Herald-Express Building, Georgia St, downtown Los Angeles, November 1937

Herald-Express Building, Georgia St, downtown Los Angeles, November 1937

It’s hard to imagine a contemporary newspaper taking the trouble to construct a building a beautiful as this. This is the (California Mediterranean style with Churrigueresque detailing) Herald-Express Building that used to stand on Georgia St, in downtown Los Angeles, between 12th and Pico (behind where the Staples Center is now). The was designed by Octavius Morgan Jr. of Morgan, Walls & Clements and not Hearst’s Julia Morgan as noted elsewhere on the internet. This photo was taken in November 1937 when the building was already 12 years old. It was demolished in the mid-to-late 1960s.

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One Response to Herald-Express Building, Georgia St, downtown Los Angeles, November 1937

  1. Jean Hunter says:

    No, Martin, I certainly can’t see Los Angeles giving a hoot about putting up a building even half as beautiful as this one! Seems to be too much to even ask to respectfully maintain the ones that are left! I guess we should be grateful that the old buildings that remain standing are still there, but many are so made-over they are downright ugly.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Jean