A rare opportunity comes this Saturday afternoon when two extraordinary murals that grace the lobby of the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building in the Historic West Adams neighborhood of Central Los Angeles go on view.
The West Adams Heritage Association, California African American Museum, Los Angeles Conservancy and Mural Conservancy LA are collaborating on the project. Great team!
The murals depict early African-American contributions to the building of California. They live in the lobby of the iconic building, designed in 1947 by Paul Williams for the first African American-owned insurance company west of the Mississippi. The Late-Moderne building, with its notable integrated murals by artists Charles Alston and Hale Woodruff, was recently designated HCM 1000, Los Angeles’s newest Historic Cultural monument.
This notwithstanding, we’re informed that the murals are currently endangered, threatened with removal. Confused by this …
Golden State mural viewing | 1999 W. Adams Blvd. (at Western Ave.) | Saturday, Oct 22 | noon to 3 pm