Thursday, June 4, 2009

Gateway Tower to PVE - Detail


The “stone tower” was built by the Palos Verdes Homes Association in 1926 from the plans of the architect Clarence E. Howard submitted in Nov. 1925. Intended for a gated entrance located on Parkland, it was deeded to Palos Verdes Estates im 1939 and has been occupied by various tenants to maintain and preserve the tower. (Plaque by the PV Historical Society).

15 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

I love stones and this picture is fabulous!Lovely sky as well!
Great shot Tash!
Léia

ശിവ said...

Wow, so nice....

Lily Hydrangea said...

you've captured the light on the stone beautifully. I love stone buildings, especially old ones.

altadenahiker said...

Such a soulful picture Tash. I'll bet this would be a fun place to live. Ever been inside?

Connie Roberts said...

I am so glad it's still there it was antique when we would drive past it in the late 50's down the hill to Food Giant shopping center!

Cafe Observer said...

That's a great up close & personal pic from your plane!

Jacob said...

Magnificent shot...in spite of the blue sky, the place looks a bit spooky!

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

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Babzy said...

Very nice tower , beautiful stones !

Vogon Poet said...

Really a strange building, impressive stones.

Bibi said...

Great tower. I would love to be one of the tenants.

m_m said...

Great angle! It looks like a tower from a fairy tale with princess inside:)

humanobserver said...

It is not easy to build a tower with stones.

spacedlaw said...

I love the light.

Abby Lanes said...

They told me at the art jury that a man lives there now, with no power. I don't know if they were serious or joking, but it is an interesting thought.
~Abby