Episode #105: A Master Architect in Los Angeles: Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue’s Central Library and Caltech Campus

Join us this week as we talk with Romy Wyllie, co-founder and director of the Caltech Architectural Tour Service (CATS), and with docent Kenon Breazeale of Los Angeles Public Library, about the enduring legacy of the East Coast architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue on both of these institutions.

We’ll also discuss concerns about high decibel damage to Broadway’s historic theaters from Mayor Garcetti’s LAOKI dance party, L.A.‘s Sheriff joins a national drive to divert mentally ill offenders from local jails, the bi-annual countywide census shows homelessness up 12%, Norms on La Cienega obtains an historic monument designation and the National Register Case Study House #18 listed for sale as a possible teardown. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of May 25th, 2015.

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Sheriffs join national drive to divert mentally ill offenders from local jails.

Homelessness up 12% in L.A. city and county.

Norms restaurant is designated as an L.A. historic monument.

Case Study House #18, on National Register, offered as possible teardown.

Could high decibel amplification from Mayor Garcetti's LAOki dance party have caused damage to the facades of Broadway's National Register buildings? (Decibel reading posted to Facebook discussion thread; complaints posted on Mayor Garcetti's Facebook page; PDF link to Navy study on sonic damage to historic structures.)

Our campaign to Save The Tamale featured in the Los Angeles Times. 

Caltech Architectural Tour Service webpage

Romy Wyllie's website. Her books: Caltech's Architectural Heritage, From Spanish Tile to Modern Stone, Bertram Goodhue: His Life And Residential Architecture and Loving Andrew: A Fifty-Two-Year Story of Down Syndrome.

LAPL's docent tours.

LAPL's docent blog.

LAVA's Sunday Salon on May 31.

 

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