Streamline moderne in California

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Image: 1939 May Co. Wilshire from http://www.thedepartmentstoremuseum.org/2010/06/may-company-los-angeles-california.html .

“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 https://wikivisually.com/wiki/May_Company_Building_(Wilshire,_Los_Angeles) .

To see streamline moderne buildings in California that are likely to still be standing click on: https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Category:Streamline_Moderne_architecture_in_California .

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