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by 24x48
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Palos Verdes Estates Home No Moore
Replies: 3
Views: 5370

Palos Verdes Estates Home No Moore

LA Times this morning featured a photograph of the late Moore House and another with demoliton complete. It was completed in 1959. According to a CurbedLA article, the owner (named as Mark Paullin in the Times photo description) claimed that he did not know who the architect (Lloyd Wright) was. Not ...
by 24x48
Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid 1950s Gem
Replies: 8
Views: 2321

That house is fantastic...one of the nicest houses I have seen on here in a while. What is the backyard like? The property slopes from the rear to the front. The carport below the residence is pretty much a tuck under and surrounded by retaining walls. So... the backyard is not much at all although...
by 24x48
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid 1950s Gem
Replies: 8
Views: 2321

I could not believe it when I saw the original telephone.

That particular street is a good location and recall asking was around 750k.
I'll just say its within the City of Los Angeles and not where one would expect it!

Thanks,

24x48
by 24x48
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Taco Bell founder Glen Bell dies at 86
Replies: 4
Views: 4522

The office was known as Neil Stanton Palmer in those days. I'll need to do some research to find out which locations they were responsible for.

Thanks,

24x48
by 24x48
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Pleasant Family Shopping > Grocery and discount stores pa
Replies: 1
Views: 3110

Oh my. the palace reminds me of Plasticville's simple reduced effort for model railroaders.

Nice.

24x48
by 24x48
Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ray Kroc's McDonald's turns 50
Replies: 7
Views: 2821

Kroc's a crock! Anything of real interest about McD came before Kroc..learn more in Tennyson's book.

Thanks,


24x48
by 24x48
Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Help me ID this bank
Replies: 4
Views: 2385

Indeed...and it was given a cosmetic 'lift which is fairly decent.

Thanks,

24x48
by 24x48
Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Schindler Restoration by Steve Ehrlich
Replies: 5
Views: 2605

You can find the three houses by Schindler on google maps. By the way, it was naseating to read in a recent AR how the new homeowner is a "handbag designer"...and the blurb about how the house needs to be in today's standards! Yuck! Beyond that, the starchitect did a great job in bringing ...
by 24x48
Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: J.J. Newberry/Fallas Paredes at 5th & Broadway
Replies: 9
Views: 3508

I don't wish to hijack this topic; however, I just had to mention a set of old JJ Newberry drawings I am presently reviewing for a remodel in a suburban location (after it was already remodeled several times!). I forgot how back in the day there were mostly women who worked in retal. The floor plan ...
by 24x48
Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Taco Bell founder Glen Bell dies at 86
Replies: 4
Views: 4522

I understand during its earlier years, our office did around a couple dozen or so of the original Taco Bell locations... the drawings are somewhere in our huge storage room!

Thanks,

24x48
by 24x48
Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Frank Bros: The store that changed how California decorated
Replies: 1
Views: 3374

Awesome.

Growing up, we made many trips from the valley to Long Beach Blvd (since we never went to Disneyland, fortunately) to buy or look at furniture and whatever else was offered.

Thanks,

24x48
by 24x48
Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid 1950s Gem
Replies: 8
Views: 2321

Mid 1950s Gem

I walk by this house at least once a week and one day noticed the sign out in front last October. Took a look inside; however, my significant other was not interested. Besides moving is a hassle. Eventually new owners arrived. I am hoping they puchased the house for the right reasons, I think they d...
by 24x48
Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: In Praise of Googie Car Washes
Replies: 47
Views: 20371

24, is the above building your design? Yes Nichols, it is. I could not help myself...as I really dig car washes. I'll refrain from wearing the architectural hat and try to celebrate as a design aficionado...it is much more fun that way. The structure looked like it was beginning to go "Blade R...
by 24x48
Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Randy's Donuts, Los Angeles, California
Replies: 55
Views: 25771

Thanks...the Reseda postcard looks like it...but it may also have been shot behind the signal in the center median of Sherman Way...I'll go with this view for now. The photographer's location was and still is the dreaded corner that narrows down both streets at the intersection. The Reseda Blvd sign...
by 24x48
Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: In Praise of Googie Car Washes
Replies: 47
Views: 20371

Wow, some great looking washes. Some designers fantasize about designing a car wash...sometimes you gotta fit the idea, in the abstract, into another type of project...the idea may not be very apparent, but it is there. Picture is from 1992. 24x48 http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee100/olliedawg/B...
by 24x48
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Randy's Donuts, Los Angeles, California
Replies: 55
Views: 25771

Not to belittle the awesome Randys Donuts, it certainly is a product of location...(especially seen by those who spend time only on one coast or the other). It reminds me the classic architecture guide of Los Angeles...the author obviously only spent time on Reseda Blvd, from the Ventura Freeway to ...
by 24x48
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: As it Was in '59
Replies: 44
Views: 5829

I was browsing this morning through the 1st volume of Modernism Rediscovered, and ran into a picture of Sydney Brisker's Greenberg residence (1957). The pic shows both the fish-shaped lounger and the basket chair. Sydney Brisker? I remember this name...an architect at Gruen(??). He was responsible ...
by 24x48
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Chrysler plant, 1961
Replies: 1
Views: 3149

Awesome stuff!

Not even near as good as this by the office is an engineering firm...one can see all the equipment thru the horizontal strip glazing at night.

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by 24x48
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: 1962 Safeway Supermarket
Replies: 10
Views: 6075

The glue-laminated-beam-vaulted Safeway prototype store was designed by (If memory is serving) Wurster Bernardi Emmons...prominent Bay Area architectural firm...also designed Eichler Homes (correct?). All partners may have taught a UC as well. 24x48 On the way to the Oregon Outback, one can meet thi...
by 24x48
Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New MCM?
Replies: 21
Views: 2131

by 24x48
Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New MCM?
Replies: 21
Views: 2131

It is attractive...sort of an abstracted rock outcropping. The house is a bit oversized by perhaps more than four times...not much of an energy saver. There is also a bit too much going on. I recall a house designed by Mack in the Vegas area that is more fitting in the high desert. I believe the res...
by 24x48
Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Anxious to move in to new home
Replies: 11
Views: 1810

by 24x48
Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Playboy Townhouse
Replies: 15
Views: 2253

by 24x48
Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: As it Was in '59
Replies: 44
Views: 5829

I was thinking...

Festuca Ovina Glauca “Elijah Blueâ€￾ aka Blue Fescue

...although don't think it goes to well with apples.

Fescue was part of the front yard landscapery although it eventually succumbed to an invasive guest.

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by 24x48
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Playboy Townhouse
Replies: 15
Views: 2253

Here is something about ED Stone...it is from a 1960 LA Times Home Sunday insert magazine... http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee100/olliedawg/LATimesHome1960.jpg ...and a bit more righteous in a later insert during 1961... http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee100/olliedawg/LATimesHome1961.jpg 24x48
by 24x48
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: As it Was in '59
Replies: 44
Views: 5829

by 24x48
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: As it Was in '59
Replies: 44
Views: 5829

Did Palley's have a brick-and-mortar location in the New York area -- or did everything come in the UPS truck ? I was away at school every day, of course, so stuff mysteriously appeared. . . SDR Palley's had a mail order catalog...I have a few editions from '59 to '60...it appears there were at lea...
by 24x48
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: As it Was in '59
Replies: 44
Views: 5829

Is the house still in your family? No...due to a new job, it was time to reduce a commute. I still do dream about living there as if the buyers would actually allow it to be ours on weekends! I mentioned the Palley's catalog...here are a couple sample pages...the chairs are similar in design...am v...
by 24x48
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: As it Was in '59
Replies: 44
Views: 5829

...you wouldn't by chance happen to know what theroof panels are/are made of? Thanks for all the great comments...and awed by the interest in this unique time period of design in our homes. I took a basic drafting course in about '78 and for some reason was inspired to find out something about our ...
by 24x48
Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: As it Was in '59
Replies: 44
Views: 5829

As it Was in '59

Here is a test shot...let's see if it works. Our house was a simple residence with a great floor plan. A large yard withs lots of play area. The tract is located in Reseda...approximately 1-1/2 miles east of the Corbin Pines and designed by the same architects. There are only four of these homes fac...

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