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by spaceman1961
Thu May 20, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Cocoa Beach, Florida (1960s Space Age Motels)
Replies: 0
Views: 2722

Cocoa Beach, Florida (1960s Space Age Motels)

Name: Various Space Age Motels from the 1960s Architect: Unknown Year: early 1960s Street: Atlantic Ave (A1A) City: Cocoa Beach State: Florida Zip: 32931 Country: USA Phone: n/a Type: Motels Style: Space age modern Status: Torn down, sadly Description:These are a few examples of the mom and pop mote...
by spaceman1961
Thu May 20, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: Image Test
Replies: 0
Views: 2426

Image Test

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by spaceman1961
Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Googie building near its end, what was it???
Replies: 3
Views: 3993

Building ID

It looks like a Biff Burger to me, although the Biff Burger website doesn't say anything about a location in Davenport, Iowa.

by spaceman1961
Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Jalousie / Louver windows and draft reduction
Replies: 11
Views: 2389

Found it!

Kim - I found the thread I had in mind. Hope it helps!

http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic ... ght=#53406
by spaceman1961
Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Jalousie / Louver windows and draft reduction
Replies: 11
Views: 2389

One more thing

Kim - when rereading your second post, it sounds like a large part of your problem is the window frames that hold the glass are out of adjustment. The mechanics of these windows aren't all that complicated, and some diligent searching for a window repair person in your area that can properly adjust ...
by spaceman1961
Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Jalousie / Louver windows and draft reduction
Replies: 11
Views: 2389

Weatherproofing jalousie windows

Kim - Do a search on 'jalousie" in this forum. If memory serves me correctly someone else had the same problem, and another homeowner had a great solution, which he detailed within his post. It involved securing sheets of plexiglass (or a similar clear material) that had been cut to fit the win...
by spaceman1961
Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Paint our house
Replies: 9
Views: 1178

I was guessing your neighborhood was Davis Islands or Temple Terrace. In any case, the homes featured in the Parade of Homes book do not go as far north as Old Carrollwood...the majority of them are in the Clair-Mel area (which, as I'm sure you know, has gone pretty far downhill since the 50s).
by spaceman1961
Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: GE Wall Oven
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Thank you for the picture! That's the identical oven, all right...except ours was white and didn't sport the digital timer on the side! :D
by spaceman1961
Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Paint our house
Replies: 9
Views: 1178

I agree that the fixed trapezoid shaped panes along the roof line are original, and it appears the windows on the right side of the house (between the brick on the left and the carport on the right) are original awning windows...the ones I believe are replacements are the single hung windows to the ...
by spaceman1961
Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: GE Wall Oven
Replies: 5
Views: 845

I grew up in Pinellas Park (across the bay from you) in a home built in 1960. It came with built in GE appliances, including the wall oven and a electric cooktop that had the standard four coils, but instead of control knobs to power the burners there was a panel located on the lower left corner of ...
by spaceman1961
Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Paint our house
Replies: 9
Views: 1178

Hello, fellow Tampa resident, and congratulations on your new home! My hunch is that the original windows were jalousies, and much larger than the replacement windows you have now. When the new windows were installed I think the owners opted for smaller, standard size (cheaper) windows and simply fi...
by spaceman1961
Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Motel Nostalgia slideshow
Replies: 2
Views: 1553

Thank you!

Thank you so much for the link to the slideshow! I grew up in Pinellas County (where Treasure Island is located), but I live across the bay in Tampa now. I knew the Surf had been demolished and as the narrator said, the days of the other small motels along Gulf Blvd. are sadly numbered as well. Unfo...
by spaceman1961
Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: GE Wall Oven
Replies: 5
Views: 845

GE Wall Oven

I am looking for anyone who knows of any pictures and/or ads featuring the GE wall oven like the one in the Craig's List ad in the link (the one with the blue door). I'd also be interested in ads, etc. with the matching cooktop (electric, with the push button controls located on the lower left corne...
by spaceman1961
Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:43 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hi - New poster with some pics of her mcm!
Replies: 10
Views: 2026

Great house!

Hello - and welcome! You have a great house. My only suggestion is that you paint the downspout near the front door a darker color to blend in with the wall...the white detracts from the great front door and roof supports.
Enjoy your new home!
by spaceman1961
Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Tampa, FL
Replies: 0
Views: 458

Tampa, FL

http://tampa.craigslist.org/rfs/308384072.html

A bit pricey, to be sure, but it's a nice area. I thought the pictures were worth drolling over. Enjoy!
by spaceman1961
Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: First Vegas Trip - Suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 1844

Thanks, everybody!

I just got home (at 4 am this morning - over four hours late - thanks, US Airways! Grrr...) from Las Vegas, and I saw some of the sites y'all suggested. I appreciate the guidance! All in all, I found it sad that most of the "old" hotels and their signage were long gone. I knew that going i...
by spaceman1961
Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:48 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: First Vegas Trip - Suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 1844

First Vegas Trip - Suggestions?

I am making my first trip to Las Vegas later this week, and I was hoping someone might have some suggestions on cool retro places to visit while I'm there. I'm not going to be renting a car, so I need some place accesible by a reasonable taxi ride, etc. I'd really like to find an authentic 1950s cof...
by spaceman1961
Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: GE Wall Oven / Cooktop?
Replies: 1
Views: 1226

GE Wall Oven / Cooktop?

Does anyone know where I can find any pictures and/or vintage ads of the General Electric wall ovens and cooktops circa 1959-1961? There's a partial photo of one in the newest issue of Atomic Ranch (pg. 84), but I'm looking for one that shows it more clearly. My Internet searches have not turned up ...
by spaceman1961
Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our New Pad!
Replies: 5
Views: 2066

House!

What a terrific house! You guys have done an amazing job! Unfortunately, my partner does not share my love of 1950s architecture/furniture, so count your blessings that your partner indulges/participates in this with you. I loved your organ, and your tiki god. I want to find a tiki for our back yard...
by spaceman1961
Sat Jul 22, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: MCM Architecture Website
Replies: 0
Views: 1274

MCM Architecture Website

I found this website today and thought y'all might enjoy it, too.

http://www.mimo.us/index.htm

There's quite a few great pics of MCM architecture in Miami, some from New York, too.

Enjoy!
by spaceman1961
Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Slab foundations
Replies: 12
Views: 3555

Pipes in slab

Here in Florida, running the plumbing pipes under/through the concrete slab is extremely common. 99% of the time this causes no problems, but when and/or if a leak does occur, the best way to find it is to call one of several companies that offer leak detection services. For $250 or so, they will &q...
by spaceman1961
Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Suit appeal
Replies: 73
Views: 50127

Trying for that "Modern Fit"

I don't go "full tilt" vintage with my clothes, although I do have a few cool vintage and vintage inspired sport shirts I really like. I do, however, have a hard time trying to get a decent fit in my dress pants in this age of "the baggier the better". For example, I went into a ...
by spaceman1961
Mon Jul 03, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Hey everybody!
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Oops!

Thanks for the welcome, Kimba!

I just noticed I posted my "hello" as a new topic instead of replying within the "new members" thread...sorry about that!
by spaceman1961
Mon Jul 03, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Hey everybody!
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Hey everybody!

Just signed up after finding this site a couple of weeks ago, and wanted to say hello. I am in central Florida (a native). I've always loved the 1950's/1960's architecture, etc. I'm always sad to see how quickly it is vanishing but encouraged by the terrific posts I've read here that there are still...

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