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February 2010

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010 Monumental

East of Hollywood, an old Federalist bank, now an escrow company, at 5701 Hollywood Boulevard

Detail of former bank at 5701 Hollywood Boulevard, East Hollywood
Detail of former bank at 5701 Hollywood Boulevard, East Hollywood
Detail of former bank at 5701 Hollywood Boulevard, East Hollywood
Detail of former bank at 5701 Hollywood Boulevard, East Hollywood
Detail of former bank at 5701 Hollywood Boulevard, East Hollywood

The California Bank Branch, 1929, John and Donald B. Parkinson 5620 Hollywood Boulevard a concrete Art Deco tower, echoing New York City, but somehow a bit Mayan. It appeared in the 1997 film L.A. Confidential Warner Brothers slapped on a temporary marquee and pretended it was a theater. But it's too monumental for that.

California Bank Branch, 1929, John and Donald B. Parkinson - 5620 Hollywood Boulevard
California Bank Branch, 1929, John and Donald B. Parkinson - 5620 Hollywood Boulevard
California Bank Branch, 1929, John and Donald B. Parkinson - 5620 Hollywood Boulevard
California Bank Branch, 1929, John and Donald B. Parkinson - 5620 Hollywood Boulevard
California Bank Branch, 1929, John and Donald B. Parkinson - 5620 Hollywood Boulevard
California Bank Branch, 1929, John and Donald B. Parkinson - 5620 Hollywood Boulevard
California Bank Branch, 1929, John and Donald B. Parkinson - 5620 Hollywood Boulevard
California Bank Branch, 1929, John and Donald B. Parkinson - 5620 Hollywood Boulevard

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Technical Note:

These photographs were taken with a Nikon D200 the lenses used were AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or AF Nikkor 70-300 mm telephoto. The high-resolution photography here was modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 software.

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