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Hollywood in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Capitol Records Building

 
 
Capitol Records Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 27, 2018
1. Capitol Records Building Marker
Inscription.  The world's first circular office structure was designed to resemble a stack of 45 rpm records. Artists recording in its studios since its completion in 1956 have included such luminaries as Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Peggy Lee, Dean Martin, the Beatles and the Beach Boys. The rooftop beacon flashes "Hollywood" in Morse Code. The architects were Welton Beckett & Associates.
 
Erected by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 18.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments, and the The Beatles 🎶 series lists.
 
Location. 34° 6.193′ N, 118° 19.596′ W. Marker is in Hollywood, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Vine Street north of Hollywood Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1750 Vine St, Los Angeles CA 90028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hollywood & Vine (about 500 feet away, measured
Capitol Records Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 27, 2018
2. Capitol Records Building Marker
The marker is mounted high on a light pole.
in a direct line); Hollywood and Vine (about 600 feet away); Site of the Vine Street Brown Derby (approx. 0.2 miles away); Warner Pacific Theatre (approx. ¼ mile away); CBS Columbia Square Studios (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Emmy Awards (approx. half a mile away); Egyptian Theatre (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Pig ‘n Whistle (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hollywood.
 
Regarding Capitol Records Building. This marker has a mistake. The building was not designed to resemble a stack of records. It is merely a coincidence.

The photo on the marker features a scale model of the building presented by Frank Sinatra.

This is Los Angeles City Historic Monument No. 857
 
Capitol Records Building and Mural image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 27, 2018
3. Capitol Records Building and Mural
Capitol Records Building Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 27, 2018
4. Capitol Records Building Markers
John Lennon's star in front of building image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 27, 2018
5. John Lennon's star in front of building
City Historic Monument No. 857 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 27, 2018
6. City Historic Monument No. 857
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on February 21, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 3, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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