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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. The new 13-story General Petroleum Building at 612 South Flower street is the largest office building in Southern California. Completed last month at a cost of $11,00,000, it is now in operation. Eight floors are occupied by home office of the corporation. Other floors are taken by 45 other companies.
1 photographic print :b&w ;24 x 19 cm. on sheet 26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00095737 Herald Examiner Collection HE box 97. CARL0005055741 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/33081
General Petroleum Building (Los Angeles, Calif.) Mobil Oil Corporation Office buildings--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Los Angeles Petroleum industry and trade Logos (Symbols) Flower Street (Los Angeles, Calif.) 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 Gladding, McBean and Company