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by retrocool
Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: First Taco Bell (1962) threatened
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Info

Hi everyone, I just talked to Downey City Planning, and the planner confirmed that there is talk on the site about a new development. However, there are no details as of now. I asked if building potentially could be integrated into a new plan, but he said he didn't know. The planner did say he was g...
by retrocool
Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Monrovia Public Library
Replies: 9
Views: 1386

What a shame.

Wow! I can't believe they would want to mess up such a great thing. That library is one of the coolest I have been to. That new design is going to really ruin the home town feeling. What can we do? Anything? What about the Council, how do they feel? Retrocool http://www.downeyhistoricalsociety.org h...
by retrocool
Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 32857

Killinghistory.com

Hi everyone,

You can check out the trailer for the new Harvey's/Johnie's Broiler documentary at www.killinghistory.com. It is really cool! Also there are photo galleries of the Harvey's Ghost Cruise. Check it out.

Retrocool
by retrocool
Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 32857

Council Meeting tonight!

Hi everyone, The Downey City Council will be voting tonight (Feb 27) on the extension of the moritorium that has been placed on the Harvey's Broiler property. This last Sunday's Ghost Cruise was a huge success, lets keep the momentum going, and let the city council know we will not give up on Harvey...
by retrocool
Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 32857

Cruise and places to eat in Downey

Be there or be square. It should be a fun day everybody. Hope to see you all there! Places to eat in Downey Oldest original Mc Donalds Florence Ave at Lakewood Blvd. Nordic Fox Third St. at Paramount Blvd. Stox 9518 Imperial Hwy. Norm's Firestone Blvd. at Paramount Blvd. Frisco's Carhop Drive-In Loc...
by retrocool
Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Mid-Century Modern Contemporary
Replies: 0
Views: 919

Downey, Ca. Mid-Century Modern Contemporary

Hi everyone, Here is a nice modern contempory home in a nice Downey location. The home has a lot of potential and is near award winning schools. Here is the link. http://www.realtor.com/FindHome/HomeListing.asp?snum=124&locallnk=yes&frm=bymap&mnbed=0&mnbath=0&mnprice=0&mxpric...
by retrocool
Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: PARASOL TO REOPEN AS MEL'S DRIVE-IN
Replies: 33
Views: 4363

Sign

I just went by a couple days ago. The sign is still standing. I hope they keep it intact.

Retrocool
www.downeyhistoricalsociety.org
by retrocool
Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 32857

student website

Hi everyone,

Here is a cool website put together by a student at Brooks Institute of Photography. There are some real cool Harvey's shots that have been posted. Check the link
http://brooksludwick.com/

Retrocool
www.downeyhistoricalsociety.org
by retrocool
Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Molly Pitcher Ranch House
Replies: 0
Views: 588

Downey, Ca. Molly Pitcher Ranch House

Hi everyone, Here is a great house in a great neighborhood. It is located in the Molly Pitcher Estates and it is close to shopping and Cal Distiguished Schools. This neighboorhood is pretty much intact of Mini Mansions. A truely charming 50's style neighborhood. This is my neighborhood so looking fo...
by retrocool
Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Alan Hess at the Downey Historical Society January 25
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Hope to see you at the meeting!!

Don't forget Alan Hess will be in Downey tomorrow doing a presentation and slide show. It's free to the public.

Retrocool
www.downeyhistoricalsociety.org
by retrocool
Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 32857

Downey City Council Meeting Jan.23

Hi everyone, I just received this from the Friends of Johnie's. Retrocool Hello Everyone- We just wanted to say a big thank you to all who came out and supported the Johnie's "cruise in" on such short notice, it was impressive to see such a great turn out. Such action continues to show tha...
by retrocool
Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Modern
Replies: 0
Views: 662

Downey, Ca. Modern

Hi everyone, Here is a modern that needs some work, but looks to be in original condition. It is located in a great area of North Downey within walking distance to the Original Mc. Donalds. The area schools are good with some being Ca. distinguished schools. For more info here is the link. http://ww...
by retrocool
Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 32857

Thanks everybody

Hi everyone, I just wanted to thank everyone who participated in the Harvey's/Johnie's Cruise yesterday (Sun. 14). It truely was a great show of support and it ment a lot to the community of Downey. Keep the letters coming into city hall the council is listening. Mario Guerra, a council member menti...
by retrocool
Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 32857

Decision and ??????'s in response to lasvegaslynn

The City Council did not take any action last night, they said that they would use the full extent of the law and they would use all there resourses to bring the responsible party to justice. But nothing was decided on or voted on. They just all agreed action must be taken. They wanted to make Johni...
by retrocool
Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 32857

Thank you everybody!!

I just wanted to thank everybody for coming out to Downey in support of Harvey's/Johnie's Broiler. There was a huge crowd that attended the council meeting and wow! It was really great experience. Thanks again everybody!

Have a good one,
Retrocool
by retrocool
Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 32857

Here's a cool site with Johnie's Memories

Here is a cool site that I just found check it out. http://www.johniesbroiler.com Also I don't believe a word that Johnnie said. "He's the victim." And I know he wasn't having breakfast at the time. I saw him arrive the night of the destruction, he didn't look to disturbed to me. Oh yes an...
by retrocool
Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 32857

Cruise Downey City Hall Tonight

Hi everyone,

How about a cruise to Downey City Hall tonight. The council meets at 7:30PM to discuss Johnie's/Harvey's Classic cars could circle the area.

Retrocool
by retrocool
Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 32857

Downey Historical Society

Don't forget Alan Hess will be presenting at the Downey Historical Society Meeting January 25, 2007. For more info see the post on this message board. I bet he will have something to say about Johnie's

retrocool

www.downeyhistoricalsociety.org
www.alanhess.net.
by retrocool
Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 32857

Flowers to Harvey's/Johnie's

Hi everyone,

A friend of mine at work today, mentioned that she was going to bring flowers and a candle down to Johnie's broiler and place them at the corner. If anyone wants to join in, it sounds like a great idea.

Retrocool
by retrocool
Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 32857

City Council Email address.

Hi Everyone, On this sad Monday morning Jan 8, 2007. As you have heard and seen on the news Johnie's Broiler has been partially bulldozed. There were no demo permits pulled so this was an illigal operation. We need a lot of support at the Downey City Council Meeting Tuesday Jan 9, 7:30 PM. Please at...
by retrocool
Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Alan Hess at the Downey Historical Society January 25
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Thanks adriene!

Education is the key to preservation. I truly believe that if people understand what great architectural gifts we have here in Downey, they will be more willing to preserve them. The Downey community if full of mid-century treasures just waiting to be uncovered. I hope Alan will help to shed the lig...
by retrocool
Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Mid-Century Traditional Ranch
Replies: 0
Views: 536

Downey, Ca. Mid-Century Traditional Ranch

Hi Everyone, Here is a ranch that needs some fixing, but it could be a cool place. It is located in Northeast Downey, which is considered one of the best areas in town. If you want to see pictures here is the link. http://www.realtor.com/FindHome/HomeListing.asp?snum=75&locallnk=yes&frm=byma...
by retrocool
Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Alan Hess at the Downey Historical Society January 25
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Alan Hess at the Downey Historical Society January 25

Hi everyone, The Downey Historical Society is proud to present a night with Alan Hess. The night will include a slide show and lecture that is sure to please anyone interested in Mid-Century Architecture. More information should be available soon at http://www.alanhess.net. The meeting starts at 7:3...
by retrocool
Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Mid-century traditional ranch
Replies: 0
Views: 495

Downey, Ca. Mid-century traditional ranch

Hi Everyone, Here is a really nice traditional ranch home here in Downey. It has what looks to be a really cool family room area with a lot of brick and wood beam ceeling. Here is the link. http://www.realtor.com/FindHome/HomeListing.asp?snum=127&locallnk=yes&frm=bymap&mnbed=0&mnbath...
by retrocool
Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Jazz at the Downey Museum of Art this Wed.
Replies: 0
Views: 771

Jazz at the Downey Museum of Art this Wed.

Hi everyone, N E W M U S I C @ DMOA November 1ST 7:30PM C O M E & L I S T E N HARRY SCORZO’s STRING TRIO V I O – F O N I K comes to DMOA to kick off a ‘New Music’ series with percussionist Chris Garcia! Harry Scorzo (violin), Robin Cecil (violin) and Alan Mautner (cello) and Chris Garcia...
by retrocool
Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. 1958 Mid-Century Contemporary
Replies: 0
Views: 561

Downey, Ca. 1958 Mid-Century Contemporary

Hi everyone, I just found this nice 1958 contemporary home in a great North Downey Area. The house looks to be original, but it needs a little TLC to make it a great place. The price is right ($764,000) for the area with many homes around it going for over a million, and it has huge lot. Check it ou...
by retrocool
Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca Mid-Century Modern Contemporary
Replies: 0
Views: 396

Downey, Ca Mid-Century Modern Contemporary

Hi everyone, Here is a nice mid-century home in North Downey. The home was built custom in 1954 and looks to be in nice shape. The area schools are great, with the elementary and middle schools being Cal. Distinguished. If you need more info here is the link with a pic. http://www.realtor.com/FindHo...
by retrocool
Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Molly Pitcher Estates (Custom Homes)
Replies: 0
Views: 458

Downey, Ca. Molly Pitcher Estates (Custom Homes)

Hi Everyone, I thought some of you might be interested in a great little Downey tract called the Molly Pitcher Estates. The homes were built in the early to mid 1950's and most of the homes in the area have retained most of their original features. The are more of the Cinderella style mid-century ho...
by retrocool
Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Hotpoint Cabinets
Replies: 0
Views: 456

Hotpoint Cabinets

Hey everyone,

If anyone is interested in buying some metal Hotpoint Cabinets for your kitchen please contact Barbara at applenana1999@yahoo.com. The cabinets are in nice condition and were installed in the early 1950's.
by retrocool
Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: PARASOL TO REOPEN AS MEL'S DRIVE-IN
Replies: 33
Views: 4363

Awesome!!!!!

Wow ! Adriene that is great news. Congrats!!!! Now if we can just get Mel's to take over Harvey's/Johnie's Broiler in Downey that would be great.

www.harveysbroiler.com


Great job!

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