Crenshaw-Imperial Branch Library

Iconic Abstractions a Permanent Public Art Project for the Crenshaw-Imperial Branch Library
Inglewood, CA

Permanent installation of 11 stainless steel cut-outs that are abstractions of iconic architecture in the city of Inglewood, CA.

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Among the silhouettes included in the lunettes are:

Randy's Donuts, 1953
805 Manchester Boulevard
Created in 1953 by Henry J. Gordan for Russell C. Wendell's big donut chain, this structure has been on display for over 60 years. Since 1978 the donut stand has been owned by Ron and Larry Weintraub and continues to serve fresh donuts. It has been seen in numerous films.

Academy Theater, 1939
3141 Manchester Boulevard
Classic Streamline Moderne architecture designed by S. Charles Lee. The building was a movie theater for many years and currently houses the Academy Cathedral church.

The Forum, 1965
3900 Manchester Boulevard
Former home of the LA Lakers, Sparks and Kings, it was originally designed by Charles Luckman Associates and inspired by the ancient coliseum in Rome.

Hollywood Park, 1938
3883 West Century Boulevard
Established in 1938 as Hollywood Turf Club, the worlds largest neon sign sits on its roof.

Inglewood War Memorial, 1947
1 West Manchester Boulevard
Now located at City Hall, it was moved to its present location in 1970.

Inglewood Park Cemetery, 1905
720 East Florence Avenue

Jet Car Wash, 1961
941 West Manchester Boulevard

Cafetales Restaurant, 1957
115 South La Brea Boulevard
Martin Stern, Jr., Architect

City Hall, 1973
1 West Manchester Boulevard
Charles Luckman, Architect

Rudolph M. Schindler Homes, 1930s - 1940s

Cafetales Restaurant and Debbe's Cleaners