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by PlanetGlass
Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Dawson's bookstore to leave Larchmont building
Replies: 4
Views: 2380

The architect of their Larchmont building, Alfred Wilkes, also designed by house!
by PlanetGlass
Fri May 21, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Santa Monica MidMod Bank threatened
Replies: 0
Views: 1604

Santa Monica MidMod Bank threatened

This lovely Mid-Century modern bank has been purchased by the SMA redevelopment agency and will be demolished for a new project: Hoping to increase the pedestrian pleasures of downtown Santa Monica, the city last week paid $42.5 million for a 52,500-square-foot property at 4th and Arizona, near the ...
by PlanetGlass
Sun May 09, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LA Conservancy Board of Directors Write-In revolution!
Replies: 0
Views: 1499

LA Conservancy Board of Directors Write-In revolution!

I just got the official ballot to vote for LA Conservancy Board of directors. There are lots of good names in there, even though few of them have any preservation experience. BUT: why no mod-comers? We do a huge amount of the "heavy lifting" for the Conservancy, yet are rarely represented ...
by PlanetGlass
Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Glendale Superior Courthouse
Replies: 9
Views: 4750

If only we had some pro-preservation members of Glendale City government!
by PlanetGlass
Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Architectural Rendering for sale - HUGE
Replies: 0
Views: 1388

Architectural Rendering for sale - HUGE

Very cool enormous architectural rendering for sale. This is an original painting on board, not a print or reproduction. It 34" x 22" but is larger in the glass and wood frame. I'd guess by the cars and style that it is late 1950s, early 1960s. I was told that this is an existing golf club...
by PlanetGlass
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: "Below The Line" Parking Lot Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1281

"Below The Line" Parking Lot Sale

3rd Hollywood "Below The Line" Parking Lot Sale Support Hollywood's Below The Line filmmaking community, who are losing money every day that SAG is without a contract. ∙ BARGAINS ∙ WHEN- Saturday, January 10, 2009, 9am to 1pm. Four hours only. No early entrance. WHAT IT IS- Ove...
by PlanetGlass
Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: mcmansion threatens Glendale, Ca. modern...HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 1537

There is a strong design review process in Glendale. One of the things in the code is that new development not intrude on the privacy, light and air of neighboring homes. You should call the planning department and get the sections of code and residential design guidelines relevant to your neighborh...
by PlanetGlass
Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Route 66 / Foothill Blvd. in Crescenta Valley
Replies: 2
Views: 1279

Route 66 / Foothill Blvd. in Crescenta Valley

The City of Glendale's Planning Department is holding a public workshop to "focus on the boundaries and characteristics that define the Crescenta Valley." It will be oct. 13 (monday), 6:30 - 8:30, at Clark Magnet High School, auditeria, 4747 new york ave. Some members of the community have...
by PlanetGlass
Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: ModCom Subcomittee Meeting - This Monday!
Replies: 0
Views: 952

ModCom Subcomittee Meeting - This Monday!

All are welcome!

commercial subcommittee meeting this monday, 9/29, at 7pm:
Mexico City Restaurant
2121 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027-2003
Phone: (323) 661-7227

See you there!
by PlanetGlass
Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: ModCom Subcomittee Meeting - This Monday!
Replies: 0
Views: 833

ModCom Subcomittee Meeting - This Monday!

All are welcome!

commercial subcommittee meeting this monday, 9/29, at 7pm:
Mexico City Restaurant
2121 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027-2003
Phone: (323) 661-7227

See you there!
by PlanetGlass
Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: WAGON WHEEL-demo planned/EIR out
Replies: 31
Views: 9917

I just received a notice that the demolition will be discussed at a public hearing on Sept. 18th at 7pm. It would be great if ModCom-ers in the area would attend to voice our concerns. The public hearing will be held at the Oxnard City Council Chambers, 305 W. Third Street, Oxnard. More info. about ...
by PlanetGlass
Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Vegas to Denver
Replies: 0
Views: 1286

Vegas to Denver

I will be driving from LA to Denver for the Denver modernism show and would like to shop for MidMod along the way.

Can anyone suggest a route, or city, or shops that I should hit?

And are stores open on sunday or monday in vegas? What are the best shops for modernism in vegas?

Thanks!
by PlanetGlass
Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Glendale Modernism Tour Needs Docents & Volunteers!
Replies: 2
Views: 1176

Glendale Modernism Tour Needs Docents & Volunteers!

The Glendale Historical Society’s 2008 Fall Home Tour is scheduled for Sunday, October 12, and will focus on Glendale’s mid-20th Century Modern residential architecture. Tour hours will be 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with the last admissions at 4:30 PM. Docents will need to be on site by 9:30 PM; house...
by PlanetGlass
Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: home expo center / other stores
Replies: 10
Views: 2253

This is my house, in all it's messy spendor:
http://www.modernlocations.net/ML/mm-223.html

One correction: the architect is not unknown, it was Alfred T. Wilkes.

Clearly the kitchen will be next.
by PlanetGlass
Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: home expo center / other stores
Replies: 10
Views: 2253

OK, OK, no home expo for me!

Diana, I'd love the name of your designer/contractor. Any other recommendations? I think I need some professional help.

Thanks!

Laura
by PlanetGlass
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: home expo center / other stores
Replies: 10
Views: 2253

home expo center / other stores

Has anyone used home expo center for their remodel? We are remodeling our bathroom, and I'm overwhelmed by the amount of products/choices out there. Home expo offers free design services if you spend over $5,000 (I know most stores do this too) PLUS a 10% discount. I'm still desperate to find some c...
by PlanetGlass
Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: bathrooms
Replies: 15
Views: 3806

I know it's a broad question, but I guess what I'm asking is, is there any place besides home expo and Ikea that has reasonably priced sinks, tubs, cabinets, tiles, etc., that would be appropriate for a 1950s house? I have "Dwell" tastes on a "sunset magazine" budget. I don't wan...
by PlanetGlass
Wed May 28, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Invitation for next Commercial Council Meeting - June 4th
Replies: 0
Views: 810

Invitation for next Commercial Council Meeting - June 4th

I would like to invite all ModCom members to join us at our next Commercial Council meeting. Wed., June 4th, 7pm in the side courtyard of Gordon Biersch Restaurant: 145 S. San Fernando Blvd. Burbank, CA 91502 phone: 818-569-5240 Please email me directly if you need more information. There are many p...
by PlanetGlass
Tue May 20, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: bathrooms
Replies: 15
Views: 3806

bathrooms

Hi group, OK, it's time to tackle the bathroom. I need showrooms that will have moderately priced but extremely high quality contemporary tubs, sinks, fixtures, tiles, etc. for my mid-mod home. Am I dreaming? I tried looking on line, but can't get a sense for the products that way. Do any of you hav...
by PlanetGlass
Tue May 20, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: help selecting a tree...
Replies: 52
Views: 5252

Having a "native" doesn't mean anything if you plant a California tree adapted to another region. A plant from the mountains, seaside, or northern California will not thrive here, and should not be considered a native. Theodore Payne nursery in Sunland can help you find the correct tree fo...
by PlanetGlass
Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: ModCom Commercial Council Meeting - monday
Replies: 0
Views: 847

ModCom Commercial Council Meeting - monday

Hi everyone. If you are interested in getting involved in ModCom's advocacy effort on behalf of commercial and civic architecture, I encorage you to attend our next Commercial Council meeting. Monday, Feb. 25th. Gordon Biersch Brewing 145 S. San Fernando Blvd. at corner of Angeleno Ave. 818-569-5240...
by PlanetGlass
Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Fidelity Federal, Glendale
Replies: 11
Views: 3501

Update Al Lieb did a great job disputing the EIR, which had argued that the building isn't historic. The Glendale Redevelopment Agency, which is the city council in another role, was split about the building being history, but not enough of them thought it was historic for them to change the EIR. Bu...
by PlanetGlass
Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 1931 streamline bar in West Hollywood coming down
Replies: 2
Views: 1333

This is a deco building. Shouldn't the art deco society or the conservancy get on this one?

Laura
by PlanetGlass
Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I see this cool lookin apt. bldg on the way to work
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

Very nice!
by PlanetGlass
Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Felix Chevrolet
Replies: 43
Views: 8101

The greg fisher address bounced back.
by PlanetGlass
Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: FREE 1930s pedestal sink
Replies: 0
Views: 898

FREE 1930s pedestal sink

Was out for my morning walk today and noticed a cute-as-a-button circa 1930s porcelain pedestal sink sitting on the curb. It looked clean and like it was in excellent condition. If anyone's interested in rescuing the little guy, it's in NW glendale on idlewood (about eight blocks east of pacific) ju...
by PlanetGlass
Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Universal Studios expansion project—Backlot demo
Replies: 4
Views: 1644

It's great to see large developments put in areas that can easily handle the traffic and noise. I'm glad that Barham and Cahuenga will finally have their two lanes put to good use. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :wink:
by PlanetGlass
Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: honeycomb shade mountings
Replies: 5
Views: 1847

Unfortunately we cannot mount the shades on the interior because our large windows have a sliding portion on the bottom which sticks out as much as the top molding. They are unusual windows - single pain on top, but the bottom 1/3 is a slider. We've decided to mount the shades on the molding. It's a...

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