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Commercial office building on 6th Street
Alternative Title
Los Angeles County Building Survey Photo Collection;
Schafer, Stephen
Photographs taken for Historic American Buildings Survey or the Historic Landscapes Survey: documentation is on file
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photographs taken for a building survey which includes a narrative and documentation.
The commercial office building located at 3750 W. 6th Street was built in 1952-53 by architect Cejay Parsons. Parsons was a prolific designer of commercial buildings in the Mid-Century Modern style which is very much represented by the 3750 W. 6th Street building with its flat rooftop, clean lines, and simple rectangular form. The building was built in an area, that at the time of its construction, was known as the "insurance center," because of the number of like buildings built on 6th Street between Western and Vermont Avenue that housed insurance companies. Parsons designed at least ten buildings in the "insurance center." The building located at 3750 W. 6th Street has since been demolished as part of the major renovation and expansion of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple.
View of the front facade of the commercial building located at 3750 W. 6th Street looking southwest. Much of the exterior wall is made of glass and stone which was in keeping with Mid-Century Modern architecture.
1 photographic print :color ;22 x 28 cm.
Photographic prints
Los Angeles County Building Survey Collection;
Commercial buildings--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Modern movement (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Sidewalks--California--Los Angeles
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
Storefronts--California--Los Angeles
Signs and signboards--California--Los Angeles
Palms--California--Los Angeles
Street lighting--California--Los Angeles
Sixth Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Parsons, Cejay

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