Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building - Los Angeles, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 34° 00.367 W 118° 15.396
11S E 383960 N 3763545
Quick Description: Nice frieze on this historic building in South Central LA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/27/2019 11:22:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM1116M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
"The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building was built in 1928 and for many years housed one of Los Angeles's most successful African American-owned businesses, the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company. It is located in the heart of the city's Central Avenue commercial district that was a center of the jazz world in the 1930s and 1940s. The two-story building was designed by architect James H. Garrott and constructed by Louis Blodgett (both African Americans) in the Mission Revival style.[3] The company occupied the second floor, while the first floor was rented out to local merchants. The noted Dunbar Hotel is located on the next block to the north.

In 1949, the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company moved to its new headquarters at 1999 West Adams, now also an historic building. The structure was later converted into a child development center known as the Dunbar Child Development Center. In 1998, the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places." (visit link)
4261 S. Central Ave

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