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by deanna b
Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Giant objects
Replies: 77
Views: 20863

Okay, the Bucket looks like it's reopened. Not sure what the story is there, or of it's out of danger or just had a temporary reprieve. But I stopped to take a picture of the Coffee Pot/Hot Cha in Long Beach today, and it's boarded up and yellow tagged.
by deanna b
Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Giant objects
Replies: 77
Views: 20863

In case someone still reads this, you do know that The Bucket closed in October and will probably be demolished, if it hasn't been already, right? http://eaglerock.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/eagle-rocks-venerable-burger-joint-the-bucket-closes-after-78-years (Where did everyone move to, anyway?)
by deanna b
Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: In Praise of Googie Car Washes
Replies: 47
Views: 3598

Some great vintage photos here. Too bad most on the photos on this thread are long gone, it was great for reference.

KPCC - LA's Timeless Carwash Culture
http://audiovision.scpr.org/216/las-mid ... es?slide=1
by deanna b
Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium - Your help is needed today!
Replies: 4
Views: 776

So, no one here has posted about the current threat to the Civic Auditorium? It's about to be "mothballed" (read: left to rot) at the end of the month and quite probably demolished soon. http://savethecivic.org/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-the-Santa-Monica-Civic/314186642042287 htt...
by deanna b
Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The Huddle restaurants
Replies: 35
Views: 8835

by deanna b
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Can anyone ID this Streamline Moderne apartment bdg?
Replies: 9
Views: 1023

Aha! Streamline Moderne apartment building, built in 1936 in Windsor Village, designed by architects Charles Plummer, Welton Becket and Walter Wurdeman. Designated a Historic-Cultural Monument January 27, 2010. I knew it was probably a well-known example of a prominent architect that someone would r...
by deanna b
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Can anyone ID this Streamline Moderne apartment bdg?
Replies: 9
Views: 1023

All the other locations were from all over Los Angeles County, except a couple train yard scenes shot in Fillmore (Ventura County), so I'd be surprised if it was elsewhere. Some of the locations were famous buildings like Castle Green in Pasadena and Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis-Brown House, so I was ...
by deanna b
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Rialto Theater (South Pasadena) blade sign in danger
Replies: 1
Views: 422

This is the latest news, which sounds a little more hopeful: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_20177684?fb_comment_id=fbc_10150680900478770_22460410_10150690192088770#f12f52942be83cf Here's the original message from Friends of the Rialto a couple weeks ago on the matter: Friends of the Rialto March...
by deanna b
Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Where was the first Denny's?
Replies: 5
Views: 767

No idea about the Downey or Lakewood Denny's, but just for reference, Alan Hess' book says that the little Denny's in Westchester at Manchester and Bellanca is the "earliest operating Denny's," built in 1957. http://g.co/maps/dhm46 Not the first one ever, but it's the oldest one still oper...
by deanna b
Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Phil's Diner in North Hollywood
Replies: 13
Views: 1307

Speaking of diners: Anyone want a 1940's Valentine diner? http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/17121207/8955-Woodman-Ave-Arleta-CA/ Looks like the standard 10 stools were removed, making it just a fast food counter. Here's the Google street view: http://g.co/maps/n379t There were at least two other Valley...
by deanna b
Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Randy's Donuts, Los Angeles, California
Replies: 55
Views: 5940

Big Donut #2/Randy's is distant in this photo, but I like how the gesture looks like he's saying "Behold the Donut!!"

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= ... e=1&ref=nf
by deanna b
Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: "Flying Saucer" Phillips 66/Del Taco in St. Louis
Replies: 2
Views: 321

"Flying Saucer" Phillips 66/Del Taco in St. Louis

A great 1965 MCM ex-gas station turned fast food joint in St. Louis is scheduled to be torn down:

http://www.builtstlouis.net/mod/midtown ... ation.html
by deanna b
Sun May 15, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: YouTube video of Disney CA Adventure bygone Superstar Limo
Replies: 8
Views: 686

i seem to remember that they closed the ride down supposedly due to princess diana's paparazzi influenced car crash. Princess Diana died in 1997, but Superstar Limo didn't open until 2001. Mind you, according to some articles, Princess Diana's death did, indirectly, doom the ride. Apparently, Super...
by deanna b
Fri May 13, 2011 2:00 am
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Randy's Donuts, Los Angeles, California
Replies: 55
Views: 5940

In the Facebook game "Cafe World," where you run a virtual restaurant, this is one of the roofs you can buy for your building: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/deannab/misc4/cafeworlddonut.gif (Sorry, I clicked "No," but I had to at least see what it looked like with that b...
by deanna b
Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Randy's Donuts, Los Angeles, California
Replies: 55
Views: 5940

Most definitely Sepulveda and Washington Blvd, Culver City. The building seen behind it is still there, mostly unchanged. I can't get the right angle with Google Maps, but I used to go by there twice a day for years (post-donut, alas) and recognized it immediately. Street View: http://tinyurl.com/4f...
by deanna b
Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Randy's Donuts, Los Angeles, California
Replies: 55
Views: 5940

The current Donut King II

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics17/00008009.jpg
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics17/00008010.jpg

Angel Food Donuts shop with giant donut on top of roof. Shop is located on the northeast corner of Western Ave. and Compton Blvd. in Gardena. Date of photo is Oct. 1974.
by deanna b
Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Randy's Donuts, Los Angeles, California
Replies: 55
Views: 5940

This aerial view of 405 construction in Culver City, May 1958, has a familiar round shape on the bottom right.
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assetserv ... 002~1?v=hr
by deanna b
Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:43 am
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Randy's Donuts, Los Angeles, California
Replies: 55
Views: 5940

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085568.jpg Photograph caption dated November 14, 1959 reads, "Big Do-Nut In Glamorous Opening -- A steady flow of Valley residents, including numerous leaders in civic, business and club affairs, enjoyed the hospitality of the management of Big Do-Nut Drive-In, on t...
by deanna b
Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 11721

Copied from CSUN's digital library: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/deannab/misc4/home1.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/deannab/misc4/home2.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/deannab/misc4/home3.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/deannab/misc4/home4.jpg I don't see ...
by deanna b
Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:38 am
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Randy's Donuts, Los Angeles, California
Replies: 55
Views: 5940

Here's a full shot of the Reseda & Sherman Way location:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= ... 2041429462

So it was a pole donut like Bellflower Bagels, rather than a roof donut.
by deanna b
Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:35 am
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Randy's Donuts, Los Angeles, California
Replies: 55
Views: 5940

This is the location that breaks the "donut angled toward intersection" rule. Would anyone out there know which location this is? http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj262/Gnomus_photos/Z%20-%20Not%20My%20Photo/big_donut_drive-in_early_1960s_los_.jpg The Valley Relics group on Facebook see...
by deanna b
Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Americana at Brand to expand via eminent domain
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Americana at Brand to expand via eminent domain

Glendale officials back Caruso’s push to expand Americana http://the818now.com/2010/11/30/glendale-officials-back-carusos-push-to-expand-americana/ Caruso wants the land that the Golden Key Hotel and an old Mission Revival commercial building are sitting on so he can tear them down and expand. He ci...
by deanna b
Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 11721

I finally went back and checked out the inside of the Burbank B of A on Olive that may be the remains of a Home Savings. Nada. Very unornamented except for a few framed scenic photos.
by deanna b
Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 11721

I looked up the assessor's info for the Olive Ave. Burbank location, and realized that the Bank of America, even though it has another address, includes the old Home Savings address as part of its parcel. I still think it's a much newer building, but I can't tell for certain because the building dat...
by deanna b
Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: flat roof/old house smell HELP!
Replies: 23
Views: 1484

Just to get a ballpark idea, how much does a foam or TPO roof for a standard-sized house usually cost?
by deanna b
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 11721

The Olive Ave. branch in Burbank might have originally been the Security First bank at the corner of San Fernando. If not, it would have had to have been right next to it, where the B of A has a parking lot now. But meanwhile, here's vintage views of the one at San Fernando and Burbank: http://wescl...
by deanna b
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 11721

The 115 S Central address in Glendale was demolished sometime in the '70s, and a few years later the land became part of the Glendale Galleria. My late mother-in-law worked at that branch around 1955-1960, and all accounts from there were moved to the new Brand Blvd. branch when the Central Ave. loc...

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