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W.P. Story Building, 610 South Broadway, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA



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B&W Photos

HB85104
Garage Entrance

HB85105
Detail: Sign Over Entrance Gate

HB85106
Detail: Northern Side Of Entrance Gate

HB85107
Detail: Medallion On Northern Side Of Entrance Gate

HB85108
Detail: Bottom Of Northern Side Of Entrance Gate Showing Instruction 'slow'


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Item Title


Location
610 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2040
Significance: Designed by a firm equally skillful with the Zigzag or Streamlined modes (not to mention the Aztec Assyrian Revivals), the Story Garage is Los Angeles' purest example of Zigzag Moderne (Art Deco) as first defined at the 1925 Paris Exposition. The stylized floral motifs and female faces of the bronze gates appear to be indebted to that exposition as the direct source of their design. The signs embedded in the driveway itself are careful versions of the typical graphics of the period.

Subjects
Commercial Facilities


Related Names
Story, W. P.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GARAGE ENTRANCE
2. DETAIL: SIGN OVER ENTRANCE GATE
3. DETAIL: NORTHERN SIDE OF ENTRANCE GATE
4. DETAIL: MEDALLION ON NORTHERN SIDE OF ENTRANCE GATE
5. DETAIL: BOTTOM OF NORTHERN SIDE OF ENTRANCE GATE SHOWING INSTRUCTION 'SLOW'


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