascope as a patent engineer. Schultheis was an avid amateur photographer who traveled the world with his cameras. It was on one of these photographic exhibitions in 1955 that he disappeared in the jungles of Guatemala. His remains were discovered 18 months later. The digitized portion of this collection represents the images Schultheis took of Los Angeles and its surrounding communities after he relocated to the area in 1937.
The Pico House, part of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, is California Historic Landmark #159.; The ornate three-story Baker Block was completed around 1877 by Colonel Robert S. Baker. For a number of years, the building housed offices, shops, and apartments. Goodwill Industries of Southern California purchased it in 1919. Despite plans to relocate the structure for another purpose, the city purchased the Baker Block from Goodwill in 1941 and demolished the building a year later. U.S. Route 101 now runs beneath where these buildings once stood.
Looking southeast from Fort Moore Hill, showing the Pico House (left of Arcadia Street), the Baker Block, Grand Central Hotel, and other ornate buildings on the east side of N. Main Street (center). West of Main Street, construction of the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse is taking place. In the upper left are some Los Angeles Gas Company gas holders (gasometers).
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-006-252 8x10
Baker Block (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Goodwill Industries of Southern California
Grand Central Hotel (Los Angeles, Calif.)
United States Court House and Post Office (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Gas Company
Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles
Charitable organizations--United States
Commercial buildings--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Hotels--California--Los Angeles
California Historical Landmarks
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Building construction--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Architecture--California--Los Angeles--French influences
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Arcadia Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Fort Moore Hill (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Main Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Panoramic views
Cityscape photographs
Schultheis Collection photographs
Time Period

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