HOME & GARDEN
April 19, 2007 |
THERE'S no house in Southern California quite like the refurbished half of a historical gem owned by Gary and Norma Cowles, a retired couple who fell in love with each other and then with a palatial 1915 Pasadena fixer-upper. The mansion by architect Bertram Goodhue, who also designed Caltech and the Los Angeles Public Library, was split in two in the 1950s. The Cowleses' part languished in disrepair until the couple bought it in 1998 and nursed it back to glory.
June 17, 2001
After the experience my wife and I have had selling our house, buying and finally closing on a new house, we "cry out" for something to be done about the whole eye-numbing, confusing, nonsensical mounds of paperwork apparently needed to close the deal. Please! Can't something be done? BILL GOODHUE Santa Maria
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2001 |
A teacher at Estancia High School in Costa Mesa has sued the school district, alleging that odors in her classroom made her sick. In the lawsuit, filed Wednesday at Central Justice Center in Santa Ana, Christine Goodhue alleges that fumes from a dirty air-conditioning system caused breathing problems, headaches, burning eyes and dizziness. On one occasion she became so ill she collapsed and was taken to a hospital, the suit says.
June 5, 1986
The Long Beach Rowing Assn. will use a $100,000 grant it received from the Los Angeles Olympic Committee Amateur Athletic Foundation to expand its junior program. Most of the money will be used to purchase boats and oars, said Larry Goodhue, association president. Boys and girls ages 10 to 18 will be taught how to row in a two-week training session starting June 15 at the Pete Archer Rowing Center, 5750 Marina Drive.
May 1, 1988
In your article (Metro, April 22) about the proposed architectural design for the Los Angeles Central Public Library, references were made to architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue's original 1924 landmark building. The building has the engraved cornerstone date of 1925. I have always maintained that Goodhue incorporated an architectural "puzzle" into his library design. He made the original pyramidal crown 25 feet high and with one side of the square base 33 feet long. When the height of 25 feet is multiplied by 19.25, the result equals 481.25 feet . . . and this is the original height of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1993
Los Angeles, whose architecture is, notoriously, private rather than public, is for that reason a difficult city to visit but often a surprisingly easy one to live in. And secret space, the dominant motif of our private architecture, is the secret theme as well of our public architecture. L.A.'s largest public space, the Hollywood Bowl, hides in a valley. No idle passerby could guess the spectacle that lies just out of view.