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S. Charles Lee Office and Home

After losing his home in the Great Depression, legendary theatre architect S. Charles Lee bought a two-story Victorian house and added space for his offices in the front. He gave this new, commercial frontage a modern look, and he and his family lived in back.

Today, the blue facade on Wilshire still resembles Lee's Regency Moderne design on the Max Factor Building in Hollywood. The rear of the old, shingled house is still visible from the alley off Little Street.

Photo by Larry Underhill


Welton Becket and Associates donated its office space in this building for the first Matisse exhibition in L.A.