Tag: historic architecture

Larchmont Village History: Aerial Photos of Area

Larchmont Village History: Aerial Photos of Area

| June 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

Historic aerial photos show the rapid growth of the Larchmont Village area in just 5 short years from 1921 to 1926.  The photo below shows the neighborhood before the Wilshire Country Club was built along Rossmore Boulevard.  At the time, Marlborough School was one of the few buildings in what would soon become Larchmont Village and […]

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Built:LA – Watch Los Angeles Grow before your Eyes

Built:LA – Watch Los Angeles Grow before your Eyes

| June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

There is a fascinating interactive map online currently at built: LA that shows users the age of almost every single building in Los Angeles County, color coded by decade, and added to the map as the timeline progresses. A wide view of the map shows that the the Mid-City / Hancock Park area is flush […]

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Tour of West Adams Heights Estates this Saturday

Tour of West Adams Heights Estates this Saturday

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you love old estates, this is a tour you won’t want to miss: “The Heights of Elegance” tour of Sugar Hill. The West Adams Heritage Association is hosting a tour of some of the famous and grandiose estates of the West Adams Heights area this Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 10am – 4 pm. […]

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Norms Coffee Shop May be Saved – Angelenos Get their Googie On

Norms Coffee Shop May be Saved – Angelenos Get their Googie On

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks about googie architecture. When word came out that Norms Coffee Shop on La Cienega, a fine, still functioning example of googie architecture, was threatened with demolition, Angelenos took action and an application was quickly filed with the Cultural Heritage Commission which is now considering making Norms […]

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Ruskin Art Club Reborn as Historic Home in Windsor Village

Ruskin Art Club Reborn as Historic Home in Windsor Village

| January 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

The former home of the Ruskin Art Club in Windsor Village underwent a complete renovation during 2014 and has reemerged as a refined single family home in the Mission Revival style, worthy of the its designation as Historic Cultural Monument #639 in Los Angeles. The renovated home is now on the market for $2.395 million. […]

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Wilshire Boulevard Has its Own Corner on the Web

Wilshire Boulevard Has its Own Corner on the Web

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

  The LA Conservancy has created a new “microsite” devoted to the history of Wilshire Blvd that shares some of the history and photography of the city’s most iconic boulevard, known for its breadth of architectural styles, diverse ethnicity and communities, and to many as the Main Street of Los Angeles. Curating the City: Wilshire […]

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