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by nredom
Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 91836

Garden Grove bank images below (camera phone--sorry). Mosaic murals on facade, and north and south walls. There is also a painted mural inside the bank, above the teller counter, which I didn't photograph because I didn't want to deal with security. Don't know if that is original or significant. htt...
by nredom
Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 91836

What does "XXX" mean...? Cuz, for example, you have that code on Beverly Hills, but that one is still there, right?

Our survey should include images of the murals that have been demolished, if possible...
by nredom
Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Wilshire and La Brea - Columbia Savings
Replies: 62
Views: 28973

Maybe this has been discussed already, but are there any plans to save the exterior brass sculpture or the stain glass skylight...?
by nredom
Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 91836

Westwood:
No bank at that address. Would be interesting to see old photos of what has been lost...

Garden Grove:
Bank there, with mosaic murals on facade. Will post pictures soon if possible.
by nredom
Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 91836

As an aside, there are some Millard Sheets murals (enamel on stainless steel, 1939) depicting "Early California" at Mark Keppel High School in Alhambra...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Keppel_High_School

(pictured in Arnold Schwartzman's book "Deco LAndmarks" p. 136)
by nredom
Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Van Nuys fire station (1939)
Replies: 8
Views: 3085

by nredom
Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Van Nuys fire station (1939)
Replies: 8
Views: 3085

The article notes: "Other abandoned fire stations have found new life as restaurants, office buildings and, in Hollywood, as a home for the Los Angeles Fire Historical Society." Another relevant precedent of adaptive reuse would be the African American Firefighters Museum, using a 1913 sta...
by nredom
Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: LA, Neutra sketches and drawings exhibit opens May 3
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

by nredom
Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: August ModCom meeting, Monday
Replies: 4
Views: 2142

For us latecomers, any idea where you might go nosh afterwards...?
by nredom
Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Carlsbad, CA: Bob Moog exhibit opening events, Aug. 28-30
Replies: 0
Views: 243

Carlsbad, CA: Bob Moog exhibit opening events, Aug. 28-30

http://bobmoogfoundation.wordpress.com/2009/07/21/upcoming-museum-exhibit-features-bob-moogs-archives/ The Bob Moog Foundation and the Museum of Making Music present... 'Waves of Inspiration. The Legacy of Moog." Exhibit starts Aug. 29, with opening weekend performances featuring Keith Emerson ...
by nredom
Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Dolores' Coffee Shop
Replies: 2
Views: 1907

Probably...and that nice old palm tree is now gone...I was driving by a few weeks ago and saw them cutting it down. It was tall, they probably figured it was obstructing the singage...

HATE seeing palm trees getting cut down...
by nredom
Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Fullerton, CA: 100 Worst Album Covers Art Show, 8/01-10/18
Replies: 4
Views: 380

What's wrong with Trout Mask Replica? Well, this is O.C. after all, and the subjective range of what's best and worst is different...Anything outside of Leave It To Beaver is radical, shocking and frightening... Maybe you should set up an alternative exhibit, like in a van in the parking lot of the...
by nredom
Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Chili Bowl bldgs in L.A. Times "L.A. Then and Now"
Replies: 1
Views: 1326

Chili Bowl bldgs in L.A. Times "L.A. Then and Now"

Today, 4 of the 22 original Chili Bowls survive in various forms...

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me ... 2742.story
by nredom
Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Album covers
Replies: 98
Views: 62325

by nredom
Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: La Concha, 1958, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Replies: 2
Views: 1877

La Concha, 1958, San Juan, Puerto Rico

A bit far from L.A., but post-worthy as a significant Modernist building revitalization success story... The recent renovation ($200 mil. +, by Renaissance Hotels) of this "Icon of Tropical Modernism" is featured in the August 2009 issue of Architectural Digest: http://www.architecturaldig...
by nredom
Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: L.A.: Central Ave. Jazz Fest, July 25-26
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Nice...and here are additional related goodies, all available in the L.A. Public Library catalog... "California Polyphony: Ethnic Voices, Musical Crossroads," (book) by Mina Yang, 2008 "The Dark Tree: Jazz and the Community Arts in Los Angeles," (book) by Steven Isoardi, 2006 &qu...
by nredom
Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: End of Fatburger?
Replies: 12
Views: 4687

by nredom
Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 1960 Carybe Murals from JFK Airport saved
Replies: 1
Views: 796

by nredom
Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Tomorrowland 1967
Replies: 11
Views: 2200

Not to bring up a sad topic, but I remember an usher got crushed to death in the revolving theater at one point, at Disneyland....(sometimes NOT the happiest place on earth!) Well, progress is risky business; despite its promises, the future probably gets more dangerous all the time...Do you know i...
by nredom
Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Tomorrowland 1967
Replies: 11
Views: 2200

...AND the Disneyland building also survives. Since 1998 it has hosted "Innoventions" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innoventions_(Disneyland) Will the building still rotate in the new Dream Home exhibit...? I wonder if it's in this book: "Revolving Architecture: A History of Buildings...
by nredom
Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Tomorrowland 1967
Replies: 11
Views: 2200

by nredom
Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 7 L.A. Sites are Added to National Register (L.A. Times)
Replies: 0
Views: 689

7 L.A. Sites are Added to National Register (L.A. Times)

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-black-history12-2009jun12,0,7297616.story By Bob Pool 10:08 PM PDT, June 11, 2009 Seven Los Angeles buildings that experts say have played significant roles in the lives of local African Americans have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places, a...
by nredom
Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Shakey's Pizza signage "upgrade"
Replies: 4
Views: 1423

Like this one in Northridge on Reseda at Devonshire: http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/16869841.jpg Dan O., is that one still there, or has it been replaced...? That combination--the neon signage, with a 3-dimensional chef figure (with glowing, backlit belly)--is nice, and not featured at...
by nredom
Fri May 29, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Shakey's Pizza signage "upgrade"
Replies: 4
Views: 1423

Shakey's Pizza signage "upgrade"

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=shakey%27s+pizza+sign Shakey's Pizza appears to be in upgrade mode, changing out their neon signs for newly-designed plastic. It seems the changeout may be total and company-wide (as it was for the Union 76 orange lollipop balls). Two signs that I know of (Fairfax &am...
by nredom
Tue May 12, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Valley Plaza (North Hollywood)
Replies: 7
Views: 2880


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