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June 2009

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Kiefer Land

Iron Works, 1019 North Madison Avenue, a converted ironworks foundry/warehouse in the Silverlake district, east of Hollywood - Kiefer Sutherland's recording studio and home

Nice shadows at 1019 North Madison Avenue, but there's a story to this.  Kiefer Sutherland the actor who plays Jack Bauer on the Fox television show "24" lives here. It's a converted ironworks foundry/warehouse in the Silverlake district, east of Hollywood.  And the neighborhood is rough Salvadoran and Ukrainian street gangs. Sutherland converted the downstairs area to a recording studio, IronWorks Music he lives upstairs.  A few steps away is the surreal meat market.  Apparently he's just not into the celebrity lifestyle.  And each week on his show he proves that torture is both necessary and good, that it works just fine.

And directly across the street, behind the chain link fence, is the graveyard of every ornate lamppost in Los Angeles, some being repaired, some being scrapped-out. It figures.

Lamppost graveyard, southeast corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and North Madison Avenue, in the Silverlake district, east of Hollywood

And on the corner is the Cahuenga Branch the third oldest branch library in the Los Angeles Public Library system, built in 1916 with a grant from Andrew Carnegie.  The architect was Clarence H. Russell (1874-1942), who was also associated with Norman F. Marsh in building the Venice Canals.  And at the opening ceremony on December 4, 1916, City Librarian Everett Perry:

    Your boy can borrow here books on wireless telegraphy or raising rabbits; your girl, books on sewing or cooking. ... In the room just behind the main desk will be shelved the fiction collection. Do not be surprised if you do not find here the latest novel that you have heard discussed or seen advertised. There is much trash published nowadays in the form of novels and it is the policy of this library to exclude such materials from its collections, and to buy only what is wholesome. There are far more novels at the same time wholesome, entertaining and inspiring, than any of us can find time to read, and it is not necessary to turn to the coarse and sensational.

They film horror movies here now.

The Cahuenga Branch, 4591 Santa Monica Boulevard - the third oldest branch library in the Los Angeles Public Library system, built in 1916 with a grant from Andrew Carnegie.  The architect was Clarence H. Russell (1874-1942), who was also associated with Norman F. Marsh in building the Venice Canals.
The Cahuenga Branch, 4591 Santa Monica Boulevard - the third oldest branch library in the Los Angeles Public Library system, built in 1916 with a grant from Andrew Carnegie.  The architect was Clarence H. Russell (1874-1942), who was also associated with Norman F. Marsh in building the Venice Canals.
The Cahuenga Branch, 4591 Santa Monica Boulevard - the third oldest branch library in the Los Angeles Public Library system, built in 1916 with a grant from Andrew Carnegie.  The architect was Clarence H. Russell (1874-1942), who was also associated with Norman F. Marsh in building the Venice Canals.

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Technical Note:

These photographs were taken with a Nikon D200 the lenses used were AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or AF Nikkor 70-300 mm telephoto.  The high-resolution photography here was modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 software.

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