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Beverly Vista School, Manual Arts & Classroom Building, 200 South Elm Drive, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, CA



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Location
200 South Elm Drive, Beverly%25252BHills, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2704-B
Building/structure dates: 1927 initial construction
Significance: At Beverly Vista, the Auditorium/Manual Arts Building (Building B) is a fine example of public school design. Building B, was designed by the Los Angeles architectural firm of Gable and Wyant in the Italian Romanesque 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 1 (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 suggests a more urban approach to school design. Constructed in 1925, with an addition added in 1927, Building B is the second oldest extant public school building constructed by the District in Beverly Hills.

Related Names
Gable & Wyant
Reed, Thomas H.
Olmos, Tavo, Photographer
Ostashay, Janet, Historian
Heumann, Leslie, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
EXTERIOR, NORTHWEST CORNER VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST
EXTERIOR, SOUTHWEST CORNER VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST
EXTERIOR, NORTHEAST CORNER VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST
EXTERIOR, EAST SIDE VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST
EXTERIOR, SOUTHEAST CORNER VIEW, FACING NORTHWEST
EXTERIOR, NORTH SIDE VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST
EXTERIOR, NORTHWEST CORNER VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST
EXTERIOR, SOUTH SIDE VIEW, FACING WEST
EXTERIOR, SOUTH SIDE VIEW, FACING N0RTHEAST
EXTERIOR, TOWER DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST
EXTERIOR, SOUTHWEST ENTRY DETAIL VIEW, FACING EAST
EXTERIOR, NORTHEAST ENTRY DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTH
EXTERIOR, EAST SIDE WINDOW DETAIL VIEW, FACING WEST
INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR CLASSROOM VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST
INTERIOR, NORTHEAST ENTRY DETAIL VIEW, FACING EAST
INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR WOOD SHOP VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST
INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR WOOD SHOP VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST
INTERIOR, EAST STAIRWELL DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST
INTERIOR, WEST STAIRWELL DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST
INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR HALLWAY DETAIL VIEW, FACING EAST
INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR THEATER VIEW, FACING EAST
INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR THEATER DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST
INTERIOR, SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY DETAIL VIEW, FACING EAST
INTERIOR, SOUTH STAIRWELL DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST
INTERIOR, SECOND FLOOR COOKING CLASSROOM VIEW, FACING NORTH
INTERIOR, SECOND FLOOR CLASSROOM VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST
INTERIOR, SECOND FLOOR CLASSROOM VIEW, FACING NORTH
INTERIOR, SECOND FLOOR THEATER VIEW, FACING NORTHWEST
INTERIOR, SECOND FLOOR THEATER DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST
INTERIOR, SECOND FLOOR EAST STAIRWELL VIEW, FACING SOUTH
Photographic copy of reproduced original construction drawing. NORTH ELEVATION
Photographic copy of reproduced original construction drawing. EAST ELEVATION
Photographic copy of reproduced original construction drawing. SOUTH ELEVATION
Photographic copy of reproduced original construction drawing. SOUTH ELEVATION
Photographic copy of reproduced original construction drawing. NORTH ELEVATION
Photographic copy of reproduced original construction drawing. SOUTH ELEVATION


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