Pershing Square Area Heritage Architecture in LA Photos

Pershing Square area of Los Angeles has many heritage gems tucked between skyscrapers: Biltmore Hotel, Public Library & Fine Arts Building are prime examples.

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LA skyline above Pershing Square & Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.Gas Company Tower & Two California Plaza above Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.US Bank, Gas Company & Two California Plaza Towers above Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.611 West 6th Street Place & Biltmore Place above Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.
LA skyline above Pershing Square & Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.Gas Company Tower & Two California Plaza above Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.US Bank, Gas Company & Two California Plaza Towers above Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.611 West 6th Street Place & Biltmore Place above Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.
Biltmore Place addition of Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.Facade of Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.Lamp & pilasters of Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.
Biltmore Place (1985-7) addition of Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Landau Partnership.Biltmore Hotel (1922-3 & 28) (13 floors) (506 South Grand Ave.). Los Angeles, CA. Style: Spanish-Italian Renaissance. Architect: Schultze & Weaver. Facade of Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.Lamp & pilasters of Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.
Carving detail of Ceres & Balboa over entrance of Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.Mural over registration desk of Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.Elaborate domed ceiling of Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.Baroque fountain of Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.
Carving detail of Ceres & Balboa over entrance of Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.Mural over registration desk of Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.Elaborate domed ceiling of Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.Baroque fountain of Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.
Carved griffin on stair railing of Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.Entrance lobby with vaulted wooden ceiling of Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.Entrance lobby fountain with poinsettias of Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.Two California Plaza & Guarantee Trust Building over Pershing Square. Los Angeles, CA.
Carved griffin on stair railing of Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.Entrance lobby with vaulted wooden ceiling of Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.Entrance lobby fountain with poinsettias of Biltmore Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.Two California Plaza & Guarantee Trust Building over Pershing Square. Los Angeles, CA.
Guarantee Trust Building over Pershing Square. Los Angeles, CA.Title Guarantee or Guarantee Trust Building. Los Angeles, CA.Zigzag top details of Guarantee Trust Building. Los Angeles, CA.Southern California Edison Building. Los Angeles, CA.
Guarantee Trust Building over Pershing Square. Los Angeles, CA.Title Guarantee or Guarantee Trust Building (1929-31). Los Angeles, CA. Style: Art Deco. Architect: John & Donald Parkinson. Zigzag top details of Guarantee Trust Building. Los Angeles, CA.Southern California Edison Building (now One Bunker Hill) (1930-1) (14 floors) (601 West Fifth St.). Los Angeles, CA. Style: Art Deco. Architect: Austin Whittlesey of Allison & Allison.
One Bunker Hill Art Deco reliefs showing energy over portal. Los Angeles, CA.Art Deco details of One Bunker Hill. Los Angeles, CA.Art Deco reliefs of water power on One Bunker Hill. Los Angeles, CA.Tiled pyramid atop Los Angeles Public Library. Los Angeles, CA.
One Bunker Hill Art Deco reliefs showing energy over portal. Los Angeles, CA.Art Deco details of One Bunker Hill. Los Angeles, CA.Art Deco reliefs of water power on One Bunker Hill. Los Angeles, CA.Tiled pyramid atop Los Angeles Public Library (1922-6) (5th at Flower Streets). Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue & Carleton M. Winslow. On National Register.
Los Angeles Public Library. Los Angeles, CA.Art Deco reliefs of Los Angeles Public Library featuring philosophy & poetry. Los Angeles, CA.Iron fence with literary themes of Los Angeles Public Library. Los Angeles, CA.Jonathan Club. Los Angeles, CA.
Los Angeles Public Library. Los Angeles, CA.Art Deco reliefs of Los Angeles Public Library featuring philosophy & poetry. Los Angeles, CA.Iron fence with literary themes of Los Angeles Public Library. Los Angeles, CA.Jonathan Club (1924) (545 South Figueroa St.). Los Angeles, CA. Style: Beaux Arts. Architect: Schultze & Weaver.
Engine Company #28 building. Los Angeles, CA.Fine Arts Building. Los Angeles, CA.Arches over entrance of Fine Arts Building. Los Angeles, CA.Upper stories of Fine Arts Building mimic Cathedral of Lucca in Italy. Los Angeles, CA.
Engine Company #28 building (1912) (644 South Figueroa St.). Los Angeles, CA. Style: Romanesque. Architect: John Paul Krempel.Fine Arts Building (1927) (12 floors) (811 West 7th St.). Los Angeles, CA. Style: Romanesque. Architect: Walker & Eisen. On National Register. Arches over entrance of Fine Arts Building. Los Angeles, CA.Upper stories of Fine Arts Building mimic Cathedral of Lucca in Italy. Los Angeles, CA.
Sculpture celebrating sculpture by Burt Johnson on Fine Arts Building. Los Angeles, CA.Reclining male sculpture by Burt Johnson on Fine Arts Building. Los Angeles, CA.Winged lions & parrots carved in arches of Fine Arts Building. Los Angeles, CA.Gothic style carved poets around door of Fine Arts Building. Los Angeles, CA.
Sculpture celebrating sculpture by Burt Johnson on Fine Arts Building. Los Angeles, CA.Reclining male sculpture by Burt Johnson on Fine Arts Building. Los Angeles, CA.Winged lions & parrots carved in arches of Fine Arts Building. Los Angeles, CA.Gothic style carved poets around door of Fine Arts Building. Los Angeles, CA.
Lobby interior of Fine Arts Building with murals by A.B. Heinsbergen. Los Angeles, CA.818 Plaza. Los Angeles, CA.Relief carving of crossed keys on 818 Plaza. Los Angeles, CA.600 West 7th Street covered with glazed tiles. Los Angeles, CA.
Lobby interior of Fine Arts Building with murals by A.B. Heinsbergen. Los Angeles, CA.818 Plaza (1925) (12 floors) (818 West 7th St.) (former Barker Brothers building). Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Curlett & Beelman. Relief carving of crossed keys on 818 Plaza. Los Angeles, CA.600 West 7th Street covered with glazed tiles. Los Angeles, CA.
Brockman Building. Los Angeles, CA.Pacific Center. Los Angeles, CA.Pacific Center facade. Los Angeles, CA.James Oviatt Building with clock tower. Los Angeles, CA.
Brockman Building (1912) (12 floors) (530 West Seventh St.). Los Angeles, CA. Style: Sullivanesque. Architect: Harrison Albright.Pacific Center (1908 & 21 & 29) (12 floors) (523 West 6th St.). Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Dodd & Richards.Pacific Center facade. Los Angeles, CA.James Oviatt Building (1928) (13 floors) (617 South Olive St.) with clock tower. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Walker & Eisen. On National Register.
Subway Terminal Building which operated as a depot for five subway lines between 1925 & 1955. Los Angeles, CA.Mosaic over door of Subway Terminal Building showing subway, steam locomotive & other symbols of industry. Los Angeles, CA.

Subway Terminal Building (1924-6) (12 floors) (417 South Hill St.) which operated as a depot for five subway lines between 1925 & 1955. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Schultze & Weaver. Mosaic over door of Subway Terminal Building showing subway, steam locomotive & other symbols of industry. Los Angeles, CA.


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