May Company Building (Wilshire, Los Angeles)

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Completed in 1939, the May Company Building on the Miracle Mile in the Wilshire district, Los Angeles, is a celebrated example of Streamline Moderne architecture.wikipedia
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Miracle Mile, Los Angeles

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Completed in 1939, the May Company Building on the Miracle Mile in the Wilshire district, Los Angeles, is a celebrated example of Streamline Moderne architecture.
The Miracle Mile development was initially anchored by the May Company Department Store with its landmark 1939 Streamline Moderne building on the west and the E. Clem Wilson Building on the east, then Los Angeles's tallest commercial building.

May Company California

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The building was operated as a May Company department store from 1939 until 1992, when May merged with J. W. Robinson's to form Robinsons-May.
Two well-known stores were the flagship Downtown store on 8th Street between Broadway and Hill streets, and the May Company Wilshire at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue.

Albert C. Martin Sr.

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The building's architect Albert C. Martin, Sr., also designed the Million Dollar Theater and Los Angeles City Hall.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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In 1994 the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) acquired the building and, as "LACMA West", used it as exhibition space for the museum.
Also in 1994, LACMA purchased the adjacent former May Company department store building, an impressive example of streamline moderne architecture designed by Albert C. Martin Sr. LACMA West increased the museum's size by 30 percent when the building opened in 1998.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
The building will be repurposed and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is set to open in the building in 2020.
The Museum will be established in the historic May Company Building—renamed the Saban Building following a $50 million gift from Cheryl and Haim Saban—on the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax on Los Angeles's Museum Mile.

Los Angeles

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Completed in 1939, the May Company Building on the Miracle Mile in the Wilshire district, Los Angeles, is a celebrated example of Streamline Moderne architecture.

Million Dollar Theater

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The building's architect Albert C. Martin, Sr., also designed the Million Dollar Theater and Los Angeles City Hall.

Los Angeles City Hall

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The building's architect Albert C. Martin, Sr., also designed the Million Dollar Theater and Los Angeles City Hall.

J. W. Robinson's

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The building was operated as a May Company department store from 1939 until 1992, when May merged with J. W. Robinson's to form Robinsons-May.

Robinsons-May

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The building was operated as a May Company department store from 1939 until 1992, when May merged with J. W. Robinson's to form Robinsons-May.

Los Angeles Conservancy

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The Los Angeles Conservancy calls it "the grandest example of Streamline Moderne remaining in Los Angeles".

Wilshire Boulevard

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Completed in 1939, the May Company Building on the Miracle Mile in the Wilshire district, Los Angeles, is a celebrated example of Streamline Moderne architecture. It is especially noted for its gold-tiled cylindrical section that faces the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard at Fairfax Avenue, of which it occupies the northeast corner.

Fairfax Avenue

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It is especially noted for its gold-tiled cylindrical section that faces the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard at Fairfax Avenue, of which it occupies the northeast corner.

Streamline Moderne

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Completed in 1939, the May Company Building on the Miracle Mile in the Wilshire district, Los Angeles, is a celebrated example of Streamline Moderne architecture.

Ventura County Courthouse

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Martin's Los Angeles works include Los Angeles City Hall, the May Company Building, and St. Vincent de Paul Church.

List of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments in the Wilshire and Westlake areas

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