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Old Posted Apr 18, 2013, 7:40 PM
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The A.G. Bartlett Building is a 14-story building at 215 W. 7th Street. When completed in 1911 it was the tallest building
in Los Angeles for five years. -Designed by well-known Los Angeles architects John Parkinson & Edwin Bergstrom in the Beaux Arts style.


The Union Oil Co. occupied the upper floors from 1911 to 1923.

Sadly, at ground level a 'modern' facade has been tacked on the vintage building.


It appears the street level facade might have been remodeled years ago from Beaux Arts to Art Deco.

The classic street address two fifteen is almost hidden by the most recent 'modernization'.


I came across this wonderful photograph showing the art deco entrance before the ill-conceived 'modernization'.

old cd of mine

This same entrance was used in the legendary film noir D.O.A. as the Allison Hotel.

Vestiges of 1911 can still be seen in the hallways

elevator bank.

and lobby.

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