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May Co. exterior
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1934
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Originally designed by Alfred F. Rosenheim and opened in 1908, this Beaux Arts building was enlarged by Aleck Curlett in 1929 to accomodate more merchandise. The store was acquired from A. Hamburger & Sons Co. by David May in 1923 and renamed the May Company. More recently, it has been known as the Broadway Trade Center.
Exterior view of the May Company Department Store, located downtown at 8th Street and Broadway, when the new addition designed by architect Aleck Curlett, seen here at left, was built.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
A-001-459 4x5; L.A.-Shops and stores-Department stores-May Co. (formerly Hamburger's).
May Company California
Department stores--California--Los Angeles
Eclecticism in architecture--California--Los Angeles
Rosenheim, Alfred F.(Alfred Faist),1859-1943
Curlett, Aleck
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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