Firestone Tire and Service Center | Los Angeles Conservancy
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Firestone Tire and Service Center

Firestone Tire and Service Center has been in continuous operation since 1938. The prototype building is the sleek product of twentieth-century Machine Age design and was considered ultra modern at the time it was constructed. 

Designed in the Streamline Moderne (then known as "Modernistic") style, its aerodynamic design gives the illusion of speed, precision, and efficiency, with uninterrupted horizontal lines and rounded corners.

Original rooftop lettering sits atop the dramatic, curving canopy illuminated by fluorescent lights. The exterior is clad in original baked porcelain enamel panels of pale yellow accented with burgundy, a popular color scheme in the thirties.

Photo by Jessica Hodgdon/L.A. Conservancy

Citizen Public Market

The building’s exterior is noted for its blending of Beaux Arts and Art Deco elements. Currently, the former publishing building is being adapted for a new use as a market hall with at least 10 different food stalls.
Photo by Michael Everett

Aero Theatre

This moderate-sized neighborhood theatre, completed in 1940, was built by Douglas Aircraft Company, the Santa Monica-based airplane manufacturer, to serve its factory employees.