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by scottkaycee
Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:11 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: ModCom 20th
Replies: 26
Views: 3811

I made a liitle posting mistake and put down some comments re: Neutra VDL house, it was meant to go here instaed I started a new thread, under Main Discussion, VDL house, if youre interested give it a try.
by scottkaycee
Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Neutra VDL
Replies: 50
Views: 7133

This was suposed to be in reply to the MODCOM 20th thread, I dont know how I got it to be a new thread, as a new thread if anyone is even interested it should be in residential, I hope the moderators can fix this liitle mess.
by scottkaycee
Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Neutra VDL
Replies: 50
Views: 7133

Neutra VDL

In college I was a Neutra VDL house intern and worked on several "preservative" measures. I say that because Cal Poly never has had the resources to restore the house so the goal was allegedly to halt or atleast slow the deterioration. The house was always an experiment, in materials in planning and...
by scottkaycee
Sat Sep 25, 2004 8:38 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: ModCom 20th
Replies: 26
Views: 3811

Kings Road House

There has been some talk of that, Judith Sheine throws that out there in her book "R.M. Schindler" It certainly predates the Usonian houses, Plus it would share the Japanese influence that Wright always denied but was obviously evident. In fact there is a design done by Schindler for Wright while he...
by scottkaycee
Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:32 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Wigwam motel on Route 66 in San Bernardino
Replies: 11
Views: 4478

Wigwam

The Wigwam Motel looks as good as it has ever looked in the 20 some years I have lived in the Inland Empire. The surrounding neighborhood is still so so, but you can see the improvement in the facility. I have always wanted to stay there as well, but having relatives within blocks of the place I was...
by scottkaycee
Wed Aug 18, 2004 12:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Craig Elwood
Replies: 15
Views: 3655

Re: Craig Ellwood Paintings

Resources at Cal Poly were tight so I don't think they ever published any catalogs of his paintings, It is probably something on their wish list. I am not aware of any AIA awards one way or another. Licensure while important wasnt always neccesary for recognition then, at least not for publication. ...
by scottkaycee
Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Craig Elwood
Replies: 15
Views: 3655

Craig Ellwood

Not neccesarily, "Craig Ellwood" became his legal name, and he was indeed the principal of his design firm. He was a gifted designer, even if he did not posses an Architectural License. Architecture being a collaborative art at times there were significant contributions fron associates, but the conv...
by scottkaycee
Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Craig Elwood
Replies: 15
Views: 3655

Craig Ellwood

Craig Ellwood adopted this name at the age of 25, was born John Burke of Clarendon, Texas. Flirted with an acting career. Post WW II he started a construction company to aid war veterans in obtaining home loans. In front of their office was a liquor store "Lords and Elwood" (one "L") They added Crai...
by scottkaycee
Fri Aug 13, 2004 2:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Book on A Frame Homes
Replies: 1
Views: 618

A-Frames

by scottkaycee
Fri Aug 13, 2004 2:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Case House Study #20
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Don Hensman

by scottkaycee
Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:51 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Zody's
Replies: 96
Views: 42310

Zodys Pomona

The windmill was last a "Tacos Mexico" taco stand that recently closed, and they have since then torn down the windmill. At this same shopping center there is an early Sears Store 1947 by Stiles O. Clements, it is now an indoor swap meet. The School district owns the prroperty except for the old Sea...
by scottkaycee
Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: About to give up
Replies: 8
Views: 2187

Lightening up

I tend to agree; it seems so dogmatic to return to one moment in a period that spanned around 40 years. Although I find that my wife reigns me in as far as going too kitsch. We live in a M-C-M that the owners started building in 1961 and finished in 1973, so convieniently we have a range as to what ...
by scottkaycee
Mon Sep 29, 2003 8:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palm Springs Original Alexander for sale.
Replies: 1
Views: 1185

I saw this house, it is indeed something to see. The intact kitchen is Fantastic, it is remarkable how small these houses really were as this has had no additions whatsoever. Curiously the pool is sited behind the garage without being visible from the house itself. Begging for a sensitive inhabitati...
by scottkaycee
Sat Sep 27, 2003 7:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Neutra Open House Thurs Night 9-25
Replies: 5
Views: 1238

Did anyone check this out?
by scottkaycee
Fri Sep 26, 2003 7:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Spread the word - Bedfellows in Studio City SUCKS
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Cooperative Mid Century Shopkeepers

If you are willing to drive to Pomona, (about 30 miles east of L.A.) you will find a great shop called Futures Collide, they have a cool mid century storefront on an old brick walled loft building, they are super nice, friendly , enthusiastic guys, especially Miguel, the guy who usually runs the sto...
by scottkaycee
Wed Sep 17, 2003 8:54 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Jazz and Mid Century Modern
Replies: 1
Views: 1552

The architect John Lautner was a big fan of Duke Ellington, and when I.M. Pei was asked if he liked Rock N Roll (during the R n R Hall of Fame Opening) we replied "I prefer jazz" There is an overall spirit of modernity that links their work to music, and Lautner did design several homes for musician...
by scottkaycee
Sat May 10, 2003 9:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pipe Dream: How easy to build new house from old plans?
Replies: 29
Views: 7618

Don Hensman

I met Mr. Hensman, he was a very interesting man, it was a shame he passed away recently. I think most people under estimate how many Mid-century Architects were pragmatists. They often refer to their work as rational solutions to specific architectural problems. I too attended a Hensman lecture whe...
by scottkaycee
Sat May 10, 2003 9:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Made-over Mid Century house...not sure what I think
Replies: 4
Views: 1618

Bungalow Wood

Okay , youre right sometimes they do paint the wood white, but there is generally a respect for that style that is often lacking when evaluating later periods. or, maybe I'm just sensitive to the frequent 50's bashing on those shows. There are of course always exceptions, afterall i keep watching th...
by scottkaycee
Fri May 09, 2003 10:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Made-over Mid Century house...not sure what I think
Replies: 4
Views: 1618

Prarie Style

I would given them an A for effort, the house is pleasant and livable if not neccesarily a work of art. And lets face it if you've ever watched House Hunters and seen a nifty fifties house "updated" at the end of the show i'd gladly take this Faux-wright over the usual mediterranean-french provincia...
by scottkaycee
Fri May 09, 2003 9:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Hi, everyone :)
Replies: 39
Views: 9083

Windy areas in Palm Springs

There are no reisdential developments extremely close to the wind farms, but there is a small "town" between I-10 and PS on Hwy 111. Town is a generous description, it's a collection of mobile homes and small modest homes, oh and a place to rent off road vehicles. In my real estate searches I believ...
by scottkaycee
Tue May 06, 2003 9:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bailey House (CSH21) on the tube
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

My apologies, CSH 21 is a Bailey House. There is another Bailey House , also a case study house, by Neutra near the Eames and Entenza Case Study Houses. I met Mr. Bailey actually Dr. BAiley at a Neutra tour, he was at last report still residing in the house, this was about 2 years ago, very charming...
by scottkaycee
Tue May 06, 2003 9:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bailey House (CSH21) on the tube
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

I believe the bailey House is by Richard Neutra, it's in Pacific Palisades, of course CSH 21 is by Koenig, and in Hollywood Hills , is that a Bailey House too? I didnt think it was. I could go look it up but surely someone out there knows already
by scottkaycee
Sun Apr 13, 2003 11:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: HGTV shows modern house but...
Replies: 64
Views: 16000

just a post-script,I meant that perhaps the area is over looked because it is in south central, not because it is inhabited by predominately African-american professionals
by scottkaycee
Sun Apr 13, 2003 11:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: HGTV shows modern house but...
Replies: 64
Views: 16000

HGTV Remuddle

This house was in a really cool neighborhood in South Central (I mean "South L.A.") It is in Baldwin Hills off of Crenshaw Blvd. There is this wonderful tract od Mid century modern houses on postcard size lots. The neighborhood is predominately African-American professionals, perhaps this may be why...
by scottkaycee
Sat Mar 29, 2003 8:45 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Giant objects
Replies: 79
Views: 53182

Donahoo's

The Donahoo's in Pomona and Rubidoux are the same outfit, now I don't know if it's franchise or same owner or what but the chicken's are indentical (the fiberglass one's anyway) as is the signage, that whole Mission Blvd. in Rubidoux has a creepy (in a good way) mid century vibe, the Rubidoux Drive ...
by scottkaycee
Fri Mar 28, 2003 10:07 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Giant objects
Replies: 79
Views: 53182

Giant Vernacular Objects

In Fontana(an hour east of LA, formerly the armpit of San Bernadino County, now the poor man's Irvine) on Route 66(Foothill Blvd.) between Citrus and Cherry there is a giant orange, formerly used as a fruit stand, It's on the side of the road in the parking lot of an old Italian Deli . There used to...
by scottkaycee
Fri Mar 28, 2003 9:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Carls Jr deserves some love
Replies: 8
Views: 1979

Retro Fast Food

A new Retro Mc Donalds has opened in La Verne , east of San Dimas west of Pomona on Route 66(Foothill Blvd., and Fruit St.) a 2 story playground rests beneath the soaring roofline and golden Arches, It's a half decent copy of the old Stanley Meston design, plus it's actually on Route 66! A horrifica...
by scottkaycee
Thu Feb 20, 2003 9:17 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Welton Becket event
Replies: 9
Views: 1526

Ordered my tix

Ah! I ordered my tickets, but I put the wrong e-mail address and neglected to include my S.A.S.E., and I don't know who to contact in regards to my omission... If any one involved could give me some info I'd appreciate it, i can't wait to go!
by scottkaycee
Thu Feb 13, 2003 9:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: bank architecture
Replies: 10
Views: 3738

Millard Sheets

Millard Sheets was a pomona native who was a distinguished landscape painter and muralist, he also did conceptual architectural design for Home Savings banks. Among his projects are the Home Savings in Pomona, and the adjacent Pedestrian Mall,although he was not an architect by training he did exert...
by scottkaycee
Thu Jan 16, 2003 9:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Modern Churches in SoCal
Replies: 10
Views: 2831

There is a great Richard Neutra church in Claremont on Route 66/Foothill Blvd., near Indian Hill Blvd, on the North side of the street, really great gluelam beams, and a beautiful picture window behind the altar that frames Mount Baldy, of course there is also Garden Grove Community Church, and the ...

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