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Tidewater Oil Co., Wilshire Blvd. and Crenshaw Blvd., looking northeast
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Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Photo Collection
Kelly, Howard D
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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When completed, this white marble office building housed the headquarters for Getty Oil and came to be known as the Harbor Building. Prior to its construction, the lot had been occupied by an expansive estate, built in 1926 for William Jenkins, which served as the home of aging Hollywood star Norma Desmond in Billy Wilder's film "Sunset Boulevard."
Birdseye view of the Tidewater Oil Co. building construction site, located at 4201 Wilshire Boulevard; view is looking northeast. Wilshire Boulevard is bottom left to top right corner and Crenshaw Boulevard is bottom right corner to middle right. The architects for the building are Claude Beelman and Associates; Bethlehem Pacific are steel frame fabricators and builders; C.L. Peck Construction and Realty Co. are general contractors. Photograph dated September 19, 1957.
1 negative :safety ;11 x 14 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KHAF 409-1; GPC_b24_f3_i29 (Photographic print)
Harbor Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Tide Water Oil Company
Industrial facilities--California--Los Angeles
Building construction--California--Los Angeles
Petroleum refineries--California--Los Angeles
Industrial sites--California--Los Angeles
Oil industries--California--Los Angeles
Industries--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Crenshaw Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Aerial photographs
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