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Los Angeles Signs (page 5)

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KRKD Radio
Tower
Los Angeles, CA
Bendix Building
Los Angeles, CA
Wilshire Ebell Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles has more vintage neon rooftop signs than anywhere else in the country.

The KRKD Radio Tower sign was built in 1932. The tower was outlined with neon in 2003. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

The Bendix Building sign was built in 1930. It was built by the Bendix Aviation Corporation to aid with nighttime aviation. This sign is 150 feet tall. The "B" is 25 feet tall. The sign was relit in 2003. For more, see this website. [map]

The Bendix Building Garage sign has opal glass letters.

The Wilshire Ebell Theatre was built in 1927 and this sign may be from then. It was there by 1939. The theatre is now used as a live performance venue. For more, see this website. [map]

Hotel Hayward
Los Angeles, CA
St. George Hotel
Los Angeles, CA
Rosslyn Hotel
Los Angeles, CA
The Hotel Hayward was built in 1906. This sign is from the late 1920s or early 1930s. It was restored and relit in 2004. For more, see this website. [map]

The St. George Hotel was built around 1904. This sign appears to be from the 1940s or earlier. [map]

The Rosslyn Hotel was built in 1913. The vertical blade sign is probably from then or shortly thereafter. The second building was added in 1923. I believe these rooftop signs are from the 1920s. They were originally bulb signs. When they were restored in 2000, the city added some neon to save money on electricity. With pressure from the city, the signs were turned off soon after that. They are only turned on occasionally. In 2007, the building was converted into loft space. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. [map]

Auto Park
Los Angeles, CA
Taft Building
Los Angeles, CA
Los Altos Hotel & Apartments
Los Angeles, CA
DuBarry Apartments
Los Angeles, CA
The Auto Park sign is probably from the 1920s or 1930s. It may have been adapted from another business. However, the letters appear to be either be refurbished or replicas of the originals. There must have been text or a design at the top of the sign. [map]

The Taft Building was built in 1923 and this sign appears to be from then. It was the first high-rise office building built in Los Angeles. For more, see this website. [map]

The Los Altos Hotel & Apartments was built as an apartment building in 1925. The twin signs were restored by the city in 1997. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

The DuBarry Apartments building was constructed in 1929. The sign was also restored by the city in 1997. The letters are lit with green neon. [map]

Gaylord Apartments
Los Angeles, CA
Evanston Apartments
Los Angeles, CA
The Gaylord Apartments building was constructed in 1924. The sign is probably from then or shortly thereafter. It was restored by the city in 1995. For more, see this website. [map]

The Evanston Apartments were built in the 1920s. The sign was restored by the city in 1995. [map]

Hotel Normandie
Los Angeles, CA
Bryson Apartment Hotel
Los Angeles, CA
The Hotel Normandie was built in 1926. This neon sign is from then. It was restored and relit in 2011. The letters are lit with white neon at night. [map]

The Bryson Apartment Hotel was built in 1913. The sign was probably built in the 1920s. It was restored around 1996 by the city. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Town House
Los Angeles, CA
The Town House hotel was built in 1929. These twin signs are probably from slightly after that. The hotel was later known as the Sheraton Town House. It closed in 1993. The building has been used for low income housing since then. I believe the dilapidated signs are registered landmarks. For more, see this website. [map]

Wilshire Royale Hotel
Los Angeles, CA
2012: 2017:
The Wilshire Royale Hotel was built in 1927. It is now used for apartments. This sign was repainted around 2016. For more, see this website. [map]

Hotel Stratford
Los Angeles, CA
The Hotel Stratford is now used for apartments. [map]

Ansonia Apartments
Los Angeles, CA
Asbury Apartments
Los Angeles, CA
The Ansonia Apartments building was constructed in 1916 as the James Edmonds Hotel. For more, see this website. [map]

The Asbury Apartments were built in 1925. The building is used for low income housing. For more, see this website. [map]

Hotel Commodore
Los Angeles, CA
Park Wilshire Hotel
Los Angeles, CA
The Hotel Commodore was built in 1922. The building is now known as the Commodore Regency Apartments. The neon is missing from this sign. For more, see this website. [map]

The Park Wilshire Hotel was built in 1924. The building is now used for apartments. The "PW" sign was probably a twin sign with the full lettering originally. For more, see this website. [map]

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