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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. 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."
1 photographic print :b&w ;24 x 20 cm. on sheet 26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00095731 Herald Examiner Collection HE box 97. CARL0005054892 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/33074
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