If you’ve ever seen The Naked Gun, which I had the delight of re-watching this weekend, you might recognize El Miradiro as the terrorist headquarters (set in Beirut) from the opening scene. Before serving as a backdrop in the crass comedy, as well as a handful of other earlier films, the Indo-Saracen style structure served as the private residence of real estate tycoon, Leslie C. Brand.
Somehow this was built. Not in Asia or Europe, but right here in California. Behold, the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC for short).
Our year began with a fun personal project – the Lindbergh Beacon. When we heard the news that it would be lighted for the 12 days of Christmas (nice move, Mayor Garcetti), we rushed out to capture one of the coolest historic features of downtown. Between out-of-town trips, scheduling new jobs and battling this never-ending cough, things have been a little delayed around here, but we’re finally back to our regular schedule. So, without further ado, here it is:
Image 1 via Los Angeles Public Library
The A.G. Bartlett Building at 7th & Spring Streets was originally built by John B. Parkinson and Edwin Bergstrom as the downtown headquarters for Union Oil in 1911. The facade underwent an unfortunate modernization in the 1930s, and the entire building was converted to residential condo’s by Barry Shy in the early 2000’s.