The Bradbury Effect (26 images)

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The Bradbury Building, 304 South Broadway at West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, from 1906 – "Designed by a $5-a-week draftsman named George Wyman, who had neither an architecture degree nor experience, the $500,000 Bradbury has nonetheless caused generations to marvel at its Eclectic Victorian Pre-Modern design. The untrained architect took the job on advice from his dead brother via Ouija board, and was influenced by the 1887 best-selling book, Looking Backward, by Edward Bellamy - a...
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