Monday, August 29, 2011

More Homer Laughlin (Jr.) in Los Angeles

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In 1915, Homer Laughlin, Jr. built the Laughlin Theatre in downtown Long Beach, CA.  Designed by architect Irving Gill in a very streamlined version of his typical Spanish colonial style, the building was badly damaged in the 1933 Long Beach earthquake, and was eventually demolished.  It was located at the southwest corner of Pine Avenue and 4th Street.  Gill also designed a home for Homer, Jr., his wife and son (Homer III) in the fashionable West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1912. See Darlene Nossaman's article from Volume 4, No. 3 of The Dish (Spring 2002) for more information about Homer, Homer, Jr. and Homer III in Los Angeles.

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