8358 W Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA USA

Sunset Tower

Construction date: 1931*

Current name:

Sunset Tower


Leland Bryant




Art Deco

Historical Summary:

The sixteen-story Sunset Tower/St. James's Club, located at 8358 Sunset Boulevard is constructed in the Art Deco/Zig-Zag Moderne architectural style. Notable features which representative of the buildings architectural style include: a "stepped back" design which includes terraces, multiple vertical bays of windows which emphasize the vertical appearance of the building's Art Deco/Zig-zag Moderne design, friezes which include ram horn designs, foliated Art Deco designs, semi-nude human sculptures, animal figures, butterfly designs, flower patterns and birdlike figures, and a serrated roofline. Constructed in 1930-1931, Sunset Tower/St. James's Club was designed by Leland Bryant. Bryant was a prominent local architect known for his apartment house designs in the Los Angeles area. The building is presumed to be one of the first and most luxurious high-rise apartment buildings in the Los Angeles area and was, for a considerable period of time, the tallest such building in the City.


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : National Register of Historic Places
Designated at State/Province level : California Register of Historical Resources
Designated at Local level : West Hollywood Cultural Resource

Status Code:



West Hollywood 1926 - World War II

Period of Significance:

1926 - 1945

Architectural Description:

This is a multi-story hotel in the Art Deco style built in 1931. The building is rectangular in plan.

* Date source: Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor

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