Mid-Century Modern Freak

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Becket Residence - Los Angeles, CA - 1952 | B&W Photos: Maynard Parker

Welton Becket was an architect who helped to shape the landscape of Los Angeles, CA with his unique and innovative modern buildings. Graduating from the University of Washington program in Architecture in 1927, Becket went on to design homes for celebrities like James Cagney and Robert Montgomery. Some of his most recognizable work include the 1956 Capitol Records Building, the 1963 Cinerama Theater on Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard, the 1959 Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, and the 1969 Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

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