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by Mark A
Sat May 17, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LETS SAVE La Concha in LAS VEGAS!
Replies: 121
Views: 59622

An Article from today's LVRJ about La Concha



...and (in case you missed it) check out the previous post to this thread by Futuragirl, about the history of the preservation efforts.
by Mark A
Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Finding Case Study Houses in LA
Replies: 49
Views: 38861

Last Sunday, I took a drive to LA and went up to CHS 22. The gate was open and I drove in. You can't see too much from the street, but I did notice something interesting. The frosted glass on the entry to the pool area had non-frosted letters (like an address). It read"C H S 2 2" I grabbed...
by Mark A
Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: SBE plans to implode Sahara's 1959 Tunis Tower in Las Vegas
Replies: 2
Views: 1199

SBE plans to implode Sahara's 1959 Tunis Tower in Las Vegas

SBE is planning a major renovation/expansion of the Sahara in Las Vegas. The bad news: The 1959 Tunis Tower will be imploded The good news: The taller 1963 Alexandria Tower will be salvaged SBC is using a vintage photo of the MCM resort on their Sahara page and other projects by them have a MCM look...
by Mark A
Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Battle Creek. MI underpriced MCM gem (in the rough) $55,000
Replies: 9
Views: 1585

The economy in Michigan is dead, however Battle Creek is very stable. Battle Creek is the world's HQ for Kellogg's. There is also a Post plant and a Ralston plant there. The Cereal business isn't going to dwindle.
by Mark A
Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Battle Creek. MI underpriced MCM gem (in the rough) $55,000
Replies: 9
Views: 1585

Battle Creek. MI underpriced MCM gem (in the rough) $55,000

If I wasn't stuck in CA, I would have snatched this one up fast. This unusual, one-of-a-kind modern home in Battle Creek MI is truly a gen in the rough. Battle Creek is my home town and I was browsing some Real Estate site when I stumbled upon it. I know this neighborhood well and it is beautiful. M...
by Mark A
Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Teaser Trailer for upcoming documentary
Replies: 1
Views: 1097

Great trailer, thanks
by Mark A
Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Long Live La Concha - The Reconstruction
Replies: 7
Views: 3729

Long Live La Concha - The Reconstruction

Well folks, the La Concha shell we helped save from demise, is no longer sitting in pieces at the Neon Graveyard downtown Las Vegas. It is being reassembled on site as the new lobby for the Neon museum. These photos were shot on 12/29/07 by a VegasTaT fan, Scott Pinkerton. http://farm3.static.flickr...
by Mark A
Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: URGENT ACTION Maude Frazier Hall - PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION
Replies: 62
Views: 18577

OK, I created the Maud Frazier Hall page at:


I also put it on the updates page (which is visited by about 5,000 folks daily). That ought to get the petition numbers up.

Good luck M&M
by Mark A
Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: URGENT ACTION Maude Frazier Hall - PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION
Replies: 62
Views: 18577

Thanks, everyone, for your kind words and suggestions. Hey, Jayne Mansfields Prince, We're on the same page. I hate the brick but was trying to preserve as much of the original as possible. I use limestone in many of my renderings and am a huge fan of that material. It was heavily used in the 50's 6...
by Mark A
Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: URGENT ACTION Maude Frazier Hall - PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION
Replies: 62
Views: 18577

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I signed the petition. I did a quick study in Sketchup of for the restoration of this great building. First of all, this building is in an area where "green" is more a must than a trend. The water situation in Vegas is critical. Therefor, the lands...
by Mark A
Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LETS SAVE La Concha in LAS VEGAS!
Replies: 121
Views: 59622

Hi Folks

Looks like I'm a few days late and the money issue is sloved. I am the creator of VegasTodayAndTomorrow.com and I just posted a short article about saving the shell with a link to the donations page of this site. I'm sure the museum is still taking donations, so it's not a bad thing. My site is gett...
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