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Chateau Laurier evokes Los Angeles of an earlier era

Chateau Laurier evokes Los Angeles of an earlier era

| August 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Peter Bruckback Guest columnist Driving down S. Wilton Pl., the French-inspired Chateau Laurier sits on the northwest corner of Wilton Pl. and Fifth St. The four-story building was erected in 1929 and designed by Leland Bryant, an architect known for implementing arches and turrets in his designs all over Los Angeles. The Chateau became […]

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Trademark ‘S’ is reminder of Simons brick manufacturer

Trademark ‘S’ is reminder of Simons brick manufacturer

| August 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

As you stroll down some of the area’s streets, you may notice an “S” stamped on the brick chimney of one of the homes or on a brick walkway. The “S” stands for the Simons Brick Co., at one time the world’s largest brick manufacturer. In the 1910s, 20s and 30s, brick was a commonplace […]

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Carpenter Builds Pergolas to Kitchen Cabinets

Carpenter Builds Pergolas to Kitchen Cabinets

| June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Years ago James O’Fallon was a chemist working for Pepsi-Cola when an acting friend asked him to help out on a carpentry job. Eager to get out from the lab, O’Fallon agreed. He has been fine-tuning his skills ever since.

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