601 West 5th Street - Circa 1931 and known these days as the One Bunker Hill building. It was designed by the firm Allison & Allison. I only got a couple of pictures of some details one evening after going to the movies nearby.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
730 West Main Street - It never ceases to amaze me that they used to make things that look like this. This kind of detail is just not seen anymore (and if it is, it's not this well done).
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
326 California Street - While I do find the little commercial building covered in random ashlar stone to be cute, the real draw of this (and what caught my attention from another street) was the sign.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
433 South Spring Street - My visit to downtown LA in 2008 focused mainly on Broadway and a couple of intersecting streets and sadly missed many of the parallel streets holding numerous treasures. This building would be one of those. The two pictures I have were actually taken from the roof of The Judson which butts up against this building. The art deco Title Insurance Building was contstructed in 1928 and designed by John & Donald Parkinson. The front of the structure has some lovely details that can be seen on Google Maps Streetview.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
157 East New England Avenue - I love this building but it is in awful shape. It has a lot of great elements.
My absolute favorite thing is this fantastic staircase and railing. Love, love, love it!
This support structure is straight out of Tomorrowland.
What is this corrugated metal craziness? I don't know, but I like it!
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
333 Forest Avenue - Originally built in 1895 in the Tudor style and then rebuilt in 1923 after fire damaged the home with some restyling to make it more Wright-ish (Wait, is that a word? It is now!).
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
424 South Broadway - Here's another building that for which I have no exterior shots for some reason (the exact opposite of my usual situation. Currently "The Judson" loft apartments, this structure started life in 1906 as an office building designed by Charles Ronald Aldrich in the Beaux Arts style. The Broadway Theater was added to the first floor in 1924.
Tenth floor elevator.
Marble entrance (upside down since I had to take it from inside the security gate).
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
531 Fifth Street - Built in 1942 and designed by Eliel Saarinen. Sadly I only have the one picture of this modern beauty that I took while making a quick diversion on a trip from Indiana to Florida. Columbus is definitely one of the places I need to get back to as it has a wealth of interesting architecture.
I'm not sure what side of the building this is but obviously the most notable feature is the 166 foot tall campanile.
Friday, September 9, 2011
216 South Second Street - Currently occupied by the Public Defenders Office, I was unable to find any other information on this nice art deco building. I was happy to find a number of deco buildings during the short time I spent just passing through Fort Pierce (one more place on my list of revisits for further exploration).