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Inhabitated but unrestored

An interesting article in the New York Times about a formerly abandoned clubhouse that has been made into a very interesting home by cleaning up lots of pigeon droppings, but little actual restoration: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/09/garden/09selma.html?hpw#

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Two Stories of Passenger Ship Preservation

Certainly one of the “biggest” recent stories in preservation was the announcement that the S.S. United States would receive a reprieve from the scrappers who have been circling its rusting hull for years. The “Big U” as the ship was … Continue reading

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Inspiring Revivals:The Cosmopolitan Hotel

This week, I came across news of the upcoming reopening of the Cosmopolitan Hotel in San Diego’s Old Town State Historic Park. While I haven’t had a chance to see it in person, what I have seen online is quite … Continue reading

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Reviving L.A.’s last Greene & Greene

Late last year, I had the opportunity to work on the Wheeler Residence, the last remaining building left in the City of Los Angeles designed by the Greene brothers. There’s more information about the house, which is for sale, on … Continue reading

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Before & After: 2

Even more successful than the Jalousie salesman of the 1950s & ’60s were those responsible for the aluminum sliders that followed. Here, a 1930s Spanish house in Glendale lost many of its original window sash. Metal windows like this slider … Continue reading

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Before & After:1

With this inaugural post, I’d like to show the first of what will likely be many “before & after” shots. This example is from one of the many fine 1930s Spanish duplexes near Carthay Circle, just south of Wilshire Boulevard’s … Continue reading

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