Patrick McGrew | KCET
Patrick McGrew's knowledge and reputation in the field of historic preservation derives from his public service as the long-time President of San Francisco's Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board, which extended over an eighteen year span beginning in1978 when he was first appointed by then-Mayor George Moscone; he served the next ten years under Mayor Dianne Feinstein. Although he served less than a year under Mayor Art Agnos, it was Agnos who declared November 17, 1991 "Landmarks of San Francisco Day" to honor the publication of McGrew's first book, Landmarks of San Francisco (Harry Abrams, New York, 1991). Reappointed in 1992 by Mayor Frank Jordan, McGrew served four more years on San Francisco's Landmarks Board. McGrew's second book, Landmarks of Los Angeles was published by Abrams in 1994.
Post date: 2012-09-27T18:00:00-07:00
In Palm Springs, the financing of preservation projects is still borne primarily by private investors - individuals wise enough to see how an investment in integrity can also turn a profit.
Post date: 2012-09-04T18:00:00-07:00
The Palm Springs and L.A. homes of past celebrities reflect personal histories more interesting than those that derive from subsequent tenancies by members of the glitterati.
Post date: 2012-08-07T18:00:00-07:00
Cuba, a world forcibly divorced from the American mainland, is not a world apart. It is a synthesis of the major design movements of the 20th Century and a rich repository of architectural history awaiting rediscovery by the world at large.
Post date: 2012-06-11T18:00:00-07:00
Arguably the most famous home in Palm Springs, the Kaufmann desert house is a masterpiece - a structure of unexcelled modernism and sophistication that continues to serve as a model of its type, style, and period.
Post date: 2012-05-23T18:00:00-07:00
Palm Springs Architecture's connection to modernism
Post date: 2012-05-08T03:00:00-07:00
Palm Springs School Board vs. Modernism.