AKA: Guaranty building and Loan Association Headquarters, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA; Title Guarantee Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Parkinson and Parkinson, Architects (firm); Walker, P.J., and Company, Building Contractors (firm); Donald Berthold Parkinson (architect); John Parkinson (architect); Percival J. Walker Sr. (building contractor)

Dates: constructed 1929-1931

12 stories

435 Spring Street
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Building History

The important Los Angeles firm of Parkinson and Parkinson designed the Title Guaranty and Trust Company's main offices, just after their great success with the design of Bullock's Wilshire Department Store (1928-1929). Parkinson and Parkinson had its offices in the Title Insurance Building in 1940.

The Title Guaranty and Trust Company Building cost approximately $1,250,000 to build.

Building Notes

A twelve-story building designed in the Art Deco Style; Hugo Ballin (1879-1956) painted the mural, "The Treaty of Cahuenga," in the lobby; artist Einar Petersen (1885-1986) painted murals of Alladin and his magic lamp for the bank in 1928.

PCAD id: 4604