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by SFG
Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Andrew Fuller House (A. Quincy Jones, 1953)
Replies: 0
Views: 994

Andrew Fuller House (A. Quincy Jones, 1953)

Has anyone posted about the Andrew Fuller House in Fort Worth, TX? It's an A. Quincy Jones design commission in 1950 and finished in '53. Interiors are by William Haines. It's currently facing demolition.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/01/18 ... tural.html
by SFG
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Googie motel in Long Beach to become condos and retail?
Replies: 34
Views: 6920

There's a hearing this Wednesday, Oct 12th at 5pm in the 1st floor council chambers at City Hall (33 West Ocean Blvd) about the Second + PCH project that it proposed to replace the Seaport Marina. The City Planning office has released a statement that they will agree to variances needed for the 16-s...
by SFG
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Richard Neutra - 1955 Kronish house - Beverly Hills
Replies: 23
Views: 4973

It's the last day to sign the petition to save the Kronish House
www.neutra.org
by SFG
Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Richard Neutra - 1955 Kronish house - Beverly Hills
Replies: 23
Views: 4973

If you are interested in this topic and other LA Conservancy ModCom issues, please be sure to follow our Facebook page and join our mailing list for the latest updates. If you missed our posts last week, we were asking volunteers to write to the Mayor and City Council of Beverly Hills about the Kron...
by SFG
Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Googie motel in Long Beach to become condos and retail?
Replies: 34
Views: 6920

http://gallery.me.com/sarlocke/100135/Edgewater-20Inn-20Postcard-201963/web.jpg I found this great postcard from the opening year of Edgewater Inn (a.k.a. Seaport Marina Hotel). The back includes some additional info: Originally named Jim Stockman's Edgewater Inn 200 Beautiful rooms and suites, all...
by SFG
Thu May 26, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium - Your help is needed today!
Replies: 4
Views: 3539

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium - Your help is needed today!

Please attend the meeting tonight at City Hall - Thursday, May 26th, 5:30pm or send your comments immediately to the e-mail address below: Your help is needed today! Plans for renovation of the Civic Auditorium, to revitalize the under-utilized landmark as a premier theater and concert venue while s...
by SFG
Thu May 12, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: http://modcom.org/
Replies: 9
Views: 4457

Sky, we will have a new website up and running by the end of summer. I'm the new project manager for this as of late 2010. A webdex has been submitted to the executive committee for comments and we will be meeting again next week to finalize a few things before we implement the new design. Thanks fo...
by SFG
Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Googie motel in Long Beach to become condos and retail?
Replies: 34
Views: 6920

Action Alert SEAPORT MARINA HOTEL IN LONG BEACH SLATED FOR DEMOLITION Public Comments Due April 25 The Seaport Marina Hotel in Long Beach, a Googie-style garden motel complex adjacent to the Alamitos Bay Marina, is slated for demolition to make way for the massive, mixed-use Second+PCH development. ...
by SFG
Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Googie motel in Long Beach to become condos and retail?
Replies: 34
Views: 6920

Comments will be due on the new DEIR for Seaport Marina by April 25th. ModCom will be sending out a e-alert with instructions soon, so be sure you're on the mailing list! http://lac.laconservancy.org/signup
by SFG
Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Dutton's Brentwood/Barry Building
Replies: 25
Views: 9250

by SFG
Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Car dealerships
Replies: 53
Views: 15550

by SFG
Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Golden State Mutual Life bldg., Paul R. Williams, 1948
Replies: 7
Views: 1737

"The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission voted unanimously to recommend landmark designation of the building on April 7. To gain official landmark status, the nomination must still be approved by both the Planning and Land Use Management Committee and the City Council." http://www.lac...
by SFG
Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: BEST OF LOTTA LIVING
Topic: Googie Coffee Shops
Replies: 30
Views: 21761

I found this old postcard at the Long Beach Flea Market today and according to this L.A. Times article, it was demolished in '85. http://articles.latimes.com/1985-02-04/news/vw-4265_1_coffee-shop The back of the postcard reads "An Ultra Modern place of good food. Located at 11925 Santa Monica B...
by SFG
Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Car dealerships
Replies: 53
Views: 15550

The Ray Vines property has been for lease again, by the way, and a ModCom Facebook fan posted a link for a rendering of the site's 'potential'. Here's a link to the site with the rendering, as well as a snapshot of Ray Vines as seen in the Infiniti spot. http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/16791477/4201-...
by SFG
Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Car dealerships
Replies: 53
Views: 15550

Long Beach Ray Vines Chrysler featured in new Infiniti commercial

http://youtu.be/pzWyd10icS4
by SFG
Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: John Lautner's Shusett House (1950) Demolished
Replies: 8
Views: 2152

Demolition has started. See link for full story and photos.

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2010/09/d ... _house.php
by SFG
Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Long Beach Driving Tour
Replies: 5
Views: 2057

Here are a few more notable stops in Long Beach if you want to do the "extended" tour (Listed in order by date, not location): Long Beach Polytechnic High School Hugh R. Davies (1936) 1600 Atlantic Ave Cheney/Delaney House (Streamline Moderne) Unknown architect (1937) 2642 Chestnut Ave Str...
by SFG
Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: John Lautner's Shusett House (1950) Demolished
Replies: 8
Views: 2152

John Lautner's Shusett House (1950) Demolished

I'm sad to report that the news is final. John Lautner's Shusett (1950) was to be demolished on August 18th. I haven't been by the site to confirm. Has anyone driven by in the last couple of days?
by SFG
Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Please help secure historic status for Fickett WeHo Apts
Replies: 2
Views: 1585

This is something we've been following and I'll be sure to include this info about letters of support on tonight's agenda for the ModCom general meeting. Thanks for the update on this issue!
by SFG
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Long Beach Driving Tour
Replies: 5
Views: 2057

by SFG
Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Long Beach Driving Tour
Replies: 5
Views: 2057

Long Beach Driving Tour

ModCom will hold a general meeting at the Seaport Marina Hotel in Long Beach on Monday, August 16th @7pm. See http://www.modcom.org for details. If you'd like to check out more while you're in Long Beach, here's a driving map we've put together with architectural highlights (Link for google driving ...
by SFG
Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Lautner's Carling House in JEOPARDY! URGENT!
Replies: 5
Views: 1665

The neighbor's addition would add a second story, designed by architect Francois Perrin. He is proposing the exterior be integrated into the landscape by covering the roof and walls with plants. The neighbor is within height restrictions. The addition will only affect the city grid view in the downt...
by SFG
Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 49677

1300 N Main St, Santa Ana Stained glass and/or tilework at front and rear entrances, front airlock and interior; No significant details on either sides of the buidling http://gallery.me.com/sarlocke/100135/IMG_0479/web.jpg http://gallery.me.com/sarlocke/100135/IMG_0484/web.jpg http://gallery.me.com/...
by SFG
Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 49677

I happened to stumble across the Garden Grove branch this morning, which already has had exterior photos posted, but I snagged an interior shot of the 40-50' foot long mural that stretches above the teller windows. I also spoke with the branch manager who originally started with Home Savings in 1974...
by SFG
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Birch Paneling
Replies: 3
Views: 1244

Call Joe Estrada from Estrada's Cabinet Designs. He's worked on several homes in the neighborhood and comes highly recommended. (714) 348-8594
by SFG
Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Marina-style Safeways
Replies: 1
Views: 1223

Long Beach Safeway

Here are some photos of the Long Beach marina-style Safeway (now Vons) in its current condition. There's also another marina-style building in Long Beach (now a Big Lots) that I'll try to snap some photos of this week. http://gallery.me.com/sarlocke/100086/DSC_0003/web.jpg http://gallery.me.com/sarl...
by SFG
Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Lucienne Day (1917-2010)
Replies: 0
Views: 950

Lucienne Day (1917-2010)

Designer Lucienne Day passes away at age 93. "Her textiles were hugely popular during the 1950s and 60s" via Design Boom http://bit.ly/9mZA81

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