The Title Guarantee Building (Mick's building)

Re: The Title Guarantee Building (Mick's building)

Postby MoonShadow » Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:19 am

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Thank you both for giving me the okay. I would have asked if I'd had any idea who to ask :dunce: I can't believe I didn't document to source. I try to always give credit where credit is due.
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Re: The Title Guarantee Building (Mick's building)

Postby janicevictoria » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:48 am

Great researching, Allegrita. That building suited Mick's style perfectly, it was so gothic looking and Art Deco at the same time. It's a classic!
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Re: The Title Guarantee Building (Mick's building)

Postby diane31 » Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:47 am

This is so cool! Thank you for all the tweaking around, even if it does not answer everything. I've often wondered about that too, and where exactly towards the top of the building is the appartment supposed to be located. Also... how do they get onto the roof?
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Re: The Title Guarantee Building (Mick's building)

Postby allegrita » Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:04 pm

Check out Lilly's Floor Plan of the FoS thread for some theories... viewtopic.php?f=397&t=2561
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Re: The Title Guarantee Building (Mick's building)

Postby bluedahlia3 » Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:59 pm

Just love the terrace and the gargoyles! :dracula:
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Re: The Title Guarantee Building (Mick's building)

Postby allegrita » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:16 am

You, too, can own a teeny-tiny version of Mick's building. In multiple finishes, yet! :teeth:

http://www.replicabuildings.com/proddet ... 540&cat=25
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Re: The Title Guarantee Building (Mick's building)

Postby francis » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:24 am

I would love to have that :heart: , but 40$ is a bit much for me.
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Re: The Title Guarantee Building (Mick's building)

Postby allegrita » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:26 am

Yeah, I've got to say it seems awfully steep to me too! :gasp:
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Re: The Title Guarantee Building (Mick's building)

Postby wpgrace » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:18 pm

But how cool is that?

How on earth did you run across this, Alle?
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Re: The Title Guarantee Building (Mick's building)

Postby allegrita » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:13 am

Isn't it adorable? I confess I didn't find it myself. MyImmortal showed me the link last night.

But I found this today... and it's really cool! It's the Recommendation Report presented to the LA City Planning Dept. for the remodel of the Title Guarantee Building. It has lots of historical information on the building, and tons of cool photos toward the end.

http://cityplanning.lacity.org/StaffRpt ... 4-4555.pdf
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Re: The Title Guarantee Building (Mick's building)

Postby Luxe de Luxe » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:47 am

thanks for putting this up, Alle. I just went through the website showing the interior layouts. even though the ones we see are only the one bedroom apartments, they look huge. I must say, I prefer the way Mick had his though.
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Re: The Title Guarantee Building (Mick's building)

Postby allegrita » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:17 am

Oh, me too--definitely! But isn't it fun to see the interior of the building? And I hadn't ever paid attention before to the other side, with the window-lined airshaft... I wonder if those windows ever get sun?

And it does have a parking garage under it--I thought it must! :teeth:
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Re: The Title Guarantee Building (Mick's building)

Postby Luxe de Luxe » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:54 am

allegrita wrote:Oh, me too--definitely! But isn't it fun to see the interior of the building?

Oh yes it is. :hyper: I love sticky-nosing into other peoples homes online. :yes:
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Re: The Title Guarantee Building (Mick's building)

Postby MoonShadow » Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:24 am

the little replica is way cool! :hyper:

Not that I'm going to buy it, but I love that building.
Everytime I see it my little heart goes pitty- pat

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Re: The Title Guarantee Building (Mick's building)

Postby francis » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:10 am

Thank you for the link to this interesting document about the building!
Seems like Mick, who of course owns the building, has been doing some remodelling. He installed a second parking garage, and a pool on the rooftop. I guess Beth moving in had something to do with that?
I love that they kept the doors, the windows, the terra cotta and the cast iron. And still they were able to comply to fire and earthquake prevention rules and install a pool on the rooftop.
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