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by Chrisgreen
Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Downtown BENDIX Neon Sign Relit!
Replies: 10
Views: 2150

Albertson Oldsmobile

Hey, whatever happened with Albertson Olds and that rocket? I've been meaning to go over and check out the property. I hope the rocket is still there or at least in good hands.
by Chrisgreen
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 11435

Not much to report from South County... one location seemed to be gone completely (Mission Viejo on Alicia Parkway). The other three were later or different architectural designs that appear to have never been touched by Millard Sheets. The addresses were: El Toro, 23861 El Toro Road Laguna Hills/La...
by Chrisgreen
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: Test photos
Replies: 0
Views: 215

Test photos

Not much to report from South County... one location seemed to be gone completely (Mission Viejo on Alicia Parkway). The other three were later or different architectural designs that appear to have never been touched by Millard Sheets. El Toro, 23861 El Toro Road: <img src=http://www.flickr.com/pho...
by Chrisgreen
Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Architect Stephen Kanner dies at 54
Replies: 9
Views: 864

That is sad, shocking news. Can Modcom/LAC do something in his honor?
by Chrisgreen
Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Tower Records Sunset Strip -- Letters needed
Replies: 0
Views: 249

Tower Records Sunset Strip -- Letters needed

Copied from a Facebook post by Domenic Priore: Preservation effort, needs notes from you today, tomorrow or even over the weekend to win for SUNSET STRIP MUSEUM @ Tower RecsShare How much would any of you like to see a proper SUNSET STRIP MUSEUM on the actual "Sunset Strip," something prop...
by Chrisgreen
Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Car dealerships
Replies: 53
Views: 3765

Nice photos! It's nice to see some customers at Crestview Cadillac (given the state of the economy).
by Chrisgreen
Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Top 15 Modernist Gas Stations
Replies: 3
Views: 818

Top 15 Modernist Gas Stations

I just found this interesting list on this site that seems to be a compendium of tech and design lists:
http://www.oobject.com/category/top-15- ... -stations/
by Chrisgreen
Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Car dealerships
Replies: 53
Views: 3765

Crenshaw Ford

I think the Crenshaw Ford building is amazing, even with the new signage, but oh, what a shame that the signage is gone --- because it was exponentially better with it. But I think this building is important and should be preserved, no question about it. I think the Casa de Cadillac building is simi...
by Chrisgreen
Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Car dealerships
Replies: 53
Views: 3765

Car Dealerships

I happened to do a quick drive-by of Harbor Chevrolet last weekend, in north Long Beach on Cherry, and noticed the signs. Didn't get a chance to shoot, but someone else did (the signs at least.) Look here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tortugaone/sets/72157609720642795/ I'm not sure about the signifi...
by Chrisgreen
Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Car dealerships
Replies: 53
Views: 3765

Here is the beautiful sign pavilion at Crestview Cadillac, at 2700 E Garvey Ave S, in West Covina, CA. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3204/3128117403_8d5b7ef0ae.jpg And this is the 1970s era corporate GM signage at Crestview. These are less distinctive but also becoming a rarer sight these days... h...
by Chrisgreen
Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Historic Auto Dealerships
Replies: 29
Views: 9145

Car Dealerships

I love Crestview Cadillac!
in West Covina, CA.

Image

Photo by: Chris Green
by Chrisgreen
Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: San Gabriel Valley >>> TOUR
Replies: 17
Views: 927

I think it's great... although I thought you were mainly going to do a Covina Bowl visit. This sounds like it might get too big and unwieldy to me, although if it happens I'm definitely interested, bus or no bus! This could turn into a marathon where we can't spend as much time as we'd like at each ...
by Chrisgreen
Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Marvin Rand dies at 84
Replies: 9
Views: 509

Marvin Rand

I am saddened to hear this news. I worked with Marvin in his studio in 2003 when he agreed to loan us images for the "Built by Becket" tour. He taught me his exacting method for scanning and retouching his vintage slides. The images were breathtaking, and it was an honor to work with him a...
by Chrisgreen
Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Big Lots Highland Park closing
Replies: 26
Views: 1686

Safeway

I really hope this Safeway building gets adopted by a sympathetic owner/tenant! It actually hasn't been modified much -- it even has the big wall clock on the back wall inside! Judging from what groceteria.com says, I'm thinking this isn't the building from 1955, because they list a 1959 San Francis...
by Chrisgreen
Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Driftwood Dairy, El Monte, CA
Replies: 29
Views: 2327

Driftwood Dairy

Outstanding! If there's anywhere in El Monte where the future meets the past, Driftwood Dairy has to be the place!
by Chrisgreen
Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Driftwood Dairy, El Monte, CA
Replies: 29
Views: 2327

Driftwood Dairy, El Monte, CA

A nomination has been submitted at the state level, as discussed at our Modern Committee meeting this week. I hadn't been by the property in a few months, so I did a drive-by today -- with the good news to report that the Dairy is still open for business and is unchanged, although there is a portabl...
by Chrisgreen
Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: LA / Montclair -- Pillow Talk at the Drive-In -- Oct 4
Replies: 0
Views: 103

LA / Montclair -- Pillow Talk at the Drive-In -- Oct 4

When was the last time you went to the drive-in movies? Join us for a special screening of 1959’s “Pillow Talkâ€￾ on Saturday, October 4, at the beautifully renovated Mission “Tikiâ€￾ Drive-In in Montclair. “Pillow Talkâ€￾ is the first of three pairings of Doris Day and Rock Hudson, top box ...
by Chrisgreen
Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Faux Ethnic Typography
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Faux Ethnic Typography

Very interesting article about typography and signage.

http://www.printmag.com/design_articles ... fault.aspx

I wasn't sure where else to post this!
by Chrisgreen
Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Dallas House of the Future
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Dallas House of the Future

Interesting article about a House of the Future in Dallas, that was recently moved to a new site, saving it from demolition. 'House of future' is finally home in northwest Dallas The 72-year-old structure that began life as an exhibit at the Texas Centennial Exposition, and then served as a farmstea...
by Chrisgreen
Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Culver Carburetor
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Culver Carburetor

Last week after the modcom meeting, I drove by Culver Carburetor and noticed it had moved out of its little building:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ax2groin/2076321398/

Does anybody know the fate of this little gem?

11167 Washington Pl
Culver City, CA 90232
by Chrisgreen
Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Member in Dallas, TX (Cliff May home)
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Congratulations! I wasn't aware Cliff May work was in Dallas. Great place! My parents lived in a brand-new, but much less deluxe, neighborhood less than a mile from you (Lockhart Street, just across Oates) in the 1950s (before I was born). I took my mom back last year, and the neighborhood had chang...
by Chrisgreen
Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Sliding Glass Door Repairs
Replies: 16
Views: 1135

Slidng Glass Door Repairs

I finally got around to it, and my friend helped me take apart the door. Boy, was it dirty in all those crevices! I think there were leaves from the 1960s in there! As it turned out, I don't think it really needed new rollers or anything, just a really good cleaning. We spent about an hour on the tr...
by Chrisgreen
Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Sliding Glass Door Repairs
Replies: 16
Views: 1135

Great tips! We still didn't take it out and try anything yet, but I'll let you know what happens when we do.
by Chrisgreen
Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Sliding Glass Door Repairs
Replies: 16
Views: 1135

Thanks for the tips. I'm not very handy, but we'll try it and see what we find.
by Chrisgreen
Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Sliding Glass Door Repairs
Replies: 16
Views: 1135

Sliding Glass Door Repairs

I searched here but couldn't find anything. Does anyone have any tips on how I could find someone to repair my early-60s vintage sliding glass door? I think the rollers are messed up (or gone) because it is a struggle to open and close and doesn't roll at all. A while back I hired a handyman for som...
by Chrisgreen
Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Driftwood Dairy, El Monte, CA
Replies: 29
Views: 2327

Driftwood Dairy, El Monte, CA

I went to check on the Driftwood Dairy today. It's OK -- nothing changed. I chatted with an employee who told me that the teardown is on hold -- for now -- because they decided to invest in new delivery trucks first. Good news -- hopefully it buys us some time but I'm not sure how much. As usual, th...
by Chrisgreen
Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Karen Carpenter Home may be demolished
Replies: 14
Views: 1732

Carpenters House

I can't get that video to play, but here is some info about the house's history from the tvparty.com website: "The house (no longer owned by Richard Carpenter) is located on Newville Ave and is referred to as the Newville home. It was purchased by Richard and Karen in 1970, just after the succe...
by Chrisgreen
Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Karen Carpenter Home may be demolished
Replies: 14
Views: 1732

Carpenter House Demolition IMMINENT!

I received this email today: Subject: SAVE A LANDMARK: "Goodbye To Love" maybe...Goodbye To Newville Avenue--never!!!! Dear Carpenters Fan: I am writing to you about the impending demolition of the famous Newville Avenue residence of the Carpenters, made famous on the cover of their multi-...

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