Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building

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Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building
Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building, Los Angeles.JPG
Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building, 2008
Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building is located in California
Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building
Location 4261 S. Central Ave., South Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°0′23″N 118°15′21″W / 34.00639°N 118.25583°W / 34.00639; -118.25583Coordinates: 34°0′23″N 118°15′21″W / 34.00639°N 118.25583°W / 34.00639; -118.25583
Built 1928
Architect Garrott, James H.; Blodgett, Louis
Architectural style Mission/Spanish Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 98000712[1]
LAHCM # 580
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 26, 1998
Designated LAHCM June 29, 1993[2]

The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building was built in 1928 and for many years housed one of the city's most successful African American-owned businesses, the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company. The building was designed by James H. Garrott and Louis Blodgett in the Mission Revival style. It is located in the heart of the city's Central Avenue commercial district that was a center of the jazz world in the 1930s and 1940s. The noted Dunbar Hotel is located on the next block to the north. The structure was later converted into a child development center known as the Dunbar Child Development Center. In 1998, the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Department of City Planning. "Designated Historic-Cultural Monuments". City of Los Angeles. Retrieved 2010-06-15.