|Image credit: Michael Minn|
Built in 1929, the Foreman & Clark Building was designed by the prominent architectural team of Aleck Curlett and Claud Beelman, whose other works includes the Garfield Building and the Park Plaza Hotel. The building's name derives from that of its developer: the now defunct Foreman & Clark department store chain. Known for their second-floor window displays, Foreman & Clark was headquartered out of 701 S. Hill Street for approximately 30 years, only vacating the property following Downtown's precipitous mid-century decline. Considered a superb example of the Art Deco-Gothic style of architecture, the building was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 2009.
|The Foreman & Clark Building, as seen in the 1930's. Image credit: USC Digital Archive|