Streamline moderne in California


Image: 1939 May Co. Wilshire from .

“Completed in 1939, the May Company Building …in the Wilshire district, Los Angeles, is a celebrated example of Streamline Moderne architecture. The building’s architect Albert C. Martin, Sr., also designed the Million Dollar Theater and Los Angeles City Hall. The May Company Building is a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.

“The Los Angeles Conservancy calls it ‘the grandest example of Streamline Moderne remaining in Los Angeles’. It is especially noted for its gold-tiled cylindrical section that faces the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard at Fairfax Avenue, of which it occupies the northeast corner.”

Excerpts from,_Los_Angeles) .

To see streamline moderne buildings in California that are likely to still be standing click on: .

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