6 Los Angeles Art Deco Landmarks

Top 6 Los Angeles Art Deco Landmarks

1. Catalina Casino

The Catalina Casino has been one of the most iconic landmarks in Avalon on Santa Catalina Island since 1929. The Art Deco and Mediterranean Revival architecture helped to create the look of the city. It continues to serve as the island's movie theater and grand ballroom.

Catalina Casino

2. Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory is the crown jewel of Los Angeles. On a clear day, gorgeous views of Los Angeles, Hollywood and the ocean are seen for miles. Hugo Ballin painted the Observatory's iconic murals in 1934 depicting gods of the stars, planets and zodiac. 

Griffith Observatory

3. Union Station

Opening in 1939, this was the last great railway station built during the Golden Age of train travel. Art Deco, Mission Revival, and Streamline Moderne are its architectural styles making it timeless and iconic.

Union Station Los Angeles

4. Los Angeles Central Library

The Los Angeles Central Library was built in 1926 in the Art Deco architectural style with Mediterranean Revival and Egyptian influences. The centerpiece is the rotunda with its 4 massive murals, each 40 feet wide, created by artist Dean Cornwell.

Los Angeles Central Library

5. RMS Queen Mary

The RMS Queen Mary was the last great ocean liner built during the golden age of world travel and sailed the Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967. Luxury & Opulence is the key to this Art Deco Dream. Elizabeth Taylor, Lucille Ball, Gloria Swanson & Fred Astaire among many other silver screen stars called this sailing palace home while on voyage to Europe.

Queen Mary

6. The Nethercutt Collection Grand Salon

The Nethercutt Collection contains one of the finest sets of automobiles in the World. With more than 130 antique and vintage autos, the collection will keep you amazed for hours. Its Art Deco Grand Salon recreates the stunning car palaces of the 20's and 30's complete with marble, gold and chandeliers. 

The Nethercutt Collection Grand Salon