Los Angeles Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Buildings (page 1)

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Mole-Richardson Building [gone]
Los Angeles, CA
The Mole-Richardson Building was built in 1930 for the ModernCraft Laundry. It was designed by Morgan, Walls & Clements. The was originally a tower over the entrance. In recent years, the building housed the Studio Depot, a lighting equipment company and a division of Mole-Richardson. The building was demolished in 2014. For more, see this website. [left photo thanks Glenda Campbell]

Moxley Veterinary [gone]
Los Angeles, CA
The Moxley Veterinary building was designed by Ted R. Cooper and built in 1930. Originally, there was a blade sign reading "Moxley's." I believe the Great Dane sign was added in the 1950s. The building later housed offices. In 2022, the building had been gutted and the Great Dane sign was missing. The building is now gone as well. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Hollywood Palladium
Los Angeles, CA
2008: 2013:
The Hollywood Palladium opened in 1940 as a dance hall. Over the years, the facility has hosted big band concerts, the Lawrence Welk show, and rock concerts. The building was renovated in 2008. The sign and facade now replicate the building's original style. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Comedy Union
Los Angeles, CA
The Comedy Union building appears to be from the 1930s. Does anyone know what business was here originally? [map]

3124 W. 6th St.
Los Angeles, CA
This building at 3124 W. 6th St. was designed by M.T. Cantell and built in 1939. It may have been a medical office originally. [map]

former medical office
Los Angeles, CA
This former medical office was built in 1938. When these 2024 photos were taken, the building was being restored. [map]

Howard Hughes Headquarters
Los Angeles, CA
The Howard Hughes Headquarters building was built in 1930 as a color film processing plant. That business closed in 1932 and it then housed a brewery. The building now houses office space. For more, see this website. [map]

Hollywood Post Office
Los Angeles, CA
The Hollywood Post Office was designed by Claud Bellman and built in 1937. [map]