AKA: Clifton's Silver Spoon Cafeteria, Los Angeles, CA; Más Malo Restaurant, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - stores

Designers: Dodd and Richards, Architects (firm); William James Dodd (architect); William Richards (architect/engineer)

Dates: constructed 1921-1922

4 stories, total floor area: 23,000 sq. ft.

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515 West Seventh Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014-2505

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Building History

The Brock and Company Jewelry Store opened 06/26/1922. Clifton's Silver Spoon Cafeteria opened in this space in 1974.

Más Malo, a restaurant serving Mexican cuisine, opened in this space on 01/07/2011. It was the second restaurant of this chain owned by Jeff Ellermeyer and Mitchell Frank, the first being Malo Cantina Suavecita, opened in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, at 4326 West Sunset Boulevard, in 2003.

Building Notes

This small, four-story retail building possessed a Spanish Colonial Revival-influenced aesthetic seen in it the thin engaged columns' stacked floral motifs on the front facade which recall Churrigueresque precedents. A fanciful swan's neck broken pediment graced the parapet line.


The building was remodeled in 1974 for Clifton's Silver Spoon Cafeteria, a Los Angeles landmark; the jewelry concern lost its lease after occupying the building since 1922.

Los Angeles City Historical-Cultural Monument: ID n/a

Los Angeles County Assessor Number: 5144004025

PCAD id: 1859