Point Loma Architecture Series: TIKI! When Polynesian Pop Invaded Southern California

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On July 20, 2017, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Agents Caroline Glasner and Susan Diamond held a special architecture series exploring the history of Polynesian architecture and Tiki culture in Point Loma, San Diego and Southern California. The event, which was held at the historic Bali Hai Restaurant on Shelter Island, featured a presentation by Architectural Historian Diane Kane.  Guests viewed the presentation (and perhaps enjoyed one or two of the Bali Hai’s world famous Mai Tai’s) from the main floor of the historic Bali Hai bar overlooking San Diego Bay. The slide show focused on the numerous restaurants, hotels, commercial buildings and communities that embrace this Polynesian Pop style throughout San Diego and Southern California.

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The Point Loma Architecture Lecture Series was created by Caroline Glasner and Susan Diamond of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty to explore the architectural history of Point Loma with experts in the field. Caroline and Susan have extensive experience listing and selling historical and architectural properties and have combined their passion for these properties and their love of the Point Loma community to create this lecture series.

For more information contact Caroline Glasner, caroline.glasner@sothebyrealty.com or Susan Diamond, susan.diamond@sothebysrealty.com or visit their website at www.coastalartandhome.com.

 

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And in case you just can’t get enough Tiki, but seriously is there ever enough Tiki?  Not to worry, Tiki Oasis, the largest and longest-running festival in the world for lovers of Island lifestyle and purveyors of Polynesian Pop is happening this week. And in case you missed the Point Loma Architecture Series you can still check out the historic Bali Hai Restaurant for the festival opening this Thursday.  Friday – Sunday at the Crowne Plaza offers daytime events such as DJs, 100+ vendors, educational seminars, car show, and tropical cocktails by the pool. For more information visit www.tikioasis.com.

Point Loma Architecture Series: The Work of Modernist Architect Robert Mosher

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Recently Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Agents Caroline Glasner and Susan Diamond filled the Point Loma Assembly for the fourth lecture in the Point Loma Architecture Series. The special architectural lecture focused on the work of Modernist Architect Robert Mosher and featured a round-table style discussion with James Alcorn, AIAE and historical property attorney Marie Burke Lia along with members of the community.

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Modernist Architect Robert Mosher

One of San Diego’s first generation of post-war modern architects, Robert Mosher, was co-founder of La Jolla Town Council, designer of the Coronado Bridge, west wing of the San Diego Museum of Art, and numerous other commercial and residential projects throughout San Diego. Mosher died of natural causes on July 26, 2015 at his home in La Jolla, California, at the age of 94.

 According to Larry Hoeksema, principal and former president of Architects Mosher Drew, the firm Mosher founded with his business partner Roy Drew, “Mosher’s view of modernism was much more about the quality of the human spirit. The way people interact and move through and around (a building) was something they were very much concerned about.”

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The Point Loma Architecture Lecture Series was created by Caroline Glasner and Susan Diamond of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty to explore the architectural history of Point Loma with experts in the field. Caroline and Susan have extensive experience listing and selling historical and architectural properties and have combined their passion for these properties and their love of the Point Loma community to create this lecture series. “Our goal is to enhance community awareness of these local and important treasures while bringing neighbors together,” says Glasner. “We are thankful to have the opportunity to share our love of architectural history with our Point Loma community.”

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4th Point Loma Architecture Series Lecture at the Point Loma Assembly. 

The next lecture in the Point Loma Architecture Series will be held on January, 24, 2017. The topic will be “Demystifying the Historic Designation Process. Noted expert Diane Kane, Architectural Historian, PHD will be the featured speaker. For more information contact Caroline Glasner, caroline.glasner@sothebyrealty.com or Susan Diamond, susan.diamond@sothebysrealty.com or visit their website at www.coastalartandhome.com.