The Carnation Ice Cream shop at Disney was always a must visit. Our very own neighborhood played host to the Carnation Company Building on Wilshire with a Mid Century Coffee shop designed by Stiles O Clements.
Category: Things We’ve Lost | Then and Now
PLACES WE’VE LOST – THE AUTOMAT
A major appeal of watching classic 50’s and 60’s movies is for architecture, furniture and fashion design. I remember a scene in That Touch of Mink featuring Doris Day and Cary Grant taking place in a food hall called an Automat. I was fascinated by this “futuristic” concept. Well, for those hungry for more information on the history of these establishments, there’s a fascinating documentary out now aptly titled, The Automat.
R.I.P. Lautner’s Garwood Residence
It’s with a heavy heart that we report the demolition of a John Lautner designed home. We have nothing against Chris Martin, but as an artist, he should be on the side of conservation and appreciate the architecture and artistry of one of the most influential residential architects of the last century. Or, don’t buy the home. R.I.P. Lautner’s Garwood Residence.
Home of Tomorrow
Hidden in plain site. There are plenty articles written about the Case Study Homes sponsored by John Entenza’s Arts & Architecture publication. But are you aware of the Post War House and, eventually, rechristened as the House of Tomorrow? It sits right on Wilshire Blvd and Highland Avenue in the Mid City neighborhood.
Googie’s Coffee Shop by John Lautner | Demolished
Googie’s Coffee Shop by John Lautner | 8100 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046 | Demolished in 1988/1989 THEN The Googies Coffee Shop by architect John Lautner was built in 1949. Located on the world-famous Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA, the coffee shop became a popular meeting place for celebrities including James Dean, Marilyn [...]
Ludvig Mies van Der Rohe – Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture and Design
Ludvig Mies van Der Rohe - Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture and Design
Case Study House #11 by J.R. Davidson | Demolished
Case Study House #11 by J.R. Davidson. Built in 1946 | Demolished date unknown, rumored to be 13 years after being built540 S Barrington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90049 THIS WAY FOR MORE INFORMATION... Case Study House No. 11 by architect J.R. Davidson. The home was built in 1946. This was the first Case Study [...]
Beverly Park | Beverly Center
Beverly Park | Kiddieland 8536 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA by: Jay Jennings by: Jay Jennings by: Jay Jennings THIS WAY FOR MORE INFORMATION... Once upon a time, on the corner of Beverly and La Cienega boulevards, there was a magical place called Beverly Park, or better known by all who loved it, as "Kiddieland". [...]
The Pickfair House by Wallace Neff | Demolished
The Pickfair House by Wallace Neff, built in the 1920’s | 1143 Summit Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 | Demolished in 1990 by Frank Beacham THIS WAY FOR MORE INFORMATION... The Pickfair House by architect Wallace Neff, built in the 1920s. Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks bought an old hunting lodge in 1919. With the [...]