Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Bannister, J.C., Building Contractor (firm); Smith, Loy L., Architect (firm); Somervell and Putnam, Architects (firm); J. C. Bannister (building contractor); John L. Putnam (architect); Loy L. Smith (architect); Woodruff Marbury Somervell (architect)

Dates: constructed 1924-1925

833-837 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014-2907

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The Los Angeles City Club, a Progressive-Era organization whose members "...are willing, regardless of parties and factions, to lend a hand in the betterment of the City's political, social and economic conditions, may gather informally, exchange views, obtain accurate information and co-operate intelligently and effectively for the public good," was founded 04/01/1907. It first met at the Hotel Westminster in Los Angeles. From 1907-1919, the club did not rent space to hold its functions, staging them in hotels. In 1919, it rented space in the Chapman Building. In 1924, it erected this building at 833 South Spring Street. Loy L. Smith was the architect and J.C. Bannister operated as the engineer/contractor. (Both men were members of the City Club.) Arcade Cornice Works of Los Angeles produced the cornice and sheet metal work;

Architects Somervell and Putnam designed the Los Angeles Morris Plan Company bank offices for the entire ground floor of the City Club building which opened 10/01/1925. The previous office of the Morris plan was at 725 South Spring Street.

PCAD id: 9820