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Beverly Vista School, Primary Building, 200 South Elm Drive, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, CA



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HB184405
North And South Elevation


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Location
200 South Elm Drive, Beverly%2525252BHills, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2704-C
Building/structure dates: 1926 initial construction
Significance: At Beverly Vista, the Primary Building (Building D) is a fine example of public school design. Building D, was designed by the Los Angeles architectural firm of Gable and Wyant in the Italian Renaissance Revival style. Incorporating the distinguishing characteristics of this architectural idiom such as brick exterior walls, a tiled roof, an extensive and unifying use of arches as a decorative motif, and a tower which is reminiscent of ecclesiastical Romanesque precedents. Gable and Wyant were particularly known for their work in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, as for example, in their design for Hangar I (1929) at the Los Angeles International Airport. Beverly Vista illustrates their facility with a different but related architectural vocabulary. The use of the Romanesque Revival style also represents a distinctly traditional choice of architectural imagery. While all of the other schools in the district showcase the Spanish style, that eventually became integral to the mythology of southern California, Beverly Vista suggest a more urban approach to school design. Constructed in 1926, Building D is the third oldest extant public school building constructed by the District in Beverly Hills.

Related Names
Gable & Wyant
Olmos, Tavo, Photographer
Ostashay, Janet, Historian
Heumann, Leslie, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
EXTERIOR, EAST SIDE VIEW, FACING NORTHWEST
EXTERIOR, NORTHWEST CORNER VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST
EXTERIOR, WEST SIDE VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST
EXTERIOR, WEST SIDE VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST
EXTERIOR, NORTH SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST
EXTERIOR, NORTH SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST
EXTERIOR, SOUTH SIDE VIEW, FACING NORTHWEST
EXTERIOR, SOUTH SIDE VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST
EXTERIOR, WEST SIDE ENTRY DETAIL VIEW, FACING EAST
EXTERIOR, NORTH SIDE ENTRY DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTH
INTERIOR, WEST STAIRWELL DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST
INTERIOR, WEST STAIRWELL DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST
INTERIOR, WEST STAIRWELL DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTH
INTERIOR, EAST STAIRWELL DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTH
INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR CAFETERIA VIEW, FACING WEST
INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR CAFETERIA VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST
INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR CAFETERIA VIEW, FACING NORTH WEST
INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR HALLWAY DETAIL VIEW, FACING WEST
INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR WEST ENTRY DETAIL VIEW, FACING WEST
INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR SCIENCE ROOM VIEW, FACING NORTHWEST
INTERIOR, SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY DETAIL VIEW, FACING EAST
INTERIOR, SECOND FLOOR CLASSROOM VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST
Photographic copy of reproduced original construction drawing. NORTH AND SOUTH ELEVATION
Photographic copy of reproduced original construction drawing. FIRST FLOOR PLAN
Photographic copy of reproduced original construction drawing. SECOND FLOOR PLAN
Photographic copy of reproduced original construction drawing. EAST ELEVATION
Photographic copy of reproduced original construction drawing. WEST ELEVATION


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