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Photo, Print, Drawing Beverly Vista School, 200 South Elm Drive, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, CA

[ Photos from Survey HABS CA-2704  ]

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[ Data Pages from Survey HABS CA-2704  ]
[ Photo Captions from Survey HABS CA-2704  ]

About this Item

Title

  • Beverly Vista School, 200 South Elm Drive, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, CA

Names

  • Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
  • Positive Image Photographic Services, contractor
  • PCR Services Corporation, contractor
  • Maul, David, transmitter
  • Olmos, Tavo, photographer
  • Ostashay, Janet, historian
  • Heumann, Leslie, historian

Created / Published

  • Documentation compiled after 1933

Headings

  • -  schools
  • -  California -- Los Angeles County -- Beverly Hills

Latitude / Longitude

  • 34.05943,-118.38782

Notes

  • -  Significance: At Beverly Vista, the Administration Building (Building A), the Auditorium/Manual Arts Building (Building B) and the Primary Building (Building C) are fine examples of public school design. The first building to be erected on campus, Building A, was designed by architect Francis J. Catton in the Italian Romanesque Revival style. Incorporating the distinguishing characteristics of this architectural idiom such as brick exterior walls, a tiled roof, an extensive and unifying use of arches as a decorative motif, and a tower which is reminiscent of ecclesiastical Romanesque precedents, the subsequent buildings, Buildings B and D, designed by the Los Angeles architectural firm of Gable and Wyant make Beverly Vista a noteworthy example of its property type. Gable and Wyant were particularly known for their work in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, as for example, in their design for Hangar I (1929) at the Los Angeles International Airport; Beverly Vista illustrates their facility with a different but related architectural vocabulary. The us of the Romanesque Revival style also represents a distinctly traditional choice of architectural imagery. While all of the other schools in the district showcase the Spanish style, that eventually became integral to the mythology of southern California, Beverly Vista suggests a more urban approach to school design and contains the three oldest extant public school buildings constructed by the District in Beverly Hills.
  • -  Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N590
  • -  Survey number: HABS CA-2704
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1924-1927 Initial Construction

Medium

  • Photo(s): 1
  • Data Page(s): 18
  • Photo Caption Page(s): 1

Call Number/Physical Location

  • HABS CAL,19-BEVHI,3-

Source Collection

  • Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Control Number

  • ca2630

Rights Advisory

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Contractor Positive Image Photographic Services, Contractor Pcr Services Corporation, Janet Ostashay, and Leslie Heumann, Olmos, Tavo, photographer. Beverly Vista School, 200 South Elm Drive, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, CA. Los Angeles County Beverly Hills California, 1933. translateds by Maul, Davidmitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/ca2630/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, C., Positive Image Photographic Services, C., Pcr Services Corporation, C., Ostashay, J. & Heumann, L., Olmos, T., photographer. (1933) Beverly Vista School, 200 South Elm Drive, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, CA. Los Angeles County Beverly Hills California, 1933. Maul, D., trans Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ca2630/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, et al., photographer by Olmos, Tavo. Beverly Vista School, 200 South Elm Drive, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, CA. trans by Maul, Davidmitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ca2630/>.