Sightseeing Restaurant for Chicago World’s Fair in 1933 (Aug, 1930)
It’s a pity this building was never made, it would have been pretty awesome. It kind of looks like part of a giant crankshaft. Norman bel Geddes went on to design wildly popular General Motors Futurama exhibit at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York.
Sightseeing Restaurant for Chicago World’s Fair in 1933
MANY unusual buildings are now being planned for the Chicago World’s Fair to be held in 1933. The most modernistic of these odd structures will be this huge sightseeing restaurant atop a gigantic column which is being designed by Norman bel Geddes.
“Mother Goose” Bungalow Shelters Nesting Ducks (Nov, 1938)
I love the mix of items on this page.
“Mother Goose” Bungalow Shelters Nesting Ducks
Looking as if it had been plucked right from the pages of a “Mother Goose” book, a bungalow for ducks stands on the shore of an artificial lake in Alexandria, Minn. This fairy tale cottage with sloping Walls
and crooked chimney has shuttered windows and flower boxes, and the glassed windows are indirectly illuminated at night with electric lights hidden in shallow boxes inside the window frames. It appears, at night, to be a busy little hotel, but the hundred or more residents of “Duck Inn” sleep inside in complete darkness.
UGLY NORDHOFF BECOMES BEAUTIFUL OJAI (Oct, 1923)
Charlie, here is the same scene from the bottom of the page at Google Maps.
UGLY NORDHOFF BECOMES BEAUTIFUL OJAI
By C. MORAN
THE transformation of a shack-and-shanty town into a place of architectural delight, virtually overnight, is the accomplishment of the citizens of Ojai, Calif. Cement turned the trick.
The town—formerly called Nordhoff— was a typical frontier settlement. Ramshackle buildings lined the main street. Treacherous mud-holes filled the road. Then, as if touched by a magic wand, the town was changed into a thing of beauty.
Outdoor Community Elevator / Three-Wheeled Auto (Oct, 1924)
The Hollywood High Tower elevator is still there and still in use.
To that let me add this aerial view from Google Maps.
Outdoor Community Elevator Serves Dwellers on Lofty Hillside
Rising like the tower of a Spanish mission from a hillside in Hollywood, Calif., is a unique community elevator which residents have built to solve the problem of getting to their homes. The tower, surmounted by an artistic cupola, rises from a practically level street to a height of about 100 feet. About one-third of it is located in a concrete shaft within the hill. The elevator itself is reached through a fifty-foot tunnel cut in the solid rock, is electrically operated and controlled with a push button by the user.