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by retrocool
Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Mid-Century
Replies: 5
Views: 2705

Wow

by retrocool
Wed Dec 14, 2005 3:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Mid-Century
Replies: 5
Views: 2705

Downey, Ca. Mid-Century

I found a cool looking home that looks something like a Brady Bunch House. It's in a great neighboorhood close to Downey Studios. The schools in the area are distiguished schools. Here is the http://latimes.homescape.com/latimes/listing_details.jhtml?userId=H32AWMBSBLEEZLAZGQNSFEY227527&filter_p...
by retrocool
Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca Mid-Century Ranch
Replies: 0
Views: 974

Downey, Ca Mid-Century Ranch

Hi Everyone, Here is a ranch home built in 1954 on a large lot with a pool. I have provided the link below. There is more than one link on this page to 4 different homes. Check them all out. Retrocool http://latimes.homescape.com/latimes/listing_details.jhtml?userId=1JU0TY2Z4T4OTLAZGQPCFEY227530&...
by retrocool
Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Mid-Century modern 1964
Replies: 3
Views: 1800

Too expensive???

Everplace is expensive in So. Cal. however, it is more expensive than Long Beach. Our average home price citywide is $600,000 and I believe L.B. is only around $400,000. North Downey especially has become very expensive. That is where most of the custom executive homes are located. If anyone is inte...
by retrocool
Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Mid-Century
Replies: 0
Views: 734

Downey, Ca. Mid-Century

Hi everyone, Here is another mid-century. It looks to be almost all original, it even has the rock roof. Lots of pics on the link. http://latimes.homescape.com/latimes/listing_details.jhtml?userId=X2EZUP11EWXZVLAZGQNSFEY227527&filter_product_id=15738463&searchType=48&reporting_search_nam...
by retrocool
Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Mid-Century modern 1964
Replies: 3
Views: 1800

Downey, Ca. Mid-Century modern 1964

Hi everyone, Here is another cool looking mid-century modern I found. Here is the link to the LA Times page. http://latimes.homescape.com/latimes/listing_details.jhtml?userId=X2EZUP11EWXZVLAZGQNSFEY227527&filter_product_id=14874672&searchType=48&reporting_search_name=Channel+Quick+Search...
by retrocool
Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Mid-Century
Replies: 0
Views: 772

Downey, Ca. Mid-Century

Hi everyone I found what looks to be a pretty nice mid-century. here is the link and listing # Y50524

http://century21myrealestate.com/homesrch.htm

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by retrocool
Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:15 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Downey Historical Society
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Updated Galleries

Hi Everyone,

I just updated the galleries on the Downey Historical Society website. So far I have added about 35 photos and I still have more to upload. Hope you enjoy.

www.downeyhistoricalsociety.com

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by retrocool
Fri Sep 23, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. 1969 Custom Mid-Century ((Carpenters))
Replies: 2
Views: 1574

Downey, Ca. 1969 Custom Mid-Century ((Carpenters))

Hi Everyone, Today I stumbled upon a great looking home for sale which is directly across the street from the Karen Carpenter Home . The home was built custom in 1969 and it has some real cool lines. It was an open house so I went in and wow! it was great. Huge rooms with tall ceilings. The outside ...
by retrocool
Thu Sep 15, 2005 8:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need some information on (((Mansionization))))) ???????????
Replies: 0
Views: 597

Need some information on (((Mansionization))))) ???????????

Hi Everone, The other night the City of Downey agreed to hire an independent firm called Downtown Solutions to do research on Mansionization here in Downey. The man who is heading the research is Mark Brodeur. I was just wondering if anyone had worked with him, or knows of him. Also if he is good at...
by retrocool
Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Cool website!
Replies: 6
Views: 2018

Site

Hi Everyone, I know this site has been around for a while, but it seems to have more info than it once had. I don't remember having seen it listed on this board, but I must have been mistaken. Never the less it can't hurt to have a new post listed about this site, which will increase the awarness of...
by retrocool
Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Cool website!
Replies: 6
Views: 2018

Cool website!

Hi everyone,

I found this cool website called Preserve LA. It seems to have a lot of info on sources for historic preservation of homes. Here is the link

www.preservela.com

Bye for now,
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by retrocool
Sun Jul 10, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Ranch 1955
Replies: 0
Views: 735

Downey, Ca. Ranch 1955

Here is a great little ranch home located in North Downey near East Middle School. Great looking house!!

Here is the link
http://www.prudential24hours.com
Then click on view or listings and scan down to listing # 16 on Cord Avenue.

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by retrocool
Sun Jul 10, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Prestigious Orange Estates
Replies: 1
Views: 856

Downey, Ca. Prestigious Orange Estates

Wow! I found this great house today in a beautiful neighborhood. Great yard with huge lawn. Oak hardwood floors. A great house! Built 1952. Here is the link http://www.prudential24hours.com/ Then click on view or listings and scan down to listing # 12 on Cecilia St. Retrocool[/url][url][/url]
by retrocool
Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:38 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Mid-Century Modern Gallery
Replies: 4
Views: 1536

They were built by Phil Anthony

They were built by Phil Anthony who was famous for building pools here in So. Cal. I have heard he worked with some well know architects of the day, but don't know who they may be. The info I recieved for the gallery was from Allen who is member of this board. If anyone has any info on the Phil Anth...
by retrocool
Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:32 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Mid-Century Modern Gallery
Replies: 4
Views: 1536

Anthony Mid-Century Gallery

Anthony Mid-Century homes tour just added to gallery. Downey, Ca.

www.downeyhistoricalsociety.com

Have a good one,
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by retrocool
Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: A question about Downey Ca.?
Replies: 14
Views: 3580

Wow!!! Thank everyoe for the feedback!!

Thanks for all the feedback. I am a huge Downey Fan, and was wondering how we were percieved out of the area. Right now we are fighting the developers and the mansions. I think we have a good chance a stoping them in there tracks, which will hopefully lead to restorations of our cool ranch homes. We...
by retrocool
Thu Jun 23, 2005 11:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, California Ranch Home
Replies: 1
Views: 954

Downey, California Ranch Home

NEW CARPET AND VINYL FLOORING, FRESH PAINT, NEW MINI BLINDS AND MORE. THE FLOORPLAN FLOWS NICELY FROM THE LIVING ROOM/DINING ROOM AREA WITH FIREPLACE TO THE FAMILY ROOM WITH FIREPLACE, WITH BOTH ROOMS ADJACENT TO THE KITCHEN. THERE IS A HALF BATH AND LAUNDRY ROOM AT THE BACK THE HOUSE, CONVENIENTLY ...
by retrocool
Thu Jun 23, 2005 10:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, California 1953 Ranch
Replies: 0
Views: 728

Downey, California 1953 Ranch

Northeast Downey! Location! Location! Location! Extra Large Corner Lot w/12,000 Sq. Ft. Large 2 bedrooms, 2 Baths. Living Room w/Fireplace. Formal Dining Room. Breakfast Room. Studio. 2 Car Garage. Here is the link with photographs http://209.11.106.78/Sales/Listing.asp?lid=159-Y48329 Have a great d...
by retrocool
Thu Jun 23, 2005 10:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: A question about Downey Ca.?
Replies: 14
Views: 3580

Perspective

Well I am looking for a general feeling about Downey as well as Mod Com input. In past posts I have recieved responses that reflected a kinda negativity about Downey. I was just wondering if this was true? I along with many others have worked very hard to bring up the image of Downey. I was just won...
by retrocool
Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: A question about Downey Ca.?
Replies: 14
Views: 3580

A question about Downey Ca.?

Hi everyone, I was just wondering what kind of reputation Downey has outside our city boundries. Is it good or bad or in the middle. I am part of a group that has been working hard to restore and enhance Downey's image in the Southland. If you have any thoughts on what we could do to make Downey mor...
by retrocool
Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:36 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Mid-Century Modern Gallery
Replies: 4
Views: 1536

Just posted (North American Rockwell Gallery)

These pictures were taken inside North American Rockwell in Downey Ca. before the renovation. The site is now Occupied by Downey Studios.
www.downeyhistoricalsociety.com Gallery.

Check it out,
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by retrocool
Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. 1954 Northeast Downey!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 796

Downey, Ca. 1954 Northeast Downey!!!

I went by this home the other day and pulled the flyer. It looks nice and it is on a big lot. This retro home was built in 1954 and looks to be in good shape. Here is the link, it has all the info and photographs. The property is located on Gainford and is the first link on the list. http://www.jimm...
by retrocool
Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Mid-Century Modern Gallery
Replies: 4
Views: 1536

Mid-Century Modern Gallery

Hi everyone, I just added a Mid-Century Modern gallery to the Downey Historical Societies web site. The site is still under construction, but the gallery and the message board are now up. If you go to the gallery you can check out some of Downey's mid-century structures. If you hit the home button i...
by retrocool
Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Molly Pitcher Ranch Home
Replies: 1
Views: 709

Downey, Ca. Molly Pitcher Ranch Home

Hi everyone, This great ranch home just went up for sale around the corner from my house. It is the classic ranch home with a nice yard on a corner lot. The home is within the boundries of an old civic authority which is being reactivated to preserve the area. It is close to East Middle School and R...
by retrocool
Fri May 27, 2005 10:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Anthony Midcentury Moderns Downey
Replies: 2
Views: 1194

Wow thanks for the info!!!

Thanks for the feedback on the Anthony's. After doing some asking around I have heard that there are still many Anthony's left in Downey. Many are still in their original state. One was just for sale as a probate, but I heard it has a sale pending, however It has been pending for a long time. That m...
by retrocool
Tue May 24, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Modern ((((PROBATE))))
Replies: 0
Views: 798

Downey, Ca. Modern ((((PROBATE))))

Another modern home I happened to come across. Here is the site. http://www.charlesholling.com/silver_li ... 297&Page=2 It is a probate.

Good luck,
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by retrocool
Tue May 24, 2005 7:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Modern
Replies: 0
Views: 776

Downey, Ca. Modern

I just came across this home. It is a modern in a nice neighborhood. I will leave the web site. When you get to the page scroll to the bottom and you'll see it.
http://www.michaelberdelis.com/Nav.aspx ... fault.aspx

Built 1955

Have a good one,
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by retrocool
Thu May 12, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Downey Historical Meeting (Guest Speaker Leslie Heumann)
Replies: 0
Views: 325

Downey Historical Meeting (Guest Speaker Leslie Heumann)

NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION OF DOWNEY Neighborhood Meeting May 26, 2005 Speaker will be Leslie Heumann This meeting is designed to help resident’s preserve existing Downey homes and neighborhoods from Mansionization. This meeting is also intended to show you how preserve your classic neighborhoo...

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