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 Dale Zapata

Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center

Constructed as a monument to modern medicine, the original LAC+USC Medical Center reveals important stories about equity and public health in postwar Southern California.