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Earle C. Anthony Automobile Showroom
Los Angeles, California, 1911
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Earle C. Anthony Automobile Showroom
Los Angeles, California

The Earle C. Anthony showroom commission of 1911 comprised the design of exterior decoration, entry doors, and interior fittings for a showroom building designed by Parkinson & Bergstrom. Charles Greene designed a plaster relief on the ceiling depicting rays of sunshine radiating out from overlapping automobile radiator grills. Colorful tile was used on the exterior motif and the interior octagonal columns to entice the prospective Packard owner. The mezzanine, balcony, and elevator doors included decorative ironwork that implies both Art Nouveau and pre- Art Deco designs. The showroom was demolished in the 1960s.