One of the few buildings to have survived the ravages of time is this one at the corner of Hollywood Blvd and Cahuenga Blvd. Fortunately, it’s one of my favorites—these days I doubt many architects would think to add a decorative tower to a building for no other reason than because it looks good. It currently houses a Popeye’s fast food joint, but back in the 30s and 40s, it was an Owl Drug Co. drugstore. Dr. Beauchamp had his offices there in the 30s and by the 40s, Drs. Chase & Green occupied the building. It’s now called the Julian Medical Building, so even that seems to have stayed the same. A rare occurrence in LA.
And in 1943:
And how it looks today: