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by retrocool
Fri Aug 01, 2003 7:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eichler featured on HGTV.
Replies: 15
Views: 3016

Eichler featured on HGTV.

I just happen to be watching Curb Appeal on HGTV and they did a redo on an Eichler. I thought it turned out pretty well. They will probably re-run it soon so keep your eyes open.

See Ya,
Retrocool
by retrocool
Fri Aug 01, 2003 7:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Mid-Century Modern Style House Wanted in LA Area
Replies: 2
Views: 859

you may want to check out Downey.

There are lots of mid-century modern and ranch homes here.
by retrocool
Fri May 16, 2003 10:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Modern A frame for sale Downey!
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

About Downey

It may cost a lot to live here, but we have good schools, we are 20 min from the beach, mountains, downtown LA, and the middle of Orange county. More than half of Downey homes are custom built. You are paying for a great community, not just a home. The average Downey home is 300,000 or over. The inf...
by retrocool
Tue May 13, 2003 6:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Modern A frame for sale Downey!
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Thanks for adding the link!

This truely is a cool house in a great area.
by retrocool
Sun May 11, 2003 8:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Modern A frame for sale Downey!
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Modern A frame for sale Downey!

# Y24722, Single Family
4 beds, 4 baths, 3493 sq.ft.
Downey, CA 90242
$975,000

http://century21action.com/
by retrocool
Thu May 08, 2003 8:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Here is a cool link I thought the board might like.
Replies: 0
Views: 471

Here is a cool link I thought the board might like.

This is the link to the Aerospace Legacy Foundation. There are lots of historical photographs at this site.


www.aerospacelegacyfoundation.org

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by retrocool
Wed May 07, 2003 5:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A-frames
Replies: 33
Views: 6539

A frame

You may want to check out the First Baptist Church in Downey. It's on Third St. near the City Hall. Also Foxy's right down the street at 3 rd. and Paramount. It is now called the Nordic Fox.
by retrocool
Thu Apr 17, 2003 6:52 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Your Favorite Diner
Replies: 39
Views: 7588

diner

Woody's Diner on PCH in Seal Beach is great place to go! :D
by retrocool
Tue Apr 15, 2003 7:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: 1915 Home for sale Downey! $50,000 obo. Picture with link
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

No bids yet!!

So far I don't think there are any bids. That means the home could go for the high bid, even if it's only $1.00.

Have a good one! :D
by retrocool
Mon Mar 24, 2003 7:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: 1915 Home for sale Downey! $50,000 obo. Picture with link
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

1915 Home for sale Downey! $50,000 obo. Picture with link

This is a 1915 wood frame home. $50,000 obo. however, it must be move or it will be torn down. This is one of Downey's Historic Homes. Check out the link. Call Johnny at (562) 923-4411

http://www.geocities.com/redfox113/oldh ... 8556693373
by retrocool
Fri Mar 07, 2003 9:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Sunset Magazine=A. Quincy Jones
Replies: 0
Views: 476

Sunset Magazine=A. Quincy Jones

Just thought everyone might like to know that there is a nice article in Sunset magazine pg. 112-114 on the restoration of an A Quincy Jones house. It also gives information on design and landscape architecture.

Have a nice day!! :D
by retrocool
Sun Mar 02, 2003 6:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Greetings from South Fla.
Replies: 12
Views: 1317

Welcome

Welcome to the board!
by retrocool
Sat Mar 01, 2003 4:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Modern Churches in SoCal
Replies: 10
Views: 1843

First Baptist church Downey

Cool looking 60's church high pointed roof. There are also a few others in the city, but can't rember their names.
by retrocool
Wed Feb 26, 2003 7:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New Modern style Carls Jr. Protoype open (Very Cool Look!)
Replies: 0
Views: 420

New Modern style Carls Jr. Protoype open (Very Cool Look!)

Sorry I have no photographs of the building but here is a link with info and location. Just go to the main page and click corporate and then news releases. While your there drive about a half mile down Firestone and you'll see the old Johnies Broiler. Happy dinning! :D http://www.carlsjr.com/home/[u...
by retrocool
Sat Feb 15, 2003 10:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Offbeat play equipment?
Replies: 23
Views: 3314

Dennis the Mennace

In regards to Dennis the Mennace Park. It is located in Downey just off the 5 freeway. However, they have just recently taken out all the old toys and replaced them with new ones. :(
by retrocool
Tue Feb 11, 2003 10:52 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Old Shopping malls
Replies: 44
Views: 13277

Old Shopping malls

Does anybody know of a site that features photographs and history of local southern calif. shopping malls? Stonewood mall, Lakewood mall etc.

Thanks
by retrocool
Thu Jan 30, 2003 5:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Mid-century modern style home for sale. (link with picture)
Replies: 0
Views: 700

Mid-century modern style home for sale. (link with picture)

This home is for sale in my neighborhood. I belive it is a modern style home. Located in North Downey. Agents name is Kim. 562-690.9628.

http://www.geocities.com/redfox113/Retrocool.html [url][/url]
by retrocool
Tue Jan 28, 2003 9:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Rumor Mill: Leon's Closing
Replies: 18
Views: 2589

to many drug stores!

Before long there will be a drug store on every corner. What a shame. :(
by retrocool
Thu Jan 23, 2003 6:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Markets
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Country Butcher Downey, Ca

Great little ranch market. It's been there as far back as I can remember.
Here's the address.

Country Butcher
12161 Paramount Blvd.
(562) 923-0351
by retrocool
Fri Dec 27, 2002 10:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Mid-century ranch for sale!
Replies: 1
Views: 869

Mid-century ranch for sale!

I just drove by the house and it has been sold. If I see any more modern or ranch houses for sale I will post them!

http://www.geocities.com/redfox113/photopageflag.html
by retrocool
Wed Nov 13, 2002 2:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Retro Taco Bell
Replies: 12
Views: 2304

The original Taco Bell Location

It is on Firestone Blvd. in Downey. Across from Home Depot. Just Down the road from Johnies Broiler.
by retrocool
Thu Nov 07, 2002 8:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: best neighborhoods
Replies: 15
Views: 2887

Classic homes

Orange Estates in Downey . Good people and schools Classic homes from the 30's through 50's. It is like you have stepped back in time. It also includes the Rives Mansion which looks like a plantation house from the South. It was built in 1911. It is a state Historic Landmark. For those of you who a...
by retrocool
Wed Oct 09, 2002 8:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: 3 large ranch homes for sale on Chaney Ave in Downey!
Replies: 4
Views: 957

It may be expensive, but most homes a expensive in this area

Most of the homes in the North East Downey area are going for over 300,000 with a lot of homes over 500,000. The average home price in the city as a whole is over 250,000.
by retrocool
Wed Oct 09, 2002 7:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: 3 large ranch homes for sale on Chaney Ave in Downey!
Replies: 4
Views: 957

Description of homes

All the homes on this street are labeled Molly pitcher homes. They are large custom homes on a minimum 7500 square foot lots. Most have hardwood floors. They are the classic style 50's custom homes, some may call the Cinderella homes. They look to be well kept and in good shape. I have been in one o...
by retrocool
Tue Oct 08, 2002 7:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: 3 large ranch homes for sale on Chaney Ave in Downey!
Replies: 4
Views: 957

3 large ranch homes for sale on Chaney Ave in Downey!

These are great homes and would hate to see them ruined by someone who doesn't care. They are all custom built homes and have a lot of character. (Description) All the homes on this street are labeled Molly pitcher homes. They are large custom homes on a minimum 7500 square foot lots. Most have hard...
by retrocool
Tue Sep 17, 2002 5:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Please help Save Johnie's/Harvey's Broiler
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Please help Save Johnie's/Harvey's Broiler

We have started a major letter writing campaign to the state historical office of preservation. We are hoping to save this historic structure, but we need letters written to support our efforts. Please help us. Here is the office address Cynthia Howse California Department of Parks and Recreation Of...

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