AKA: Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings

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

Dates: constructed 1912-1920

Vermont Avenue and Brook Avenue
Central Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90029

OpenStreetMap (new tab)
Google Map (new tab)
click to view google map
Google Streetview (new tab)
click to view google map


The second location of the California State Normal School was located on Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles, CA; this complex became the first site of Los Angeles City College in 1929 after the Vermont Avenue Normal School moved to Westwood to become the University of California, Los Angeles. The Southern California Chapter of the American Institute of Architects honored in Allison and Allison's campus design in 04/1920.

Building History

The Los Angeles architectural firm of Allison and Allison had been working on plans for buildings on the State Normal School Campus in Los Angeles, since at least 1913. A notice appeared in the American Architect and Building News that said: "Bids for erection of new group of buildings for the State Normal School on block bounded by Vermont Ave., Monroe St., Park and Willowbrook Aves will possibly be readvertised. Architects are Allison & Allison, Exchange Building." (See "Building News: California," American Architect and Building News, vol. CII, no. 1950, 05/07/1913, p. 8.)

PCAD id: 3463