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L.A. Landmarks lost in the '00's (CurbedLA)...

Postby nredom » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:03 pm

L.A. Times article referring to a Curbed LA article on landmarks lost in 00's...

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2 ... marks.html

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Postby nichols » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:30 pm

And a sad goodbye to these friends as well...

Perino's
KFI/KECA
Algemac’s
Johnie's Broiler
Daddy’s bar
Sunset-Vine Tower (reskin)
Crenshaw Ford
Parasol Torrance
Welton Becket office
Lincoln Place
Garfield HS Auditorium
Salton Sea South Shore club
Richlor’s AKA Ed Debevic’s
Rio Hondo College student center
Orthopaedic Hospital
Clearman’s Village/Galley boat
Clayton Plumbers sign
Kaiser Bros. neon sign
Melody Lane Hollywood
Norms San Gabriel
Monrovia Public Library
The Trails
Murphy Oldsmobile
Santa Monica place
Perino's
Linda Lea theater
Leisure world globe
Valley Music Center
Nabisco plant
Genio’s restaurant
Reuben E. Lee steamship restaurant
Pasadena Convention Center
Studio City Camera

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Postby Adriene » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:05 pm

Aww, not Johnie's Broiler. The Broiler is back!

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Postby Adriene » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:06 pm

And Lincoln Place is coming back, too! We are trying our best!!

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Postby nichols » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:02 pm

and a big HELLO to our new friends

Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Lincoln Place II


:)

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Postby Adriene » Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:17 am

And to be accurate, the facade of Algemac's (such as it is) was incorporated into the new development...

They did keep their promise to build a "new" Galley & Clearman's boat...

Our friends at the Museum of Neon Art/MONA rescued:

-Clayton Plumbers sign

-a Union 76 ball

-the Ship's sign

-saved (and restored!) the Chris N' Pitts BBQ signage - Van Nuys
and so many other wonderful signs that we will soon get to visit again
at MONA's new location

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Postby Adriene » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:25 pm

Chris...our Steak Corral & the Steak Corral Boy, R.I.P. (converted into a super stylish Norms, complete with Norm's trademark neon sign

Covina Theatre

Fiesta Roller Rink

The Parasol - Los Alamitos/Seal Beach (fought the good fight, became a Mel's which closed in Oct. 2009)

Premiere Lanes (closed May 2009, fighting to preserve that phenomenal space age sign)

Bahama Lanes (now the uspcale 300 Pasadena bowl)

AMF strikes again, goodbye Masquerade Room figures at the Beverly Bowl, R.I.P. Some of the figures were rescued from the dumpster.

Hollywood Star Lanes (LAUSD)

Java Lanes & Kona Lanes, R.I.P.

Tahitian Village - Downey

Southwest Bowl (Pumphrey Bros. of "Human Wrecking Balls" G4 show add insult to injury by destroying this classic 50s bowling alley on TV)

Firestone distribution plant - City of Commerce

Nelson Pontiac (sign rescued, to be relocated)

Winchell's Donuts on Route 66 in Upland (sign rescued, to be relocated)

Marcelle and Jeanne Mauliat French Cafe (leveled)

Jack's Salad Bowl (completely remodeled, signs removed)

Marcello...Dopey's Drive-In & the Sawtelle gas station (demolished)

Van de Kamp's windmill restaurant - Pomona (demolished)

Double butterfly IHOP - Pomona (demolished)

Bellflower Camera sign

the little Donut Kitchen (leveled)

Ostrom Chevrolet signage

Bahia Motel

Hanna-Barbera Studios (adaptive reuse project)

Leon's Steak House

Chadney's (intact but closed)

Barbata's

A&W Drive-In on Route 66 in Ontario (now a used car lot)

and who can ever forget Tiny Island on Wilshire (still an empty lot last time I looked)

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Postby modfan » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:54 am

and who can ever forget Tiny Island on Wilshire (still an empty lot last time I looked)


Sad to say it still is, at first it was going to be condos called Circque on Wilshire or something like that, it even had a website and pr blurbs in the local LA Downtown news, they tapped the electric and put up a fancy lighted sign and plants around it. Then suddenly the RE crash happened (actually I think before that) the sign and all was totally gone, there's nothing now, except maybe some graffiti and if a homeless person gets thru the fence they camp out at the far corner.

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Former Chadney's in Burbank

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Ships Culver City re-model

Postby nredom » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:59 pm

Uh-oh, is it time for an update--buildings lost in the 2-thousand-teens...?

Anyway, this regards a partial, or further incremental loss of a Googie coffee shop...

Ships Culver City (Washington Blvd. & Overland Ave.) (or, "Ship's"...?)
Most recently a Starbucks was in the main space, which had maintained some of the Ships design, I think.

There's significant re-construction happening on the southern part of the building, where the Starbucks was. Didn't stop for a close look, but it appears unlikely that any Ships design remnants would survive this remodel (a big, high ceiling box addition, with lots of windows and un-Googie-esque right angles)...


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