Episode #24: Castles & Lofts

Join us this week as we talk with Elaine, caretaker for evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson’s 1920s Moorish castle in Lake Elsinore, about the building’s history, design and role as Sister Aimee’s cherished retreat from the limelight.

We’ll also visit with Donald Spivack, longtime CRA/LA urban planner, to discuss the public policies and development projects that spearheaded the rebirth of Downtown LA’s historic core, and the challenges facing this fast-changing, mixed-use community.

We’ll also discuss the 100 day milestone of Program 50 in Skid Row, how Claud Beelman’s archival work came to be included in the Getty’s new L.A. architecture exhibition, Richard’s interview with Charles Bukowski’s muse Linda King, a new home for the San Gabriel Mission’s mill race, a lost Einar Petersen mural from the Rosslyn Hotel found on eBay, and Stephen Gee’s new book on architect John Parkinson. All this and more, as Kim & Richard usher in the week of July 1st, 2013.

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The Rock congregation in Anaheim (caretakers of Sister Aimee Semple McPherson’s Lake Elsinore retreat).

Gale Holland reports on the first 100 days of Program 50 on Skid Row.

How archival Claud Beelman material made it into the Getty’s Overdrive: LA constructs the future 1940-90.

Richard interviews Charles Bukowski’s muse Linda King (livestream).

The San Gabriel Mission’s historic mill race on the move.

Lost Einar Petersen mural from the Rosslyn Hotel on appears on eBay.

New book by Stephen Gee: Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles.

LAVA’s July 14th Crimelab ,

Raymond Chandler’s 125th Birthday Party