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Smith, L.A., Architect

ID: 579
Partnership Name: Smith, L.A., Architect
Position Title: Principal
Firm Partners: Smith, L.A.
Notes: Smith was well-known in Southern California for his many movie theatres designed in the 1920s; he died in 1925, during the height of the movie theatre building boom in Southern California;
Structures: Bard's 8th Street Theatre, Los Angeles, CA - 1925 (2523)
Bard's Hollywood Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1923 (3398)
Bard's Pasadena Theatre, Pasadena, CA - 1925 (2405)
Bard's West Adams Theatre, Los Angeles, CA - 1924-1925 (2415)
Beverly Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA - 1924-1925 (2409)
Carmel Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1924 (14369)
Casino Theatre, Los Angeles, CA - 1921 (3174)
Circle Theatre, Los Angeles, CA - 1921 (3193)
D'Arche, Jessie, Apartments, 1155 West 27th Street Building, North University Park, Los Angeles, CA - 1920 (15952)
D'Arche, Jessie, Apartments, 1157 West 27th Street Building, North University Park, Los Angeles, CA - 1920 (15951)
El Portal Theatre, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1925-1926 (15957)
Fox Theatres Corporation, Fox Uptown Theatre, Los Angeles, CA - 1924-1925 (11771)
Fox West Coast Theatres Corporation, West Coast Riverside Theatre, Riverside, CA - 1928-1929 (3594)
Highland Theatre, Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA - 1925 (3405)
Lilly-Fletcher Building, Los Angeles, CA - 1921 (3235)
Manchester Theatre, Los Angeles, CA - 1924-1925 (2412)
Paige Agency Auto Dealership, Los Angeles, CA - 1924 (2410)
Rialto Theatre, South Pasadena, CA - 1924-1925 (5733)
Rivoli Theatre, Los Angeles, CA - 1921-1922 (3195)
Tivoli Theatre #4, Los Angeles, CA - 1921 (3203)
Tivoli Theatre, Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA - (1538)
Tower Theatre, Los Angeles, CA - 1925-1927 (937)
West Adams Gardens, Los Angeles, CA - (5735)
West Coast Theatres Corporation, West Coast Redlands Theatre, Redlands, CA - 1927-1928 (8970)
West Coast Theatres Corporation, West Coast Theatre, San Bernardino, CA - 1924-1925 (2411)
Wilshire Theatre, Los Angeles, CA - 1921 (3207)
Locations: Architect's Office:
Los Angeles, CA
USA
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Architect's Death:
Los Angeles, CA
USA
Publications: Naylor, David, American Picture Palaces The Architecture of Fantasy, 190-191, 212-213, 217, 1981.
Naylor, David, American Picture Palaces The Architecture of Fantasy, 219, 1981.
"Manchester Theatre - Century Theatre price policies", Daily Variety, 13, col. 4, 10/19/1943.
"Theater for West Adams", Los Angeles Examiner, part IV: 7, 2/15/1925.
"By-bye porn house; Los Feliz area theater switches to revival policy", Los Angeles Herald Examiner, B: 1-2, 8/2/1980.
"Film archivist fights to preserve Vista ", Los Angeles Reader, pt I: 3, 6/21/1985.
"Crown city showhouse is planned", Los Angeles Times, part V: 12, 3/16/1924.
"West Coast to spend big sum in showhouses", Los Angeles Times, 1, 02/22/1925.
"To build new film theatre", Los Angeles Times, 5, 06/19/1921.
"Bush Terminal Plans to Be Revised", Los Angeles Times, D2, 01/05/1930.
"Another link in chain of local Bard theaters", Los Angeles Times, part V: 10, 5/23/1924.
"New theatre underway", Los Angeles Times, part V: 2, 2/1/1925.
"Theatres of Los Angeles including Hollywood and more.", Marquee, 30: 1, 4-29, 1998.
"Beverly Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA, article 2", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 55, col 2, 05/16/1924.
"Plans for West Coast Theatre, San Bernardino", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 52, col. 1, 09/12/1924.
"Tivoli Theatre Notice", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 14, col. 3, 08/26/1921.
"Beverly Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA, article", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 54, col. 1, 02/29/1924.
"Wilshire Theatre Article", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 11, col 3, 3/4/1921.
"Bard's Pasadena Theatre article", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 57, col .3, 11/21/1924.
"Bard's Theatre, Pasadena Description", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 54, col. 3, 2/29/1924.
"Plans for the Manchester Theater, Los Angeles", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 54, col. 2, 12/19/1924.
"Manchester Theatre Plans, Los Angeles", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 51, col. 2, 9/26/1924.
"Bard's West Adams Theatre construction", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 55, col. 1, 1/30/1925.
"Bard's West Adams Theatre Gable and Wyant", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 47, col. 3, 3/14/1924.
"Casino Theatre Notice", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 20, col 3, 6/17/1921.
"Rivoli Theatre, Los Angeles, notice #2", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 30, col 3,
"Tivoli Theatre #4 notice", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 14, col 3, 8/26/1921.
"Highland Theatre Notice #2", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 56, col 1, 7/11/1924.
"Wilshire Theatre Article #2", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 16, col 3, 4/22/1921.
"Lilly - Fletcher Building, Los Angeles", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 13, col 2, 4/1/1921.
"Smith, L.A., moves office", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 46, col 2, 11/13/1925.
"Picture Palace Splendor", Westways, 63: 11, 50, 11/1971.
"Rivoli Theatre, Los Angeles, notice", 16, col 3, 6/24/1921.