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Waitoma Grotto - Holly, MI
bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11594
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-04-10 12:43 pm   Permalink

Oh goody! Can't wait to find out more!
Hopefully the next article will put Barton's Hawaiian Village more into the context of the WHOLE phenomenon of Polynesian pop and Tiki culture on the mainland --AND mention who was obviously a role model (with his model project) for Fred:

From TIKI MODERN, Chapter 8:
"...Another Polynesiac that shaped the face of 1950s Honolulu was aluminum magnate Henry J. Kaiser. Coming to Hawaii at age 72 to rest, he fell in love with the islands. He promptly bought up acres of beachfront property, built the HAWAIIAN VILLAGE HOTEL and used Buckminster Fuller’s GEODESIC design to construct the KAISER ALUMINUM DOME.....the Tahitian Lanai bar lay at the end of the Waikikian’s Tiki gardens, BY A LAGOON THAT HAD BEEN DREDGED OUT for Henry Kaiser’s Hawaiian Village Hotel."

After all, Fred Barton was not the only mainlander who after that adopted Henry Kaiser's concept of "if you don't have any beach front property, just make your own!" by getting a bulldozer and making a lake:

Quote:

On 2008-02-03 22:36, 8FT Tiki wrote:
The building and grounds were all designed and built by Mr. William Parkhurst....he used a bulldozer to dig out this massive lake and create the island upon which the Tiki House is perched...:





http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=27235&forum=2

...and of course the very recent Lake Loreen/LAKE KALIKOA find:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=31832&forum=1&start=0&42


[ This Message was edited by: bigbrotiki 2009-04-10 14:27 ]


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