The Richfield Tower as seen from the Flower Street reflecting pool of the Los Angeles Central Library, 1950s.

The Richfield Tower as seen from the Flower Street reflecting pool of the Los Angeles Central Library, 1950s.One of the greatest losses of the downtown L.A. skyline was the razing of the glorious Richfield building at 555 South Flower Street in 1969. And this is one of my favorite views of it—caught in the reflecting pool outside the Los Angeles Central Library (itself an architectural gem which has thankfully survived.) I believe this photo is circa 1950s. If you’d like to see more photos of this amazing building, I have a large collection here.

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One Response to The Richfield Tower as seen from the Flower Street reflecting pool of the Los Angeles Central Library, 1950s.

  1. I have a wonderful memory from the restaurant at the Richfield Oil building: my husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary there, I had knit myself a lovely new dress for the occasion and I had a veal dish with cepes. Fondly.