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Any interest in a Bay Area Modern Architecture Fan Club?

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Joined: Dec 29 2003

Just wondering if anyone has an interest in forming some kind of a Bay Area Modern Architecture Fan Club, or knows if one already exists? Eichlers would be included of course, but other dwellings/structure's as well?

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Joined: Mar 31 2003

Hi,
I would have some interest in joining one, perhaps helping out. I would imagine that there's already some group doing something similar here. I remember that there was a group of people who fought the closure of the Daphne (?) funeral home, which I believe was designed by Anshen and Allen.

Let me know what you find out.

LA has a very active group that leads tours, has an advocacy division to fight destruction of modern architecture, etc. Here's the link to their site:
http://www.modcom.org/main.shtml

While on there, I also noticed a link to a bio for A Quincy Jones (as in Jones and Emmons).
http://www.usc.edu/dept/architecture/shulman/architects/jones/index.html

John Dark

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Joined: Oct 13 2003

It would be great to have an organization in the Bay Area as strong as the one in L.A. that John Dark mentioned (modcom.org). I wonder if it's because L.A. seems to have A LOT more mid-century stuff to admire and keep from meeting the wrecking ball than we do in the greater Bay Area. I wonder if that's true.... opinions anyone?

I would be willing to help out with this cause as well, though my time is limited for the next few months. My husband & I are currently remodeling our Eichler, (refurbishing, not changing!) and it seems to have possesed all our waking hours, as well our souls. That's a good thing right?

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Joined: Mar 25 2003

thedarks wrote:
LA has a very active group that leads tours, has an advocacy division to fight destruction of modern architecture, etc. Here's the link to their site: http://www.modcom.org/main.shtml

Actually... since Modcom only deals with Los Angeles issues, i created the Lotta Living forum - to go beyond L.A.
http://www.lottaliving.com/bb
(BTW, i created the modcom website for them years ago)

So if you need a place to gather people around Modern architecture issues that are not strictly Eichler oriented - please feel free to use this board... and if there is enough traffic to support it - i would be happy to create a seperate Bay Area forum for your group. Please help keep the Lotta Living board alive and well!

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Joined: Mar 20 2003

I would be interested in joining and helping out. There is quite a bit to Bay Area modern beyond Eichers. The offer to set up a forum on LottaLivin.com is great!

Anyone else have thoughts on that?

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Joined: Mar 25 2003

seems that if you include the whole bay area in your group - there is plenty of modernity up there! San Jose has some cool commercial stuff. as does Palo Alto I think? And there still is a lot of great Modern signage all over S.F.

Tiki Bob's tiki pole is even still in place! And that really really needs to be saved... Right now the buildin it is in front of is for lease and who knows what the new leasees might do to him :(

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