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



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East Elevation

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First Floor Plan

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Second Floor Plan

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Front (west) Elevation

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Rear (east) Elevation

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Item Title


Location
200 South Elm Drive, Beverly%252BHills, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2704-A
Building/structure dates: 1924 initial construction
Significance: At Beverly Vista, the Administration Building (Building A) is a fine example of public school design. The first building to be erected on campus, Building A, was designed by architect Francis J. Catton 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. The use of the Romanesque Revival style also represents a distinctly traditional choice of architectural imagery. While all of the other schools in the Beverly Hills Unified School 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. Built in 1924, Building A is the oldest extant public school building constructed by the District in Beverly Hills.

Related Names
Catton, Francis J.
Olmos, Tavo, Photographer
Ostashay, Janet, Historian
Heumann, Leslie, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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


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