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sumu posted on Tue, Jun 21, 2005 11:32 PM

Name:New Horizons Retirement Community
Type:other
Street:Maple Ave./235th Street
City:Torrance
State:CA
Zip:90505
country:USA
Phone:
Status:operational

Description:
This is a retirement community of condos, bungaloes, a mini golf course, swimming pools, tennis courts - quite nice. Built in the 1960's I believe. The community building, or clubhouse, which faces Maple/235th street is the remarkable Tiki-esk building, complete w/ elaborate A-line overhang and mosaic tiles. Quite impressive.

Sumu,
Are you just pluggin' this place? (Reg. first post)
I don't see anything Tiki in these photos.

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sumu posted on Wed, Jun 22, 2005 9:04 AM

i'm not old enuf to plug it.

Youre right, none of those photos show the club building out front, which is a shame. You'll just have to drive by, that is, if you live close enuf.

I've got pictures of the club building in front. Definitely an impressive GIGANTIC Polynesian A-Frame. All the buildings in the complex are Polynesian styled as well, just not as extreme. I wonder what the complex was originally called back in the day? Doctor Z and I have found many good estate sales there.

Thanks for getting the ball rolling on this one, Sumu. I don't think many people know about New Horizons. It's stayed a hidden tiki spot because of its current name and the fact that you have to go off the main streets to see it. Now people know. Cool!



Sabu


[ Edited by: Sabu The Coconut Boy on 2005-06-22 10:14 ]

thanks sabu and Sumu.
Yes, it does look nice.
(Sorry about grillin ya sumu)

Today, October 2007, the main building looks just the same as it did in the photos found in this thread, from 2005.

On 2005-06-21 23:32, sumu wrote:
Name:New Horizons Retirement Community
Type:other
Street:Maple Ave./235th Street
City:Torrance
State:CA
Zip:90505
country:USA
Phone:
Status:operational

Description:
This is a retirement community of condos, bungaloes, a mini golf course, swimming pools, tennis courts - quite nice. Built in the 1960's I believe. The community building, or clubhouse, which faces Maple/235th street is the remarkable Tiki-esk building, complete w/ elaborate A-line overhang and mosaic tiles. Quite impressive.

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