Van de Kamp Bakery Building

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Van de Kamp Bakery Building
Van de Kamp's Bakery Building.jpg
General information
Type Dutch Renaissance
Location 2930 Fletcher Drive Los Angeles, 90039
United States
Construction started 1930
Completed 1931
Design and construction
Architect J(ohn) Edwin Hopkins
Designated May 12, 1992
Reference no. 569

The Van de Kamp Bakery Building was built in 1930 in the Glassell Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. It served as the headquarters of the chain of bakeries and coffee shops known for their distinctive windmill architecture. The building was designed by New York architect J. Edwin Hopkins to resemble a Dutch 16th century farmhouse.[1] Originally there was a Van de Kamp's store next to the building, which was one of the first Van de Kamp's stores ever made and had the famous Van de Kamp's windmill style design. The building remains the only example of an industrial plant in the Dutch Renaissance Revival style. The bakery closed in October 1990 after Van de Kamps filed for Chapter 11.[2] The building is a designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, declared on May 12, 1992.

This building underwent a $72-million renovation by the Los Angeles Community College District with the intent of being a Los Angeles City College satellite campus. The site is instead leased to charter school and job training groups.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AECOM - A global provider of architecture, design, engineering, and construction services". Dmjmhn.aecom.com. Retrieved 2015-06-25. 
  2. ^ "History in the Baking". Laweekly.com. 1999-10-20. Retrieved 2015-06-25. 
  3. ^ Pool, Bob (2010-10-12). "Neighbors of Van de Kamp's bakery want to throw book at community college district". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-03-28. 

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