Robinson's-May Department Store-Beverly Hills, Calif. (1952)

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Jason B.
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Robinson's-May Department Store-Beverly Hills, Calif. (1952)

Post by Jason B. » 16 Mar 2009 04:59

The Los Angeles Times edition of March 14, 2009 reported that the Robinson's-May department store building at 9900 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills, Calif. is endangered. It is across Wilshire Blvd. from the Beverly Hilton. A hotel and condominium complex is planned for the site, requiring demolition of the department store building.
See: http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la ... 0688.story

The store opened in 1952 and closed in 2006. It was 200,000 square feet large with 1,100 parking spaces when it opened; cost was $6 million. Architect-engineers were Charles O. Matcham, Charles Luckman and William Pereira (of San Francisco Transamerica Pyramid and Irvine city planning fame). Raymond Loewy and Associates designed the interior

The article includes a link to a 1952 Times article and a related photo series about the store's opening: http://www.latimes.com/media/acrobat/20 ... 542969.pdf
http://www.latimes.com/media/acrobat/20 ... 543087.pdf

For more in the "Lost L.A." series by Sam Watters, see http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la ... orygallery

Dean
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Re: Robinson's-May Department Store-Beverly Hills, Calif. (1952)

Post by Dean » 06 Oct 2010 13:05

The site has been sold...again.

Will they truly move ahead this time with the plans to tear it down:

http://www.latimes.com/business/realest ... 0413.story

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