Historic Photographs

Home

Search

Subject Browse
Browse by Subject >>

State/City Browse
Alaska
Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Maryland
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Nevada
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Wyoming

Home

>

California

>

Los%252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252BAngeles

>

Barker Brothers Building, 800 West Seventh Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA



B&W Photos

HB121937
North And West Fronts

HB121938
West Front And South Rear

HB121939
West Front

HB121940
Window Detail On West Front


Data Pages


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
800 West Seventh Street, Los%252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252BAngeles, CA

Find maps of Los%252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252BAngeles, CA


Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2156
Building/structure dates: 1925 initial construction
Significance: Barker Brothers is one of the oldest operating single family commercial enterprises in the City of Los Angeles. The firm was founded in 1890 and has since grown into a major retail outlet. The present structure was one of the largest furniture stores in America at the time it was first built. It was originally occupied exclusively by Barker Brothers. The building was the fourth location of the firm. Its construction symbolizes not only the growth of the company, but of Los Angeles itself. The design of the original sales area was created specifically to provide the illusion of individual interior spaces as they would appear in the home. This unique and farsighted approach to sales is common in furniture stores today. Barker Brothers was also involved in the building and architectural trade itself, offering advisory services including furniture schemes, floor plans, decorative sketches, and color schemes. Although the downtown retail business has declined, the building itself is a fully functional unit. This is largely a result of its prime location and the fact that the interior has been remodeled to satisfy the needs of today's corporate enterprise. Barker Brothers furniture store occupies four stories and a basement in the eleven to thirteen story structure.

Related Names
Curlett, Alexander
Beelman, Clawd


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. NORTH AND WEST FRONTS
2. WEST FRONT AND SOUTH REAR
3. WEST FRONT
4. WINDOW DETAIL ON WEST FRONT


Back to Los%252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252BAngeles, California