Back in the days when architectural detail was prized over sleekness, Los Angeles really knew how to build a gorgeous apartment block. This is the La Belle Tour Apartments at 6200 Franklin Ave shortly after it opened in 1929. It’s still around—it narrowly escaped the 101 Hollywood Freeway, which now runs right past it—and has recently been renovated. Today, it is known as Hollywood Tower.
The Hollywood Tower, December 2016