The Theme Building, LAX by Paul Revere Williams

A designer well before his time, African American architect, Paul Revere Williams designed the LAX theme building, Beverly Hills Hotel and homes for Lucille Ball and Frank Sinatra.  He was one of the most sought after architects from his generation.

To celebrate his tremendous work, the Art Museum of the University of Memphis will host an exhibit, from October 22 to January 8, showcasing Williams’ work from the 1920’s to the 1960’s.  Photographs, 200 of which have never been seen in public, and slide shows arranged by decade depicting both the interiors and the exteriors of Williams’ designs will be featured.  I’m hoping the exhibit will make it to LA considering the landmarks he built here.

La Concha Hotel Las Vegas

Ritts Kohl Residence, 1949, Chautauqua, New York

Tennis Club, 1947, Palm Springs

Golden State Mutual Life Building

Founder’s Church of Religious Science, Los Angeles

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