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Old Posted Oct 4, 2012, 7:36 PM
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Well, maybe we have a little bit of consolation in the 1931 Selig Retail Store on the nw corner of Western and 3rd. Architect Arthur Harvey
was clearly inspired by Stiles Clements's 1928 Richfield Building. After his 1928 Chateau Elysee (now better known as the Scientology
Celebrity Center), Harvey really got on the Deco bandwagon--two other of his L.A. works are the American Storage building and the Wilshire
Professional Building. Imagine if they, too, had been done in black and gold:

you-are-here American Storage Company building, 3636 Beverly Blvd

you-are-here
Wilshire Professional Building, 3825 Wilshire
In 1942, Architect Arthur Harvey had his office at 245 S. Western. This might have made it easy for him to admire his work and direct prospective clients there., e.g., black/gold at 269 S. Western.

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