W.P. Story Building, 610 South Broadway, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA
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Detail: Sign Over Entrance Gate
Detail: Northern Side Of Entrance Gate
Detail: Medallion On Northern Side Of Entrance Gate
Detail: Bottom Of Northern Side Of Entrance Gate Showing Instruction 'slow'
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610 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
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.
Story, W. P.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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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