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New Horizons Retirement Community, Torrance, CA (other)
sumu
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Joined: Jun 21, 2005
Posts: 27
Posted: 2005-06-21 11:32 pm   Permalink

Name:New Horizons Retirement Community
Type:other
Street:Maple Ave./235th Street
City:Torrance
State:CA
Zip:90505
country:USA
Phone:
Status:operational

Description:
This is a retirement community of condos, bungaloes, a mini golf course, swimming pools, tennis courts - quite nice. Built in the 1960's I believe. The community building, or clubhouse, which faces Maple/235th street is the remarkable Tiki-esk building, complete w/ elaborate A-line overhang and mosaic tiles. Quite impressive.



 
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Unga Bunga
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5822
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2005-06-22 01:49 am   Permalink

Sumu,
Are you just pluggin' this place? (Reg. first post)
I don't see anything Tiki in these
photos.


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sumu
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Joined: Jun 21, 2005
Posts: 27
Posted: 2005-06-22 09:04 am   Permalink

i'm not old enuf to plug it.

Youre right, none of those photos show the club building out front, which is a shame. You'll just have to drive by, that is, if you live close enuf.


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2793
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2005-06-22 10:07 am   Permalink

I've got pictures of the club building in front. Definitely an impressive GIGANTIC Polynesian A-Frame. All the buildings in the complex are Polynesian styled as well, just not as extreme. I wonder what the complex was originally called back in the day? Doctor Z and I have found many good estate sales there.

Thanks for getting the ball rolling on this one, Sumu. I don't think many people know about New Horizons. It's stayed a hidden tiki spot because of its current name and the fact that you have to go off the main streets to see it. Now people know. Cool!






Sabu

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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5822
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2005-06-23 8:02 pm   Permalink

thanks sabu and Sumu.
Yes, it does look nice.
(Sorry about grillin ya sumu)


 
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hobiegary
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Joined: Oct 22, 2007
Posts: 4
Posted: 2007-10-22 8:32 pm   Permalink

Today, October 2007, the main building looks just the same as it did in the photos found in this thread, from 2005.


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On 2005-06-21 23:32, sumu wrote:
Name:New Horizons Retirement Community
Type:other
Street:Maple Ave./235th Street
City:Torrance
State:CA
Zip:90505
country:USA
Phone:
Status:operational

Description:
This is a retirement community of condos, bungaloes, a mini golf course, swimming pools, tennis courts - quite nice. Built in the 1960's I believe. The community building, or clubhouse, which faces Maple/235th street is the remarkable Tiki-esk building, complete w/ elaborate A-line overhang and mosaic tiles. Quite impressive.





 
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