May Company Building (Wilshire, Los Angeles)
|May Company Building (Wilshire, Los Angeles)|
May Company Wilshire Building
|Location||6067 Wilshire Blvd. at Fairfax Ave., Wilshire district, Los Angeles|
|Architect||Albert C. Martin, Sr.|
|Architectural style(s)||Streamline Moderne|
|Designated||September 30, 1992|
Completed in 1939 the May Company Building on the Miracle Mile in the Wilshire district, Los Angeles, is a celebrated example of Streamline Moderne architecture. The building's architect Albert C. Martin, Sr., also designed the Million Dollar Theater and Los Angeles City Hall. The May Company Building is a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.
The Los Angeles Conservancy calls it "the grandest example of Streamline Moderne remaining in Los Angeles". It is especially noted for its gold-tiled cylindrical section that faces the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard at Fairfax Avenue, of which it occupies the northeast corner.
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