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Old Posted Dec 18, 2010, 8:02 AM
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
The same general area showing the Case Hotel and Examiner Building in 1955.

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Always loved this building. I think people don't see it enough because they're always looking at Julia Morgan's Examiner.

This was the Commercial Club of Southern California, a men's club with 1400 members when Mayor Cryer broke ground Dec. 31, 1924.

How can you not cotton to a brick & terra cotta Italian Renaissance high-rise replete with billiard and card rooms, lush lounges, paneled dining rooms, swimming pool, gymnasium and turkish bath on sixth floor, and a fifth floor just for ladies? The top six floors had rooms for all the leaders of industry, and whatever their needs may have been. The floor plans were executed by Edwin Bergstrom, the general plans, Curlett & Beelman.

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From what I can ascertain it became the Case Hotel just after the war. In 1965 the federal Office of Economic Opportunity turned it into a girl's vocational school.

Never have been inside to investigate what may be left of its originality...
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