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Tiki Central Forums Locating Tiki Tahiti Apts, Lodi, CA (apartments)
Tahiti Apts, Lodi, CA (apartments)
abstractiki
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Joined: Aug 29, 2009
Posts: 604
From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2011-04-10 2:06 pm   Permalink

Name:Tahiti Apts
Type:apartments
Street:508 W. Elm St.
City:Lodi
State:CA
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:operational

Description:
Small vintage Polynesian style apartment complex.



 
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abstractiki
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Joined: Aug 29, 2009
Posts: 604
From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2011-04-10 2:32 pm   Permalink

Yesterday I was on my way through central Lodi when I spotted a huge Sago palm. I slowed down a bit and turned my head and saw a Tiki behind a bush! My jaw dropped in disbelief! I quickly pulled over for further inspection. There I found an undocumented Tiki Temple complete with two vintage decaying Tikis and a sign saying "Tahiti Apts".

It was hard to believe, right here under my nose all this time. I had been to the local library before and never found any reference to any Tiki type apartments.

I returned today with my camera to properly document this wonderful discovery. This day in age it is almost unheard of to find an undocumented tiki temple of any sort with vintage tikis still intact and on display.



Sago palm that caught my eye.



Tiki on the right.



Tiki on the left.



Close up of Tiki on the left.



Close up of Tiki on the left.



Old light fixture in front of Tiki on the right.



Apartment sign complete with shield.



View from across the street, tikis in the shadows.



 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11244
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-04-10 3:25 pm   Permalink

Nice style for the Tikis! Love that elongated look! Amazing they are still there.

 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4397
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-04-10 8:30 pm   Permalink

Nice find Abstract! Great to see those old Tikis still there.

DC


 
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Trad'r Bill
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Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 485
From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2011-04-10 8:44 pm   Permalink

Great find Abstract - it goes to show there is always more out there to find. Those tikis are great but could use some restoration.

 
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tobunga
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Joined: Apr 12, 2008
Posts: 1057
Posted: 2011-05-19 07:35 am   Permalink

Wow! Congrats on an awesome vintage tiki unearthing... and practically in your own backyard! Amazing find, and that you were tipped of by a palm tree... incredible! You are like the Indiana Jones of urban archeology!

Keep them tiki finds comin', everybody appreciates your hard work!
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abstractiki
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Joined: Aug 29, 2009
Posts: 604
From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2011-05-19 4:19 pm   Permalink

Mahalo Tobunga, TB, DC and Big Bro for your comments on this new discovery. The search for America's lost tiki culture continues...

 
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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3736
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2011-09-26 08:55 am   Permalink

Thanks David! I love hearing about your adventures. Lost but now found. I wonder who carved those.
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abstractiki
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Joined: Aug 29, 2009
Posts: 604
From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2011-09-26 9:05 pm   Permalink

Thanks JT, when I photographed them I looked all around the tikis especially in the back and lower parts for any kind of initials or name of the carver. I didn't find any, I didn't see a date either.

I researched google news and only came up with this tenant wanted add from the Lodi News Sentinel in 1965.





 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 4972
Posted: 2013-03-09 09:34 am   Permalink

We just stumbled onto these wonderful tiki on 3/7/13. So we checked and found your thread. What a fun find. Wendy




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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11244
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-03-09 4:22 pm   Permalink

Those ARE really cool Tikis!

 
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