city: pasadena

millard house

from frank lloyd wright, westworld posted in art and design by chewing_the_scenery

Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built the Millard house in 1923.

He built four Mayan Revival-style houses like this in the Los Angeles area in the early 1920s. The Ennis House, which has appeared in dozens of movies and tv shows, is probably the most familiar of this textile-block design.

You can see the Millard House in HBO’s Westworld as the house Arnold is constructing for his family, and it’s also where Ford builds (and Delores tests) Bernard.

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the parsonage

from scientology, rocket science posted in history by pete_nice

Jack Parsons was known as the "James Dean of the occult set."
An early dabbler in rocketry, his work with collaborators in the field became the basis for JPL.

Parsons interest in sexy-time occult practices made his three-floor mansion a swingin' good time for parties. He attracted numerous bohemians and eccentrics to rent rooms there, including writer and religion founder L. Ron Hubbard.

Hubbard lived there long enough to dominate the house with charisma, and then to take off with Parsons' mistress, Sara Northrup Hollister.

As a free love advocate, he got over it, and eventually sold the Parsonage to invest in a yacht-selling scheme with L. Ron. El-Ron took the money but didn't provide any boats, so that was the end of their friendship.

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the gamble house

from back to the future posted in movies by pete_nice

Designed by Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene in the early part of the 20th century for Procter & Gamble executive David Gamble, the Gamble House is considered to be a masterpiece of the Arts & Crafts movement.

It also serves as Doc Brown's house in the Back to the Future trilogy.

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jones coffee

from comedians in cars getting coffee, jerry seinfeld, jay leno posted in television by crabapple

Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno take a 1949 Porsche 356/2 to Jones Coffee in Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

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pawnee city hall

from parks and recreation posted in television by chewing_the_scenery

Pasadena City Hall is the stand-in for the exterior of the Pawnee government building in Parks and Recreation. The Parks and Rec offices and the courtyard are filmed on a sound stage.

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