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by Joe
Wed Oct 16, 2002 11:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Corbin Palms and Fickett Homes
Replies: 8
Views: 3568

In 1956, House & Home ran an eight page profile on P&K and they mention recent work in Corbin Palms, Eastwood, and several other areas. The article includes floor plans, interior/exterior photos, and mentions other builders they designed homes for.
by Joe
Wed Oct 16, 2002 9:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Corbin Palms and Fickett Homes
Replies: 8
Views: 3568

M-M: Palmer & Krisel contributed several designs in a large tract in Corbin Palms around 1955. I am not sure if it was Alexander who built them, though. The homes were similar to Cliff May's tract homes: 1200-1600 sqft rectangles and "L" shaped, low pitch roofs, gabled end glass, board & battan sidi...
by Joe
Wed Oct 16, 2002 8:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Jones & Emmons Landmark Threatened
Replies: 0
Views: 1880

Jones & Emmons Landmark Threatened

Unfortunately, there is not much we can do. Media reports today say that al Qaeda may be targeting the US Embassy in Singapore, which was designed by Jones & Emmons in 1961.

Hopefully, this, and many other plans by al Qaeda will be thwarted.
by Joe
Mon Oct 14, 2002 10:30 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Double-decking Hollywood Freeway VS. Monorails
Replies: 18
Views: 6953

I don't want to start a political debate on transportation, but I need to comment regarding rail systems. Rail systems are NOT less expensive and do not ease congestion. This has been proven over and over in the past decade through out the country. Often when a rider on train or monorail will pay on...
by Joe
Sat Oct 12, 2002 7:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Wilson House Part I and II
Replies: 5
Views: 3272

Oops. I gave you the wrong book. After double checking, I discovered it was actually Classic Modern by Debra Dietsch, another must-have with lots 'o color. Sorry, M-M, I didn't see this one on your list, or I would have used the appropriate link. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0684867443/qid...
by Joe
Fri Oct 11, 2002 11:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Wilson House Part I and II
Replies: 5
Views: 3272

JB: the Wilson house is featured in the book called Contemporary by Lesley Jackson, a must for any modern architecture book collection. http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?userid=16O2WCG68K&isbn=0714837571 While the interior is covered with tons of Wilson Art laminant, th...
by Joe
Wed Oct 09, 2002 10:25 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: FRI & SAT Nov 1 / 2 Celebrate Eichlers event in the Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 2753

Are you going, M-M? I'll be there on Friday, November 1. I am skipping work and chatching a $99 junket from PDX to SJ. I plan to tour several Eichler and Cliff May neighborhoods, eat lunch at In-n-Out, and hope to meet some mod-commers and Eichler afficianatos. Oh, ya, go to a DWR store to test out ...
by Joe
Mon Oct 07, 2002 9:16 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: NEUTRA: House numbers + Boomerang Chair PREVIEW OCT 6TH!
Replies: 1
Views: 2834

House has been using this type face for a few weeks on their site to promote the reintroduction of the Neutra chair. Now that it's official, I'll pass along my observations... First off, I love everything House does with their type and art. It's very inspiring and has influenced much of my work as a...
by Joe
Fri Oct 04, 2002 8:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Don't hate me because I live in a ranch home.
Replies: 6
Views: 3613

Ranch Defined

Walley: Read the first few pages of Western Ranch Homes by Cliff May and you will understand why an Eichler was called a "ranch" home back in the day.
by Joe
Wed Oct 02, 2002 9:39 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Monarch Beach Orange County Modern Home Tour
Replies: 10
Views: 5574

he said, she said...

Here's what the OC told me... "I get my information from press releases sent to me by the companies that have these local events. The person who sent that particular release got their information from the Historical Society documents in Dana Point." Thanks, Roxanne Hack News assistant Orange County ...
by Joe
Mon Sep 30, 2002 8:41 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Monarch Beach Orange County Modern Home Tour
Replies: 10
Views: 5574

Confused

I think someone is confused about builders. First off, Eichler didn't have any "in-house architects." Second, I have never seen any of those names associated with Eichler. Third, None of the Eichler history speaks of Dana Point. His So Cal ventures are well documented. [/b]
by Joe
Wed Sep 18, 2002 7:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Don't hate me because I live in a ranch home.
Replies: 6
Views: 3613

By definition, most Eichlers and other modern homes could (and were) considered "ranch" homes. Most any home that has covered walkways, indoor/outdoor living, single story, built low to the ground with natural materials – fall into Cliff May's definition of a ranch home. Plus, several magazines fr...
by Joe
Tue Sep 17, 2002 8:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 448944

Hello All. I'm Joe. I post occasionally from my mid-century bunker located 856.49 miles to the north, according to http://www.mapquest.com. While restoring my 1955 Cliff May home, I have picked up habits like collecting mid-century modern furniture, researching and collecting all-things Eichler, inc...
by Joe
Tue Sep 17, 2002 8:11 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: How to pronounce Googie
Replies: 1
Views: 1909

Eugene, Oregon?

Wow! The City of Eugene wants a definition of Googie? Why? Eugene boomed in the 50s and 60s and has several examples of Googie architecture and signage. Unfortunately, today's trend is to tear down and build new (yes, the same stucco strip mall crap as witnessed by our neighbors to the south). Home ...
by Joe
Wed Aug 28, 2002 8:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Hip, hip, ...
Replies: 0
Views: 1880

Hip, hip, ...

Hurray :!: Way to go M-M! You've been crunching much code of late. Do you ever sleep?

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