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by ChrisLAXEncounter
Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Americana at Brand to expand via eminent domain
Replies: 2
Views: 2407

True, the Golden Key is not blight at all, and even (and unfortunately) has a contemporary sign. Nevertheless, the "Main street" idea of Americana and the Grove create (minimum wage) employment, provide a tax base, and a pleasant strolling, shopping, dinning or trolley riding experience. E...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Congratulation to Lynxwiler!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 2580

by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Nude Nudes
Replies: 2
Views: 2090

by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Lamplighter in Van Nuys!
Replies: 15
Views: 4963

by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Lamplighter in Van Nuys!
Replies: 15
Views: 4963

1958 Via Jack Laxer/Armet & Davis/Googie Redux http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4349589120_dc617b2a9d.jpg Monday February 8 This entrance is magnificent. Alas, the door is securely locked, and the primary entrance is on the other side, off the parking lot, and offers no architectural signifi...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Tail O' The Pup threatened???
Replies: 19
Views: 14173

Wow! In all of LA, there is no place for Tail of the Pup?
It's not like it needs much space.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Firestone La Brea
Replies: 1
Views: 1773

I'm always happy that structure has remained.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Architect Stephen Kanner dies at 54
Replies: 9
Views: 3238

His gas station on La Brea and Slauson is pure beauty:
http://www.you-are-here.com/modern/ladera.html
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Architect Stephen Kanner dies at 54
Replies: 9
Views: 3238

I love his Googie-inspired N&Out in Westwood. Here is the LAT article: Stephen Kanner dies at 54; architect co-founded L.A.'s Architecture and Design Museum The third-generation L.A. architect was known for his playful yet functional modern designs. His firm completed more than 150 projects, inc...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ralphs in Sherman Oaks
Replies: 8
Views: 2917

I hope the Studio City Ralphs doesn't close. I love its design, which is so inviting to Ventura Blvd. In contrast, the Ralphs and TJs on La Brea & Third, both ignore La Brea, and focus only on the parking lots. Also, the pine trees in the Studio City location are a nice green zone, as opposed to...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: New Redondo Beach Library has an MCM feel
Replies: 1
Views: 1462

by ChrisLAXEncounter
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Vine Street in Hollywood
Replies: 34
Views: 12946

Here's the remains of Daddy's Bar on Vine, slated for demolition. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/249/444554757_b62db83c7c.jpg Jeff Goldblum once sang Happy Birthday to a date of mine while playing the piano there. Even earlier, I have memories of the Firefly - and once I even saw it light (I think ...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Vine Street in Hollywood
Replies: 34
Views: 12946

by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Morrison Hotel
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

How slumlord siblings trashed the iconic Morrison Hotel and how tenants fought back By Ron Garmon 1969 was the year of Jim Morrison's celebrated public obscenity in Miami, during which hundreds of flashing cameras failed to record the instant at Dinner Key Amphitheater when the singer flashed what l...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Travel Blog picks favorite SoCal Tiki Bars
Replies: 2
Views: 1611

That is great, but what about Trader Vics LA Live?
http://www.tradervicsla.com
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Crenshaw Ford 1937-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 5118

Sad. Some a great building with great signage, and part of my youth driving down Crenshaw Blvd.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LACMA
Replies: 3
Views: 2068

I thought that LACMA abandoned such plans a few years back, but is Eli Broad going to fund? If so, will it become the Broad LACMA?
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Can the BH Trader Vic's Tiki be Relocated?
Replies: 2
Views: 1898

thank you.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Mid Century Tahiti
Replies: 1
Views: 1857

Nice. Mid Century in the South Seas!
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Kite Coffee Shop in South LA reopens
Replies: 12
Views: 5082

Good looking out!
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: LA'S best Chinese restaurant ANYWHERE in LA?
Replies: 19
Views: 6651

There is Twin Dragon on Pico & La Cienega:

http://oldschoolla.com/photos/TwinDrag1.jpg
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: LA'S best Chinese restaurant ANYWHERE in LA?
Replies: 19
Views: 6651

by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Statler Hotel / Wilshire Grand (1952)
Replies: 4
Views: 2153

Re: Statler Hotel / Wilshire Grand (1952)

The proposal is unexpected at a time when builders are backing away from big projects, and when the market for office space and condominiums has softened considerably because of the recession. . . . Hanjin's involvement raises the project to a new level, marking the first time that a South Korean de...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Survey LA - submit YOUR historic sites
Replies: 8
Views: 2420

"The Onion" is a great looking building!
I never knew it existed - I need to cruise by.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Bullock's Pasadena
Replies: 17
Views: 4346

Best of both worlds: A chic shopping experience and a historical mecca, all with free parking!
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Tonga Room San Francisco CLOSING?!?!
Replies: 6
Views: 2919

A few years back, I went to the the St. Francis and to my horrors saw the beloved "Compass Rose" was gone and then, venturing further into the hotel, saw that the fresco walls had been covered up.

Now this?

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