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Golden Tiki apartments Glendora, CA (apartments)
Marty Lush
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Joined: Sep 25, 2008
Posts: 91
From: A Bar In Far Bombay
Posted: 2012-07-18 12:04 pm   Permalink

Name:Golden Tiki apartments - Glendora CA
Type:apartments
Street:125 West Meda Ave.
City:Glendora
State:CA
Zip:91741
country:USA
Phone:
Status:operational

Description:
Looks to be from the golden age (no pun) of mid-century apartments. Small complex with very thick foliage, black lava rock wall accents and faux A-frame on front of building. Six tikis counted.



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Marty Lush
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Joined: Sep 25, 2008
Posts: 91
From: A Bar In Far Bombay
Posted: 2012-07-18 12:15 pm   Permalink

Don't know a darn thing about'em. Found it by accident. Stopped at a thrift store and parked right in front of the apartments. The foliage was so thick I didn't see the tiki or the name for a minute or two. I was thinking it would make a cool tiki apartment building and BAM! I saw a tiki peeking through the leaves. Fairly well kept place. Two small and old looking tiki masks on the walls by the pool. The doors to each apartment are yellow with very Asian looking brass door handle accents. Lots of lush gardening. faux A-frame on front side of building is flanked by entrances to the complex. There are large tiki masks on the walls on one side of each of the entraces. Two good sized standing tikis inside the complex. They appear to be fairly new. Couldn't find anything on TC about it. So, here ya go.

I'm sure others with more knowledge about it could fill in the blanks.

Here are some photos I took:

street view



Tiki mask flanking one of the entrances to the complex


The sign, which is pretty well hidden by all the foliage







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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4356
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-07-18 12:16 pm   Permalink

Sounds cool, any photos?

Here is the google street view, you can see part of the sign.



Dang, wish you had posted this earlier, I just drove through that area last weekend.

Oops, jumped the gun on my post. Nice Find!

DC

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Marty Lush
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Joined: Sep 25, 2008
Posts: 91
From: A Bar In Far Bombay
Posted: 2012-07-18 2:17 pm   Permalink

Just drove by there again and noticed a "for rent" sign up!!

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11197
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-07-18 6:53 pm   Permalink

Stellar discovery, Marty! This is the THIRD "Golden Tiki" Apartments unearthed and posted here: One in Stockton, and one in Arcadia that is no more. Now this one is the only one with the original font still intact!

"The Golden Tiki"!


Here are my earlier musings regarding the subject:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=33775&forum=2&vpost=481651

...and here some more visuals I associate with the concept:













I challenge anyone to appear at Oasis as the Goldfinger girl (gotta have that sculptured bod, though)

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abstractiki
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Joined: Aug 29, 2009
Posts: 604
From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2012-07-20 7:16 pm   Permalink

Fantastic discovery Marty! The tiki sign is very cool. The tikis don't look that old so it's nice they thought to replace any old ones or add a few new ones. Someone actually cared and that is rare. Nice to see these old temples are still being discovered.



 
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Bora Boris
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Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2588
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2012-07-21 7:40 pm   Permalink

Excellent work Marty!

 
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Otto
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 860
From: NorCal
Posted: 2012-08-05 7:09 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-07-18 18:53, bigbrotiki wrote:




I challenge anyone to appear at Oasis as the Goldfinger girl (gotta have that sculptured bod, though)

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Oh! There will be a golden girl at Tiki Oasis!
come to the art show opening on Sat


 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1930
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2012-08-06 08:24 am   Permalink

Nice dicovery Marty ! I was born and raised in Glendora and lived there until 1975 ,
and I had never known or heard of this place .I will definitely have to go check it
out the next time I visit .


 
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chrisandsarahb
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Joined: Aug 22, 2009
Posts: 556
From: Cucamonga, CA
Posted: 2013-02-04 7:04 pm   Permalink

What are the words to that White Christmas song? "The Best things, happen when you're Thrifting?" I too stumbled across this apartment complex while visiting a local thrift store. I totally called it that there would be a thread here about it. If you love TC for anything, love it for that. Took a couple of horrid camera photos:





 
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Pele Paul
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Joined: Aug 26, 2008
Posts: 606
From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2013-08-06 10:31 am   Permalink

I live not too far from here, and use to deliver pizzas all the time to this place!! love it! its nice and quiet, beautiful plants, well kept, and has two cute little bridges across into the main area, all with that early 60s pebble stone walkway!! you truly feel like your on vacation or at a resort in Hawaii, just a neat place!!!!

 
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