LADWP to Reopen Landmark Art Deco Customer Service Center on Daly Street in Lincoln Heights
Retrofitted and Restored, Distinctive Copper and Green Regency Moderne Building Brings New Luster to Historic Neighborhood
WHAT: A rededication of the landmark green tile and glass 1937 Art Deco LADWP Customer Service Center in Lincoln Heights that has been completely restored and retrofitted to meet 21st Century standards. Designed by noted architect S. Charles Lee, of the Max Factor Make-Up Studio fame and other Los Angeles signature buildings, this building is unique for its bold façade and two-foot high glass letters that read: “Municipal Light Water Power.”
WHO: Los Angeles City Councilmember Ed Reyes, 1st District
Raman Raj, Chief Operating Officer, LADWP
John Chen, Assistant General Manager of Customer Services, LADWP
WHEN: Monday, May 19, 10 a.m.
WHERE: 2716 Daly Street, Los Angeles (Lincoln Heights), 90031
VISUALS: The outside of the building is visually very distinctive with its copper and green architectural features and glass signage, evocative of an earlier era of grand municipal buildings.
BACKGROUND: In its storied history, the building in its early years has functioned as a neighborhood LADWP walk-in facility, been shuttered completely, returned to the area as a community center and then closed again for a lengthy and thorough restoration.
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Contact: Darlene Battle (213) 367-1368