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Old Posted Sep 20, 2010, 10:48 PM
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In the one-google-leads-to-another department, I found that Helen Gurley Brown (of Sex and the Single Girl and Cosmopolitan magazine fame, not to mention her stint as one of Dolores Gunn's girls) attended Polytechnic High School, which, before moving to the Valley in 1957, was at Washington and Flower. I don't think I'd ever seen a picture of this school, built in 1905--pretty impressive structure.

Speaking of neoclassical architecture, I was also unaware of this mini-Pantheon by Robert Farquhar (California Club, Clark Library, Beverly Hills High School among many others), the Barlow Medical Library, that once stood at 742 North Broadway:

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