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by Keith York
Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Eames Film Big Screen Showing in San Diego
Replies: 0
Views: 1473

Eames Film Big Screen Showing in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CA – On December 15, Modern San Diego, in partnership with the Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) and Mingei International Museum, presents the local debut of the film Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter, prior to its national (and local) broadcast debut on PBS. “This i...
by Keith York
Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: San Diego Architecture For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 808

San Diego Architecture For Sale

I created a new site listing architect designed homes for sale throughout San Diego county. Please come by and check it out.
by Keith York
Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Rohr Steel Homes in Riverside?
Replies: 0
Views: 1462

Rohr Steel Homes in Riverside?

A San Diego developer is currently demolishing a development of steel homes by Donald Wexler. In my research on this project I uncovered a 1963 article in the San Diego Union discussing the (at the time) proposed project of 1,000 units in partnership with US Steel and Rohr. Rohr apparently designed ...
by Keith York
Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: IN SEARCH OF VINTAGE '40s and '50s Door Hardware
Replies: 3
Views: 1791

IN SEARCH OF VINTAGE '40s and '50s Door Hardware

I am in search of replacing the pictured door hardware from a 1949 home in San Diego. The only other house I have seen with this hardware was an A. Quincy Jones house built circa 1950. Does anyone have a source for replacing these? -- I need six working sets. http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/4585/...
by Keith York
Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: World's Oldest Jack in the Box?
Replies: 33
Views: 9782

Alan Hess Quote

Thanks Nichols for the Hess quote -- but my question is actually one step further -- what is Alan Hess' source material pointing to Williams as designer. As I state earlier, Russell Forester never made mention of any other designer working with Jack in the Box -- though there is actually some eviden...
by Keith York
Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: World's Oldest Jack in the Box?
Replies: 33
Views: 9782

Jack in the Box Designers

What is the resource for the Wayne Williams connection to Jack in the Box? When I interviewed Russell Forester years ago, we never discussed anyone but him designing all the JIB shops, Robert Peterson's residence, and of course Peterson's Family Tree restaurant. This is the first I have heard of a W...
by Keith York
Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Irving Gill
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

Irving Gill

Is anyone aware of any plans to put on an Irving Gill exhibition at any time in the future? I have some exhibition materials I am trying to find a proper home for -- one not for a private collector but for the public to engage with.
by Keith York
Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Introducing ModernRiverside.com
Replies: 14
Views: 3506

Fantastic Site. Congratulations. I will post an announcement on my site - http://www.modernsandiego.com While doing research on San Diego-based architect Sim Bruce Richards, I came across this project: Mr & Mrs Colman Clarke Residence (1959) Knob Hill Drive & Valley View, Riverside Mr Clarke...
by Keith York
Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Any historic buildings lost in CA Wildfires?
Replies: 5
Views: 2140

It will likely be a few weeks before we can drive through all of the neighborhoods and check addresses. I hope to compile a list of those structures threatened and destroyed and publish on my site. You are all correct - Rancho Santa Fe, since it was designed by Lillian Rice, has hosted an impressive...
by Keith York
Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Farnsworth House Documentary
Replies: 0
Views: 574

Farnsworth House Documentary

Modern San Diego is sponsoring the broadcast of the film "Saved From The Wrecking Ball" on public television in San Diego. The documentary on Mies Van Der Rohe's Farnsworth House airs on KPBS and KPBS-HD on Tuesday October 2nd @ 10:30PM. To sponsor the documentary, I am using money from si...
by Keith York
Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Gordon Drake
Replies: 11
Views: 1592

Gordon Drake

by Keith York
Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Alvin Lustig (1915 - 1955)
Replies: 0
Views: 768

Alvin Lustig (1915 - 1955)

Wanted: If anyone knows the whereabouts of furniture, lighting, or other objects designed by Alvin Lustig, please contact Doug Clouse at dclouse@mac.com. Doug and Rita Jules are curating an exhibition about Lustig for the Bard Graduate Center that will be on view at the International Art and Design ...
by Keith York
Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Cape Cod Massachusettes Modern
Replies: 2
Views: 944

Cape Cod Massachusettes Modern

I just launched a new URL www.moderncapecod.com. After travelling to the Cape a few times each year to visit family, I have grown to appreciate the dwindling modern resources on the right coast. Check it out and drop me a line.
by Keith York
Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Robert E. Alexander
Replies: 4
Views: 1640

Robert E. Alexander

Does anyone know of a resource on the life and career of Robert E. Alexander (Neutra and Alexander)? Is there any individual/biographer well versed (or actively researching) in his career?
by Keith York
Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Craig Ellwood design in San Diego Profiled
Replies: 7
Views: 3344

Here's a new (and better) link to the article: http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20060903/news_mz1hs03moder.html As I am sure many of you have read one of the 5 books on Ellwood out there -- yes, Craig was not a licensed architect on my house. Instead he was a building designer, who with his v...
by Keith York
Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Architect Eugene Weston III
Replies: 1
Views: 1120

The Article is Up!

At Latimes.com under the "House & Garden" Section, the article is now online.

Here's the link to the article:

http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la ... -home-home
by Keith York
Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Architect Eugene Weston III
Replies: 1
Views: 1120

Architect Eugene Weston III

David Keeps will be publishing an article on Gene Weston in this coming Thursday's HOME section of the LA Times.
by Keith York
Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: San Diego Modernism Tour - Sept. 30
Replies: 0
Views: 1110

San Diego Modernism Tour - Sept. 30

Modernism Enthusiasts to Tour UC San Diego’s Mid-Century Architecture SAN DIEGO – Modernist Architecture committees from Save Our Heritage Organisation and San Diego Architecture Foundation have joined forces to present the first event celebrating UC San Diego’s modernist architecture. “Mast...
by Keith York
Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Threatened Modern Sites in San Diego
Replies: 0
Views: 950

Threatened Modern Sites in San Diego

This morning I published two lists (on the splash page of my site www.modernsandiego.com) outlining the most-threatened and most-missed modernist sites in San Diego. If you have any additions, please drop me a line.
by Keith York
Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Edward Durrell Stone Demolished in San Diego
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

Edward Durrell Stone Demolished in San Diego

Bad news to report from ModernSanDiego.com.... this was just published in the San Diego Union Tribune. Distinctive church meets wrecking ball Even at $1, there were no buyers for Poway pavilion By Sarah Gordon STAFF WRITER June 17, 2006 POWAY – A heptagonal dome atop the Christian Science church b...
by Keith York
Mon May 29, 2006 7:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Van Keppel Green VKG Lounge on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 1247

Van Keppel Green VKG Lounge on Ebay

Lounge Chair (designed 1946) manufactured by Van Keppel-Green, USA. Taylor Green and Hendrik Van Keppel. Black enameled tubular steel and burnt-orange/rust cotton cord. 25 3/4 x 21 x 34 3/8". This is in original, unrestored condition. There are some abrasions to steel frame, a good cleaning/wax...
by Keith York
Thu May 11, 2006 8:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: San Diego Palmer & Krisel for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1120

San Diego Palmer & Krisel for Sale

On behalf of the Real Estate section of http://www.modernsandiego.com, I am posting this MLS listing in San Diego: http://listings1.sandicor.com/SearchDetail/Scripts/PrtBuyFul/PrtBuyFul.asp?prp=mls&AgentId=632973&EmailKey=32982221 Contact: Stephen H. Porter, REALTOR (c) Prudential California...
by Keith York
Thu May 11, 2006 7:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Altadena Modernist Architect Robert & Kenneth Gordon
Replies: 7
Views: 4241

Altadena Modernist Architect Robert & Kenneth Gordon

I just posted a biographical page on Kenneth and Robert Gordon to my site http://www.modernsandiego.com. Outside of the son/grandson of this father-son team working from Pasadena/Altadena, resources are scarce. Does anyone have any insight into heir work? Both were very involved in the Pasadena and ...
by Keith York
Sun May 07, 2006 8:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Eugene Weston III, La Canada / Pasadena Architect
Replies: 2
Views: 1436

Eugene Weston III, La Canada / Pasadena Architect

Prior to moving to La Jolla to partner with Taliesin fellow Frederick Liebhardt, Eugene Weston III (both his uncle Joe Weston and his father were architects in the El Monte and Pasadena areas) practiced with Doug Byles in / around La Canada. I just posted a brief biography on Weston on my site http:...
by Keith York
Sat May 06, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Newport Beach / Corona Del Mar / Irvine Cove Modern
Replies: 0
Views: 925

Newport Beach / Corona Del Mar / Irvine Cove Modern

I just posted a brief biography of J. Herbert Brownell on my URL http://www.modernsandiego.com. After working with Whitney R. Smith and practicing in the El Monte and Pasadena area - Brownell designed a large number of tract homes around Orange County as well as schools, hospitals and custom homes (...
by Keith York
Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: La Canada Modern
Replies: 9
Views: 3018

La Canada Modern

Has anyone mapped out La Cañada? I am looking for addresses of Eugene Weston III and Vincent Bonini designs. I am writing a brief biography on Bonini and would welcome any knowledge/insight anyone has on his brief career in La Cañada (1950-57). After working with Frank Lloyd Wright, Harwell Hamilt...
by Keith York
Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Mid Century Modernism DEFINITION
Replies: 16
Views: 25604

San Diego Modernism Defined

Towards a Definition of San Diego Modernism ©2006 Keith York As in Europe, early in the 20th century American artists, craftsmen, landscape designers, architects and patrons alike, broke free from historical styles. Against the rules of composition, symmetry, proportion and ornament, modern archite...

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