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by Vavala
Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 1960s-era commercial bldgs as LA landmarks
Replies: 0
Views: 495

1960s-era commercial bldgs as LA landmarks

To date, Los Angeles has designated 939 Historic-Cultural Monuments since 1962, when the city’s Cultural Heritage ordinance was established. Notably, Los Angeles’ Cultural Heritage ordinance is silent on age; there is no age requirement among the designation criteria. Of those 939 HCMs, only thr...
by Vavala
Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LA Conservancy E-Newsletter
Replies: 3
Views: 1537

Issue 9, December 2008 - January 2009
http://lac.laconservancy.org/site/Messa ... v_id=15041
by Vavala
Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New Bars Downtown LA; Cole's PE Buffet sold to new owner!
Replies: 29
Views: 7767

Cole's Reopening Fundraiser for the Conservancy Thursday, December 4 The legendary Cole's restaurant reopens in December after a sensitive restoration that renewed the century-old institution while celebrating its rich heritage. To kick off its grand reopening weekend, Cole's and developer 213 Inc....
by Vavala
Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Driftwood Dairy, El Monte, CA
Replies: 29
Views: 17734

The State Historical Resources Commission voted unanimously today on the Driftyland Dairy-Port, making an official determination of eligibility for listing in the CA Register of Historical Resources. Although it is not formally listed in the CA Register because of owner objection, Driftyland Dairy-P...
by Vavala
Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LA Conservancy E-Newsletter
Replies: 3
Views: 1537

by Vavala
Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Driftwood Dairy, El Monte, CA
Replies: 29
Views: 17734

http://www.sgvtribune.com/rds_search/ci_10884256?IADID=Search-www.sgvtribune.com-www.sgvtribune.com Drive-through dairy nominated for preservation Driftwood building among last of kind By Rebecca Kimitch Staff Writer San Gabriel Valley Tribune November 1, 2008 EL MONTE - If the giant rainbow arch do...
by Vavala
Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Preserving Craig Ellwood's Manhattan Beach Bank Building
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

Hello Dave, You’ll want to get in touch with the Manhattan Beach Cultural Heritage Conservancy (which, despite its name, is not a non-profit organization but a city appointed task force). The MBCH Conservancy was formed in November 2006, with the goal of increasing public awareness of city cultura...
by Vavala
Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LA Conservancy E-Newsletter
Replies: 3
Views: 1537

LA Conservancy E-Newsletter

This August marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Conservancy’s E-Newsletter, which is issued every other month (alternating with the print newsletter schedule), and highlights the latest preservation news, upcoming events, and member services. Register for Conservancy E-News: http:/...
by Vavala
Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Vincent Lugo Park
Replies: 36
Views: 14060

The successful advocacy of La Laguna park in San Gabriel received a write-up in the National Trust's bi-monthly magazine Preservation . This is a significant success story for our region that began with a great grassroots effort. Monster’s Ball By Stephanie Joy Smith Editorial Assistant Preservati...
by Vavala
Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 110429

Los Angeles Conservancy update on Johnie's Broiler:
http://www.laconservancy.org/issues/issues_johnies.php4
by Vavala
Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LA Conservancy Preservation Resource Directory
Replies: 0
Views: 288

LA Conservancy Preservation Resource Directory

PRESERVATION RESOURCE DIRECTORY http://www.laconservancy.org/preservation/directory_main.php4 Preserving and maintaining historic structures requires the special touch of professionals who understand the importance of preserving historic character -- and who have the skills to do so. To help you pr...
by Vavala
Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Santa Monica Quonset huts
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Santa Monica Quonset huts

The Quonset hut at Broadway near 9th Street in Santa Monica will be considered for landmark designation by the Santa Monica Landmarks Commission on Monday, December 10. Both the independently prepared assessment report and the City Planning Department’s staff report both find that the west Quonset...
by Vavala
Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Felix Chevrolet
Replies: 43
Views: 8883

http://www.snapscot.com/post/050528/050528--2--Felix-Chevrolet.jpg Felix the Cat Action Alert Please join ModCom and the Los Angeles Conservancy at the last City Council meeting of the landmark designation process for Felix Chevrolet Showroom and Sign on Wednesday, October 10th. It is vitally impor...
by Vavala
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Rialto theater in South Pasadena threatened?
Replies: 12
Views: 3207

Historic Rialto to go dark Aug. 20 Single-screen theater not financially viable By Cortney Fielding Staff Reporter Pasadena Star-News August 9, 2007 SOUTH PASADENA - After more than 80 years of screening movies, The Rialto Theatre, one of the San Gabriel Valley's last-remaining "movie palaces&...
by Vavala
Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Rialto theater in South Pasadena threatened?
Replies: 12
Views: 3207

In addition to being listed in the National Register, the Rialto Theater is also a designated South Pasadena landmark.
by Vavala
Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Intact Elsie de Wolfe----di Frasso-Iturbi Residence for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 689

Intact Elsie de Wolfe----di Frasso-Iturbi Residence for sale

The di Frasso-Iturbi Residence at 915 N. Bedford Dr. in Beverly Hills is for sale. The interior features the design of Elsie de Wolfe, dates to 1936, and is completely intact. http://realestate.yahoo.com/California/Beverly_Hills/Homes_for_sale/3789f75fc17bdace9dca89a0c1434160 http://thepeakofchic.bl...
by Vavala
Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Scottish Rite Temple - Wilshire Blvd. Millard Sheets, 1961
Replies: 42
Views: 19042

The notice reads:

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Design Review Board Public Hearing

4357 Wilshire Blvd (Council District 4)

Design review for change of use to a cultural center with accessory uses of cafeteria, museum, and restaurant.
by Vavala
Thu May 10, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Helios House
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Helios House

Johnston Marklee & Associates' dramatic renovation of a 1973 gas station at the corner of Olympic and Robertson for BP has become the nation’s first LEED certified gas station. http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/03/cimg1618x.jpg http://www.psfk.com/images/2007/03/14/bp_2...
by Vavala
Fri May 04, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Zephyr Shop bldg--Santa Monica Cultural Icon Threatened
Replies: 14
Views: 3150

Surf Shop Saved in New Building By Abby Arnold Santa Monica Conservancy News April 2007 Ocean Park residents and original members of the Zephyr Skateboarding Team are working to save the Horizons West Surf Shop on Main Street since the owner filed a demolition permit in order to develop a LEED-cert...
by Vavala
Fri May 04, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Dutton's Brentwood/Barry Building
Replies: 25
Views: 16768

Historic review for Dutton's site The action could help preserve the bookstore building in Brentwood. By Martha Groves Times Staff Writer Los Angeles Times May 4, 2007 With architectural photographer Julius Shulman helping to plead the case for the home of Dutton's Brentwood Books, the Los Angeles ...
by Vavala
Thu May 03, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Sanford Kent's Teriton Apts Landmark Upheld!
Replies: 21
Views: 15608

May 3, 2007 City Council City of Santa Monica City Council Chambers 1685 Main Street, Room 213 Santa Monica, CA 90401 Honorable Mayor Bloom and City Councilmembers: The Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee urges the Santa Monica City Council to deny the appeal and uphold the designation of the T...
by Vavala
Thu May 03, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Sanford Kent's Teriton Apts Landmark Upheld!
Replies: 21
Views: 15608

The landmark designation of the Teriton Apartments is being appealed by the owners of the property. City Council will be hearing this item at their meeting on Tuesday, May 8th. The May staff report on the property recommends that City Council deny the appeal and designate the property as a landmark....
by Vavala
Wed May 02, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Dutton's Brentwood/Barry Building
Replies: 25
Views: 16768

LEND YOUR SUPPORT Brentwood News May 2007 On Sunday, May 6, at 2 p.m., in the courtyard of Dutton’s Books (11975 San Vicente), Friends of the Barry Building and Diane Caughey will host a casual get-together for anyone interested in learning more about the Barry Building and about the process of m...
by Vavala
Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Picwood Bowl West Los Angeles? Any Photos?
Replies: 8
Views: 4531

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by Vavala
Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: American Express helps preserve San Francisco area landmark
Replies: 3
Views: 616

The People's Choice Bay Area residents pick favorite sites to restore. By Salvatore Deluca Preservation Magazine March/April 2007 Under the billing of partners in Preservation, American Express and the Trust last fall put on the architectural equivalent of the hit show American Idol. The credit car...
by Vavala
Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Wilshire Federal Building (1970) Charles Luckman
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

FBI drops plan for new complex in Westwood The agency acts in the face of strong opposition from residents, city officials, Sen. Feinstein. By Martha Groves Times Staff Writer Los Angeles Times April 27, 2007 In a significant victory for Westside activists, the FBI revealed late Thursday that it ha...
by Vavala
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Mills Act contracts -- 40-60% property tax savings
Replies: 0
Views: 271

Mills Act contracts -- 40-60% property tax savings

A landmark deal Savvy homeowners can use 'historic' status to get a tax break. By Diane Wedner Times Staff Writer Los Angeles Times April 15, 2007 IMAGINE owning a 1915 Craftsman-style home with original gables, pergolas and its very own moniker. And then receiving annual property-tax savings of 50...
by Vavala
Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Wilshire Federal Building (1970) Charles Luckman
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

City to join foes of new FBI building By Martha Groves Times Staff Writer Los Angeles Times April 13, 2007 The city of Los Angeles is preparing to join a coalition of veterans and Westside residents and business groups challenging the federal government's plan to tear down the Federal Building in W...
by Vavala
Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Wilshire Federal Building (1970) Charles Luckman
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Federal building may be demolished Two towers would be built on the Westwood site to become the L.A. headquarters for the FBI. Some oppose the idea. By Martha Groves Times Staff Writer Los Angeles Times April 10, 2007 The federal government is close to a decision to demolish the 17-story Federal Bu...

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