AKA: Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), Building #2, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - recreation areas and structures - gymnasiums

Designers: Allison and Allison, Architects (firm); David Clark Allison (architect); James Edward Allison (architect)

Dates: constructed 1924

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1031 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015-4006

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This Renaissance Revival high rise featured ornate, paired Romanesque windows on the second floor, separated by Solomonic columns, with moldings that have a slight Gothic peak to them. As was common with palazzo-type office buildings, the first two floors were faced completely in scored masonry (to resemble blocks), the shaft of the building was sheathed in less expensive brick, and the top-floor crown had more elaborate detailing, often trimmed with stone.

PCAD id: 1947