Adriene Biondo, 2005-2008
Milestones in the Community
- Johnnie Broiler is illegally demolished and galvanizes the community towards preservation.
Downey coffee shop which was determined eligible for the California Register in 2002 is unceremoniously AND illegally demolished in the middle of the night. Efforts to rebuild go on through 2009.
Successful nomination of the drive-thru retail spot built in 1960-1961 in El Monte. Registered to the California Register of historic place in 2007-2008
Glen Luken’s House
Historic-Cultural Monument #866 in 2007
Atomic Age Alliance
Preservation group founded in Las Vegas by ModCom member, Mary-Margaret and Cary Stratton and Palm Springs preservationists, Jay Nailor and MiShell Modern
(This is what this site has become!!!)
MAK Architecture Tour
The tour focused on the work of Archibald Quincy Jones (1913-1979) on October 6 – October 7, 2007. Featured Jones’s work on the groundbreaking cooperative community built for the Mutual Housing Association (MHA) in the Crestwood Hills area of Brentwood from 1946-1950. Seven homes opened for the tour, and Jones’ first work, his own home and studio in Laurel Canyon (1938, in partnership with Ruth Schneider), and St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church (1962) in Studio City. In addition, the tour featured The Lohrie House (Rodney Walker, 1947) and Bernheim House (Ray Kappe, 1961).
Mondo Lounge Atomic Frolic
Mondo Lounge event moves to the Thunderbird Hotel in Las Vegas and features many ModCom members.
A Prolific Year for ModCom ‘family’ Books
The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McAllister
Book written by Chris Nichols is published March 9, 2007
Shop America: Mid-Century Storefront Design, 1938-1950
by Steven Heller (Author), Jim Heimann (Editor) – March 12, 2007
Los Angeles Neon
by Nathan Marsak (Author), Nigel Cox (Author) – July 1, 2007
Riot on Sunset Strip: Rock’n’Roll’s Last Stand in Hollywood
by Domenic Priore (Author), Arthur Lee (Foreword) – July 12, 2007
Forgotten Modern: California Houses 1940-1970
by Alan Hess (Author), Alan Weintraub (Photographer) – September 11, 2007
Frank Lloyd Wright Mid-Century Modern
by Alan Hess (Author), Alan Weintraub (Photographer) – October 23, 2007
Tiki Modern Hardcover
Sven A Kirsten 2007
SHAG With a Twist
Stage Ballet Show moves to Las Vegas