Taft Building (Los Angeles)
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|Location||6280 W. Hollywood Blvd. and 1680 North Vine Street, Hollywood, California|
|Owner||DLJ Capital Partners|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Percy A. Eisen|
Albert R. Walker
|Designated||September 29, 1999|
It was built for A.Z. Taft, Jr. (1889–1941), who purchased the Hollywood Memorial Church for US$125,000, tore it down, and commissioned the Taft Building there by hiring architects Percy A. Eisen (1885–1946) and Albert R. Walker (1881–1958). Construction ended in 1923. The architecture firm Walker and Eisen was also responsible for the Fine Arts Building, the James Oviatt Building, the Hotel Normandie, the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, and the Commercial Exchange Building.
It is an example of Classical Revival architecture. Shortly after, all the movie studios had an office in the building. Clark Gable's dentist also had an office there. Additionally, Charlie Chaplin and Will Rogers had offices there. It has housed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
It has been on the list of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments in Hollywood since September 29, 1999.
- Vincent, Roger (January 29, 2015) "Taft Building, an aging Hollywood hot spot, gets a makeover" Los Angeles Times
- Pool, Bob (May 04, 2008) "Turning the corner at Hollywood and Vine" Los Angeles Times
- Pacific Coast Architectural Database
- History Archived March 20, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Sydell Group Buys Downtown Los Angeles Office Building from 1924" (July 18, 2014) Real Estate News Television
- Miller, Daniel (10/12/2011) "Hollywood's Historic Taft Building For Sale", The Hollywood Reporter
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