Tag Archives: Gordon B. Kaufmann

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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Big Architects, Small Commissions – Gordon B. Kaufmann Does A Little Shopping (Center) in Glendale

In the acting profession there’s an old axiom that goes something like “no small parts only small actors.” The same is just as true for architects. In the hands of a talented architect even the most innocuous little building, be … Continue reading

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Blessed Buildings – The Little Church at the Base of Pound Cake Hill

This week’s “Blessed Building,” is one of the very first churches ever built in Los Angeles – the old St. Athanasius Protestant Episcopal Church at the corner of Temple and New High Streets at the base of Pound Cake Hill. … Continue reading

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Divine Desolation – A Little Historic Palm Springs Architecture

Palm Springs has long been a retreat for those who enjoy the beauty and serenity of the desert. For much of the year the climate is spectacular and even during the summer, which can be scorchingly hot, the balmy desert … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Mansions Past – A Prehistory of Aaron & Candy Spelling’s Mammoth “Manor”

Over the last few years a virtual river of virtual ink has been spilled over the sale, or lack thereof, of the gargantuan “Manor” of the late Aaron Spelling and his wife Candy in Holmby Hills, which continues to languish on … Continue reading

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The Hollywood That Never Was – Behemoth Hotels in Beachwood Canyon

In 1908, the foothills and canyons of Hollywood were still largely undeveloped, more the denizen of jackrabbits and coyotes than of humans. And yet, even at this early stage in Hollywood’s development, there were some who envisioned great building projects where only … Continue reading

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