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by retromotelguest
Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ennis-Brown House in Trouble
Replies: 69
Views: 26036

Thanks for the chuckle... it's so easy to get frustrated and I think I expect too much, but I guess it could be true that if you question the lack of educational resources or public facilities in the Western U.S., you might as be an anarchist! Well... maybe just a plain old commie or socialist...
by retromotelguest
Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ennis-Brown House in Trouble
Replies: 69
Views: 26036

" keeping our discussion Light Hearted, Positive and FRIENDLY " I've been involved as a professional in historic preservation for twenty-five years now (even quit for ten years because of the politics and my need to be honest and act on behalf of the public), so frankly, I don't know how y...
by retromotelguest
Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Pasadena Ford closing
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

A long time ago I was writing something for someone somewhere, and I needed called Alan Hess to ask him question, and it seems to me he mentioned that this building was his favorite in the Crown City. Might be important to remember... I drove by it today and the very last of the Pintos, whoops I mea...
by retromotelguest
Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Piedras Blancas Motel on Central Coast
Replies: 6
Views: 2019

Hope you all are well! Wanted to let you all know that this topic is active again, now that State Parks has purchased the complex. Unfortunately, that does not mean that the architectural resources are necessarily going to be protected. As we predicted, the Motel has now been closed for going on thr...
by retromotelguest
Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Piedras Blancas Motel on Central Coast
Replies: 6
Views: 2019

Thanks, Futura -- you guys are the best!
by retromotelguest
Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Piedras Blancas Motel on Central Coast
Replies: 6
Views: 2019

I loved that flick! Any time a creature hops out of the sea to devour human flesh, it's gotta be entertaining.... (and by the way --- that since-decapitated lighthouse in the background is going to be restored soon, and has lots of potential former-Coast Guard housing that would make a more-practica...
by retromotelguest
Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Piedras Blancas Motel on Central Coast
Replies: 6
Views: 2019

Piedras Blancas Motel on Central Coast

A few of you may remember my approaching you at the Paul Henning house meeting last year about a possible threat to the Piedras Blancas Motel, a 1950s-vintage oceanfront roadside motel-and diner-complex, located along an incredibly pristine and rural area of historic California Highway One at the so...
by retromotelguest
Tue May 23, 2006 12:56 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: MCM in Motor Trend Classic
Replies: 1
Views: 2275

I've noticed that Motor Trend Classic also has a pretty hip art director who's quite into MCM...
by retromotelguest
Tue May 23, 2006 12:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Wildwood...
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

It's good to see all these places before they get ruined (that's the way I'm beginning to feel about our national parks and wilderness areas...) but then a maybe an even better thing to do is to let the chamber of commerce in that area know that you will no longer patronize their businesses because ...
by retromotelguest
Mon May 22, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Wildwood...
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

Wildwood...

Not surprising, just sad.... By JOHN CURRAN, Associated Press Writer Mon May 22, 11:32 AM ET WILDWOOD, N.J. - The Lollipop and The Starlux. The Shalimar and The Caribbean. The Imperial 500 and The Tangiers. ADVERTISEMENT With garish neon signs, multicolored exteriors and sweeping deck overhangs, the...
by retromotelguest
Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:47 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: California's Gold= George Barris?
Replies: 11
Views: 4007

It's so great to see George resurrected by the "pop-rodders"...Now I have to go there... what's the address...? By the way... historic auto-related post-war businesses... document them now, and think about getting them listed on the N.R. --- old George is not going to be around forever... Speaking o...
by retromotelguest
Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:48 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: California's Gold= George Barris?
Replies: 11
Views: 4007

I don't know about Huell, but I'm quite sure he was on a History Channel piece on the custom car culture about two weeks ago... and I'm sure Speed Channel has already done a piece on his shop.
by retromotelguest
Sat Feb 11, 2006 3:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Azusa Drive-In sign restoration?
Replies: 30
Views: 13555

Pasadena City College did a similar thing by destroying a googie coffeeshop back in '80s. One would think that one of the roles of a college would be to set a standard and serve as role model for students with regard to history, preservation, and civic duty. Of course, we're not exactly talking abou...
by retromotelguest
Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 441072

Hello!

Hi. Hope this reply goes to the right topic..! My name is Don and I was a huge fan of the Coral Court Motel before it was demolished... now I'm just feeling comfortable with getting involved with mid-century preservation again. Hope to visit the ModCom meetings in the future. For now, I'm just going...
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