Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

Buildings We Like – Pt. 1

Aug 1, 2012

Long Beach isn’t known for its architecture, but perhaps it should be. With waves of development following the 1933 earthquake and the completion of the 710 freeway, there are plenty of eye-pleasing examples of Art Deco (Bertrand Smith Acres of Books, above) and Modernist (International Tower, below) design–and then some. Here are some interesting edifices, […]

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Long Beach historian Stan Poe on the Psychic Temple – Pt. 2 (Architecture)

Jun 15, 2012

After the Psychic Temple had been demoed and before reconstruction began, I took a walk around the building with local author, expert, and member of many preservation committees Stan Poe. He gave me the building’s history (link) and pointed out some architectural details, as well as some hints as to what architect Jan Van Dijs […]

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