Automobile Club of Southern California headquarters at 2601 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, 1951

Automobile Club of Southern California headquarters at 2601 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, 1951One of my favorite buildings in Los Angeles is the Spanish Colonial Revival headquarters of the Automobile Club of Southern California at 2601 S. Figueroa St., south of downtown. Maybe because I do enjoy a nice turret, but every time I see it, I’m glad it didn’t get replaced by some soulless monstrosity. This picture was taken in 1951 and what I particularly like is the sigh out front: “Use traffic courtesy to reduce traffic nerves” which is a polite way to say “Don’t give in to road rage.”

And how it looks today:

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One Response to Automobile Club of Southern California headquarters at 2601 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, 1951

  1. Jean Hunter says:

    Oh, this building is just gorgeous, Martin. I’m so glad (relieved really) it is still around. And looks pretty much the same. Love those three narrow long windows in the front.

    Here’s more fascinating pics:

    http://bigorangelandmarks.blogspot.com/2007/10/no-72-automobile-club-of-southern.html

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0f/Automobile_Club_of_Southern_California.jpg

    Thanks, Martin.

    Jean