Downey Conservancy honors Stox for preserving its architecture

DOWNEY - The Downey Conservancy saluted Stox restaurant on Monday with a cluster of gold-hued balloons and a commemorative plaque as the "oldest eating establishment in Downey" marking its 50th anniversary at its corner location on Imperial Highway and Bellflower Boulevard. Downey Conservancy president George Redfox said the preservation group wanted to show its appreciation for Stox's continued efforts at preserving its "mid-century modern architecture" as well as for serving its clientele with an array of well-received home-concocted pies and more traditional fare over the years.

"With the help of our architect, we'll soon have a list of other business properties in Downey that we'll submit to the state as candidates for inclusion in its official historic property list," he said.

Redfox added that next on the Conservancy's to-do list is identifying residential buildings in the city that could also meet "historic property" criteria.

Other Downey Conservancy board members in attendance were Harold Tseklenis, Mark Echmalian, Kathy Perez, Don Lamkin and Meribeth Paulino.

********** Published: June 21, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 10