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by retrocool
Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, California Awesome California Ranch
Replies: 0
Views: 317

Downey, California Awesome California Ranch

Hi everybody, I went through this open house the other day, and Wow I found a great traditional ranch home in great condition in a great neighborhood. I have provided the link to the virtual tour. Rally a great home and the price is fantastic for the area and lot size. Really cozy house. http://www....
by retrocool
Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Aerospace building in Glendale threatened
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Information

Chris,

You may want to give Jerry Blackburn a call at the Aerospace Legacy Foundation. He may be able to fill you in or know someone who can help you. The contact info is on the web page.
http://www.aerospacelegacyfoundation.org/

Hope this helps!
Retrocool
by retrocool
Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33160

Harvey's Broiler may be bought by the city.

Hi everyone, I just was reading the Downey Patriot blog and it states that the city may be in the process of purchasing purchasing Harvey's. Also there has been an architectural preservation firm hired to study the site. Here is the link to the blog. http://thedowneypatriot.net/wordpress/ Retrocool
by retrocool
Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, CA. Phil Anthony Modern
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Virtual Tour

Here is the link for the virtual tour. 10304 Hasty Avenue, Downey, CA 90241

http://www.millerteam.org/Nav.aspx/Page ... illerteam/

Retrocool
by retrocool
Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Downey, Leisure Architecture talk Jan 24
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Thank You

Chris,


Great show last night!! Thanks for presenting.

Retrocool
www.downeyhistoricalsociety.org
by retrocool
Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, CA. Phil Anthony Modern
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Phil Anthony

Phil Anthony originally started as a pool builder in South Gate, CA. at one time he was the biggest builder of pools in the country. For a short time he built modern homes that were state of the art for the time with all electric appliances and radiant heating in the homes as well as patio areas. Ea...
by retrocool
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, CA. Phil Anthony Modern
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Downey, CA. Phil Anthony Modern

Hi everyone, This Phil Anthony just went up for sale. It needs some work, but looks to be original on the inside and out. The back of the home opens onto the pool. I looked inside and it looks in good shape, just needs to be fixed up. The neighborhood is nice and the area schools are Calif. Distingu...
by retrocool
Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey CA traditional ranch
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Downey CA traditional ranch

Hi everyone, Here is a nice traditional ranch house built in 1957. The house looks to be in great original shape with original cabinets and floors. The area is great and close to schools, shopping and Downey Studios. http://www.isocal.idxnetwork.com/603392w/index.php?main=listing&MLS_NUM=Y707356...
by retrocool
Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Mid Century Modern
Replies: 0
Views: 252

Downey, Ca. Mid Century Modern

Hi everyone, Here is a nice modern home located in a North Downey in a nice neighborhood. The area schools are award winning and it's close to shopping and Downey Studios. http://www.isocal.idxnetwork.com/603392w/index.php?main=listing&MLS_NUM=P608714&pt=RES&num_list=167&searchres=ok...
by retrocool
Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33160

Saving the Broiler

SAVING JOHNIE’S BROILER Theo Douglas Mon. December 10 The remains of Johnie’s Broiler–one of Southern California’s last large-scale drive-in restaurants, where custom cars were king and even the food was fast–needs your help. It’s been nearly a year since a man driving a bulldozer manage...
by retrocool
Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33160

Downey Council to vote on moratorium extension Tuesday 12-11

AGENDA DECEMBER 11, 2007 DOWNEY CITY COUNCIL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION JOINT ADJOURNED MEETING: 6:30 P.M. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION CITY COUNCIL: 7:30 P.M. City Council Chamber, 11111 Brookshire Avenue, Downey, California City Council Agenda 12/11/07 2. CONSIDERATION OF EXTENSION O...
by retrocool
Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Mid-Century traditional Ranch
Replies: 0
Views: 232

Downey, Ca. Mid-Century traditional Ranch

Hi everybody, Here is a great traditional ranch in an awesome neighborhood. Near award winning schools and a nice park located in the Orange Estates. The house looks like it is in great condition. http://www.isocal.idxnetwork.com/603392w/index.php?main=listing&MLS_NUM=Y707335&pt=RES&num_...
by retrocool
Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LITTLE JOE's is going to be demoed.
Replies: 5
Views: 986

OOOO NO

Man I use to love Little Joe's. There had such great food.
by retrocool
Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ads and photos from the past.
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Ads and photos from the past.

Hi everyone,

I just found this cool site on flickr.com. It features many newspaper ads and photographs from days gone by.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dyingindowney/

Retrocool
by retrocool
Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 100 Ways to Screw Up Your Mid-Century Modern Home
Replies: 237
Views: 165351

1) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof. 2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows) 3) Adding a second story. 4) Putting in a country kitchen. 5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl) 6) Adding vinyl ...
by retrocool
Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca Modern
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Downey, Ca Modern

Hi everyone, Here is a nice modern in Northeast Downey built 1954, on an estate sized lot. I am not sure, but it could be a Phil Anthony pool home. He built a lot in that area. Nice family room with wood ceilings and nice fireplace. Check out the pics on the link. This home could be a nice restorati...
by retrocool
Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33160

Yanik says he wants to rebuild Johnie’s Broiler

This was in the Downey Patriot Today. Retrocool http://www.saveharveysbroiler.com Yanik says he wants to rebuild Johnie’s Broiler By Eric Pierce DOWNEY--On January 7, Ardas Yanik drove by the local Home Depot on Firestone Boulevard, sought out three meandering day laborers, and paid them “a coup...
by retrocool
Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pocket door Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Thanks for the links and info.

Retrocool
www.saveharveysbroiler.com
by retrocool
Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33160

Ghost Cruise Pics

Hi everyone,

Here are some pics of the Holy Ghost Cruise form Sunday Oct. 14. They are posted on the Jalopy Journal boards. Enjoy!


http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/show ... &showall=1

Retrocool
www.saveharveysbroiler.com
by retrocool
Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pocket door Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 353

I tried that and nothing really came up. I'll try again and see if I have better luck.

Thanks,
Retrocool
by retrocool
Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pocket door Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Pocket door Parts

Hi everyone, Does anyone know of any places that may sell parts for pocket doors? I am looking for a glide master part that fits on the top of the pocket door and then glides along a track. If anyone has any ideas or knows of a place that still may sell the parts it would sure be great. Thanks, Retr...
by retrocool
Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Spires Monrovia (and possibly others) to be demolished
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Spires

There is an old Spires in Downey, but it is now called the Garden Cafe.

Retrocool
by retrocool
Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Johnny's Broiler
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Holy Ghost Cruise tomorrow Oct 14.

For more info on the Ghost Cruise please visit www.saveharveysbroiler.com

Retrocool
by retrocool
Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Johnny's Broiler
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Holy Ghost Cruise tomorrow Oct 14.

For more info on the Ghost Cruise please visit www.saveharveysbroiler.com

Retrocool
by retrocool
Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33160

Gettin Lots of Press

Hi everyone here are the links to the Downey Patriot and LB Press Telegram. Hope to see you all Sunday Oct. 14 for the Harvey's Ghost Cruise.

www.presstelegram.com/search/ci_7153942
www.thedowneypatriot.net





Retrocool
www.saveharveysbroiler.com
by retrocool
Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33160

Trial

Hi everyone,

I just found out that Yanik, plead guilty to 3 counts for the illigal demolition of Harvey's Broiler. Does anyone have any details?

Retrocool
www.saveharveysbroiler.com
by retrocool
Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33160

Los Angeles Times

Hi everyone, Here is the LA Times Article on the Life of Minnie Ortner co-founder of Harvey's Broiler. Hope to see you all at the Holy Ghost Cruise. http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-ortner5oct05,0,381920.story?page=1&coll=la-home-center Retrocool http://www.saveharveysbroiler.com
by retrocool
Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Karen Carpenter Home may be demolished
Replies: 14
Views: 1739

Carpenters Newville property tour

Hi everyone,

Here is another video of the Carpenters Home in Downey, CA. I am not sure of the year, but it has a lot of interior footage.

http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=1 ... =yfp-t-501

Enjoy,

Retrocool
by retrocool
Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca Mid-Century Modern Phil Anthony Pool Home
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Architect

According to the original building permit the which is dated 1960 the architect/engineer is Joe Passero of Long Beach. Has anybody ever heard of him?

Retrocool
www.downeyhistoricalsociety.org
www.saveharveysbroiler.com

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