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Pacific Mutual Building, Garage Building entrance
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Graham Photo Co. (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1926]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Pacific Mutual Building, located at 523 W. 6th Street, are actually three interconnected buildings built between 1908 and 1929. The original structure was designed and built between 1908-1912 by John Parkinson and Edwin Bergstrom. Since then, it has undergone many changes: the North Side addition was built in 1916 by William J. Dodd; a twelve-story structure was built in 1921 by William J. Dodd and his associate William Richards; the Garage Building was added in 1926 by Schultze and Weaver; and the West Side addition was erected in 1929 by Parkinson and Parkinson. It underwent Moderne remodeling in 1936 by Parkinson and Parkinson; and in 1974, the building underwent an extensive restoration by Wendell Mounce and Associates, with Bond and Steward, which brought it back to its Beaux Arts revival; finally, the entire building was renovated again by the Westgroup, Inc. in 1985. The Pacific Mutual Building is Historic-Cultural Monument #398.
Close-up of the ornate entrance to Pacific Mutual's Garage Building. Two topiaries flank either side of the double doors, which show elaborate ironwork, a "PM" emblem above the arch, and a small balcony directly above. This building was added in 1926 by Schultze and Weaver.
1 photographic print :b&w ;24 x 19 cm. on sheet 28 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company
Parking garages--California--Los Angeles
Balconies--California--Los Angeles
Doorways--California--Los Angeles
Ironwork--California--Los Angeles
Eclecticism in architecture--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Schultze & Weaver

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