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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. Exterior view of the General Petroleum Building, located at Flower Street (left) and Wilshire Boulevard (right).
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00058585 Security Pacific National Bank Collection L.A.-Buildings-General Petroleum Building.; A-010-940 4x5 CARL0000062202 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/104402
General Petroleum Building (Los Angeles, Calif.) Office buildings--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Los Angeles Wurdeman, Walter C Becket, Welton Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.) Flower Street (Los Angeles, Calif.) Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Gladding, McBean and Company