Archive for Architecture

Let’s look at the Marquez Filling Station and SurveyLA

Sep 04, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Located across the street from the bottom of one set of the Santa Monica Stairs is the Marquez Filling Station. I know what you’re thinking.
Is this really a “Filling Station?”
Before I talk about that, even [...]

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Dream Library…in Huntington Beach

Aug 05, 2010 by Sandy Schroeder

As you enter the Central Library in Huntington Beach, your eye and body are drawn to to an open three story circle of fountains and live plants.
Up and down the open staircase, people, plants [...]

Architecture, Beach Towns, Books, Culture, Family, SoCal Read more

Dorothy Chandler, the Los Angeles Music Center, and Free Tours

Jul 23, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Los Angeles leaders identified the need for a large civic auditorium, as far back as the 1930s. Over the span of 30 years and the sheer determination of one woman to make it happen: Dorothy [...]

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Old Santa Monica Forestry Station

Jul 22, 2010 by Lisa Newton

While taking a walk in covering a story for Travelin’ Local where I’ve never been before, sometimes out of nowhere I often times discover something new and totally unexpected.
That’s exactly what happened when I was [...]

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Great Architecture found in the Hills of the Palisades

Jul 21, 2010

If you drive or ride your bike up the PCH, turn right at Mesa Drive, and head up into the hills of the Pacific Palisades, you’ll discover an almost hidden enclave of some of the [...]

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Sunday Afternoon at the Theatre – Los Angeles Theatre

Jun 20, 2010

In the heart of the Broadway Theatre Corridor is the magnificent Los Angeles Theatre. Built in 1931, the Los Angeles Theatre was the brainchild of three men; William Fox, who founded Fox Film Corporation, which [...]

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Malibu Tiles throughout Westwood Village

Jun 17, 2010

Since coming to California, I’ve fallen in love with what is known as a form of tile that’s ubiquitous throughout Los Angeles and Southern California, aptly named, Malibu Tile.
After visiting the Adamson House, I look [...]

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Pasadena’s Freeway Tunnels

Jun 13, 2010

How does a freeway go over a mountain? It doesn’t. That’s partly why tunnels are built. In the case of the Pasadena Freeway, it took a total of four tunnels to be exact. After discovering [...]

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I Found Frank Gehry in Beverly Hills

Jun 06, 2010

Yesterday, I was strolling around Beverly Hills, not really looking for anything, but I loved what I did find. Not really understanding what I was looking at, I took a couple of photos just because [...]

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Angelino Heights and Echo Park Walking Tour

May 06, 2010

Although not a hidden part of Los Angeles, Angelino Heights is one of the most inimitable places I’ve visited so far. As the first Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) recognized by the City of Los [...]

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Sunday Afternoon at the Theatre – Majestic Crest Edition

Apr 25, 2010

The Majestic Crest Theatre, designed by architect, Arthur W. Hawes, has a long and unique history.
Originally built in 1940 to showcase live theatre, the Crest’s main benefactor was Frances Seymour Fonda, the second wife of [...]

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Los Angeles’ Newest Historic-Cultural Monuments

Apr 14, 2010

As you can see from my articles here, here, and here, I appreciate all like kinds of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments, and am always looking for new buildings with unique architecture, historic significance, and exceptional [...]

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Estrada Courts Public Murals in Boyle Heights

Mar 31, 2010

In many ways, Travelin’ Local is a hip online lifestyle magazine that brings you the latest about what’s hot and what’s not.
However, along the way, it can easily be argued that we’re also a [...]

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Boyle Heights Historic Places include a Sears and a Synagogue

Mar 29, 2010

Both buildings are located in Boyle Heights, and they’re both listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Los Angeles, a relative new city when compared to the founding of the nation on the East [...]

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