Engine House No. 18
[As part of the remit to make the Untold LA iPad Book available to as many people as possible I'll be posting photos from the book in sequential order on a regular basis until it is completely online.]
On Page 181 of the iBook we visit Engine House No. 18 designed by John Parkinson just off the corner of West Adams Boulevard and Western. I love the Mission Revival Style that's going on here - possibly because I was so influenced as a child by Jan Domela's matte paintings of the Mission in Hitchcock's Vertigo, (see the frame grabs below); the Mission Style became imprinted on my young mind as symbolic for the mysterious, the unknown, possibility of death and rebirth and so on - how appropriate for a firehouse!