FEATURES | MUSIC | BOOKS | DRINKS | FORUMS | GAMES | LINKS | ABOUT


advertise on Tiki Central

Celebrating classic and modern Polynesian Pop
  [Edit Profile]  [Edit Preferences]  [Search] [Sign Up]
[Personal Messages]  [Member List]  [Help/FAQ]  [Rules]  [Login]
Tiki Central Forums Locating Tiki Tahiti Village, Pomona, CA (apartments)
Tahiti Village, Pomona, CA (apartments)
Dustycajun
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4074
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2013-04-24 6:10 pm   Permalink

Name:Tahiti Village
Type:apartments
Street:883 Buena Vista
City:Pomona
State:CA
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:unknown

Description:

I tried (unsuccessfully) for this amazing postcard on ebay a while back - the Tahiti Village apartments in Pomona.



Looks like it had all of the trappings of a Polynesian Pop Paradise, with an A-Frame entrance and entertainment area by the pool grounds.





The back of the card says it all!



Someone needs to take a drive-by to see what's left.

DC



 
View Profile of Dustycajun Send a personal message to Dustycajun      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Chub
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 26, 2005
Posts: 264
From: Detroit, MI but now in sunny Los Angeles
Posted: 2013-04-24 9:11 pm   Permalink

Hardly recognizable...

_________________


 View Profile of Chub Send a personal message to Chub  Goto the website of Chub     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
bigbrotiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11004
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-04-27 01:30 am   Permalink

This pool hut...



...really reminded me of the one me and Otto found at the Kamia Village in Anaheim in the 90s:



I wonder if Eli Hedley was involved with the Tahiti Village also...



 
View Profile of bigbrotiki Send a personal message to bigbrotiki  Goto the website of bigbrotiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
bigbrotiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11004
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-04-27 02:24 am   Permalink

Walking around the place on Google, I could not find any trace of the rec room, and yes, there doesn't seem anything worthwhile left to record. But Google street view can be deceiving:

After a friend tipped me of to a "Canoga Park Village", this chopped-off outrigger mini A-frame was the only Polynesian feature I could see with street view:


...while these cool pool huts remained hidden inside until me and Boris went on a little urban archeology expedition:


See more here:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=45223&forum=2&start=last&0


 View Profile of bigbrotiki Send a personal message to bigbrotiki  Goto the website of bigbrotiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
U-Moderate:
  
v1.5

[ About Tiki Central | Contact Tiki Central | Advertise on Tiki Central ]
(c) 2000-2014 Tikiroom.com (tm), Tiki Central (tm)

Credits & copyright infomation