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by Tony
Fri Nov 19, 2004 2:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Harold B. Zook AIA
Replies: 8
Views: 1635

Singer House, 1964, by Harold B. Zook, AIA

Allen, Thank you for your information on the architect Harold B. Zook, whom I was unfamiliar with! Interesting that he worked for Clark & Frey in Palm Springs. While Zook was at Cornell University, he must have been aware of his classmates (or perhaps former classmates) John Porter Clark and E. Stew...
by Tony
Wed Sep 22, 2004 7:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA - Lautner homes reported for sale:
Replies: 20
Views: 6147

2 John Lautner homes for sale

Amazingly, these two houses have come on the market at the same time! Both of these houses were built in 1947 and sit next to each other on Multiview Drive, just north of Mulholland. Polin is in exceptional condition, continuously owned and maintained by the original owner/builder. The kitchen cabin...
by Tony
Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Neutra's Kaufmann House in Palm Springs
Replies: 19
Views: 3876

Fickett & the Alexanders

Yes, it is really interesting that Fickett did the house for George Alexander. I suspect that he would have done work for George with developments in Los Angeles, as Fickett was one of the most important tract house architects in the country. I suspect this is a generational thing. Just prior to the...
by Tony
Fri Jul 09, 2004 2:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Architect Ed Killingsworth died Tuesday
Replies: 1
Views: 895

Architect Ed Killingsworth died Tuesday

Architect Edward Killingsworth died Tuesday in Long Beach. To we Modernists, he is best known for his two Case Study House projects: #25, the Frank Residence in Long Beach; and the Triad, three houses in La Jolla. But these are only a tiny portion of his work, which exists world-wide. Please follow ...
by Tony
Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Pierre Koenig R.I.P.
Replies: 4
Views: 3486

The late Pierre Koenig

I saw Pierre a few months ago, and he looked terrible. He attributed it to surgery and pneumonia, but not to what he died of. I liked Pierre, and for some reason, he liked me. I helped him write the successful applications for Historic Designation of his Case Study Houses. It was really great knowin...
by Tony
Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The Huddle restaurants
Replies: 35
Views: 14665

Huddle Springs Restaurant

Don't forget the fantastic Huddle Springs Restaurant that once stood in Palm Springs. Designed by William F. Cody, F.A.I.A., it was quite spectactular. A victem of speculative demolition, it was bulldozed for a hotel/resort which was never built. And it's still a vacant lot today. You can see a shot...
by Tony
Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Demolition of Arthur Froelich's Directors Guild building
Replies: 0
Views: 678

Demolition of Arthur Froelich's Directors Guild building

Arthur Froelich, Architect This musing is rather old now. However, the ideas and issues raised still remain timely non-the-less. I’m posting it at the request of our web mistress, who thought that readers would find it interesting. While driving down Sunset Boulevard one Saturday morning I observe...
by Tony
Fri Nov 15, 2002 3:47 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Palm Springs Day Trip
Replies: 15
Views: 3214

House on Cielo/Panorama

I think the house you are referring to is the Fritz Alexander house by Walter White. White was a designer, not an architect, who did several projects, mostly in Palm Desert. He was infatuated with hyperbolic parabolid roof structures (such as seen in the Tramway Gas Station by Frey & Chambers). He h...

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