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Old Posted Jan 8, 2016, 8:23 PM
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Thanks for identifying the Hotel Shoreham in yesterday's Shulman pictures, GW. I had planned to look for those towers myself, but forgot!


Today's Julius Shulman photoset shows the 1955 Transport Indemnity Building at 3670 Wilshire Boulevard. A realtor by the name of Paul Mintz is to the right Transport Indemnity Building, and the block is completed by a Standard Oil station at Serrano. This is "Job 2218: Transport Indemnity Building Offices (Los Angeles, Calif.),1956".
NB. I've omitted the second picture in the set because it duplicates the first from further away, and only adds dark vegetation.

Both from Getty Research Institute

GW mentions the Transport Indemnity Building in a detailed post about 651 South Hobart Boulevard on his Wilshire Boulevard Houses Blog. The building was apparently demolished in 2005 to make way for a redevelopment which is still yet to happen! Here it is on a 2004 aerial view - the 2005 image was taken after the site was cleared.

Historic Aerials

The site is currently being used as a parking lot.

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