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Postby nichols » Wed May 31, 2006 3:37 pm

Eurochow restaurant in Westwood has closed - leaving the 1929 landmark Janss Investment Co. bldg. in limbo.
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Postby Tony » Wed May 31, 2006 7:01 pm

Mr. Nichols.

Isn't this Historic Cultural Monument #354?

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Postby nichols » Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:15 pm

#364, actually - so that's a good thing.
364 06-21-1988 Janss Investment Company Building 1045-1099 Westwood Boulevard

http://www.ci.la.ca.us/PLN/complan/HCM/ ... y=Westwood

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Postby Synthetrix » Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:24 am

The Dome in 1941
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Postby Deco Lover » Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:25 pm

This view of Westwood Village showing the 'Dome' is very cool, and
if only we could return to those simplier times.

Notice how peaceful the streets looked, without bloated SUV's,
people actually walking without cellphones, tacky modern buildings,
and signage/advertising covering everything. :cry:

I would have loved to have lived in Los Angeles during the late
1930's and early 1940's, when people appreciated architecture,
instead of today when every building is fair game for developers
to destroy.

Thankfully, we have plenty of photographs to record the era.

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Postby Nathan » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:40 pm

I wish we had more photographs.

I wish rich people still did crazy things...were I being paid ten million per picture, or 70 million per stock buyout, why wouldn't I (they) purchase swaths of historic neighborhoods and restore them to their former glory?

But then, I wish a lot of things.

And Deco Lover, your heart is in the right place, right where mine is. But remember, those people in the 30s were heartsick to see Victorian barns bulldozed to put in streamlined shopping centers. My (humble tho irascible) feeling is we need to do everything we can to stop the clock now, because we live now.

My two cents.

I sat with my mouth open for a full minute gaping at Synthetrix's picture. I always bid on those stop signs with the reflectors on eBay, and always get outbid.

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Postby ChrisLAXEncounter » Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:38 pm

But it is the same.

1. The domen remains, of course.
2. But also, the clock tower remains.
3. The brick exteriors remain. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhall/42410642/

4. The Fox tower remains.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/docoleg/247852734/

5. The classic architecture remains.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattrizk/132889032/

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Postby ChrisLAXEncounter » Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:42 pm

It was open for business today at lunch time.

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Postby ChrisLAXEncounter » Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:22 am

This historic venue has been reopened as another restaurant.


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