Folk Art (Transportation Division)
A steep hill street, Hancock, in West Hollywood, just south of the Sunset Strip, is full of amazing little craftsman cottages. Photos of those later, but the whole thing is explained here - "The American Craftsman Style or the American Arts and Crafts Movement is an American domestic architectural and interior design style popular from the 1900's to the early 1930's. The style incorporated locally handcrafted wood-, glass-, and metal-work which is both simple and elegant. A reaction to Victorian opulence and the increasingly common mass produced housing elements, the style incorporated aspects of clean lines, sturdy structure, natural materials. The name comes from a popular magazine published in the early 1900's by furniture maker Gustav Stickley called The Craftsman, which featured original house and furniture designs by Harvey Ellis, the Greene brothers, and others. The designs were influenced by the British Arts and Crafts Movement, as well as American Shaker and Mission styles. During this time also emerged the related Prairie School of architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright."
Yeah, well, indigenous folk art is where you find it. This truck was sitting on Hancock in front of one of the cottages being restored, at noon, Wednesday June 21, at noon.