Universal Iron Doors had the pleasure of updating the Historic-Cultural Monument “Hollywood & Western Building” with a custom Wrought Iron Front Door.
Following our deep rooted Los Angeles “Art Deco” history, our Universal Iron Door’s “Art Deco” Iron Door and Transom Window design was chosen by the owners of this historical building at Hollywood and Western Blvd for their front door.
When John G. Bullock returned from Paris attending the 1924 VIII Olympiad Games, he was inspired by the Art Deco Architecture he saw there. On his return stateside he immediately had the Bullocks Dept. Store built and completed in 1929 at 3050 Wilshire Blvd., if not the first, one of the first Art Deco era buildings raised in Los Angeles, CA. We particularly love this era and this door and we are quite thrilled when driving through downtown L.A and along Wilshire Boulevard’s ‘Mid-City and seeing all the Art Deco buildings.
If you have the passion, we can do this for your home, restaurant or office too!
The New Hollywood & Western Front Door
Information on the Hollywood & Western Building
The Hollywood & Western Building, also known as The Mayer Building, and formerly known as the “Hollywood Western Building”, is a four-story Art Deco office building located in Hollywood, California. It was designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1988, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.
Designed by S. Charles Lee, and built by Louis B. Mayer and Irving Thalberg, the building opened on December 8, 1928. The building was the first location of Motion Picture Association of America, Central Casting, the Hays Office, and The Ben Hecht Company. Hollywood Billiards, Hollywood’s oldest pool hall, was located in the lower basement of the building. Over the years its tenants have also included Toppy’s (a corner coffee shop), Newman Drug Co., Rexall, Bargain Saver, Hollywood Rehearsal Studios, Studio 9, Rock City Arcade, and Cosmopolitan Book Depository.
By the 1970s, the building was being used to produce pornography and was slowly converted in individual rehearsal studios as the area where the building was located became increasingly crime-ridden and dangerous. The building was used in Double Indemnity, Ruthless People, and Hollywood Shuffle and was a regular shooting location for numerous TV productions. It was also used as a rehearsal studio for such bands as Guns N’ Roses and White Zombie.
The building was heavily damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake and was vacant for several years. It has since been renovated, and its tenants as of 2013 included the local offices of Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell.