Author Archives: Steve

You’re Invited to the Gordon B. Kaufmann Book Signing September 21st!

Please join Marc Appleton, Bret Parsons and myself in celebrating the publication of our new book on one of the Southland’s greatest architects Gordon B. Kaufmann. Published through Tailwater Press, this volume is the first in our series on the … Continue reading

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Where, Oh where have I been…?

Hello to anyone who may still be out there. I receive many e-mails asking why I stopped posting and it embarrasses me to say that I just became overwhelmed. Doing a blog is hard work as I was to discover. … Continue reading

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Then & Now – 4447 Cromwell Avenue

Thanks to the ever-fabulous Curbed L.A., I was tipped off tonight that one of my favorite Wallace Neff houses, the A.L. Schoenborn Residence (1924) in Los Feliz has just come on the market for $2,750,000. This is a relatively early Neff … Continue reading

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High Above Apple Valley – New Vintage Images of the Apple Valley Inn and Newt’s Hilltop House

For those of you following the blog you know there have been big doings as of late regarding the fate of the once spectacular but now ruined Hilltop House sited 300 feet above the once famous but now shuttered Apple … Continue reading

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After 68 – Remembering the Unforgettable Ambassador in a New Documentary

I have risen momentarily from my blog-writing slumber to let everyone know about a wonderful new documentary project by producer/director Camilo Silva called After 68 that’s currently in the works on what is perhaps the single greatest loss of history to ever befall … Continue reading

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Aloha on Rimpau – A Hawaiian Hero in Hancock Park

He is still the most famous of all Hawaiians, a superb athlete revered today as the “Father of Modern Surfing.” Yet Duke P. Kahanamoku’s legacy goes well beyond Olympic Gold medals and the host of other honors heaped upon him … Continue reading

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Save the Date – May 13, 2013 for Aaroe Architectural #22 John Parkinson Presentation!

This Monday, May 13th you are cordially invited to attend the latest presentation of the Aaroe Architectural Education Series. This one is going to really be great too. Stephen Gee, author of the brand new John Parkinson, Architect of Los … Continue reading

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