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Old Posted Dec 6, 2010, 2:20 PM
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Maddux redux

Another small gem of a lost downtown building is the Maddux Air Lines ticket office, which once stood at 636 S. Olive, near the 7th Street Silverwoods, on the site of what is now a parking lot:

LAPL http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics29/00034236.jpg

Another shot of the Maddux building, with a beautiful chauffeured Lincoln out front:
LAPL http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics29/00034235.jpg

According to the LAPL, the architects were "Jock Detlef Peters and Feil & Paradise. Peters was a German emigre known for his modern store designs in Los Angeles. Other of his projects included the interiors of Bullocks Wilshire." (Emphasis mine.) Could he have also done the 7th Street Silverwoods? The building at far right in the first picture still stands and faces
Hill St.--while its rear facade is ordinary, its front is not:

http://www.nileguide.com/destination/blog/los-angeles/files/2010/11/DECO_NA_HARRIS_SUN.jpg
Sun Realty Bulding, 629 S. Hill St., 1930. It's by Claude Beelman, who also did the Union
Oil Building recently discussed. It seems that all design in L.A. in this period is
interconnected, and very local.
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