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by SpaceAgeCity
Thu Feb 19, 2004 10:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Status of Knott's Berry Farm
Replies: 16
Views: 11729

That makes sense based on what I know about Knott's old buying habits. They used to buy lots of movie props years ago. At one point (early 1960s?) they tore down a storage warehouse behind the park and gave away their old Hollywood props & costumes to any employees who wanted them. A buddy of mine (...
by SpaceAgeCity
Wed Feb 18, 2004 11:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Status of Knott's Berry Farm
Replies: 16
Views: 11729

I'd guess maybe the fountain between Ghost Town and the Roaring 20s is next on the hit list. Certainly, it's the most beautiful fountain in Orange County and therefore it's just screaming to be replaced by some headache-inducing nightmare. BTW, I noticed that the Knott's (2001 Tour) section of the L...
by SpaceAgeCity
Tue Feb 17, 2004 9:28 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: parasol restaurant, seal beach, california
Replies: 6
Views: 1966

Has anyone heard any news on this issue?

CJ
by SpaceAgeCity
Tue Feb 17, 2004 9:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Status of Knott's Berry Farm
Replies: 16
Views: 11729

How long do you figure before they plow under the original berry stand?

I'm sure Cedar Fair wants another high-velocity scream-inducer on that plot of land.

CJ
by SpaceAgeCity
Tue Feb 17, 2004 9:04 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Q: Photo Gallery Additions
Replies: 3
Views: 3640

Q: Photo Gallery Additions

I just added a bunch of photos from the 2001 Knott's Berry Farm tour. I notice that there is still no sample image on the menu page. How do I correct this?

CJ
by SpaceAgeCity
Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: JAVA LANES in Long Beach - Is it too late?
Replies: 30
Views: 22412

Unfortunately, (as usual) I can't get to L.A. in time for the meeting, but I hope someone can add the resulting action plan (if any) to this thread. Even if (God forbid) it's too late for Java, we should have a contingency plan for saving the sign and some other key design artifacts. The loss of Kon...
by SpaceAgeCity
Mon Feb 16, 2004 3:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: JAVA LANES in Long Beach - Is it too late?
Replies: 30
Views: 22412

Is anyone mounting an effort to save Java Lanes? If not, does anyone have thoughts on how to get the ball rolling?

Chris
by SpaceAgeCity
Fri Apr 25, 2003 10:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Deane Brothers Homes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1309

by SpaceAgeCity
Thu Apr 24, 2003 9:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Deane Brothers Homes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1309

Deane Brothers Homes?

The realtors who sell in a certain local neighborhood really push the fact that they are selling *Deane* homes. This made me curious enough to attend a couple open houses. (Which may have been the point.) These mid-to-late 60s Modern places kinda left me flat. I think they forgot the "garden" part o...
by SpaceAgeCity
Thu Apr 24, 2003 8:32 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Old Shopping malls
Replies: 44
Views: 18956

This is a long shot, but might you be thinking of Bob's? (No relation to the Bob's Big Boy chain.) There was a place in Huntington Center for many years called Bob's that had "old fashioned" theming. They sold fresh squeezed lemonade (which was my favorite) and may have also served the kind of ice c...
by SpaceAgeCity
Thu Apr 10, 2003 12:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Mystery Buildings?
Replies: 0
Views: 1391

Mystery Buildings?

I'm planning some L.A. sightseeing, and making lists of places that sound interesting. However, I can't find some of them. Would anyone know if any of these buildings have been demolished? Any info is appreciated. Hula Hut, 9314 E. Whittier Blvd., Pico Rivera Clark Center Bowl, 9339 E Alondra Blvd, ...
by SpaceAgeCity
Tue Mar 04, 2003 10:41 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Old Shopping malls
Replies: 44
Views: 18956

I don't know how (or if) the rotating design works. I heard about it from various people who work there. From what they described, I gather it works something like this: If you push a Coke machine, it will fall over and break. If you put wheels under the Coke machine before pushing, it will roll wit...
by SpaceAgeCity
Mon Mar 03, 2003 11:57 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Old Shopping malls
Replies: 44
Views: 18956

How about an unenclosed mall that's been converted to another purpose? The former Titan Center (now Hope University), across Nutwood Avenue from Cal State Fullerton is still largely intact. Except for the old footbridge, most of its wild Googie/Modern features are still untouched. Lamenting Huntingt...
by SpaceAgeCity
Sat Dec 14, 2002 11:33 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Greetings and a question
Replies: 1
Views: 2046

I didn't know they had designed one of the motels near Disneyland. If I can dig up the info, I'll certainly post it here. Off the top of my head, the only bonafide A&D design I can think of in that area is the Bob's Big Boy (now Coco's) on Harbor Blvd., just south of Chapman Ave. The interior is rui...
by SpaceAgeCity
Sun Nov 17, 2002 11:22 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: OT: Are there still toy shows in SoCal?
Replies: 8
Views: 2030

An excellent question - and one I've wondered about myself. This site has a few show listings - but none in CA: http://www.toynutz.com/toyshow.html You say the Buena Park show still exists? I haven't seen it on any calendars for a while, so I assumed it was kaput too. Let me know if you have any inf...
by SpaceAgeCity
Wed Nov 13, 2002 7:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Pat DeRosa and Googie
Replies: 3
Views: 2828

Pat DeRosa & Java Lanes

Thank you for the links and the leads. I'll follow up on those and see what happens. Meanwhile, I may drop by and say hello to everyone at the Kona Lanes shin-dig.

Best wishes,

CJ
by SpaceAgeCity
Wed Sep 18, 2002 10:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Pat DeRosa and Googie
Replies: 3
Views: 2828

Pat DeRosa and Googie

I posted this question before. But then y'all went and changed bulletin boards... I'm wondering if any of you have a information about architect Pat B. DeRosa and/or a listing of his work in the SoCal area. So far, I'm aware of the following: Anaheim Bowl (1957), Anaheim Covina Bowl (1955), West Cov...

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