A little more information

The two main activities in my life: Helping the hungry in the late hours of the night and helping guitar players sound better one amp at a time.

I always try to remember that in order to do good one has to take action and actually do something.

I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I have watched the city and Southern California change for well over half a century.

I can be found on facebook at www.facebook.com/mylesr or on twitter at www.twitter.com/myles111us

As of late 2019 the music related links and prints noted on this page which had their links to by GAB (Guitar Amplifier Blueprinting) website are no longer accessible. I grew weary of updating my GAB website and let it go away. You can contact me on Facebook. Saunders Stewart Models continues full operation but we are not accepting new clients without a referral.

Los Angeles Architectural History

Los Angeles Architectural History
1935 Art Deco at some of its finest: No. 168 - Griffith Observatory- (click on the photo for information)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Skid Row Housing Trust - great folks

Tonight I thought I'd post a bit on these folks. I first discovered them when I was walking the streets by 5th, 6th and 7th downtown. They are one more organization that is organized and well run with a very dedicated staff.

You can learn a lot more about them on their website at http://www.skidrow.org but I will post a few photos here from their website.  Some of these places may look familar as I have photographed some of them myself and they may be seen in some of my current portfolio.

As a side note, not to toot my own horn too loudly ....  Some of my architectural photography and homeless photography is being looked at by five or so galleries.  If any of these folks decides to represent me I will donate the money from any of my homeless series photos to the homeless.  The galleries which are currently looking at my work are; C4 Contemporary Art in Los Angeles / Hollywood, Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles, Contemporary Works / Vintage Works in Chalfont PA, DNJ Gallery in Los Angeles, and Fotovision in Berkeley CA.

Back to Skid Row Housing Trust ....

The commentary here is that this place would be open in 2009.  This information off their website had not been updated.  The New Carver Apartments are up and operational.

There is a nice story on this building at http://www.skidrow.org/pdf/LAT%20Built%20with%20Hope%204.29.2009.pdf and another at http://www.skidrow.org/pdf/NewCarverDTLAN_091809.pdf

The buildings above are just a few of their projects.  They cover a wide range of budget and a wide range of architecture.  The folks at Skid Row Housing Trust have won numerous awards.  Here is a list of a few.


Skid Row Housing Trust and its projects have been consistently recognized for their excellence in design, architecture and service.

Westside Urban Forum “Westside Prize” (2008)

Bank of America Neighborhood Excellence Initiative “Neighborhood Builder Award” (2006)

Inner City Law Center “Katherine Krause Award” (2005)

Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing “Developer of the Year” (2003)

California Equity Fund Affordable Housing Production “Partner Award” (2002)

Housing Authority of City of Los Angeles “Partners for Success” (1999)

Great Western Savings Bank “Leslie N. Shaw Sr. Memorial Award” (1992)

Produce Place

Los Angeles Business Council “Residential Landscaping- Multi Family Beautification Award” (1996)

Rainbow Apartments

Los Angeles Downtown News “Downtowners of Distinction Award” (2008)

Senator Hotel

Los Angeles Business Council “New Affordable Housing Beautification Award” (1996)

Pacific Coast Builders Conference “Best Affordable Housing Project Gold Nugget Award” (1995)

Simone Hotel

American Institute of Architects “Honor Award for Architecture” (1994)
Los Angeles Business Council “Low Income Housing Beautification Award (1995)

St George Hotel

MetLife Foundation Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing “Finalist” (2008)
Maxwell Awards of Excellence “Honorable Mention” (2008)
Governors’ Historic Preservation Award (2005)
Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Award (2005)
Charles L. Edison Tax Credit Excellence Award (2005)
California Preservation Foundation Preservation Design Award (2005)
Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing “Project of the Year” (2004)

These folks are the real deal.