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Lloyd Ruocco Residence. Maynard L. Parker, photographer.
Courtesy of The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA

Saturday January 30th, 2010

Attention shutterbugs! Can you all help me out by roaming the county and surveying/photographing some buildings for me? Sometime around 1960, the "Architects of San Diego AIA" published a little tri-fold brochure titled "Buildings of Interest in San Diego California". Many of the addresses and architects are unfamiliar to Modern San Diego and we would like your help gaining a better understanding of what is at these sites today. Please e-mail me any information you gather and photos (at least 600 pixels wide and 72 dpi) and I will update the masses. If anyone has a copy of the brochure I would love to get a photocopy of it.

Chula Vista
Chula Vista Community Congregational Church - William See

City Heights
3000 Crypt Mausoleum @ Ada & Imperial - Ray Alderson
Mayfield Market @ Federal Blvd & Euclid Ave. - Ray Alderson
Encanto Methodist @ 6540 Brooklyn - William See
Orton E. Darnell Elementary School @ 6020 Hughes Street - Robert Bradt

College Area
Kogler Residence @ 5461 Toyon Road - Louis Bodmer
Music Building @ SDSU Earl Giberson
Kimball Residence @ 4461 Palo Verde Terrace - William See

Downtown/Midtown
SD Fed Savings & Loan @ 6th & A - Louis Bodmer
Medical Building @ 6th & Upas - Louis Bodmer
Zoo Restaraunt & Admin bldg. - Donald Campbell
Salvation Army Citadel @ 830 8th Ave. - R. Pinnell
1st Church Christian Science @ 2442 2nd Avenue - Earl Giberson

Escondido
County Branch Bldg Valley Road, Escondido - Donald Campbell

La Jolla
J. King Residence @ 7852 Eads - G. King
M. Burnette Residence @ 1325 Virginia Way - Donald Campbell
Hobbs Residence @ 2405 Ellentown Road - Donald Campbell
LJ Lumber @ 7590 Girard Avenue -  Robert Bradt
CE Stanfield Store @ Nautilus & LJ Blvd - Donald Campbell

La Mesa
La Mesa Pool - Raymond Lee Eggers
Grossmont Medical Bldg @ 8911 La Mesa Blvd - Carl Hotten
County Branch Bldg Civic Center, La Mesa - Jung, R. Pinnell & See
Helix High School @ University & Yale - Curtiss, Kistner & Foster

Linda Vista
Will Angier School @ Linda Vista Road - H. Brydegaard

Mission Hils
Bergland Residence @ 4004 Bandini St. - Louis Bodmer

National City
J&A Supermarket, National City - H. Brydegaard

North Park
Safeway Store @ 30th & Howard - Wulff & Fifield
Grihalva Buick @ 3400 El Cajon Blvd - Earl Giberson

Oceanside
Mir a Mar Restaurant @ 815 N. Hill St. Oceanside - Earl Giberson

Pacific Beach
Victory Lanes Bowling Alley @ 1165 Garnet - Earl Giberson

Point Loma
S. Kew Residence @ 3714 Dudley - J. Deardorf
WR Shipman Residence @ 3536 Emerson - Carl Hotten
Silvergate Elementary @ 1499 Venice Street - Earl Giberson


Lloyd Ruocco Residence. Maynard L. Parker, photographer.
Courtesy of The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA

Saturday January 16th, 2010

Apologies for being absent from posting much lately -- between quitting a job, taking the holidays to re-group, starting a new job and juggling MercerYork and my family, ModernSanDiego took a bit of a backseat these last weeks. But... I am back.

We heard late in the week that Clare Crane was not able to give her Frank Lloyd Wrigth lecture at the Point Loma Branch Library. Let's hope she gets well soon and reschedules.

It may not be a surprise, but my wife and I have been good friends of Huell Howser's for years now (he served as our secular wedding officiant). He is selling one of his homes -- and this one is spectacular. Check out the photos HERE.

Through April 8th, The Drawing Center in New York City is hosting “Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary.” Read more about his connection to Le Corbusier, and his efforts to realize the Phillips Pavillion for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair HERE.

Keep tabs on the San Diego Museum of Art, they're new show "Art in the 20th Century" featuring works by Frank Stella, Robert Delaunay, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Diego Rivera opens in mid-February.

On Sunday, January 24th Modern San Diego will be discussed on "Inside Art" at 6 p.m. on KSDS/ Jazz88.Host Dave Drexler will also be chatting about Palm Springs Modernism (coming in February).



Lloyd Ruocco Residence. Maynard L. Parker, photographer.
Courtesy of The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA

Thursday January 7th, 2010

The first post of 2010. There has certainly been a lot of activity lately -- most notably our slide show of Julius Shulman's San Diego images following the Ken Cinema's presentation of the film "Visual Acoustics" on the 1st. It was wonderful to see so many folks we have met through Modern San Diego present in the theater.

Mercer York is off to a great start -- we already are representing three significant projects by Russell Forester, William Lewis and Homer Delawie. Check out the site HERE and tell a friend.

If you have time on Wednesday January 13, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. Please join me (and others) for what should be an interesting lecture by our friend (and architect Loch Crane's wife) Dr. Clare Crane. Her lecture, "Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Fellowship by Clare Crane"will "include memories and slides of Dr. Crane's two summers living at Taliesin and studying art, music and architecture." The lecture will be held at Hervey Point Loma Branch Library, 3701 Voltaire Street, San Diego, 92106. The evening is presented by Peninsual Arts

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