Wurdeman & Becket Streamline Moderne, 9080 Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood, California.
PHOTOS OF THE WURDEMAN & BECKET ORIGINAL, PENCIL-DRAWN, ARCHITECTURAL PLANS WILL BE POSTED HERE DURING THE WEEK OF 7/28.
DHP’s Krisy and Kate are fighting to save the 1938 Wurdeman & Becket streamline moderne on Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood. Check out the facebook page – Save the SMB Streamline Moderne – to get updates and information on writing the city council and/or attending the August 18th city council meeting.
All photos courtesy of Wurdeman & Becket, Bruce Becket Archives.
In 1938 Wurdeman & Becket re-designed, and made an addition to, the first small pet hospital in LA county. Dr Eugene C Jones was the “veterinarians to the stars” at 9080 Santa Monica Blvd. He hired the upstart architects, who had recently designed the Pan-Pacific Auditorium, to create a building which reflected his modern practice and his idea of the future of veterinarian medicine.
This is Dr Jones’ waiting room featuring separate entrances for dogs and cats. Designed by Wurdeman and Becket in 1938.
Wurdeman & Becket designed the exam rooms. Notice the beautiful glass block windows. The windows are still there today.
Wurdeman & Becket designed animal enclosures and added atrium which held a W&B designed fountain. Notice the Mad Men-esque signage near the top.
Wurdeman & Becket designed the complete interior – from the tile to the built-ins to the pendant lights.
Wurdeman & Becket designed laboratory. Notice the elegant curves of the Streamline Moderne details on the shelving to the right.
Photo credit: Wurdeman & Becket, Bruce Becket Archives
This photo of the SMB Streamline Moderne appeared in the Washington State College Alumni magazine in 1940. Dr Eugene C Jones was an alumni of WSC.
Interesting fact – Welton Becket was born in Seattle, and Wurdeman & Becket both graduated from the University of Washington. Coincidence…?