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by Vavala
Tue Apr 04, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Santa Monica Marion Davies Estate/415 PCH
Replies: 8
Views: 4631

Santa Monica Marion Davies Estate/415 PCH

“The Annenberg Foundation has given Santa Monica almost $30 million to build the crown jewel of PUBLIC recreational facilities on beachfront property valued at $45 million and contributed to the property by the state – the historic former Marion Davies Estate at 415 PCH. Unfortunately, a handful...
by Vavala
Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: URGENT! Help SAVE The Parasol Restaurant in Seal Beach CA!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 34572

It's not too late to send in your letters of support to the Seal Beach City Council. Please take a minute to send off a thoughtful email to the councilmembers and let them know of your concerns about The Parasol. Out-of-staters reading this are encouraged to send an email of support as well. You all...
by Vavala
Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: URGENT! Help SAVE The Parasol Restaurant in Seal Beach CA!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 34572

And don't forget to bring your umbrella!
by Vavala
Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: URGENT! Help SAVE The Parasol Restaurant in Seal Beach CA!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 34572

PLEASE SUPPORT THE PARASOL DURING ITS TIME OF NEED!!!! Everyone, please make time to fit a trip to Seal Beach into your Saturday schedule and come to the rally. We need to let the owners, developers and city officials know that we're keeping an eye on this amazing, intact example of Googie/Programma...
by Vavala
Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: URGENT! Help SAVE The Parasol Restaurant in Seal Beach CA!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 34572

Please send letters of support to help the Parasol. Let the owners and city officials know how significant the Parasol's original interior is and that it should be retained. OWNERS: Century National Properties 3029 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 205 Santa Monica, CA 90403 FAX TO: 310-264-4796 CITY OFFICI...
by Vavala
Wed Mar 15, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: URGENT! Help SAVE The Parasol Restaurant in Seal Beach CA!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 34572

The Parasol in Seal Beach uses 4 distinct designs for light fixtures, all custom-designed as either opened or closed umbrellas, plus umbrella-shaped heat lamps. Aside from fresh coats of paint for certain wall sufaces and new upholstery for booths and counter seats, virtually every surface and fixtu...
by Vavala
Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Robinson's May Beverly Hills closing this winter
Replies: 33
Views: 19159

From this month's Westside Today: 9900 Wilshire Says "Goodbye" to Ronbinsons-May and "Hello" to Luxury Condos The Beverly Hills Robinsons-May at 9900 Wilshire Boulevard will be closed this spring in order to make room for 252 luxury condominium residences. With a plan for the con...
by Vavala
Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Cal Oaks Pharmacy in Pasadena
Replies: 12
Views: 3929

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by Vavala
Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: One Wish, One Building
Replies: 10
Views: 2326

The Pan Pacific Auditorium http://www.hollywoodphotographs.com/photographs/reg/PANP-005.jpg Because it represents such a tragic loss…and unlike many lost landmarks, this one remained for years after it closed, waiting for a second chance that couldn’t be accomplished in 17 years before it finall...
by Vavala
Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Wilshire Federal Building (1970) Charles Luckman
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Cause for concern for everyone on the Westside is the federally commissioned summary report that was unveiled Monday (Sept. 12) outlining development options for the 300+ acre VA grounds in Brentwood/Westwood that many see as controversial. Cited in the Times article was a mention of the federal gov...
by Vavala
Thu May 12, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Newport Beach City Hall
Replies: 5
Views: 1242

Los Angeles Times May 12, 2005 Newport Backs New City Hall Council votes 5 to 2 for preliminary OK for a project estimated to cost $41.5 million. By Natasha Lee, Times Staff Writer The Newport Beach City Council voted early Wednesday to pursue replacing the outdated and crowded City Hall. Shortly be...
by Vavala
Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Temple to buy Fox Wilshire theatre
Replies: 5
Views: 1564

It sounds like the balcony of the theater will not fare so well under the proposed plans. [Rabbi Baron]...hopes to expand the venue's programming to include more community-based concerts, lectures and other programs, and eventually he would like to create a 200-seat "jewel box" theater and two small...
by Vavala
Fri Apr 08, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: A Preservation Dispute
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

Press Release National Trust for Historic Preservation Stands by Decision to Support Rehabilitation of Old Post Office in St. Louis, MO Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, issued the following statement today: The National Trust for Historic Preservation supports ...
by Vavala
Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ennis-Brown House in Trouble
Replies: 69
Views: 26399

Los Angeles Times March 1, 2005 Warning: Hills Can Slide, Even on the Sunniest Days · A Wright landmark and other homes are red-tagged. Key route is closed. More trouble is likely. By Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer A hill collapse closed Laurel Canyon Boulevard and ground instability prompt...
by Vavala
Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:34 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Tom LaBonge, Subways and the MTA
Replies: 3
Views: 2340

by Vavala
Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Zucky's in Santa Monica
Replies: 20
Views: 10457

by Vavala
Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:29 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Stock Music
Replies: 4
Views: 2308

by Vavala
Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 448943

Hello, I just found out about the Modcom message board last month. Wowee! I never new a message board could be so organized and comprehensive. I moved to LA this past summer and I'm enjoying the architecture, though it's upsetting to see so many great examples endangered. Looking forward to getting ...
by Vavala
Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The RAND Bldg in Santa Monica
Replies: 2
Views: 864

RAND’s new headquarters were officially occupied in November 2004, so the clock is ticking for the building at 1700 Main St. Here are some articles that shed some light on the development of the RAND property through the years and the proposed plans for when the former headquarters finally come do...
by Vavala
Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The RAND Bldg in Santa Monica
Replies: 2
Views: 864

The RAND Bldg in Santa Monica

http://www.smpl.org/archive/5022/IMG0006.JPG Los Angeles Magazine April 2003 Mutually assured destruction? The RAND building comes out of the cold by Greg Goldin ON NOVEMBER 9, 1989, the cold war officially ended when the Berlin Wall, 103 miles of concrete and razor wire encircling West Berlin, cam...
by Vavala
Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Zucky's in Santa Monica
Replies: 20
Views: 10457

In his book Googie Redux, Alan Hess writes of Zucky’s: “The composition is typical roadside architecture: a tall, billboard-like pylon with a sign contrasts with a long, horizontal building with lots of glass. The orange ceramic tile marks it as a later googie example.â€￾ Time has not been parti...

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