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IE MARU, Orange, CA (other)
Dustycajun
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4074
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-05-14 6:11 pm   Permalink

Name:IE MARU
Type:other
Street:1855 E. Rose Street
City:Orange
State:CA
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:
I picked up an interesting postcard from a rental housing complex that was completely Tikified. Not sure about the name IE MARU.





Looks like there were at least three of the houses lined up.

Wonder what's there now?

DC




[ This Message was edited by: Dustycajun 2011-05-25 16:46 ]


 
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Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2535
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2011-05-14 11:46 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-05-14 18:11, Dustycajun wrote:

Wonder what's there now?



Nothing.



Looks like they are now the
Pinewoood Villas.

Doesn't look or sound promising but I'll still go and take a peek.


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Tiki Shaker
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Jun 28, 2008
Posts: 702
From: Menifee, CA
Posted: 2011-05-15 08:31 am   Permalink

Wow, that screen capture seems to be the exact same angle the postcard was taken at... just further back. It's also kind of amusing that the main tree I see in the foreground of the postcard is the pine tree branch. I guess changing the name to Pinewood Villas was an easy transition!

 
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Dustycajun
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4074
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-05-25 4:59 pm   Permalink

I did some better scans of the postcard. The main building in the photo is obviously the rec room by the pool. It looks like there were a few carved Tiki poles along the railing that went from the deck over the bridge to the pool.





It also looks like a black velvet type painting with a Hawaiian theme in the living room.



All of the houses in the complex were trimmed with the outrigger beams on the roofs.





Here is an aerial of the complex, it must have been quite a sight to see all of these houses together decked out with the Tiki finishes.



Somebody has to have some photos of this place somewhere.

DC


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2789
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2011-05-25 6:19 pm   Permalink

DC - I was able to find one news photo for you from 1962, the year it opened:



So it looks like the complex was named after a Japanese tea house. However, I'm not sure how authentically Japanese that tea-house is, no matter what the news story says, based on both your postcard and the news photo. Sure looks like some Poly-pop architecture thrown in. And those buildings in the background of your postcard are definitely Polynesian.


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Dustycajun
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4074
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-05-25 8:36 pm   Permalink

Sabu,

Thanks for the newspaper story, the magic research thingy is still working I see!

I agree with you, the IE Maru clubhouse way more Poly Pop style than Japanese Tea House in the postcard shot!



Maybe it grew some palm frond fur after it was built.

Now the Erawan Garden Hotel would be more along the lines of Japanese Tea house style with a Poly Pop twist.



DC


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11004
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-05-26 09:44 am   Permalink

WHOSE gonna go there and check for signs of the past?

 
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