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Long Beach Architecture Tour #2

 ¡Feliz viernes!  I still want to share with you some more pics from downtown Long Beach.  I love this building and snapped this shot quickly while we were driving past it.  This is the Villa Riviera.  It is a 16 story building in the French Gothic style.  According to the its website " in 1996, the Villa Riviera earned its rightful place on the National Register of Historic Places, ensuring it as one of the most important landmarks in California."
  It was completed in 1929 by the Los Angeles firm of Kinne & Westerhouse and Architect Richard B. King was awarded the Grand Prize at the Paris Exposition of 1930 for his outstanding design.Today this building is a condominium, can you imagine living here?  How fun would that be!
This building reminds me of the capital records building in Hollywood but obviously it is a high rise with many different views of Long Beach.  
Do you have a favorite style of architecture that you admire?

11 comments

becky said...

O, French Gothic architecture is stunning...didn't know the French did Gothic :) Impressive shots!

Sarah B. said...

ohhh I love the villa riviera!!! Looks beautiful! I love looking at Gothic architecture!

Ms. Givens said...

We have a high rise like that in Tulsa.

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Desert Dreaming said...

Awesome shots!!! Makes you feel as though you are right there in person. Thanks again for sharing...

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Cloudia said...

You are always good fun!

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simpledaisy said...

So beautiful!!
I don't think I have a favorite style...but I do love really old buildings! Enjoy your weekend!

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Style Odyssey said...

splendid! i quite like that round building...reminds me of the old building citibank in fort lauderdale, only that one is very "jetsons".

favorite architecture? i like a lot! can't pick just one...probably i prefer old, gothic/medieval-looking, imposing buildings in europe but don't ask me to name an era, ha! and i do love the houses of charleston. new orleans, too...see how hard this is? i'll stop there. :D


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Brenda's Arizona said...

WOW!
Nice photos, Laura.
I think my favorite is whatever I am seeing/picturing at the time. Today, the favorite is inspired by your photo!

Cindy Whitehead said...

That "capitol records" type bldg is a GREAT place to watch the long Beach Grand Prix - went to a party in one of the units there and it was so fun staring down at the cars racing by! Great photos Laura!