ANSWER: In the foreground of the photo is the patio of the Casa de Adobe at 4603 N Figueroa St., an authentic replica of one of the city's first homes and which is part of the Southwest Museum, the building on the hill behind it.
ANSWER: Framed in stately palms by the camera is the tower of the old and abandoned Los Angeles Orphanage at 917 S Boyle Ave. Operated by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, this home for girls was opened in 1890 and in use until 1953 when it was finally closed and a new home, called Maryvale, was opened in South San Gabriel.
ANSWER: A book could be written about his magnificent old place, which is located at 2421 S Figueroa St., near Adams Blvd. But, it be brief, it was built by the Stimsons, lumber tycoons; then was the home of the Maiers, the brewing family; next it was taken over by an SC fraternity, but the boys weren't the world's best neighbors, so Mrs. Estelle Doheny bought it and presented it to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, who teach at the nearby St. Patrick, St. Brigid and Catholic Girls High Schools. (And who would never[sic] approve of such a long sentence.)
ANSWER: Well, it's one of those old oil wells that are on the southern slopes of the Elysian Park hills, virtually a stone's throw from the bustling Civic Center. This one is in the back yard of what was once the residence of Thomas O'Brien, once one of the finest "country homes outside Los Angeles." Disonicio Sanchez has lived there for 30 years and, being pretty hep on the place's history, he should know. Exact location is a knoll at the corner of W College and Centennial Sts.
ANSWER: Shown in the photo is the main entrance and a portion of the Times Boys Club at 2635 Pasadena Ave. As we said, many appreciate it, but few-other than the lucky kids who belong to it- would receives most of the benefits from the traditional Los Angeles Rams vs. Washington Redskins professional football game every August.
ANSWER: This is the delightfully unique Church of the Vedanta, the world's oldest philosophical and religious order. Located in its own little square at 1926 Vedanta Place and surrounded by dormitories for students of the Vedas, it is on a hill that overlooked Hollywood -- until the freeway zoomed practically past its front steps. Built in 1938, it was unseen by many until the freeway passed. And many of those who speed by did not know about this unique temple-- until now.