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Title
[Wilshire Tower Building] (12 views)
Contributor
Underwood, Gilbert Stanley
Mott Studios
SoCa Digitization Project. C
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1930]
Publication Information
Los Angeles, Calif. : The Mott Studios
Contributing Institution
California State Library
Collection
California History Section Picture Catalog
Rights Information
Please contact the contributing institution for more information regarding the copyright status of this object.
Description
Six exterior and eight interior views of the ziz-zag moderne Wilshire Tower Building on Wilshire between Burnside and Dunsmuir. Stores include Desmonds, 5514 Wilshire, Silverwoods, 5522 Wilshire, Oscar Balzer, Ye Betty Alden Shoppe, and Marks with 8-story office tower between Desmonds and Silverwoods. Gilbert Stanley Underwood, architect. Mott number 157 refers to stock photos; number 232 refers to Weber Showcase & Fixture Co.; number 237 refers to Standard Furniture Co.; number 265 refers to Vernon Fixture & Cabinet Co.; number 1084 refers to Federated Metals; and number 603 refers to Desmonds.
1992-1384 (157-766) tower entrance -- 1992-1385 (157-937) view looking towards Silverwoods from across the street, Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothes sign on roof -- 1992-1386 (157-938) view looking down the building from across the street from Silverwoods -- 1992-1387 (232-43) interior Desmond's (barbershop) -- 1992-1388 (232-60) Desmonds' window display -- 1992-1389 (237-66) view looking towards Desmonds from across the street -- 1992-1390 (237-67) view of the building from the corner across the street.
1992-1391 (265-41) and 1992-1392 (265-41) interior -- 1992-1393 (265-45) interior, dress department -- 1992-1394 (265-47) interior, women's department -- 1992-1395 (603-17) Desmond's (barbershop).
Also have original Mott negative: 157-766, 157-937, 157-938.
Type
image
Format
Photographs.
Nonprojected graphic
Extent
12 photographic prints ; 8 x 10 in.
Identifier
(C)001386273CSL01-Aleph
(DRA)VVV-9550
Language
English
Subject
Department stores--California--Los Angeles
Clothing stores--California--Los Angeles
Interiors--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Window displays--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles (Calif.)--Photographs
Photographic prints
Place
California
Los Angeles
Los Angeles (Calif.)

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