Not currently designated at national, state, or local level
Modern West Hollywood
1966 - 1984
The prevalent architectural style for commercial buildings constructed between 1946 and 1965 across the United States was Mid-Century Modern. Emerging from earlier idioms of the Modern movement, Mid-Century Modern was more fully embraced by the public following World War II. The style utilized the industrial materials and streamlined construction techniques developed during the war years. Designs relied on light metal or concrete frames sheathed in thin glass skins over boxy, geometric forms. The unadorned simplicity and technological sophistication of the style demonstrated a faith in the future. Mid-Century Modern designs were used for every type of commercial, residential, and institutional building in America. The property possesses some of the characteristics of the Mid-Century Modern style, but is not a distinctive or significant example. Some of the early tenants of the building include Dual Sleeper furniture company (9001) and Herb Bean Sales electronics (9003). A later tenant was George Sands Books in the 9011 storefront. There is no evidence to indicate that these businesses were significant in the commercial history of West Hollywood.
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This is a 1-story commercial building in the Mid-Century Modern style built in 1966. The building is rectangular in plan. Exterior walls are original stucco. The building has a flat roof clad in rubberized/asphalt composite. The raised parapet consists of a series of repeating panels divided by a shaped frame. The primary elevation faces Melrose Avenue, but wraps the corner of Almont Drive in a gentle curve. Storefronts with full height glazed display windows and doors extend along the street-facing elevations.
* Date source: Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor
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