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by retrocool
Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Karen Carpenter Home may be demolished
Replies: 14
Views: 1751

Cool Video

Wow! That is a cool You Tube slide show. The house sure looked good back then. The Japanese Garden in the back yard was awesome. I remember driving by the home when I was a kid at Christmas time. They would really light that place up nice. It was great. Retrocool http://www.downeyhistoricalsociety.org
by retrocool
Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca Mid-Century Modern Phil Anthony Pool Home
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Architect

I have heard from other people that it may be a Phil Anthony, but I think it was designed by an architect based in Long Beach. However, I can't recall the name. The city does keep records of the architects and builders at city hall. Just check with the building dept. http://www.downeyca.org Cheers! ...
by retrocool
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca Mid-Century Modern Phil Anthony Pool Home
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Downey, Ca Mid-Century Modern Phil Anthony Pool Home

Hi everybody, Here is a great mid-century modern home in the heart of Downey. The home was built custom in 1960. It is close to schools and shopping. http://www.isocal.idxnetwork.com/603392w/index.php?main=listing&MLS_NUM=Y705959&pt=RES&num_list=182&searchres=ok&id_from=1K3p4c774...
by retrocool
Sat Sep 15, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey Ca, Mid Century Modern Contempory
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Downey Ca, Mid Century Modern Contempory

Hi everyone, Here is an exquisite Northeast Downey modern contemporary in great area, with a huge lot. Here is the link. http://www.isocal.idxnetwork.com/603392w/index.php?main=listing&MLS_NUM=S496768&pt=RES&num_list=75&searchres=ok&direct=down&id_from=932g52B8JO9y51sy5J373iN...
by retrocool
Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33252

Holy Ghost Cruise

Hey Kevin can you post a flyer for the Holy Ghost Cruise on here so we can print them as we need?

Cheers!
Retrocool
www.downeyhistoricalsociety.org
by retrocool
Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Molly Pitcher Estates Tradition Ranch
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Update

Hi everyone, This home is also for sale and is located in the Molly Pitcher estates. It is a great home and I believe it is almost all original inside. At least it was the last time I was in it. The price is a little high for the area, but I think the guy may just be looking to get ride of it, so I ...
by retrocool
Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Mid-Century Modern
Replies: 0
Views: 281

Downey, Ca. Mid-Century Modern

Hi Everyone, I found this cool modern in a nice area close to award winning schools. There are lots of pictures on the link. Check out the patio picture the iron beams that hold up the patio look like something out of the old Disneyland Tomorrowland. http://www.isocal.idxnetwork.com/603392w/index.ph...
by retrocool
Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Molly Pitcher Estates Tradition Ranch
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Downey, Ca. Molly Pitcher Estates Tradition Ranch

Hi everyone, This house just went up for sale on my street. It is in a great area with all custom built homes and it is close to award winning schools and Downey Studios. If you are looking for a traditional ranch this is a great location. http://www.isocal.idxnetwork.com/603392w/index.php?main=list...
by retrocool
Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Architect Paul Clayton personal home for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 274

Downey, Ca. Architect Paul Clayton personal home for sale

Hi everyone, I ran across this home today that was once the home of Architect Paul Clayton. He is the architect that designed Harvey's/Johnie's Broiler. The home is not a modern, but it is still really a great looking home at a great price in the Orange Estates. Here is the link. http://www.century2...
by retrocool
Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Mid-century traditional ranch
Replies: 0
Views: 257

Downey, Ca. Mid-century traditional ranch

Hi Everyone, Huge North-East Downey custom ranch located on large lot. The lot is so big you have a pool in the back and also still have room for a large grass area. The area schools are great and it's close to the new Columbia Science Center. Here is the link with lots of pictures. http://www.isoca...
by retrocool
Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Has anyone heard of Architect David Hyun?
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Thanks

Thanks Chris,


The house is really cool, I will try to get some pictures and post them.

Retrocool
by retrocool
Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Has anyone heard of Architect David Hyun?
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Has anyone heard of Architect David Hyun?

Hi everyone,

I was doing some research at DowneyCity Hall the other day and ran across an architect named David Hyun. He designed a home here in Downey on Downey Stanford Bridge Road. Any idea where I can get more info on him?

Thanks!
Retrocool
by retrocool
Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. mid-century traditional
Replies: 0
Views: 220

Downey, Ca. mid-century traditional

Nice home in great area. Looks to be original. Area schools are Ca. Distinguished Schools. http://www.isocal.idxnetwork.com/603392w/index.php?main=listing&MLS_NUM=Y700893&pt=RES&num_list=185&searchres=ok&direct=down&id_from=zih2uv76a9A4sS6r28OsI1i1Or0r3K4r0160mb9d Retrocool
by retrocool
Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Mid-century traditional ranch
Replies: 0
Views: 190

Downey, Ca. Mid-century traditional ranch

Hi everyone, Here is a traditional ranch in a great area of Northeast Downey. It looks to be all original, but I have not been in the house. http://www.isocal.idxnetwork.com/603392w/index.php?main=listing&MLS_NUM=P583673&pt=RES&num_list=91&searchres=ok&direct=down&id_from=zih...
by retrocool
Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Some great do-it-yourself links!!
Replies: 0
Views: 278

Some great do-it-yourself links!!

Hi everyone,

Thought you might enjoy these retro links. Some good stuff here for the mid-century do it yourselfer.

http://www.midcenturystyle.net/links.html

Enjoy!
Retrocool
by retrocool
Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Karen Carpenter Home may be demolished
Replies: 14
Views: 1751

Karen Carpenter Home may be demolished

Hi everyone, I just found this in the paper. Retrocool Here is the article for the Downey Patriot. Is Carpenter House headed for demolition? By Eric Pierce DOWNEY--Here we go again? Internet message boards were buzzing this week with rumors that the famous and beloved house once occupied by Richard ...
by retrocool
Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: OK, 1957 Plymouth buried for 50 years to be exhumed
Replies: 23
Views: 807

Charles Phoenix

Here the link to Charles Phoenix site. He is blogging the trip.

www.charlesphoenix.com

Retrocool
by retrocool
Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Disneyland Submarine Finding Nemo ride
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Nemo Video

Hi everyone, Here is a link my friend sent me. It's a video looking out the window of the Nemo Sub ride. http://www.youtube.com/jp.swf?video_id=1D7QVcj55ts&eurl=http%3A//us.f842.mail.yahoo.com/dc/blank.html%3Fbn%3D651.23.1%26.intl%3Dus_verizon&iurl=http%3A//img.youtube.com/vi/1D7QVcj55ts/2.j...
by retrocool
Fri May 25, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Vintage Motel short video Really Cool!!
Replies: 0
Views: 117

Vintage Motel short video Really Cool!!

Hi everyone,

Check out this cool video I recieved from the director of the Downey Museum of Art. It's a photo tour of retro motels in Florida.

http://www.theatlantic.com/slideshows/motels/

Retrocool
by retrocool
Wed May 23, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, CA Modern Contemporary 1959
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Downey, CA Modern Contemporary 1959

Hi everyone, Here is a cool looking home in nice area of Downey. Looks like it's in nice shape from the outside at least. The local middle school is a Cal. Distiguished School. Here is the link. http://homes.realtor.com/search/listingdetail.aspx?ctid=14210&typ=1&sid=4c427c1b7b034915bb0512d16...
by retrocool
Tue May 01, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33252

preservation in Downey

Hi everyone, I was talking with one of the city planners the other day and I was told that the preservation ordinance is being held up in staff. This is not a good sign. It would be great if you all could call or email the city to get the ball rollin again. Maybe they think we will forget Harvey's. ...
by retrocool
Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Cool Photo Page
Replies: 0
Views: 205

Cool Photo Page

Hi everyone, This site was emailed to me by a friend. Wow! it has some really great stuff on it. Photos of Marineland, Airplaine Graveyard, Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center in Downey(The old side), Fort Ord and a lot of other stuff. I don't think it has been on here before, so check it out. http://w...
by retrocool
Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New Columbia Space Museum in Downey
Replies: 0
Views: 111

New Columbia Space Museum in Downey

Hi everyone,

I thought you may want to check out the new design for the Space Center being built in Downey, CA. It looks really cool and should have some great attractions. Here is the link.
http://ca.biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070316/nyf049.html?.v=86

Retrocool
by retrocool
Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Mid-Century Modern 1956
Replies: 0
Views: 274

Downey, Ca. Mid-Century Modern 1956

Hi everyone, Here is a cool mid-century modern with Tarazzo floors looks to be in original shape from the outside. I have seen the home, but have not been inside. It's in a great area of Northeast Downey. http://www.realtor.com/FindHome/HomeListing.asp?snum=21&locallnk=yes&frm=bymap&mnbe...
by retrocool
Sat Apr 14, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: L.A .in May, what not to miss?
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Oldest Original Mc Donalds and the Carpenter's in Downey, CA

The oldest original Mc Donalds is in Downey, Ca. http://www.downeyca.org/visitor_mcdonalds.php Also the home of Karen and Richard Carpenter is located in the Northeast area of Downey. Downey is about 10 miles out of LA. The address of the home can be found here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Carp...
by retrocool
Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Old Shopping malls
Replies: 44
Views: 13263

Photos of old stores and shopping malls

HI everyone,

I just found this page that has been updated it feature old dept. stores and shopping malls and lots of other stuff. It looks pretty cool. Here is the link.
http://www.rapidtransit-press.com/whatsnew.html

Retrocool
by retrocool
Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: First Taco Bell (1962) threatened
Replies: 5
Views: 931

News

Hi everyone, I just learned tonight that the City of Downey has halted pending plans on the Original Taco Bell. From what I understand the city doesn't plan on any action until after there is a vote on the historical preservation ordinance. The planning commision should have their first look at the ...
by retrocool
Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Downey, CA. Slide Show March 22
Replies: 0
Views: 525

Downey, CA. Slide Show March 22

The Downey Historical Society is proud to present "The Way It Use To Be" This slide show will feature slides from Downey's past. It should be a great show. The production will start at 7:30 pm on Thursday, March 22. Don't miss this fun event. John Vencent will be hosting the show. Hope to ...
by retrocool
Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Mid-Century Traditional Ranch
Replies: 0
Views: 799

Downey, Ca. Mid-Century Traditional Ranch

Hi everyone, Here is a nice traditional ranch located in the Orange Estates area of Downey. The neighborhood is great and the home is walking distance to the Downey Museum or Art and Furman Park. There are also a lot big trees in this area. A good place to raise a family or just relax at the ranch. ...
by retrocool
Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Downey, Ca. Mid-Century Contemporary
Replies: 0
Views: 813

Downey, Ca. Mid-Century Contemporary

Hi everyone, I just found these great homes in a really nice area of Downey. They are both located on the same culdesac with no traffic. This area is one of the finest areas in the city with most homes built in the 1950's and 60's. Both homes are custom built and have oversized lots so you have room...

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