What We Must Do

Two Mid Century Modern examples from Los Angeles provide an example.  With the potential for historic tax credits, the only limits are our imagination and the political will to support a Sense of Place that sets us above.  Joe Edwards did this successfully with the Moonrise Hotel.  Should we allow the demolition of the DeVille, which could be swankier than when it was built?  How can we look at other cities, and even locally with what the Roberts Brothers did (on the same street) with the former Bel Air, and allow the DeVille to suffer such an unacceptable fate?  A parking lot or what’s show below?

Links  to these hotels and others are found on the right, titled “Mid-Century Hotels Reborn.”

Avalon Hotel.  Beverly Hills, California:

The Avalon

The Avalon

The Avalon Pool

The Avalon Pool

The Standard Hotel.  Hollywood, California.

The Standard Hotel Lobby

The Standard Hotel Lobby

The Standard Hotel Lounge

The Standard Hotel Lounge

The Standard Hotel Details

The Standard Hotel Details

The Standard Hotel View

The Standard Hotel View

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One response to “What We Must Do

  1. Eileen G'Sell

    The Standard in LA is a totally hot place to go; I used to go to the lounge when living in Los Angeles in 2002-3. At the time, I didn’t even realize at the time that it was a rehabbed historic gem. Now that I do, it’s that much cooler! The San Luis looks like it bears a lot in common with The Standard in terms of structure and design. Hopefully these pics will help convince the community to keep it up (and some rich person to put money into rehabbing it!).

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