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by Gnomus
Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

Someone mentioned this as an HSL in Long Beach on The Arenson Blog. Haven't confirmed it yet. EDIT: CHRIS FOUND A NEWS REFERENCE TO THIS AS A FORMER BANK OF AMERICA LOCATION. 350 Pine Ave -- photos taken 6/11/2010 It's a nightclub called Vault 350, and according to the banner is reopening soon. http...
by Gnomus
Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

I revisited 1888 Century Park East in Century City, this time with camera. There's still a bank on the ground floor, but there's no artwork. Also, I went to the Chase Bank across the street to see if anything got moved over. That branch doesn't have any art either. Photo taken 6/7/2010. http://i274....
by Gnomus
Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

Did Regina ever post her Arcadia pictures? I can't find them.
by Gnomus
Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

Just noticed that La Mirada and Compton have the same statue.
by Gnomus
Mon May 31, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

JasonF: Did you look inside or around the back? We've found that not all locations have their art out front. I was in Pasadena today; the Chase Bank which Chris has already shot was closed for the holiday, and I was able to get a shot of the statue through the front door. http://i274.photobucket.com...
by Gnomus
Thu May 27, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: LA, Last Remaining Seats > May 26-June 30
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Yes, it was a great opening night to the series.

Question: who designed those lovely ModCom displays down in the Ballroom?
by Gnomus
Thu May 13, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

"Could you please elaborate on your statement about the valley branches?" Yes. I noticed that you added Compton to the list. The Sherman Oaks location at 13949 Ventura Blvd also has art and is not on the list. I guess you can forget about the additional Buena Vista location -- it's in OC, ...
by Gnomus
Wed May 12, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

There are also the additional entries for Sherman Oaks and Buena Vista; both have art.

Congrats on hitting Compton. Did it look like the epoxy damaged the mural?
by Gnomus
Tue May 11, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

Long Beach - 249 E Ocean Blvd; I've read that this location was built in 1979. While the bank part of this building (now International City Bank) looks like a former Home S&L, it and the lobby of the office building bearing the above address are devoid of art. http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/...
by Gnomus
Tue May 11, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

Jason, yes please. Chris would like photos of all locations, regardless of art.
by Gnomus
Tue May 04, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Vincent Lugo Park
Replies: 36
Views: 6399

Video from the picnic now up at YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSLp0VqYCvk

Watch it in HD!
by Gnomus
Sun May 02, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Vincent Lugo Park
Replies: 36
Views: 6399

Lots of fun at La Laguna this weekend! http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj262/Gnomus_photos/Vincent%20Lugo%20Park/Solosan-MonsterPark00010082.jpg http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj262/Gnomus_photos/Vincent%20Lugo%20Park/Solosan-MonsterPark00010093.jpg http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj262/Gn...
by Gnomus
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

Missy: The year I have is 1990. If there's artwork there and you can take photos, then yes. If it's inside and you can't take photos, then please make a note of what's there.

If there's no art, then this photo is enough.
by Gnomus
Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 44120

Nice!
by Gnomus
Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 44120

"reBobinated"

Is that the technical term for reversing a Bobectomy?
by Gnomus
Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Free Tour Fox Village, Bruin, Crest -- April 17
Replies: 3
Views: 998

Free Tour Fox Village, Bruin, Crest -- April 17

Theater fans, come down to Westwood Village on Saturday, April 17, and tour not one, but three classic movie theaters! Learn the histories of Westwood and the Fox Village, Bruin, and Majestic Crest from ace theater historian Ed Kelsey. Tour the buildings and take photos. The show starts at the Fox V...
by Gnomus
Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

Los Angeles -- 9080 W Pico Blvd. This is on the list as Pico/Doheny. Standard HSL with the gold band and white stone. No art inside or out.

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by Gnomus
Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

Which one, Missy? I've seen two addresses listed. 4514 Angeles Crest Hwy, and 749 Foothill Blvd.
by Gnomus
Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Mystery Particle Discovered in Big Bang Collisions
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Who knew astronomy could be so tasty?
by Gnomus
Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 44120

There's some discussion of the Broiler going on at the Conservancy's Facebook page. Some people are insisting that all that survived the illegal demolition was the sign. However, my photos of the wreckage show a good portion of the building still standing. Was that portion used in the reconstruction...
by Gnomus
Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

I saw New Balance was closing up their store on Wilshire; it's nice to know they're staying in the neighborhood... and they have an appreciation for that building's "special features." Hopefully they'll uncover the stained glass and let me take a photo of it!
by Gnomus
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Angels Flight
Replies: 3
Views: 2035

Took my first rides on Angels Flight last Friday and put this little video together to show my appreciation for the reopening.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI8u3bOe1cM
by Gnomus
Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

1888 Century Park East, Century City This is an office tower with a First Republic Bank on the ground floor. Don't know if this was the original building; no art visible. I also got a copy of the 1964 yellow page listings for Savings and Loans to compare to our list. I found eleven HSL locations tha...
by Gnomus
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: March ModCom meeting > Monday 3/15
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Oh, it's the branch on Ocean Park...
by Gnomus
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: March ModCom meeting > Monday 3/15
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Did I just time warp?
by Gnomus
Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Giant Oranges
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

My understanding is that it's a replica, not a vintage orange.

California Crazy (pg 170) has it as 1995.
by Gnomus
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Giant Oranges
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Here's the giant orange up at Shasta Lake -- the place is called Joe's Giant Orange Cafe.

3104 Cascade Blvd.

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by Gnomus
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Idle Hour Cafe
Replies: 7
Views: 1455

Great news! Would this be the first programmatic structure listed?
by Gnomus
Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Arby's is Replacing their Original Signage...
Replies: 7
Views: 2269

This is the Santa Monica location on Lincoln between Santa Monica Blvd and Arizona. When the city threatened to force this Arby's to conform to the new sign codes, locals successfully petitioned to save the sign. http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj262/Gnomus_photos/Neon%20-%20LA/ArbysSign.jpg
by Gnomus
Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: "Get L.A."
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Forgot to mention this today, Chris: love the video!

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