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The Outrigger Apartments, Stockton, CA (apartments)
Luckydesigns
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Joined: Sep 15, 2002
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From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2003-10-16 4:00 pm   Permalink

Name:The Outrigger Apartments
Type:apartments
Street:Pershing Avenue
City:Stockton
State:CA
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:operational

Description:




While the architecture is definately polynesian/ tiki, there are no actual tikis on the grounds anymore. Trust me, I looked.



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abstractiki
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Joined: Aug 29, 2009
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From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2009-09-30 8:27 pm   Permalink

Here is an update to the Stockton Outrigger Apartments. The address is 4415 North Pershing Ave. The Apartments are in really good condition. They have maintained the original Polynesian architecture and ornamentation. I took these pictures while on the Golden Tiki expedition and found this 1974 phone book add a few weeks ago.

I have also confirmed that these were the second apartments built by billionaire Developer/San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos.

There is a pool there but the one picture I took didn't turn out so ill work on getting another one.

Notice on the underside of the A-frame that the wood paneling is in great shape and the hanging lights looked like they must be original.













Happy Hunting!
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Joined: Jun 28, 2008
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From: Menifee, CA
Posted: 2009-09-30 8:48 pm   Permalink

Did you peak into any of the bushes? Any old tikis hidden in there? The foliage looks pretty lush, I'd bring a golf club or something and start poking around for tikis!

What did the inside of the courtyard look like? More pics please!


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-09-30 10:09 pm   Permalink

Wonderful! The stairs inside the A-frame, very unique. And the lamps, I can't make out what they are made with, is it resin? And the original sign, hidden by the foliage, lovely.

 
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abstractiki
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From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2009-09-30 10:26 pm   Permalink

I didn't really do a through investigation on this place since I was on the hunt for the Golden Tiki at the time. I figured that it was so obviously Tiki that it had already been documented. I shall return to this site with camera and eeh... golf club in hand.

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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2009-09-30 10:34 pm   Permalink

Great! Also of note is the fact that the Outrigger beam has not been sawed of, it seems. Is there a painted design on it? These things are hard to photograph against the blazing sun, time of day matters. I sometimes had to return to sites a couple of times to get the right light.

 
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abstractiki
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Posted: 2009-09-30 10:43 pm   Permalink

Bigbro wrote -

Quote:
the lamps, I can't make out what they are made with, is it resin? And the original sign, hidden by the foliage, lovely



The lamps looked like old brownish metal, like they were tarnished a bit. I will be sure to get some close up shots of those on my return trip.

The sign is very nice, I wonder if this place survived in such good fashion because of who built them, Alex Spanos. One other thing i just found out is that he sold them a long time ago and more recently he sometimes drove by the place and thought of buying them back for sentimental reasons.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2009-09-30 11:31 pm   Permalink

Cool...yeah, I do that all the time, too, driving by Tiki Temples and thinking of buying them for sentimental reasons

 
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tobunga
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Posted: 2009-10-01 4:59 pm   Permalink

Don't forget the giant moai out front!


I didn't know Spanos had any connection to this building.
Let's see if we can get him feeling sentimental about the Stockton Islander and maybe he can resurrect that!
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abstractiki
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Posted: 2009-10-01 5:05 pm   Permalink

OK I'm back from a major photographic expedition to the Outrigger! Here's all the pics. Got some close ups of the lamps and outrigger ornamentation as well as support beams for the A-frame, old accent flood lighting and original door knob etc.






























 
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abstractiki
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Posted: 2009-10-01 5:09 pm   Permalink

Quote:
Tobunga wrote- Don't forget the giant moai out front!



Actually the moai goes to the Bali Hai Apartments next door

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abstractiki
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From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2009-10-01 8:19 pm   Permalink

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Tobunga wrote - Let's see if we can get him feeling sentimental about the Stockton Islander and maybe he can resurrect that!



That sure would be great! put Stockton back on the Tiki map.

Also during my research on this place I found out that Spanos considered the Outrigger the sister to to the Bali Hai. He also came up with the name Outrigger and built it for about 350,000 in the early 60's.


 
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abstractiki
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Posted: 2009-10-05 5:09 pm   Permalink

Been diggin at the Outrigger, came up with these!



Front View



Artist Rendering



Courtyard



Interior of Apartment Room


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2009-10-05 6:05 pm   Permalink

Great old photos. Really love that artist's rendering. Thanks for doing the digging.


 
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abstractiki
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From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2011-10-06 05:39 am   Permalink

I was recently contacted by a member of Stockton's Cultural Heritage Board who was looking for information on the Outrigger. At the next board meeting he will be nominating the Bali Hai and Outrigger Apartments as "Structures of Merit, which is an initial recognition of noteworthy and historic architecture in Stockton, and could be a precursor to landmarking (which is a more lengthy process)".

He got many pictures of the place off Tiki Central. After checking my files and sending him the info I realized there were a few details from my research that I had neglected to post. I'll do that soon.

This is great news, I hope all goes well and these temples will receive their due recognition.



 
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