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by davidk6
Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Modcom meeting next Monday?
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Modcom meeting next Monday?

by davidk6
Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Lloyd Wright buildings in LA and vicinity
Replies: 9
Views: 2922

It's "LLOYD WRIGHT" by Alan Weintraub. I have it here, and it has a great listing of all the properties, but doesn't say whether they're still standing or not. ... Apart from the Novarro and Sowden Houses, which are must sees, these are in chronological order. All of the Palos Verdes plac...
by davidk6
Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Lloyd Wright buildings in LA and vicinity
Replies: 9
Views: 2922

i do believe there is a book out there that lists his work. it rings a bell deep in my memory... Thanks. I'll look in the various online bookselling databases to see if I can find the book. On the other hand, having left my copy of Gebhard & Winter in NJ, rather than having brought it to LA for...
by davidk6
Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Lloyd Wright buildings in LA and vicinity
Replies: 9
Views: 2922

Lloyd Wright buildings in LA and vicinity

Last year, with the help of members of this group, I put together a tour of FLW buildings in the LA area. Can anyone supply, or suggests books or web sites that supply addresses of extant buildings designed by FLW's son, whose full name, I believe, was FLW junior, but who is usually known as LW? Tha...
by davidk6
Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: First See's Candy Shop
Replies: 21
Views: 6068

Re: Oh MAN, See's is as California as it gets....

See's is THE iconic California company...old time CA, that is. I really respect companies that keep their brand and marketing message consistent. There are sooooo many that make it almost all the way and then change. ! I really respect a company that gives out free samples. (...and it works for the...
by davidk6
Fri May 29, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ask Chris
Replies: 6
Views: 1027

Here's the LA population stats for that period 1890 50395 1900 102479 1910 319198 In 1900 LB was still only 2252 so I would speculate that LA, aided by the railway system, was the center of the "oil rush" in the same was that Sacramento was the center of the gold rush back in 1849. After ...
by davidk6
Fri May 29, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ask Chris
Replies: 6
Views: 1027

This is from the Archiplanet site "Railroads arrived when the Southern Pacific completed its line to Los Angeles in 1876. Oil was discovered in 1892, and by 1923 Los Angeles was producing one-quarter of the world's petroleum." Just visiting LA it's easy to not be aware of the oil heritage...
by davidk6
Fri May 29, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ask Chris
Replies: 6
Views: 1027

Ask Chris

This query should probably go to LA Magazine, but it will probably get answered here faster. (Please excuse the fact that it's on an late-19th-century-to-early-20th-century topic, rather than a mid-century-modern topic.) Around 1870 LA was a bunch of wooden buildings, mostly a single story high; thi...
by davidk6
Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Neon sign from The Brown Derby
Replies: 6
Views: 1665

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3551/3475935881_fa9b9a1f2c.jpg Not necessarily what it's "WORTH," but, rather, what the current owner would like to get for it. A few weeks ago there was a very nice inscribed portrait that once hung in the Brown Derby; it sold for less than $60 -- sorry I d...
by davidk6
Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Venturi House saved from Demolition
Replies: 12
Views: 1710

My Mason Dixon Line runs right through the center of Delaware at Dover. North East above, SE below. That's precisely where Mason's Mason Dixon line is and precisely where Dixon's Mason Dixon line is, so you needn't claim it as your own. Dave PS I rather doubt that anyone in MD -- below the line -- ...
by davidk6
Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Venturi House saved from Demolition
Replies: 12
Views: 1710

Both New Jersey and New York were originally New England colonies....UNTIL Boston arbitrarily decided to kick them out because New York City became bigger and better than Boston in their estimation. Considering the King of England made them part of New England in 1688 and that they are both "N...
by davidk6
Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New book about Frank Gehry
Replies: 2
Views: 779

by davidk6
Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New book about Frank Gehry
Replies: 2
Views: 779

New book about Frank Gehry

April 16, 2009 NYT Currents | Books He May Be Modest but His Buildings Aren’t By STEVEN KURUTZ Years before Frank Gehry designed the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, he remembers being introduced to the project’s chief fund-raiser, Dorothy Chandler, at a party. “I know who Mr. Gehry is,” she...
by davidk6
Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Pritzger prize 2009 from the NYT: you've never heard of him
Replies: 4
Views: 903

in my opinion, one of the greatest architects ever. His work is so good! about time he won the Pritzker....not the pritzger The Thermal Bath at Vals is incredible and on the list of must visit projects for most architects. Maybe he'll win the Pritzker next year if he's really that good!!! I guess I...
by davidk6
Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Pritzger prize 2009 from the NYT: you've never heard of him
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Pritzger prize 2009 from the NYT: you've never heard of him

April 13, 2009 NYT Pritzker Prize Goes to Peter Zumthor By ROBIN POGREBIN He is not a celebrity architect, not one of the names that show up on shortlists for museums and concert hall projects or known beyond architecture circles. He hasn’t designed many buildings; the one he is best known for is ...
by davidk6
Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Frank Gehry in DC, from the NYT
Replies: 0
Views: 599

Frank Gehry in DC, from the NYT

Arts, Briefly Gehry to Design Memorial Compiled by DAVE ITZKOFF Published: April 2, 2009 Frank Gehry has been chosen to design a memorial in Washington to honor Dwight D. Eisenhower, The Washington Post reported. Mr. Gehry and his company, Gehry Partners, were selected by a memorial commission from ...
by davidk6
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: San Gabriel Valley >>> TOUR
Replies: 17
Views: 3599

SGV is almost too big for it's own tour. So we DO NOT want to meet up with speakers at the sites? and we do not want a bus? OK. This will likely happen in about a month, so any conficts can be scheduled around. Any more input? Since we don't drive, we'd prefer a bus...and six hours...or eight...or ...
by davidk6
Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:02 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: San Diego to Phoenix Road Trip
Replies: 8
Views: 1988

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/images/az/AZGILspaceage_simmons1.jpg Gila Bend, Arizona - Stovall's Space Age Lodge Fantastic! Still as 60's as ever. The place was immaculate. Fun and funky. Don't miss out on this one. [Carla Simmons, 10/29/2007] http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/76 Don't f...
by davidk6
Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: San Diego to Phoenix Road Trip
Replies: 8
Views: 1988

Re: San Diego to Phoenix Road Trip

I'll be motoring from San Diego to Phoenix and back pretty soon, and while I know there are places to see (and dine and stay) in both cities, is there any place I should look out for or stop at on the way there or back? Will be heading primarily down I-8, but can certainly make side trips if there ...
by davidk6
Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Venturi House saved from Demolition
Replies: 12
Views: 1710

...I'm not a big fan of it visually but not really important. Saved and loved. A classic modern coastal New England beach house. Cheers :cheers: The house was originally on Long Beach Island, on the Jersey shore; it's going to Long Island. I didn't know that either of these locations was/is in New ...
by davidk6
Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Walking across LA, west to east
Replies: 0
Views: 335

Walking across LA, west to east

For those of us who have walked the length of Wilshire Blvd. between Santa Monica and Grand Ave., here's an article on walking across LA, but not staying on Wilshire for much of the way:

http://www.downtownartwalk.com/press/ar ... -17-09.pdf

Regards
Dave
by davidk6
Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Los Angeles Neon Photos
Replies: 1
Views: 1621

This is some of the best photography of neon signs I've ever seen.
Dave
by davidk6
Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Beverly Hills, 1959 Modern House open to ModCom June 3
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

by davidk6
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: 1928 Los Angeles in Changeling
Replies: 5
Views: 1624

Re: Right-O.

Um, Union Station? Which is featured in one of the clips? It ain't in perfect shape, but is very accessible. I took the train through there last week. Still has all the swell gothic/deco wooden waiting chairs. The main room of glory is roped off for occasional use as film set, but all in all still ...
by davidk6
Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: MODCOM Holiday Party 2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1464

Hope to see you on the 20th

Dave

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