Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings; built works - industrial buildings - factories

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1919

2 stories

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9336 West Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90066

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According to David Gebhard and Robert Winter in their Los Angeles An Architectural Guide (1994): "This was the first major studio building to be constructed in Culver City." In that year, all that was left of this 1915 building was a two-story, Colonial Revival facade. A newer office building stood behind the veneer, an appropriate trope for Hollywood. (See David Gebhard and Robert Winter, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, (Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith Publishers, Incorporated, 1994), p. 92.

The architectural firm of Meyer and Holler, formerly known as the "Milwaukee Building Company," did a great many movie theatres in the 1920s in Los Angeles; it worked with the film director/writer/producer, Thomas Ince, on the design of this 1919 office building for his new film production studio. In some ways, this two story design resembled the rear facade of Mount Vernon (1757), George Washington's home in VA, in this case, a Colonial/Georgian Revival design with a double height porch sheltering two-stories. In this regard, it also echoed the two-story Colonial Revival portico featured in the Triangle Motion Picture Company Building just down the street at 10202 West Washington Boulevard.

PCAD id: 16643