Monday, July 4, 2011

West Hollywood Park Library, Edward H. Fickett, FAIA Preservation Video

As I am an advocate for Mid-Century Modern architecture, some of you may have noticed my involvement with the West Hollywood Park Library.  Not the new library, but the library design in 1959 by the great American architect, Edward H. Fickett, FAIA.  The City of West Hollywood is in the midst of moving forward with their Master Plan Phase 1B which would see the library building razed without any foresight of the legacy the building has and the significance of the architect's body of work along with the building being an amazing example of Post War Modern architecture.  Mr. Fickett's incredible dedication to facilitating the needs of the average man include designing a city park where each building had a distinctive look approach to Mid-Century design.  I hope you enjoy this amateurish assembly of the library shot yesterday while visiting the West Hollywood Park and noticed the congregation of people throughout the park.  It will be interesting to see how the one building on the south end of the park will accommodate all the people, traffic and congestion the activities will bring.  No light at the Parking entrance on San Vicente?  A bus stop, but no traffic signal...  Look both ways folks or you might get hit by a bulldozer!  

If you should have any real estate needs I can assist you or a friend, be sure to contact me.

In the meantime, have a modern day!

Steve Ward
Realtor®, SFR®
Mid-Century Modern Architecture Specialist
Keller Williams Realty - Los Feliz
Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource
DRE Lic #01871422
213.305.8537 direct
MODCOM - LA Conservancy Modern Committee

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