Monday, February 13, 2012

Deco Unexpected

The next time you see a play at the South Pasadena High School Auditorium, make sure to check out the water fountain in the women's bathroom.

Who knew?!

10 comments:

Mister Earl said...

I'll check them out if you stand guard!

Judy Williams said...

What an odd juxtaposition with what I think of as the more traditional SP architecture. That is MEGA cool!!

Earl - I'll hold watch outside the door so you can go check it out.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Nice!!

Anonymous said...

I've never seen that!

Jon said...

Great title. I really like our deco high school.

JF said...

Very cool. On Huell Howser's tour of the restored Bullocks on Wilshire (now Southwest Law School) they uncovered a preserved fountain, built into the wall with a tiled back, much in the same style as that one at the South Pas high school. They must have been built around the same time period...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3163/2679648362_2242b607b6_z.jpg

San Diego Farmgirl said...

That's not a water fountain, it's a teleporter. A rounded door slides shut behind you, and you're flushed back up to the mother ship like a pnuematic tube in an old bank drive through. And thank god, because my bangs look, like, totally terrible today, and I could just, like, diiiiiiiiie!

Green Guy said...

How cool is that?

Warren said...

I remember coming across this at the high school in the 90's. Though when I last saw it the paint was a light hospital-lime green. I don't think either color goes well with the yellow/orange/brown but it's very cool nonetheless. All sorts of great random decco fixtures, ceramics and art all over town. Great pic!

Babooshka JH said...

Possibly the coolest water fountain I have ever seen in the ladies toilets. A work of art in itself.