Sentries of the Past.


6600 Norwich There are ten houses along the west side of the 6600 block of Norwich in Van Nuys. They are all ranches, built in the early 1950s, solid and compact. Unusual for Los Angeles, the houses are all original. There are no tear downs. There aren’t any protective fences, walls or gates on any…

Old Style Street Signs.


I've long been an admirer of the older street signs in Los Angeles. They emit the characteristic and regional style of a time and place. Their lettering is crisp, stylized, and easy to read. According to this LA Times article, the city began to produce the distinctive shotgun shaped, dark blue porcelain, metal signs in…