Charmont Apartments

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Charmont Apartments
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Charmont Apartments, 2008
Charmont Apartments is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Charmont Apartments
Charmont Apartments is located in California
Charmont Apartments
Charmont Apartments is located in the US
Charmont Apartments
Location Santa Monica, California
Coordinates 34°1′12″N 118°29′58″W / 34.02000°N 118.49944°W / 34.02000; -118.49944Coordinates: 34°1′12″N 118°29′58″W / 34.02000°N 118.49944°W / 34.02000; -118.49944
Built 1929[2]
Architect Maltzman, Max;[2] Fergangaum, William
Architectural style Mission Revival-Spanish Colonial Revival, Art Deco.
NRHP Reference # 96000777[1]
SMHL # 29
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 25, 1996
Designated SMHL November 10, 1994[2]

Charmont Apartments is an historic apartment building in Santa Monica, California which was built in 1928. Designed by architect Max Maltzman with elements of both the Mission Revival-Spanish Colonial Revival style and the Art Deco style, the Charmont was a luxurious high-rise when it was built. The blending of Spanish Colonial Revival and Art Deco elements was popular style in the 1920s and is sometimes known as "Med-Deco." The main entrance is located in a walled courtyard that features a two-tiered fountain with an intricate Moorish-patterned backsplash in polychrome tile. The building was damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake and subsequently rehabilitated and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "City of Santa Monica Designated Landmarks" (PDF). City of Santa Monica.