Looking for Mid Century Modern Homes in SoCal (Help Please!)

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Looking for Mid Century Modern Homes in SoCal (Help Please!)

Postby rob333 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:36 pm

Hello All,

I am looking for mid century modern homes/neighborhoods in Southern California for a school paper.Is there a database or web site where I could search for this info? Better yet, could all you jet-setter's out there let me know about any homes they know of?I am concentrating on Los Angeles,Orange,San Bernardino,Riverside(Palm Springs) counties.Any info is greatly appreciated! Keep it Mod...............

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Postby modfan » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:32 pm

Forums. And you're in Orange there are 3 Eichler tracts there.
this website has lotsa good links

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Postby scowsa » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:34 am

Any info is greatly appreciated!


Given this board is full of such info and has members who can add more, it would be helpful if you could get more specific.

For example, what is the intent of your school paper? What are the sections you hope to have?
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Postby modernmecca » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:23 pm

Yes, there is a database but the website is not live yet. Right off the top of my head in Long Beach, not far from where you are:

• Cliff Mays

• Edward Killingsworth including Case Study House #25

• Ray Kappe

• Paul Tay

• Richard Neutra

• Paul Livingston Williamson

But since you are in Orange:



• Jones & Emmons Forever Houses in Fullerton

• 2 Ross W. Cortese Frematic Tracts in Anaheim




• Philip Johnson Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove

• The Richard Meier-designed Welcoming Center of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove

• The Tower of Hope, designed by Richard Neutra and built in 1968
also in Garden Grove

• Neutra OC Courthouse in Santa Ana - there are tons of Neutra buildings that I know of in OC

• Clifford Yates in Santa Ana

• John Lautner on Balboa Island in Newport Beach and in Laguna Beach.

• William Pereira in Irvine, Newport Beach, Fullerton, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, and Orange

• 3 Eichler tracts in Orange; Fairhills, Fairhaven and Fairmeadows
 




• Googie everywhere

Now, don't get me started on LA and Palm Springs ; )
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Postby modernmecca » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:27 pm

I should add that Ray Kappe's Robinson House (1976) in Long Beach, the Philip Johnson Crystal Cathedral (1980) and The Richard Meier-designed Welcoming Center (2003) in Garden Grove are obviously not mid century modern structures - but are considered Southern California's modernist landmarks and worth a visit and a paper nonetheless.

If you have any questions, feel free to send me a Private Message.

Hope this helps and best of luck with your paper!
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