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The Dingbat

One of those things we never knew we never knew. Apparently, there is a name for the above styled apartment buildings that dot the LA rental landscape. Thanks to Binary LA for filling us in.

Dingbats are six to eight unit apartments buildings designed to maximize land use in the shape of a stucco box. Other features include tandem parking replacing a front yard and no entrances from the front elevation. Notwithstanding their Spartan architecture and amenities, they provided affordable housing to LA’s population boom in the 1950s and 1960s.
· Dingbat [Binary LA]