The architectural diversity of Los Angeles is vast, pulling in styles from Craftsman to Googie and from midcentury modern to Victorian. It’s no surprise then that the area holds a crop of amazing Art Deco buildings.
Art Deco, which is usually associated with the 1920s and ’30s, is recognizable by its use of geometric and zigzag patterns, bold colors, and clean lines. In Downtown Los Angeles alone, there are a handful of statement buildings featuring these types of dazzling details inside and out: the Eastern Columbia, the Oviatt Building, the Central Library.
But the finest examples of Art Deco in LA are not confined to Downtown. As this map shows, the architecture can be found from Hollywood to San Pedro.Read More