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by KevinEP
Fri Jun 24, 2005 6:23 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Breakfast at Tiffany's PLUS Fashion show July 29
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Hey Chris...

Where is this going to be?

Kevin
by KevinEP
Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:14 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Wilshire's Darkroom Camera Supply, neon sign rediscovered
Replies: 15
Views: 5699

Also missed...

is the Indian restaurant that used to occupy the space until the Conga Room. The food was very good and the family that ran the place was very gracious and friendly (often having their own dinner a couple of tables away). It was a great place to go with fellow 19 year olds on a rainy night and enjoy...
by KevinEP
Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: San Fernando & Fletcher
Replies: 15
Views: 7621

Good thing...

This should help provide an oasis of building materials in the veritable home improvement Sahara between the Home Depot on San Fernando Road in Glendale and the Home Depot on San Fernando Road & Fig. I was just thinking that Atwater doesn't have enough stuccoed bungalows with aluminum sliders an...
by KevinEP
Sun Jun 05, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ambassador Dog and Cat
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Very sad

This is very disappointing, 'cause I've thought about spearheading the landmarking of this place.

The signs, the facade, the whole thing was so intact '20s.

Besides the signs, the best features are the little pet drinking fountains on either side of the entry, now non-working.

Kevin
by KevinEP
Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:42 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Organ rediscovered at Reseda Elementary
Replies: 2
Views: 1227

Organ rediscovered at Reseda Elementary

From today's LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-organ1jun01,0,5384295.story?page=3&coll=la-home-local Reprise of Mighty Music * After years of neglect behind an office wall, a 1916 pipe organ is brought back to life at Reseda Elementary School. By Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer With...
by KevinEP
Sun May 29, 2005 8:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Alert in Hancock Park!
Replies: 3
Views: 1079

City Records

Click on "report" for the planning department's info on this site. http://zimas.lacity.org/search.asp?Cmd=DO_SEARCH&ToolTips=true&ActiveDataTab=&LegendStr=&BackgroundLayer=&SearchBy=searchAddress&HouseNum=361&StreetName=June As you probably already knew, it's not a monume...
by KevinEP
Mon May 16, 2005 1:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need knotty pine panelling?
Replies: 0
Views: 505

Need knotty pine panelling?

Adding a den to your ranch, maybe? I've got about 730 sq. ft of pine tongue & groove planks that I'm taking out of my Los Angeles Victorian and thought that someone here might be interested. The boards are 3/4" x 5 1/2" (including a 1/4" tongue) x 8'4". They're in good shape, free of nails and n...
by KevinEP
Thu May 12, 2005 12:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Newport Beach City Hall
Replies: 5
Views: 1242

The Tower

by KevinEP
Tue Apr 19, 2005 3:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Recycling: My new friend.
Replies: 13
Views: 1807

EP & Silverlake Salvage

The Echo Park Historical Society also operates a salvage yard, but you must be nearby.. http://www.historicechopark.org/ Chris, it's more of a collection of garages & storage units (though I've got my share of "treasures" in the yard.) So, it's not very browsable and is more of a "tell us exact...
by KevinEP
Sun Apr 17, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Free knotty pine kitchen
Replies: 4
Views: 1188

Re: I'm keeping mine...

and am wondering if people know of good idea sources for this somewhat rustic look (books, articles, photos, etc.). The cabinets look like this: http://www.allposters.com/gallery.asp?aid=876327&item=894942 The house is a small 1890 Victorian that was "cozified" at some point with knotty pine thr...
by KevinEP
Sun Apr 17, 2005 10:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Free knotty pine kitchen
Replies: 4
Views: 1188

I'm keeping mine...

and am wondering if people know of good idea sources for this somewhat rustic look (books, articles, photos, etc.). The cabinets look like this: http://www.allposters.com/gallery.asp?aid=876327&item=894942 The house is a small 1890 Victorian that was "cozified" at some point with knotty pine thr...
by KevinEP
Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Malin ("Chemosphere") Residence
Replies: 23
Views: 3493

From Thursday's LA Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-hm-taschen7apr07,0,7259678.story?coll=la-home-home Eight sides to this story Perched high above the city, publisher Benedikt Taschen inhabits the John Lautner house Chemosphere, an octagonal design that's part Jetsons, part Bond and vintage L.A. Modern. By Sco...
by KevinEP
Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Clearman's Northwoods Inn of Covina
Replies: 11
Views: 2669

Update 3/29/05

It's all still there (for now). The bartender at The Galley said that the process has become bogged down because the Clearman Village's neighbors were complicating the process by requiring extra street & site landscaping to mitigate the expected property value decrease of living next to a Kohl's...
by KevinEP
Sun Mar 20, 2005 12:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Morality
Replies: 49
Views: 8270

Property Rights

One doesn't own property in a vacuum. The community has rights, as well. The existence of zoning laws is a recognition of this fact. If it were possible to create a system of constantly updated and researched historic resource surveys, then I would agree that owner-opposed landmarking should never h...
by KevinEP
Tue Feb 22, 2005 5:52 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Anyone collect books and ephemera?
Replies: 8
Views: 2596

Caravan Books

by KevinEP
Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Shields Date Farm in Indio to close (1924-2005)
Replies: 10
Views: 1814

Not going to close?

Some friends have called in the last few days for more info, and were told that, in fact, they were now not going to close.

Kevin
by KevinEP
Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Of course, we want you to volunteer for the MODCOM first,but
Replies: 1
Views: 795

Heritage Square

Open the gates & let the houses return to the wild! In all seriousness, though, Heritage Square has performed an important role as caretaker for a lot of great buildings that would otherwise have been demolished. What do people see ultimately happening with these sorts of early preservation efforts?...
by KevinEP
Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Marquez Filling Station 1924 - Pacific Palisades
Replies: 24
Views: 4774

Adams Square

Interesting. Thanks!
by KevinEP
Mon Jan 24, 2005 6:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Marquez Filling Station 1924 - Pacific Palisades
Replies: 24
Views: 4774

What about this one in Glendale?

Does anyone know if there are plans for the pieces of the '20s or '30s gas station in Adams Square?

It's fenced off and the redevelopment signs say that it will become a pocket park.

Kevin
by KevinEP
Mon Jan 17, 2005 8:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Looking for the name of a specific plant
Replies: 10
Views: 1876

Some sources for rock...

The best place I've found for all kinds of masonry material is Sepulveda Building Materials in Gardena: (310) 217-0134.

Next best would be Central Valley (in the San Fernando valley), though I don't have a number for them.

Good luck,

Kevin
by KevinEP
Tue Jan 11, 2005 7:38 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Jake Zeitlin & Early L.A. Moderns - Wed. Jan. 12, 7 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 464

Jake Zeitlin & Early L.A. Moderns - Wed. Jan. 12, 7 PM

Historic Hipsters: Jake Zeitlin & Early L.A. Moderns EPHS Quarterly Membership Meeting Featured Presentation: During the late 1920s and 1930s, bookseller and Elysian Heights resident Jake Zeitlin was a prominent member of an influential group of Los Angeles designers, artists and writers who saw the...
by KevinEP
Thu Dec 23, 2004 8:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Eagle Rock Helms Bakery building
Replies: 3
Views: 3011

I've seen a couple lately...

The first was at a repair shop in Burbank on Burbank Blvd., about a block and a half west of Buena Vista on the north side of the street. That was about a year and a half ago. The other was this month on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4506935498&rd=1&sspagename=S...
by KevinEP
Mon Dec 13, 2004 5:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: More drama at Disney
Replies: 21
Views: 5780

"By the way, KevinEP, it looks to me like most of the buildings going down weren't part of the old airport." Sorry for the delayed reply... I believe that there's very little left of the Grand Central Air Terminal days aside from the terminal itself and a couple of former hangers east of the termina...
by KevinEP
Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Grants or Forgivable Loan available for Rehabilitation
Replies: 1
Views: 658

There aren't many sources, but...

you could convert the upper floors to low/moderate/affordable income housing and apply for grants & loans from the state or city. Also, I think that Hollywood Blvd. is still an area that is aided by the CRA. Look at their website for more information. Otherwise, look at this site for an explanation ...
by KevinEP
Mon Nov 29, 2004 4:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Eagle Rock Helms Bakery building
Replies: 3
Views: 3011

What a shame...

I drove by as they were finishing the demolition and my jaw dropped. I had only this year noticed that it was a Helms building. Do people know of other ones? I only knew of this one and the one on Burbank Blvd. in North Hollywood. I think the one in NH is more intact than Eagle Rock was. The shields...
by KevinEP
Tue Nov 09, 2004 4:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Textcote nightmare...
Replies: 7
Views: 2472

Fair enough...

by KevinEP
Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:57 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Echo Park Home Tour 11/14 (Somewhat OT)
Replies: 0
Views: 504

Echo Park Home Tour 11/14 (Somewhat OT)

While there's no midcentury this year, there is a bungalow recently remodelled by architect Barbara Bestor as her personal residence... Kevin "Check your brakes and put on your most comfortable walking shoes. This year’s Historic Echo Park Home Tour on Sunday, Nov. 14 is all about “Hillsides and...
by KevinEP
Thu Nov 04, 2004 9:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Textcote nightmare...
Replies: 7
Views: 2472

Removing Texture Coat

Don't replace or sandblast the siding! It's expensive and it's bad preservation. Texture Coat is often sold as a "permanent" solution to repainting. While it is more durable than normal paint (containing epoxy, I think), like all things, it does fail, usually unevenly. My brother and I are dealing w...

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