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Old Posted Apr 28, 2014, 12:57 PM
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This one especially can give a tiny hint of the fantasticness that was lost when they tore down the Richfield Building.
It is as though someone came along and cut off a corner of the top tier of a black and gold wedding cake and set it down on Western Avenue.
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from http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1807


KevinW-- it's been altered to remove most of its charm, but there is the old Western Auto building at the NW corner of Wilshire & Hauser...

http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...postcount=6845

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=13366

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Old Posted Apr 28, 2014, 3:23 PM
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As a longtime fan and contributor to this thread, I'm asking for everyone's help on a project I'm undertaking. I am a 4K TV Producer, meaning we shoot television in the new UHD 3840x2160 format which gives us incredible pictures. For our next program, we're doing a documentary about Art Deco in L.A.

I've compiled a list of buildings we want to shoot and would love feedback about any egregious omissions or anything you think isn't worth the time. As I write this I realize I forgot the MayCo building on Wilshire and Fairfax. Anyway for now, here's my list:

1. South Pasadena High School, 1401 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, 1906
2. Venice High School, 13000 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, 1911
3. Ravenswood Apartments, 570 North Rossmore Avenue, Hollywood, 1912
4. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 3911 South Figueroa Street, 1921
5. Park Plaza Hotel, 607 Park View Street, Los Angeles, 1923–24
6. Southern California Gas Company Complex, 820 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, 1925
7. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, 1926
8. Sears, Roebuck & Company Mail Order Building, 2650 E. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 1927
9. Glenarm Power Plant, 43 East State, Pasadena, 1927
10. James Oviatt Building, 617 S. Olive St.,, Los Angeles, 1927
11. Charmont Apartments, 330 California Ave, Santa Monica, 1928
12. Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles (Martin and Parkinson, 1928)
13. Hollywood & Western Building, 5504 Hollywood Boulevard, , Hollywood, 1928
14. Garfield Building, 403 W. 8th St., Los Angeles (Claud Beelman, 1928–29)
15. Social and Public Art Resource Center, (SPARC Building) 650 Venice Blvd., Venice, 1929
16. Bullocks Wilshire, 3050 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles (The Parkinsons, 1929)
17. Richfield Tower, 555 S. Flower St., Los Angeles (demolished) (Stiles O. Clements, 1929)
18. Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, 1930
19. Montecito Apartments, 6650 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, 1930
20. Title Guarantee and Trust Company Building, 401-411 W. 5th StLos Angeles, 1930
21. Eastern Columbia Building, 849 S. Broadway, Los Angeles (Claud Beelman, 1930)
22. Wiltern Theatre (in the Pellissier Building), 3790 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles (Stiles O. Clements, 1931)
23. Dominguez-Wilshire Building 5410 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles (Morgan, Walls & Clements), 1931
24. Sunset Tower, 8358 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles (Leland Bryant, 1931)
25. Los Angeles County - USC Medical Center, 1200 N State St. Los Angeles, 1933
26. Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, 1934
27. Pan-Pacific Auditorium, 7600 W. Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, California, 1935
28. Los Angeles Times Building, 202 West 1st Street Los Angeles, 1935
29. Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles (John C. Austin, preliminary sketches by Russell W. Porter, 1935)
30. Crossroads of the World, 6671 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, 1936
31. El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 1936
32. U.S. Post Office Hollywood Main, 1615 N. Wilcox Ave. Hollywood, 1937
33. Fox Bruin Theater, 926 Broxton Avenue Los Angeles, 1937
34. Firestone Tire Building, 800 S. La Brea, Los Angeles, 1937
35. Black Cat Tavern, 3909 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, 1939
36. Hollywood Bowl Muse Fountain, 1939
37. Burbank City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave.Burbank, 1943
38. Roxy Theatre, 9009 W Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, 1973
Some additional buildings which might be worth a thought:

+ Thomas Jefferson High School E 41st St/ Hooper Ave., South Los Angeles
+ Coca Cola Building 1334 S Central Ave., Los Angeles
+ Dr Moxley's Veterinary Practice 940 Highland Ave.
+ Crane Bathrooms Showroom 950 Highland Ave.
+ 9231 Doheny View Terrace, WeHo.
+ US Tires, 5675 Telegraph Road, East Los Angeles
+ KCHC Radio, 141 N Vermont Ave. Streamline moderne.
+ 4032 Wilshire Blvd Medical Practice (would be great if the "Unicorn" made it onto TV).



All the best for your programme.

Alester
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Here are a few more art deco buildings for KevinW:

alester young has just mentioned my first one while I've been finding the others.

Coca-Cola Building, 1200-1334 South Central Avenue (Robert V. Derrah, 1939)


Google Earth, originally posted by rcarlton in post #9582

Hotel Shangri-La, 1301 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica (William Foster, 1939)


Wikipedia, originally posted by Retired_in_Texas in post #16345

Venice Division 14 Police Station (now SPARC), 685 N. Venice Boulevard (1930)


www.you-are-here.com

Old Sontag Drugs store at Cloverdale and Wilshire


GSV, originally posted by Mayor Shaw in post #7169

Old Lane-Wells Co. building, South Soto Street (William E. Myer, 1938/39)


Michael Locke on Flickr
Covered by GW in post #5896
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There's a truly lavish estate sale taking place at the Higgins-Verbeck mansion (637 South Lucerne) on Friday, May 2. This page has photos of the numerous items that will be up for sale/auction, and several interior shots of the house itself, as well.

http://www.estatesales.net/estate-sa...s/90005/610707
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Old Posted Apr 28, 2014, 4:09 PM
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Thanks for the link JScott. Quite a hodgepodge of items in that beautiful house.
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Back in the 1950s I went to school around the corner from this building located at 3rd and Western. At the time it was a Citizen Savings Bank and my dad opened my first passbook savings account there. Does anyone know the history of this building or have any early photos? It's art deco and looks like it dates from the early 1930s.

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Old Posted Apr 28, 2014, 5:03 PM
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And KevinW, don't forget the...

Maywood City Hall...

Maywood City Hall, 4319 E. Slauson Avenue

And for what it's worth, there's a little deco gem next door to the east. (The tax service)
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Deco Update

Ok, here's my updated list:

1. South Pasadena High School, 1401 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, 1906
2. Venice High School, 13000 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, 1911
3. Ravenswood Apartments, 570 North Rossmore Avenue, Hollywood, 1912
4. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 3911 South Figueroa Street, 1921
5. Park Plaza Hotel, 607 Park View Street, Los Angeles, 1923–24
6. Mulholland Dam, Hollywood Reservoir, 1924
7. Southern California Gas Company Complex, 820 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, 1925
8. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, 1926
9. Sears, Roebuck & Company Mail Order Building, 2650 E. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 1927
10. Glenarm Power Plant, 43 East State, Pasadena, 1927
11. James Oviatt Building, 617 S. Olive St.,, Los Angeles, 1927
12. Charmont Apartments, 330 California Ave, Santa Monica, 1928
13. Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles (Martin and Parkinson, 1928)
14. samson tyre and rubber company, 5675 Telegraph Road, East Los Angeles, 1928
15. Hollywood & Western Building, 5504 Hollywood Boulevard, , Hollywood, 1928
16. Garfield Building, 403 W. 8th St., Los Angeles (Claud Beelman, 1928–29)
17. Social and Public Art Resource Center, (SPARC Building) 650 Venice Blvd., Venice, 1929
18. Bullocks Wilshire, 3050 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles (The Parkinsons, 1929)
19. Richfield Tower, 555 S. Flower St., Los Angeles (demolished) (Stiles O. Clements, 1929)
20. Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, 1930
21. Montecito Apartments, 6650 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, 1930
22. Title Guarantee and Trust Company Building, 401-411 W. 5th StLos Angeles, 1930
23. Eastern Columbia Building, 849 S. Broadway, Los Angeles (Claud Beelman, 1930)
24. Venice Division 14 Police Station (now SPARC), 685 N. Venice Boulevard (1930)
25. Dr Moxley's Veterinary Practice 940 Highland Ave., 1930
26. Bankers Building (now International Center), 629 S. Hill Street, Claude Beelman, 1930
27. Southern California Edison Building (601 W. 5th St.) in 1930-1931
28. Wiltern Theatre (in the Pellissier Building), 3790 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles (Stiles O. Clements, 1931)
29. Dominguez-Wilshire Building 5410 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles (Morgan, Walls & Clements), 1931
30. Sunset Tower, 8358 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles (Leland Bryant, 1931)
31. The Selig Retail Building (3rd Street and Western Avenue), 1931
32. Los Angeles County - USC Medical Center, 1200 N State St. Los Angeles, 1933
33. The Mauretania, 520-522 N. Rossmore Avenue:, 1934
34. Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, 1934
35. Thomas Jefferson High School E 41st St/ Hooper Ave., South Los Angeles, 1935
36. Pan-Pacific Auditorium, 7600 W. Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, California, 1935
37. Los Angeles Times Building, 202 West 1st Street Los Angeles, 1935
38. Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles (John C. Austin, preliminary sketches by Russell W. Porter, 1935)
39. Crossroads of the World, 6671 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, 1936
40. El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 1936
41. U.S. Post Office Hollywood Main, 1615 N. Wilcox Ave. Hollywood, 1937
42. Fox Bruin Theater, 926 Broxton Avenue Los Angeles, 1937
43. Firestone Tire Building, 800 S. La Brea, Los Angeles, 1937
44. 9231 Doheny View Terrace, 1938
45. Old Lane-Wells Co. building, South Soto Street (William E. Myer, 1938/39)
46. Black Cat Tavern, 3909 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, 1939
47. Hollywood Bowl Muse Fountain, 1939
48. Hotel Shangri-La, 1301 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica (William Foster, 1939)
49. Coca Cola Building 1334 S Central Ave., Los Angeles, 1939
50. Union Station, 800 North Alameda Street, 1939
51. Burbank City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave.Burbank, 1943
52. Roxy Theatre, 9009 W Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, 1973
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Former I. Magnin & Co. store at Wilshire and New Hampshire Ave. Now a mini-mall, but several of the deco features on the main floor are preserved as is the "motor court" at the rear of the building which was actually one of the store's two "main" entrances. Along with Bullocks-Wilshire, among the first American stores designed to accommodate customers who drove to shop instead of walking.
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and today.

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Good luck with your art deco project KevinW. It sounds fascinating.
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KevinWIf you're including demolished buildings, then you should include the likes of Coulters on Wilshire and the NBC Radio City studios at Sunset and Vine.
I second the emotion.

Since you have included the demolished Richfield Building and Pan-Pacific Auditorium on your list you must include the 1938 NBC Radio City Building on Sunset & Vine, no?

See this post:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=21081

And I also suggest the Hollywood Palladium:

Opening 1940:
LAPL

Putting finishing touches on the restoration and re-opening, Feb. 2009:


And, KevinW, be sure to keep us updated on the documentary!
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Another 1950’s Atkin’s Travel Photo Slide, picturing Vine Street at night:


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Thanks for the link JScott. Quite a hodgepodge of items in that beautiful house.
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Re 637 South Lucerne (once upon a time, 2619 Wilshire Boulevard)....




"Hodgepodge" is putting it mildly, ER. To me, it's a mostly hideous collection; I guess there are always collectors for this kind of stuff, but while there used to be a number of stores near my apt in NY crammed with it, there is now really only one and it looks like it's been closed for awhile. I guess this means the current owners of the Higgins-Verbeck are moving on, if they haven't expired. It would be great if the house could receive an sensitive update, including ripping out some of the overdone landscaping.... I'm afraid the house is too close to Wilshire and too close to the office building on the corner to make it a prime recepticle for a huge amount of renovation dollars. And I know I'm fantasizing to think that it might be moved once again, this time to a location away from major thoroughfares. Anybody got a quieter lot in Windsor Square/Hancock Park?
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My post above post shows the Capitol Records sign on the left.

I found this small image showing the Capitol Records office sign. The source
does not have a link, but indicates that it was taken from a screen shot of a
youtube video.


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Europa with chocolate-brown walls

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The address 312 W. 7th Street is in the Loew's State Building (United Building now).

GSV

...but the Lowe's State Building wasn't built until 1921, so the postcard predates it by 11 years!


7th & Broadway/GSV

Does anyone know what stood on the site of the Lowe's State prior to 1921?
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I also noticed this neighbor on 7th Street. I don't think I've heard of the Preckels Bldg. before.

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Here's another Italian restaurant...this one is in Hollywood.


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The address places it in the Pantages Theater Building at the corner of Hollywood & Argyle Ave.


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..with that information i was able to find a photo of the Italian Kitchen.


http://www.uncanny.net/~wetzel/hbline.htm
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The address 312 W. 7th Street is in the Loew's State Building (United Building now).

...but the Lowe's State Building wasn't built until 1921, so the postcard predates it by 11 years!


Does anyone know what stood on the site of the Lowe's State prior to 1921?
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The Vogel Block faced Broadway on the SW corner but around the corner at 312 W. 7th just a collection of small commercial buildings.
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It survived.

GSV





below: GW posted this photo of the Chateau La Martine back on page 365.

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627 S. Normandie
LAPL

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..with that information i was able to find a photo of the Italian Kitchen.
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Love the postcard, E_R! Here's a couple more photos from 1944.


Bruce Torrence

"The Princess and the Pirate" with Bob Hope and Virginia Mayo is playing at the Pantages.
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