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Postby saveneutra » Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:21 am


Save Neutra Architecture in Newport Beach, CA…..Please Write!

One of Richard Neutra’s most significant works is the Mariners’ Medical Arts Building located in Newport Beach, California. As such, it has been declared a Major Historic Landmark by the National Register of Historical Places. Neutra’s philosophy was that architecture, complemented by nature, had certain healing aspects.

For a comprehensive report, historic and current photos (including photos by
Julius Shulman), see the following link:
http://www.city.newport-beach.ca.us/PLN ... Report.pdf

On January 2, 2010, it was discovered that demolition of a stairwell was occurring without the required approval of the City of Newport Beach. As a result, the original lighting designed by Neutra was adversely affected. Alterations, without the required permits, have been an ongoing occurrence since November 5, 2008.

Please contact the following City of Newport Beach representatives to express your concern.

David Lepo, Planning Director
949-644-3228 dlepo@newportbeachca.gov

Kathlyn “Katie” Bowden, Economic Development Coordinator
949-644-3230 kbowden@newportbeachca.gov

James Campbell, Principal Planner
949-644-3210 jcampbell@newportbeachca.gov

Jamie Murillo, Associate Planner
949-644-3209 jmurillo@newportbeachca.gov

Richard Neutra’s sons Dion and Raymond support this effort. We hope you will too. The Mariners’ Medical Arts Center is an extraordinary example of modern architecture that cannot be recaptured.

Mariners’ Medical Arts Building
1901 Westcliff Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Postby egads » Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:04 am

Perhaps a mod could move this to the historic preservation area?

Maybe as a new post to this thread:


The main thread about Mariners is in the "events" area:


My take? Just because you own a Picasso it does not give you the right to cut it up and paint over it.

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