THE EASTERN BUILDING – deco in downtown Los Angeles – if you haven’t already, set your clock back an hour

Architect Claude Beelman:

In 1950 actress Monica Lewis demonstrates “falling back” to Standard Time on the Eastern building clock tower.

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  1. September 4, 2012

    Beautiful building.

    • September 4, 2012

      Popular with celebrities as well now that it’s gone condo…

  2. September 4, 2012

    The detailed facade of this building is really quite spectacular. Always nice to enjoy your lovely blog after a long weekend away from the blogging vortex 🙂

    • September 4, 2012

      Hello,and welcome back to the vortex! My kitchen remodel starts tomorrow so we’ll see how blogging goes… But, we endeavor to persevere 😉
      p.s. I am determined to take the first swing of the mallet in the demolition — so happy to be ripping out the nasty early eighties kitchen from my 1924 Spanish Colonial.

      • September 4, 2012

        I’ll be thinking of you swinging that mallet 🙂 Best wishes on a smooth remodel!

  3. Dave
    September 9, 2012

    To coin a phrase, they don’t make ’em like that anymore.

  4. November 3, 2013

    What a magnificent building, and it has gone condo! Another one to add to my LA Downtown fantasy “where would I like to live?” list.

    Happy new kitchen renovating!

    • November 3, 2013

      You caught me! I posted this picture last year when I was renovating/restoring the kitchen – but I loved it so much I had to post it again.

      The building is BEAUTIFUL. Add me as your neighbor in your “LA Downtown fantasy where I would like to live list” 😉

  5. November 3, 2013

    So how is your beautiful kitchen? Have you posted on that?

  6. November 6, 2013

    Dearest V
    I loved old Downtown Los Angeles, such an unexpected and (when I was there) deliciously shabby slab of dayglo art deco.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • November 6, 2013

      It’s enjoying another revitalization these days, old bank building converted into condos, and a whole new sprawl dedicated to entertainment…

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