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Hiss Tower, 5400-5420 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA



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Item Title


Location
5400-5420 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2027
Significance: This building represents a classic Moderne type of the 1920s and 1930s. A central tower is presented as an attenuated vertical block where the scale is deceptively presented so that one is not aware of its actual height. The tower is held in place by two-story wings to each side; zigzag (Art Deco) relief ornament.

Subjects
Commercial Facilities
Skyscrapers


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Marvin Rand, Photographer 1972-77 TOWER, TAKEN FROM WEST


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