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Title supplied by cataloger. Designed in the Late Moderne style of the postwar period, with ceramic veneer exterior by Gladding, McBean & Co., the General Petroleum Building was built for $8,000,000 and was one of the first skyscrapers to employ a modular system throughout the entire structure. Aluminum fin sunshades from 3rd to 13th floor. Wurdeman & Becket also designed all interior details including furnishings, color schemes & fixtures. It was built between 1947-1949. The sign reads, "The last rivet has been driven. You are glad and so are we." For many days, it has been rat-tat-tat-tat and more rat-tat-tat-tat at Wilshire and Flower street as workmen put up the steel framework of the new General Petroleum Building. Photograph dated January 2, 1948.
1 photographic print :b&w ;20 x 24 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00095733 Herald Examiner Collection HE box 97. CARL0005054894 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/33077
General Petroleum Building (Los Angeles, Calif.) Building construction--California--Los Angeles Signs and signboards--California--Los Angeles Framing (Building)--California--Los Angeles Building sites--California--Los Angeles Office buildings--California--Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs Wurdeman, Walter C Becket, Welton