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Old Posted Mar 21, 2012, 8:26 PM
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John Parkinson, as we've seen, built alot of iconic and still-extant Los Angeles buildings. He designed the Homer Laughlin Building on Broadway (a.k.a. the Grand Central Market) and the Braly Block (a.k.a. Continental Building) on Spring; with his early partner Edwin Bergstrom he designed the A. G. Bartlett building (a.k.a. Union Oil) on 7th; with his son Donald at the firm from 1920, he designed City Hall with Albert Martin; later works of the Parkinson firm include Bullocks-Wilshire as well as Union Station and many other downtown buildings.

Above is the architect's own house at the southeast corner of 6th and St. Paul (top left, brand new, ca. 1909). If it lasted until after WWII, it looks like alot of earth must have been removed with it to make way for the building on the corner now, built in 1948 for Westinghouse's Engineering and Sales Staff... even if it's not the home of a famous L.A. architect, its late-Streamline details make for a pretty interesting architectural relic of noir-era L.A. (Apparently it's now the home of L.A. Wilshire Orthopaedic and Medical Associates.)

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