BLOG ARCHIVE - August 2006
Thursday August 31st, 2006
San Diego's only design by Craig Ellwood, The Bobertz Residence (1955), is in the news. Click here to read the article.
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Wednesday August 30th, 2006
Sunday August 27th, 2006
Modern San Diego stretched its wings yesterday to help the Architecture and Design Council of the Palm Springs Art Museum learn more about San Diego's mid-century and contemporary architecture. While photos will be posted shortly, we visited projects by Russell Forester, RM Schindler, Loch Crane, Kendrick Bangs Kellogg, Henry Hester and Jonathan Segal. As expected, the houses were amazing, the architects (Crane, Kellogg and Segal) that joined us were even better.
Silver Ship, 1699 Nautilus, La Jolla, by Eugene Ray
Thursday August 24th, 2006
Dates for your calender:
August 31 - new issue of local glossy SD HOME to feature Craig Ellwood's Bobertz Residence (1955).
LAMA is accepting consignments now for the FALL 2006 auction. "The deadline is August 30th or sooner once we receive 400 lots."
several upcoming auctions:
RAGO Modern Auction
Wednesday August 23rd, 2006
Objects USA, an online gallery and resource for mid-century art and design, celebrates its one-year anniversary with “Objects: In Person,” an exhibit of items featured on objectsusa.com. A preview and reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 15th at 7 pm, and the show and sale will occur on Saturday, Sept. 16th from 10 am to 6 pm.
Tuesday August 22nd, 2006
Modernist Architecture committees from Save Our Heritage Organisation and San Diego Architecture Foundation have joined forces to present the first event celebrating UC San Diego’s modernist architecture. “Masters of San Diego Modern Architecture: Muir College, UCSD” is the first of several such forums and tours of post-War architecture atop the La Jolla mesa. Modern architecture enthusiasts will gather together on Saturday, September 30th to view the modernist structures on the Muir College campus and hear from several of the original architects.
Monday August 21st 2006
Congratulations to the new owners, of Homer Delawie's Goldzband Residence (1964), Michael Nalu and Kristin Spoon, on obtaining the first Historical Designation for a Delawie building.
Wednesday August 16th 2006
Updated Rhoda Lopez biography posted.
Tuesday August 15th 2006
Henry Hester biography posted.
Monday August 14th 2006
With Todd's encouragement, I have published two preservation lists -- "Most Threatened" and "Most Missed" lists outline only the beginning of efforts to save some of San Diego's modernist heritage. I welcome comments, additions, corrections etc.
Modern San Diego's Most Threatened Designs in San Diego
Arts Gallery Balboa Park (1966)
Museum Balboa Park (1965)
Tom and Elizabeth Residence (1942)
Architectural Office Building (1962)
North Medical Building (1965)
Spec House (1968)
Anselem A. Residence (1962)
Tucker, Sadler & Bennett Offices (1962)
Green Dragon Colony (1950)
Oxley Residence (1958)
Modern San Diego's Most-Missed Demolished Designs in San Diego
Sun Villa Home (1950)
/ Ruocco Residence (1941)
Valley Cinerama Movie Theater
Study House B (1960)
Roof Restaurant & Bar (1957)
Diego International Airport (1967)
Folsom Residence (1967)
Larry Fine Medical Building (1970)
Hotel and Restaurant (1961)
Associated General Contractors (1960)
Circle Arts Theater (1961)
Northcutt Residence (1949)
Lek, Dr. & Mrs. Lodewijk Residence (1942)
Marks Lutheran Church (1961)
Paderewski Residence #1
New York World's Fair Christian Science Pavilion (1964)
Friday August 11th 2006
Tuesday August 8th 2006
Just off the phone with Maryann Bonini (Vincent Bonini's widow). She added clarity to a few things, so I updated his bio. Also Design Within Reach (393 7th Avenue) is showing the Eames Films:
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday August 5th 2006
After my third visit with the retired architect, Richard John Lareau's page is up. I spent yesterday with Richard George Wheeler's widow visiting their 1960 house and gathering research materials. His page will be up shortly -- including his views on architecture from the 1940s and excerpts from his unpublished autobiography.