Saturday, historian/archivist Stephanie George tells me, "Oh, that's easy: They grew things, but then there was a blight. So then they grew something else, but that got wiped out by another blight. Then they grew different things, but we bulldozed all that and covered it with houses. The end!"
Saturday, September 14, 2013
The Beauty of Authenticity" either online, or in the pages of Orange Coast Magazine. Then, on Oct. 5th, the new Southern California Chapter of DOCOMOMO will host Alan for a similar lecture (along with some additional speakers), and a self-guided walking tour of Dana Point Harbor. See docomomo-socal.org for information and to get tickets.
Posted by Chris Jepsen at 9/14/2013
Friday, September 06, 2013
|A view of the north turning basin at Dana Point Harbor today.|
Dana Point Harbor is one of the most successful mid-century master-planned developments on the West Coast. Alan Hess will speak on "why it is such an important example of 1970s architecture, how it captures a unique time in Orange County history, and why its integrity is worth preserving."
|Dana Point Harbor on its dedication day, July 31, 1971.|
(On a personal note, let me say that I've never heard Alan give anything less than a fascinating talk. And it's no exaggeration to say that his books about Googie Architecture changed my life in very positive ways.)
|Jetty construction, Dana Point Harbor, Jan. 1967.|
This program will be followed with a related lectures and a self-guided tour of Dana Point Harbor on Oct. 5th, sponsored by Docomomo SoCal. (See their website for details.) This will be the inaugural event for this new chapter of Docomomo, an international organization dedicated to the "documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern movement."
I hope to see you at BOTH events!
|Dana Point Harbor, seen from the Doris Walker Overlook at Heritage Park.|
Posted by Chris Jepsen at 9/06/2013
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Diane Ryan is again teaching a class on the "History of Orange County." Topics include "early occupants of this territory, Spanish and Mexican influences and the development of some of our cities. ... There will be a field trip to a local historic site." The class will include 8 meetings, on Tuesdays, Sept. 24 to Nov. 12, 2013, 12:30 to 2:30pm, at the Huntington Beach Adult Education District Campus, 17231 Gothard St., Room A103. To sign up, call 714-842-4227 or visit hbas.edu and register for course #088133. ( Early bird $49, After Sept. 16 $59.)
Diane will also teach a class on "Historic Southern California Landmarks & Early Pioneers" at the OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave. (Room 2B), Corona del Mar, Thursdays, from Sept. 26 to Oct. 31, 2013, 1:30-3:30pm. Sign up online newportbeachca.gov (click on Recreation Classes) or call 949-644-3244 for course #684042. The Landmarks and Pioneers class will meet six times, and the cost is $55 plus $2 material fee.
Posted by Chris Jepsen at 9/04/2013
Sunday, September 01, 2013
|The fire that wiped out Santa Ana Lanes.|
|A fire near the historic Yost Theatre in E. Main Street, Santa Ana.|
|Parade of emergency vehicles heading down Main Street at Santa Ana Blvd.|
|Bad things happening at the Thrifty Drug shopping center.|
|S.A.F.D. Training Center & Engine Co No. 4 (Burrows & Allen Architects)|
Posted by Chris Jepsen at 9/01/2013