Milestones in the Community
- Sadly, although the individuals formerly involved still are devout preservation proponents, Modcom has been essentially disbanded by the Los Angeles Conservancy. Although the Los Angeles Conservancy states there will be quarterly meetings and educational workshops, these do not transpire.
The Working Group page has not been updated since November 2014:
Covina Bowl Anniversary Party
Event produced by Chris Nichols that celebrates the 60th birthday of the center. Gil Stratton was the sportscaster announcer at the opening day in 1956. His son Cary Stratton dressed up in a vintage suit and tie and hosted in homage to his father. The 1956 bowling alley was designed for brothers Louis, Leonard, and Angelo Brutocao by architectural firm Powers, Daly, and DeRosa. The Covina Bowl is also an advocacy issue.
Van De Kamps
The giant Dutch Windmill (now Denny’s) on top of the 1967 Route 66 (Huntington Drive in Arcadia) folded plate roof coffee shop starts to operate again– the first time since 1989. Thanks in great part to the ModCom preservation efforts in 1999.
Mission Hills Bowl
New development threatens the 1957 Bowling alley designed by Martin Stern Jr.
Trousdale Estates: Midcentury to Modern in Beverly Hills
Book appreciating the Hollywood Regency style towards the end of Modernism by Steven M. Price – October 25, 2016