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  1. 1st Pasadena State Bank

    Back in danger of demolition again. The contractors have come to do the asbestos removal. The site is re-fenced, portacans and job trailers in place. Demolition next?
  2. Fully Restored MacKie and Kamrath for Sale

    Mr. Lee worked for MacKie and Kamrath for a brief 3-4 year period. This house exhibits many of the details he would have learned while in their employ. It's remarkable how many of the details carried over, considering this house was designed some 20+ years later. Lee went on to be an architect of primarily reinforced concrete warehosue structures.
  3. What happened to Travelodge?

    Travelodge went from being a family-owned business to being simply a "franchise brand" that is applied to any mediocre roadside place that's wiling to pay the franchise fee.
  4. 70's Contemporary Houses

    Google "Sea Ranch". That sort of started this style. It was very much in vogue in the 70's.
  5. It was clear from the bad remodel that the owners did not understand what they owned. Shame on them for walking this one down the path to destruction.
  6. Houston Googie?

    The Meadowcreek Village shelter was designed by Raymond Brogniez, who graduated from Harvard's Graduate School of Design under Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer.
  7. 4603 Ivanhoe St

    Too bad they covered all of the terrazzo with that wood plank floor. It was beautiful. The exterior matches the "Frank Lloyd Wright inspired" text in the listing, the interior... not so much.
  8. Mad About Mod Tour

    Event page has more photos:
  9. Homeowner's Insurance through the roof

    I switched to Amica as well, leaving Farmers. Homeowners was less expensive for same coverages. And truck insurance was half the price of Farmers and still lower than Geico.
  10. LA Mod House in "A Single Man"

    Haven't seen the movie, but it was in the architectural press that Tom Ford had used John Lautner's Schaffer Residence in the film. You can google that name for images of the interior and exterior. The house is early Lautner, so still somewhat influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright.
  11. NDS provides a lot of consumer information on drainage projects
  12. Lewis S. Maguire also designed Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena, a Wright-influenced building with lots of horizontal lines, in 1964. The 1962 AIA directory lists his principal works as elementary schools: Pomeroy, Jackson (Jr High) and Williams in Pasadena. Hambrick Jr High in Houston.
  13. Good framing shop

    yeah, sorry for the double-barreled question. what's a cheap place for posters? and what's a good place for nice stuff?
  14. Looking for a reasonably-priced framing shop that can do some posters inexpensively as well as some nicer art works. Suggestions?
  15. How do you know the "old system" is no longer in service? The pink "new" system, appears to be done correctly for a retrofit.