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Old Posted Feb 25, 2014, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr.Swink View Post
Thanks for all the welcomes to the forum by the way. The pyramid planetarium in a recent post made me think of a couple of Egyptian Revival apartment buildings I came across in Hollywood one day on a side street.

When I first stumbled across this building at 5616 Lexington Ave. several years ago it had not been painted and it was so dirty it looked like it was an eroded temple in Karnak Egypt.



from: Google Street View

There is a very similar building just one block to the north on La Mirada Ave. as well. I assume they were built around the same time by the same contractor. I know after the discovery of King Tut’s tomb in 1922 Egyptian Revival made another comeback in architecture. This building looks to be early 1920’s and I like to assume the discovery of Tut’s tomb influenced it’s design.
Mr.Swink, I believe this is the building to which you referred on La Mirada, 5617:

GSV

747 N. Wilcox is another building with egyptian-themed design elements:

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Vintage undated closeup of 747 N. Wilcox:

LAPL -- http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics42/00070638.jpg
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