AKA: Farmers and Merchants National Bank of Los Angeles, Headquarters Building #4, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA; Lloyd's Bank, Headquarters, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - banks (buildings); built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Curlett, William, Architect (firm); William F. Curlett (architect)

Dates: constructed 1915

South Spring Street and West 6th Street
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90014

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The Farmers and Merchants Bank #4 stood on the northeast corner of South Spring and West 6th Streets.


Architect William Curlett (1846-1914) was at work on Merchant National Bank #4 in Los Angeles, CA, c. 1913, about a year before his death. Curlett was one of the most successful architects in CA who bridged late nineteenth century styles and adadpted to the Beaux-Arts Classicism of the twentieth century. He was a peer of John Parkinson (1861-1935) in this way. One aspect that set him apart from Parkinson, though, was that Curlett managed to build large-scale commissions in both Northern and Southern CA.

PCAD id: 15327