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by classicsat
Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Sports stadium demolitions
Replies: 9
Views: 1956

by classicsat
Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Home audio challenge with no attic/walls!
Replies: 25
Views: 3355

For wiring, you could use flat foil stuff. You just glue it to your plaster/drywall and skim over it with drywall compound, then prime and paint.
by classicsat
Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: living it up in the conch republic
Replies: 3
Views: 1519

To be semi correct, Key West is politically part of FL, which largely resides in "continental USA".

Non "CONUS" (as those in the satellite TV trade and hobby call it), is just Alaska (which technically is part of the continent), and Hawaii
by classicsat
Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: 10 great buildings to see in NYC
Replies: 3
Views: 1775

Queen's Plaza parking garage? A mid-century brutalist concrete piece.
by classicsat
Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: eichler... trapped in time
Replies: 22
Views: 3670

100A might be plenty, especially if you heat/cook/dry with gas. Throwing an A/C in the mix might upset things though.

We have 100A service, and electric hot water, range, and clothes dryer, and it works fine (no A/C though)

One should do a load demand calculation though.
by classicsat
Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Info on Ceiling Pull Down Lamp
Replies: 24
Views: 2090

It seems to me, the mechanism cover just fits over it, with the grommet nuts holding them on.
by classicsat
Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The ultimate modern kitchen
Replies: 6
Views: 2105

There is a better film of that kitchen at archive.org (narrated in English, and in color).
It was designed by Firigidare, then a division of General Motors. The whole film show some GM czrs as well.
by classicsat
Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another Ray Kappe house
Replies: 22
Views: 2952

Bare concrete: So Pomo I like it.
by classicsat
Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: LL DIY Forum?
Replies: 4
Views: 3513

I could see separate DIY, decorating, materials, and architecture forums.

That said, LL isn't so busy IMO to warrant such a split.
by classicsat
Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Scholz homes
Replies: 15
Views: 1792

Here are some pics along with sketching of the floor plan. Note- the floor is not to scale. http://s201.photobucket.com/albums/aa205/turboblown/ This is the exact house we are trying to find original plans, blueprints or floor plans/elevations for. That looks very close to a California Contemporary...
by classicsat
Mon May 14, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: later century(70's) chalet/ modern with elements of mcm?
Replies: 17
Views: 2039

I too like it. Get rid of the pooy curtains, the glass wall in the kitchen, and some of the rustic elements, and you have something.
by classicsat
Thu May 03, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My first MCM--What style is this?
Replies: 26
Views: 2737

Measure from known outside points to known inside points.
by classicsat
Thu May 03, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Question- What draws us to modern?
Replies: 32
Views: 5286

It is the architecture and decor mostly, especically period drawings, photos, and advertising printed material.
Not only for the content, but the printing techniques and photography stock.

It gives me that feeling of the past, although I wasn't then.
by classicsat
Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:04 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Teen Island theme park?
Replies: 14
Views: 2800

by classicsat
Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: GE Wall Refrigerator Freezer?!
Replies: 17
Views: 2662

I'd be curious how that cooktop is wired. I suspect a metal clad whip with 8 or so wires you connect to the hood, which you connect your 30 or 40 amp 120/240V supply to. Or the power goes to the cooktop and a cable with a number of smaller wires, including 120V for the vent fan and light, with the b...
by classicsat
Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: We just got an accepted offer on a 1954 MCM
Replies: 16
Views: 2875

I'd swear those are vintage photos.
by classicsat
Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Sci-Fi Gas Station Next to Ships Location
Replies: 5
Views: 2494

I see it on LiveLocal, and from what I see, there is nothing particularilt "spaceage", or at least Googie about it.
by classicsat
Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cool Early 60's Pad near Denver
Replies: 10
Views: 3022

In my mind, the finishes are late 60s, early 70s. The owner probably redecorated then.
by classicsat
Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: NOY-tra or NEW-tra
Replies: 36
Views: 5504

Re: NOY-tra or NEW-tra

by classicsat
Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Woodland Hills Tract?
Replies: 96
Views: 61379

My notes on "Bachelor In Paradise"

Keeping in mind it was filmed in the early 1960s and things have changed, and I have not set foot in that neighborhood, let alone SoCal, so am using internet maps and satellite/aerial photos to note my observations. I belive the following house is the one rented by Hope: http://local.live.com/?v=2&a...
by classicsat
Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Saarinen Terminal at JFK update
Replies: 18
Views: 5685

How about as jet-age air trasnit museum, celebrating commercial passanger air travel from 1950s to present, with various mock-ups of cabins from the various eras.
by classicsat
Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Favorite Shelter and Design Magazines...
Replies: 14
Views: 3178

by classicsat
Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Revolving restaurants
Replies: 11
Views: 2898

If we are going outside of Greater LA, don't forget the CN tower in Toronto, still turning.

Plus the bar at Hardwicks Gobbler restaurant in Wisconson rotated. Unkown state though.
by classicsat
Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Inspirational video
Replies: 3
Views: 1615

Seen it, and many others from the Prelinger archive at archive.org.
by classicsat
Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Baldwin Hills Theater demo
Replies: 14
Views: 3228

The Whole thing?. Thsi is what I gather ( from my satellite/aerial photo observations), the front portion of the building was demolishe,and the rear part remains, with store or resturant or something built onto the front, with the southern half of it having a curved roof to math the remaining portio...
by classicsat
Sun Nov 12, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Mid-20th Century Shopping Malls
Replies: 29
Views: 7415

by classicsat
Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 42" flush door?
Replies: 5
Views: 1954

by classicsat
Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-century Modern BABY Nursery
Replies: 132
Views: 75684


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