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Polynesian Gardens, Pomona, CA (apartments)
Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 5148
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-06-13 10:09 am   Permalink

Name:Polynesian Gardens
Type:apartments
Street:150 West Foothill Blvd
City:Pomona
State:CA
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:operational

Description:
I just got this postcard showing the architect's rendering of the Polynesian Gardens apartments in Pomona.





These types of apartment postcards are pretty hard to come by, so I was happy to find it.

Some close ups of the Poly Pop elements


(Is that a volcano hut on the left?)




The complex is still there



But unfortunately it fell to the dreaded Taco Bell Tuscany style remodel and is now called Terramonte.







DC



 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11602
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-06-13 11:01 pm   Permalink

Nice find, any paper ephemera on Tiki apartments is rare indeed. These block-sized bungalow complexes were often architecturally not as impressive as courtyard apartment buildings, but the A-frame entrance on Drake street looks like it was cool once, and I wonder if there are still remnants of the waterfall/volcano by the pool there.

 
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kenbo-jitsu
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Joined: Jul 27, 2011
Posts: 363
From: Southern CA
Posted: 2012-06-14 11:57 am   Permalink

It doesn't look like anything is left of the "volcano", if it was even built to begin with.

Google Maps


Looking at the rendering, I'm having trouble even figuring out what it's supposed to be. Is it a structure or what?


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11602
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-06-14 11:08 pm   Permalink

Guess I mixed up the entrance doing my internet archeology

It was supposed to be a volcano, which most likely worked like a waterfall. Even though "Tiki villages" were quite elaborate in their landscaping features, and they did have gas torches aflame, I have not found definitive proof of a working (i.e. smoking or flaming) volcano. Something to ask O.A.
See the rendering of the Pele Apartments on page 212 of the BOT for reference.


 
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