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Title
General Petroleum Building frame
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1947
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
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.
Photograph caption dated November 17, 1947 reads, "Going Up And Up - 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. However, the workmen placed a sign (arrow) apologizing to the public for the noise."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;24 x 20 cm. on sheet 26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00095731
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 97.
CARL0005054892
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/33074
Subject
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
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Wurdeman, Walter C
Becket, Welton

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