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Title
Rooftop architectural details
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and Charlie Chaplin financed the United Artists Theatre/Texaco Building located at 933 S. Broadway, which was completed in 1927 by architects Percy A. Walker & Albert R. Eisen with interior design by C. Howard Crane. The Spanish Gothic style building included an ornate 50-foot high "dummy tower" to circumvent the local height restriction of the time, and all of the offices were leased to the California Petroleum Co. In 1979 Texaco Oil moved operations to Wilshire Blvd. In 1991 the building was designated as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument # 523. Dr. Gene Scott's University Cathedral leased the building until Greenfield Partners bought it in 2011 for conversion to an Ace Hotel.
Busts of medieval men look out over the rooftop of the United Artists Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles that faces the Rives-Strong Building at 9th and Main.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00069378
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Architecture-Decoration and ornament; G-000-557 8x10
CARL0000073761
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/110110
Subject
United Artists Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Motion picture theaters--California--Los Angeles
Motion picture theaters--Decoration--California--Los Angeles
Roofs--Decoration--California--Los Angeles
Concrete sculpture--California--Los Angeles
Busts--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Walker & Eisen

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