with marble floors, decorative plaster ceiling,
etched brass elevator doors, solid mahogany stair rails and a
25-foot ceiling. A.P. Giannini himself came to the dedication in
H. Bank of Italy-Bank of America Building - 1917
1001 Fulton Mall, Classical Revival, R.F. Felchlin Company,
Charles Franklin, Architect.
This 8-story edifice with its ornate terra cotta
spandrel panels, cornice and first-floor window trim is
distinguished from all the others in the area.
interior lobby is elegant
Bank of Italy -
Bank of America Building
Echelle" - Bronze by Brancois Stahly, born in Germany, now
lives in Meudon, France. He exhibited regularly in several salons in
Paris and exhibited throughout Europe and in Tokyo. His Commissions
include a chapel at the Vatican, Brussels International Exhibition,
and others in France.
staircase to the mezzanine is flanked by lacy metal banisters.
12. "Orion" - Bronze by Bernard
Rosenthal. He lives in New York, taught at UCLA. Awards: San
Francisco and Los Angeles Art Museums, American Institute of
Art, Penn. Academy of Fine Arts, and many one-man shows and
The name Orion is from Greek and Roman mythology.
A hunter loved by Diana, he was killed by accident and she
placed him in the heavens as a constellation named Orion.
I. T.W. Patterson Building
2014 Tulare Street, Classical Revival, R.F. Felchlin
The 8-story building housed the most glamorous of
women's fashion stores, The Wonder Store. In 1964, the newly
organized Downtown Club occupied the top floor. Because
there were medical offices in the building, over the Tulare
Street entrance there is a caduceus emblem. Marble sheaths
the walls of the lobby. At the Fulton Mall
|entrance, a mural
of Tuscany graces the walls. The
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