Bekins

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“The era of the grand Bekins castles is past, along with the grandeur of the service that moved America when the entire country seemed to be shifting West. But as the company’s late president intended, Bekins’ powerful buildings stand as permanent landmarks on our changing urban landscape.

“[In addition to building their own, the] company also bought warehouses built by other storage companies. The 11-story Hollywood Storage Co. building at 1025 N. Highland Ave. was the tallest structure in Hollywood when erected in 1925. It was purchased by Bekins in 1939.”

Excerpt from Los Angeles Times 1989 article found here: https://www.bekins.com/2014/08/07/throwback-thursday-bekins-southern-california/ . Learn more about the company at the link.

1954 Bekins Hollywood image from https://www.sparefoot.com/self-storage/blog/5716-origin-of-self-storage/ . Despite the photo being taken decades later, the building is probably little changed from 1939. There is lots to learn about the storage business at this link.

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