The Late Work: Hertel and O’Connor and a Strange Bank Building in Coronado

On Thanksgiving Day, while my toddler napped, my father and I drove over the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge to take a look at the former Home Savings (and now, former Petco) at the center of the business strip on Orange Avenue in Coronado. When I first heard that a former Home Savings had become a … Continue reading The Late Work: Hertel and O’Connor and a Strange Bank Building in Coronado

Update, and Home Savings Branches outside California in Context

Hello again! As we reach the end of 2014, I wanted to give you an update about all that is happening behind the scenes–as well as to share some thoughts about those Home Savings branches constructed outside California, and the effort to add them to the story. It has been a productive fall! With support … Continue reading Update, and Home Savings Branches outside California in Context

The Permanent Home for Temporary Mosaics: Home Savings’s Last Headquarters in Irwindale

For decades after its acquisition by Howard Ahmanson in 1947,Home Savings and Loan had its headquarters along Wilshire Boulevard — first in Beverly Hills, and then in Los Angeles, and finally, in 1985, to a campus in Irwindale. When Home Savings was purchased in 1998, the headquarters was transferred to Washington Mutual. Now they are … Continue reading The Permanent Home for Temporary Mosaics: Home Savings’s Last Headquarters in Irwindale

Definitive List for Home Savings and Loan artwork, Savings of America artwork, and the Millard Sheets Studio public projects

A Definitive List for Home Savings and Loan artwork, Savings of America artwork, and the Millard Sheets Studio public projects                                 At long last, I have been able to update, add to, revise, refine, and improve this Definitive List. I … Continue reading Definitive List for Home Savings and Loan artwork, Savings of America artwork, and the Millard Sheets Studio public projects