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by mod cats
Sat Jul 14, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Thesis Question: Preservation & Modern Architecture Indi
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Wow, that's a really tall order. I grew up in several places in Indiana and other than Columbus, I'm not aware of any cities, large or small, that are known for their Modern architecture, although some cities in the northern part of the state that are close to Chicago and along the lake have some me...
by mod cats
Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Orlando or thereabouts Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 3066

Did you find some cool places? I just saw this thread and am always looking for neat stops fairly close to us....
by mod cats
Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cleaning terrazzo floors
Replies: 11
Views: 1947

Those of you with terrazzo though the whole house, count your blessings... our house has some terrazzo and concrete elsewhere, with carpet over the concrete. I have uncovered terrazzo in our bedroom closets and a small hallway (it was already exposed in the bathrooms and kitchen and is pretty nice t...
by mod cats
Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Florida Modern Anyone have this book?
Replies: 9
Views: 1733

Hi tampaChrissie ... I just finished reading "Florida Modern" and it's a great resource for Modern lovers anywhere in the state. Sarasota's collection of Modern architecture is spectacular, and there's so much going on there right now (including a new subdivision of retro Modern houses, ac...
by mod cats
Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: terrazzo challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 1634

Wow, that is beautiful. When I pulled up a corner of my carpet, it looked so dark and grungy.... I didn't even think of getting it polished because I thought it would look drab, but these floors are fantastic. I took a look at the related thread too. Any Southwest Floridians out there with recommend...
by mod cats
Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 1910 downtown ballroom to be demolished
Replies: 9
Views: 3690

SOOOO glad it's not going to be gigantic, ugly, overpriced condo towers like some still going up in my corner of the world.
by mod cats
Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: H. H. Harris's Schwenck House, Sherman Oaks, CA
Replies: 5
Views: 6029

Great pix and information. Thanks ... I'll have to read more about him. Any other recommendations?
by mod cats
Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: More Bad News from Las Vegas - The Frontier
Replies: 50
Views: 11813

Hi Futura Girl ... we just got back... we were on the run sooo much when we were there, I never got a chance to check my posts! We had a great time as always... visited the Tropicana and Fremont Street and got to see the awesome Peppermill and Riviera and Frontier signs.... and I would have gone to ...
by mod cats
Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: H. H. Harris's Schwenck House, Sherman Oaks, CA
Replies: 5
Views: 6029

Very cool. I must admit I don't know anything about this architect. Do you have some more info about him?
by mod cats
Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Karen Carpenter Home may be demolished
Replies: 14
Views: 5743

I'd love to see some pix of the Japanese garden in its heyday. And I wonder how the sale went?
by mod cats
Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: terrazzo challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 1634

Thanks for the picture... those floors are gorgeous. Any ideas on cost? I'll make some phone calls in the meantime. I'm new to the Modern house scene....I've had my home three years but have only recently begun to really appreciate its historic attributes, which include the original Formica, the ter...
by mod cats
Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Another Paul Rudolph Tear Down
Replies: 9
Views: 1362

Do you have any photos you could post of the Burkhardt residence? I'd like to see them..... It's unfortunate that economics play such a huge part, but of course that's the way it is, especially here. And even if you have the money to buy an appropriately priced, well-preserved Rudolph home, you may ...
by mod cats
Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: More Bad News from Las Vegas - The Frontier
Replies: 50
Views: 11813

Sounds like we have a few places we must see when we visit Vegas this week because they may not be there when we make it back..... I've heard the Tropicana lounge is cool (and cheap, no cover)? Other endangered must-sees in addition to the Tropicana, Riveria and New Frontier? We were lucky enough to...
by mod cats
Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 1958 Paul Rudolph School in FL threatened
Replies: 32
Views: 13366

Here's the latest on the efforts to save Riverview High School..... Riverview Committee, Merged with SAF, Raising Funds for Design Competition Sarasota, FL (June 15, 2007) — Concerned members of the community and local architects who have been working to preserve Riverview High School’s Paul Rud...
by mod cats
Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Another Paul Rudolph Tear Down
Replies: 9
Views: 1362

This is terrible, terrible news... when I read of the deal to save it, I thought it was perfect. I too am wondering why it couldn't be used as a guest house, as in the situation with the Revere Quality House in Sarasota. A new yet Modern-style house sits next to it on the three-lot waterfront site. ...
by mod cats
Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: terrazzo challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 1634

I have seen some cool polished concrete floors and will check into it, thanks. I just want to do whatever I can to save the terrazzo that I have and get rid of this carpet. Not much need for carpet in hot, sunny Florida anyway....
by mod cats
Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: SAMARA, West Lafayette, Ind.
Replies: 3
Views: 4595

SAMARA, West Lafayette, Ind.

Name: SAMARA Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright Year: 1954 Street: Woodland Avenue City: West Lafayette State: Indiana Zip: 47906 Country: United States Phone: Type: Private residence Style: example of Wright's late Usonian work Status: Safe for now - home belongs to original owner Description: The home ...
by mod cats
Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Visiting Las Vegas
Replies: 1
Views: 1321

Visiting Las Vegas

It's time for our semi-annual trip to Las Vegas, and with our new appreciation for all things modern, we want to check out the best mod sites on or near the strip. I've heard the Tropicana has a cool lounge. Any other suggestions?

:cheers2:
by mod cats
Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: terrazzo challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 1634

Yes, it does seem odd to me that only part of the house would have terrazzo, because I have been told that it was fairly inexpensive at the time my house was built. They didn't skimp on other parts of the house, but a mod-loving architect friend of mine said maybe they wanted carpet in those areas f...
by mod cats
Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: terrazzo challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 1634

terrazzo challenge

Hello, I have a 1964 modern ranch that has terrazzo in the two bathrooms and their closets, the kitchen and a hall closet... but not the living room or the two bedrooms. For whatever reason, the builders didn't use terrazzo ... it's concrete. I want to get rid of the carpet but cover the cement with...

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