February Program

The Richfield Building

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The Richfield Building was the 1929 ZigZag Moderne masterwork by Stiles Clements located at Sixth and Flower streets in downtown Los Angeles.  Demolished in 1969, it is fondly remembered as the "black gold" oil building with its great neon tower. 

Our speaker for this program is Nathan Marsak.  Nathan will cover not just the lost building, but the role of oil as it developed the southland, oil companies and the grand offices they built, the legacy of Stiles Clements, Art Deco in LA, and more. 

Included in this 125-slide lecture are many rare and never-before-seen photographs, so put it on your calendar today!

Nathan Marsak is a Los Angeles architectural historian currently at work on a book about the lost neighborhood of Bunker Hill.  He is the author of Los Angeles Neon, and has contributed to many blogs, including 1947project, InSROLand, and OnBunkerHill.  Currently, he writes about the demolition of Los Angeles at riplosangeles.com  


February 8th, 2020

1:00 PM

Bolton Hall Museum

10110 Commerce Avenue in Tujunga

Parking available uphill at the Elks Lodge


Everyone is Welcome

Free Admission

Suggested Donation:

$3 per person

Light refreshments after the program

This program is sponsored by the Sunland-Tujunga, Shadow Hills          Rotary Club. 

The Rotary’s mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.   Many thanks to all the volunteers from our Rotary Club for their support.  More information about our local Rotary Club can be found on their Facebook page.