"Monkey" Building | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photo by Larry Underhill

"Monkey" Building

This is perhaps the finest surviving example of Stiles Clements' Churrigueresque-style architecture on the boulevard.

Originally designed with artist studios above and commercial space below, this fanciful building is decorated with ornate plasterwork concealing lovely maidens and playful monkeys (near the windows and doorways on Berendo).

It has been occupied through the years by Chanel, a Helena Rubenstein salon, other fine shops, and art schools and studios.

Golden Gate Theatre
Photo by Chattel Architecture Planning and Preservation, Inc.

CVS/Golden Gate Theatre

The former Golden Gate Theatre is one of a handful of neighborhood movie palaces remaining in Southern California and the first East Los Angeles building listed in the National Register of Historic Places.