Calling all Richfield angels

eric-and-angel.jpgIn a Visiting Blogger post at LA Observed, J. Eric Lynxwiler announces he has become the proud owner of a 1½-ton terra-cotta angel that used to stand guard over downtown Los Angeles on the roof line of the Richfield Building. The salvaged angel now sits inside his Arts District loft, after 80 years outside in the elements. Forty of the giant angels were removed when the Stiles O. Clements-designed Richfield Building was demolished in 1968. Eric is sure there must be other surviving pieces. Can you help him find them? His post and pictures.

Also: Eric and I are being honored for "Wilshire Boulevard: Grand Concourse of Los Angeles" by the Los Angeles City Historical Society on Tuesday night. We're receiving the J. Thomas Owen History Award. But the headliners are Hugh Hefner, who is being honored for his efforts to save the Hollywood sign, and Suzanne Muchnic, who will talk about her long career as an arts writer in Los Angeles. Christy McAvoy, founder and director of Historic Resources Group, will be receiving the David G. Cameron Preservation Award. The event is at the First Congregational Church on South Commonwealth Avenue.

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