Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Santa Monica Offshore Freeway, 1965 (courtesy-City-of-Santa-Monica)
This intriguing exhibit of architecture that never got built in Los Angeles offers a window into a future that wasn’t and a past that dreamed its way to oblivion. These images represent some of the structures that were conceived but never created in Los Angeles. Some of them would’ve been today’s white elephants, while others are missed by people who don’t even know they might have existed. Full information and more images below…
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Photograph by Mathieu César for CR Fashion Book. Shot in Los Angeles at the Sheats-Goldstein Residence, designed by John Lautner. More photos and an interview here.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Jon Wilson is a Los Angeles based photographer. You can find examples of his work on his Flickr page. Click each image to expand…
Friday, October 19, 2012
The 6th St. Bridge/Viaduct, built in 1932 is not structurally sound and has to be replaced. Today the city chose employee-owned HNTB to replace the current bridge (below) with the vision above. The new bridge will likely open in 2019.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Artists’ Tower of Protest ~ Sculpture by Mark di Suvero ~ Sunset & Hilldale Ave.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Garvey Ranch Park ~ Monterey Park
Following the Civil War, an Italian, Alessandro Repetto, purchased 5,000 acres (20 km2) of the rancho and built his ranch house on the hill overlooking his land, about a half-mile north of where Garfield Avenue crosses the Pomona Freeway, not far from where the Edison substation is now located on Garfield Avenue.
It was at this time, Richard Garvey, a mail rider for the U.S. Army whose route took him through Monterey Pass, a trail that is now Garvey Avenue, settled down in the King’s Hills. Garvey began developing the land by bringing in spring water from near the Hondo River and by constructing a 54-foot-high (16 m) dam to form Garvey Lake located where Garvey Ranch Park is now. To pay for his development and past debts, Garvey began selling portions of his property. In 1906, the first subdivision in the area, Ramona Acres (named after the developer’s daughter, who would also later inspire the title of the novel Ramona), was developed north of Garvey and east of Garfield Avenues.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Cecil & Reed ~ 2551 California Ave. ~ Signal Hill
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Phillips Mansion & Currier House ~ Historical Society of Pomona ~ 2640 W. Pomona Blvd. ~ Pomona
In the memory of the pioneers who established the Spadra School District, originally San Jose School District, May 7, 1867. Here passed the trails of mission fathers, emigrants to California, and Butterfield Stage. Dedicated May 18, 1935
Friday, October 21, 2011
Click to view full panoramic image. For more photos, visit cyan79 on Flickr.