Archive for Architecture

Los Angeles Public Library’s Central Library

Nov 05, 2009 by Lisa Newton

First opened in 1926, Los Angeles Public Library’s Central Library is the third largest in the nation, and its subject departments contain more than 2.6 million books; 10,000 magazine subscriptions; 3 million historic photographs; 5 [...]

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The San Gabriel Mission Playhouse where History meets the Arts

Nov 03, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Completed in 1927, and modeled after the Mission San Antonio de Padua, the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse was built by poet, Los Angeles Times columnist, and Democratic Congressman from California, John Steven McGroarty, with the [...]

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A Building that defines Public Art

Oct 22, 2009 by Lisa Newton

After a lot of time and work, Travelin’ Local has formed a California non-profit corporation– Mapping Los Angeles Public Art, aka “MLAPA.” In addition, we’ve submitted our application to the IRS for our 501c (3) [...]

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Romanesque Revival Architecture in Downtown Los Angeles

Oct 21, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Los Angeles–the last bastion and frontier of our Republic’s “go west” ethos–can’t tout the cultural, historical, architectural, and political underpinnings that New York City and the Commonwealth states lay first claim to posses; but [...]

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The Georgian Hotel where Old meets New

Oct 07, 2009

Many adjectives, and descriptions, paint a portrait of The Georgian Hotel–beautiful, well-run, the sun, sand and sea, luxurious, the perfect get-a-way, and so forth– and they all fit.

The Georgian Hotel inspires and defines Passion

The Georgian’s [...]

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LA’s Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House on the market for $15 Million

Sep 26, 2009

As I drove up the winding road leading to the Ennis House, I was overwhelmed by its sheer size and magnitude.  It’s striking.
And it’s for sale.  Now is your chance to own a part of [...]

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LAPD’s New High Tech Headquarters

Sep 22, 2009

The new Los Angeles Police Department’s headquarters adds to the ambiance, and the enduring endeavor to permanently change the literal and functional face of downtown Los Angeles. Slated to replace the old Parker Center, the [...]

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Finding Public Art at the Figueroa Courtyard in Downtown LA

Sep 14, 2009

Figueroa Courtyard in Downtown Los Angeles, at the corner of 3rd and Figueroa, is a unique 5 acre walkway and courtyard. If you want to relax, immerse yourself in the sounds of a running fountain, [...]

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Welcome to the Cathedral of our Lady of Angels

Sep 04, 2009

Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the Cathedral of our Lady of Angels is a quiet, art-filled oasis in the middle of a bustling city. When I first saw this immense building, I [...]

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House

Aug 24, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House is located in Hollywood, at the top of Olive Hill in Barnsdall Art Park.
The Hollyhock House was Frank Lloyd Wright’s first Los Angeles Architectural project. It was commissioned by [...]

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Beyond Baroque is thriving in Venice

Aug 16, 2009

Located in the old Venice City Hall (circa 1906) at 681 Venice Blvd, resides Beyond Baroque,
As LA’s leading literacy arts center, Beyond Baroque is dedicated to emerging, over-looked, and out-of-print poetry, books and manuscripts–especially [...]

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San Marino’s El Molino Viejo – The Old Mill

Aug 04, 2009

Hidden on a small obscure street in San Marino, is Southern California’s oldest commercial building, El Molino Viejo (The Old Mill).

The Old Mill’s early Beginnings
It was used as a working grist mill by its Mexican [...]

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Pan-Pacific Park – Family Friendly Fun

Jul 29, 2009

The Pan Pacific Auditorium in 1937 (Photo via the Los Angeles Public Library and the LAist)
From its iconic start, the Pan Pacific Park, which spans a full city block, has had many rough years, but [...]

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The Majestic Colorado Street Bridge

Jul 28, 2009

Synonymous with Pasadena, is the Colorado Street Bridge. My heartfelt devotion to magnificent archways, architecture, form, and function, was satiated during my visit.
Build in 1913, the Colorado Street Bridge, spans the Arroyo Seco, and [...]

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