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The City of West Hollywood is following the lead of local health agencies and immediately cancelling all non-essential City events and meetings through June 30, 2020 in response to COVID-19. For more information please visit our Coronavirus web area.

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WeHo Reads: Architects Who Built Southern California and reception for Historic WeHo exhibition

Join the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Reads program for "WeHo Reads: Architects Who Built Southern California" and a reception for the Historic WeHo library exhibit.

In the early 1900s, the population of Southern California exploded, and the cities grew at such a rapid pace that builders could hardly keep up. Among those who settled in the area were ten architects looking to make their marks on the world. Claud Beelman, a man who never received a college degree, would go on to design the Elks Lodge in Los Angeles. Albert C. Martin, architect of Grauman’s Million Dollar Theater, founded a company that is still going strong more than one hundred years later, and Julia Morgan, the first woman architect licensed in California, was hired by William Randolph Hearst to design the Examiner Building. Join author Antonio Gonzalez as he tells the stories of the people behind some of Southern California’s most iconic buildings.

Antonio Gonzalez has a BA in journalism from the University of Iowa and an MLIS from San Jose State University. He is a member of the Odd Fellows fraternity, works in an architecture and fine arts library and has a blog where he post items related to architecture and his other interests (misterdangerous.wordpress.com).

This WeHo Reads (www.weho.org/wehoreads) book event is combined with an exhibition reception for:

Historic WeHo, an Exhibit of Historic Properties in West Hollywood by photographer Tony Coelho

In 2015, arts and planning staff began a project of documenting all of the City’s designated historic properties. This exhibition shows a selection of photographs from the over 80 properties that were documented by West Hollywood photographer Tony Coelho, representing a wide array of architectural styles and associations with well-known architects and builders. These images celebrate West Hollywood - recognizing our past, present, and future.

7-8pm: Reading and Architecture Presentation by Antonio Gonzalez

8-9pm: Exhibition Reception with artists upstairs

Free admission. RSVP required for reception: www.weho.org/wehoreads

For more information on the library exhibition or WeHo Reads contact Mike Che, Arts Coordinator, at mche@weho.org, (323)848-6377.
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