Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Plummer, Charles F. Architect (firm); Charles Forrest Plummer (architect)

Dates: constructed 1924

6 stories

519 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013-2301

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Charles F. Plummer, who had his greatest success following his partnership with Walter Wurdeman and Welton Becket in the 1930s, designed the Maxime's Building in 1923-1924, while he still had a solo practice. The Los Angeles Times reported in its issue of 12/23/1923: "South Broadway, between Fifth and Sixth Streets, will be the site of a new six-story home of Maxime's, merchants, to cost $300,000. Announcement of this fact was made by Charles F. Plummer, local architect, who has completed preliminary plans for the new building. The structure to be erected soon will adjoin the Fifth Street Store on the south and will have a frontage of forty-six feet on Broadway and a depth of 153 feet. Work will be started shortly after the first of the year, it was stated." (See "Increased Demand for Business Space Tempts Builders," Los Angeles Times, 12/23/1923, p. V1.)

PCAD id: 685