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by KevinEP
Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Tom Bergin's Tavern
Replies: 4
Views: 5738

Closing Sunday!

http://www.latimes.com/features/food/dailydish/la-dd-tom-bergins-closing-shamrocks-20130705,0,1926807.story Tom Bergin's, the Irish tavern on Fairfax Boulevard, announced this week that it would close its doors Sunday, prompting some regulars to fight to keep its iconic neon sign glowing and others...
by KevinEP
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: How do y'all transport furniture for (semi) long distances?
Replies: 6
Views: 5093

Shipping

I used uship.com last year to ship some lounge chairs and it ended up being quite reasonable.

Not a bad service.
by KevinEP
Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Know a mason in the San Fernando Valley?
Replies: 4
Views: 3808

Another option

Not cheap, but Boston Brick & Stone:

www.bostonbrick.com

Dave loves a challenge.
by KevinEP
Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Metropolitan Water District on Sunset
Replies: 7
Views: 6273

Development news

Also, the building was sold in 2011 and a residential conversion is underway on the tower:

http://www.theeastsiderla.com/2012/08/a ... /#comments
by KevinEP
Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Metropolitan Water District on Sunset
Replies: 7
Views: 6273

Sighting

Just caught a glimpse of the MWD building in 1966's "Queen of Blood" on the "this" channel.
by KevinEP
Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: LA to SD & return, 12/29/12 - "Return of the Super
Replies: 0
Views: 2606

LA to SD & return, 12/29/12 - "Return of the Super

75th Super Chief "Anniversary Train" The ACOMA, original lounge car to the first Streamlined SUPER CHIEF will hit the mainline for the first time in over a decade and haul passengers at speeds up to 90 MPH for the FIRST TIME SINCE 1968! Be among the first to join the passenger manifest for...
by KevinEP
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Lake Arrowhead, CA - Bugsy Siegel's Mountain Resort
Replies: 0
Views: 1436

Lake Arrowhead, CA - Bugsy Siegel's Mountain Resort

http://activerain.com/image_store/uploads/4/7/5/3/3/ar120673352333574.JPG Opened in 1929 as Club Arrowhead of the Pines, this resort featured gambling, prostitution and more respectable resort pastimes. It's success apparently made Siegel's development of Las Vegas possible. Known for many years as...
by KevinEP
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Long Beach, CA - Italian ocean liner talk - August 4th
Replies: 0
Views: 2475

Long Beach, CA - Italian ocean liner talk - August 4th

Somehow missed this, but worth reading about nonetheless:



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by KevinEP
Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Hollywood Bowl House - Harry Gesner, 1975
Replies: 2
Views: 3588

by KevinEP
Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Hollywood Bowl House - Harry Gesner, 1975
Replies: 2
Views: 3588

Hollywood Bowl House - Harry Gesner, 1975

Anyone have a better name for this house? I'm surprised that I couldn't find anything on the site about it. Apparently, remodeling has been going on for a while. I glanced up from the 101 yesterday to notice that the windows had been boarded up, which I hadn't seen before. Seeing pictures on this si...
by KevinEP
Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: FS: Vintage steel desk
Replies: 2
Views: 3235

Did this sell?
by KevinEP
Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Burbank, CA. 1957, Boyd Georgi. $839,000
Replies: 2
Views: 1750

As someone who grew up nearby, I hope it's found by someone special. Things tend to get blanded down in my old hometown.
by KevinEP
Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Papoo's Hot Dog Show - Toluca Lake
Replies: 2
Views: 2085

Papoo's Hot Dog Show - Toluca Lake

Papoo's Hot Dog Show is closing tomorrow. Sad news. http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/5121430985_a24c38b5e0.jpg http://dearoldhollywood.blogspot.com/2009/01/papoos-hot-dog-show.html http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dailydish/2011/08/papoos-in-toluca-lake-is-closing.html
by KevinEP
Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Article on historic preservation in the NYT
Replies: 1
Views: 1397

The article

p-Ed Contributor Death by Nostalgia By SARAH WILLIAMS GOLDHAGEN Published: June 10, 2011 THE modern historic preservation movement started in New York City in the early 1960s, when a band of locals pushed the issue into popular awareness with their unsuccessful effort to block the destruction of the...
by KevinEP
Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Furniture copyrights, patents and authorized reproductions
Replies: 7
Views: 4930

A related story

http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-hm-obsolete-restoration-20110430,0,429090,full.story Venice-based Obsolete spars with Restoration Hardware Restoration Hardware says local businessman's claims of misrepresentation, false advertising and unfair competition are meritless. David A. Keeps April 3...
by KevinEP
Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Oldest In-N-Out Demolished
Replies: 3
Views: 1858

Oldest In-N-Out Demolished

[url]latimes.com/news/local/la-me-inandout-20110416,0,2153357.story[/url] Historic In-N-Out Burger stand is Down-N-Out Former customers weep and share warm memories as the Baldwin Park stand, the oldest In-N-Out drive-thru, is razed. By Bob Pool and Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times April 16, 2011 Adv...
by KevinEP
Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: San Gabriel, CA - Disney animator Ward Kimball's house
Replies: 0
Views: 1011

San Gabriel, CA - Disney animator Ward Kimball's house

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/16/93647680_5bd35b45e7.jpg Looks like it's already pending, but the longtime home of Ward & Betty Kimball is up for sale. http://www.californiamoves.com/property/propertydetails.aspx?PropertyID=813007 One of my childhood heroes, Kimball was one of Disney's origina...
by KevinEP
Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Demolition Continues On Ambassador
Replies: 39
Views: 13931

You can have your own...

You can even have a bit of the reconstituted Ambassador in your own home.

The manufacturer is selling off extra tile: http://www.villalagoontile.com/tile-specials.html
by KevinEP
Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Demolition Continues On Ambassador
Replies: 39
Views: 13931

And another...

And a page from the company who recreated quite a bit of encaustic tile:

http://www.villalagoontile.com/historic ... tions.html
by KevinEP
Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Demolition Continues On Ambassador
Replies: 39
Views: 13931

Panoramic photos of completed school

Here's a feature I thought some would find interesting; a panorama of the completed coffee shop/teachers lounge.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me ... .htmlstory
by KevinEP
Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Arco Towers to get makeover
Replies: 7
Views: 4624

LA Times vacancy story

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/07/highrise-penthouses-sit-empty-in-downtown-la-relics-from-a-different-era.html High-rise penthouses sit empty in downtown L.A., relics from a different era July 19, 2010 | 6:49 pm Kent S. Handleman of Thomas Properties Group stands in the former headquart...
by KevinEP
Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Earthquake insurance & retrofitting
Replies: 5
Views: 1093

by KevinEP
Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Paul Landacre cabin
Replies: 5
Views: 3029

Landacre

Charlie did a great job with the nomination, but for the record, the applicant was the Echo Park Historical Society.
by KevinEP
Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Toluca Lake (LA), Paty's Restaurant 50th Anniv. > June 30
Replies: 0
Views: 1098

Toluca Lake (LA), Paty's Restaurant 50th Anniv. > June 30

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_15396766 50th anniversary coming up at Paty's Restaurant By Dennis McCarthy, Columnist If you've ever wondered about the spelling of Paty's Restaurant in Toluca Lake - why there's only one T instead of the more common two - here's the story. When former owner Cathy ...
by KevinEP
Mon May 31, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: any fixes to keep the sink?
Replies: 8
Views: 1353

Just be aware that reglazing is basically a glorified paint job. It will last about 5 years when it must be redone. You may be able to find the same same sink at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore (if there's one near you) or even at a salvage yard which are carrying midcentury items more and more. True...
by KevinEP
Wed May 26, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: paint removal on furnace vent cover
Replies: 10
Views: 1054

Another option

Boil in water on a hot plate.

The paint will peel off after about 20 minutes.
by KevinEP
Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: LA - Steam train ride to San Berdoo - May 8th & 9th
Replies: 7
Views: 1327

Tickets now available

May 8th and 9th, 2010 a special excursion train will be operated to San Bernardino Railroad Days sponsored by the San Bernardino History & Railroad Museum, the City of San Bernardino, The City of San Bernardino History & Pioneer Society and the San Bernardino Bicentennial Committee. The spec...
by KevinEP
Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: J.J. Newberry/Fallas Paredes at 5th & Broadway
Replies: 9
Views: 3003

Jensens

They'll probably do something very similar to Jensen's, which for me, falls far short of a restoration. When work started on Jensens (most) all? of the prismatic glass panels were still intact behind the backlit plastic signs. Since the plans were reviewed by the Office of Historic Resources (the bu...

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