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Medievalizing Modern Posts

056. Still Lifes of Vessels on Liquor Store Signage. Lomo Building Types: Liquor Stores.

In the post on La Brea Liquor, I asserted that “a modernizing style, connoting mature sophistication, is a good fit with selling products whose use is often considered to be a vice.” This post is a survey of a specific element by which that sense of sophistication was pursued, the representations of liquor vessels on […] «Read more»

025. Lomo Featured Project: Camelot Golfland. Lomo Styles: Ye Olde England and others. Lomo Building Types: Amusement Architectures.

Camelot Golfland, located at 3200 East Carpenter Avenue in Anaheim just off of the 91 Freeway, is one of the foremost miniature golf venues in Southern California, and probably the whole world. It features five 18-hole courses, an arcade that looks like a giant castle, an architectural waterslide, and a Lower-Modernist landscape design of overall […] «Read more»

013. Lomo Featured Project: La Villa Basque. Introducing Endangered Lomo.

La Villa Basque is a sprawler, comprising coffee shop, restaurant, bar, and banquet hall in one big boxy building. Named in honor of the Basque heritage of City of Vernon founding father John Leonis, La Villa Basque was built by his grandson, owner Leonis Malburg, next door to the Leonis Malburg Building at the corner […] «Read more»

011. Lomo Featured Project: The Baldwin Hills Motor Inn. Lomo Styles: The Gourmet Mansardic. Lomo Building Types: Motels.

Today’s featured project is the Baldwin Hills Motor Inn, a fine and well preserved specimen of a Lomo style that we shall call The Gourmet Mansardic, located at 3020 South La Brea Avenue near Jefferson Boulevard in Los Angeles. According to the assessor’s records, The B.H.M.I. was built in 1948 with a major addition in […] «Read more»