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Los Angeles Theatre: men's room

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In the main basement lounge looking up the steps to the landing outside the men's room. Thanks to Angelo Costa for his 2016 photo, appearing on the Sandra Costa Design Group Facebook page. The photo can also be seen in the Los Angeles Theatre set on the Angelo Costa Photography website.



A closer look into the men's room entrance that also gives us a fine look at the carpet installed in 2016. Up the steps and you're in the intermediate level lounge. Up one more level and you're in the inner lobby on the main floor. Through the doorway straight ahead and you're in the men's room. Photo: Angelo Costa Photography - 2016

The terrific carpet design was a joint project of Daelen Cory and Paul L'Esperance of L' Esperance Design, Sandra Costa of Sandra Costa Design Group and SDE Carpet Technology.



A view from the north side of the landing. Photo: Angelo Costa Photography - 2016. Thanks!



The earlier look before the carpet was replaced. We're looking toward Broadway with the main basement lounge behind us. Photo: Bill Counter - 2013



The signage at the entrance. Thanks to Michelle Gerdes for her 2009 photo. It's one of 72 great views of the theatre in her Los Angeles Theatre set on Flickr.



In the entrance vestibule looking toward the shoeshine stand. Photo: Bill Counter - 2013



The shoeshine stand with urinals at the left and toilet stalls down the right corridor. Thanks to Don Solosan for his 2009 photo taken for the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation. 

The LAHTF is active in promoting awareness of the historic theatres of Los Angeles and works toward their preservation. They frequently offer tours and sponsor other events related to historic preservation. www.lahtf.org | group Facebook page | official Facebook page



Looking toward the north bank of sinks. Photo: Bill Counter - 2013



A closer look at one of the 1931 sinks. Photo: Bill Counter - 2013



The south bank of sinks -- not originals. The original ones were deteriorating and had to be replaced. Photo: Ȑoobik Boodaghians - 2013



Terrazzo design in the men's sink area. Photo: Michelle Gerdes - 2009



In toward the toilet stalls. Photo: Bill Counter - 2013 



A wider vista into the hall of toilets. Thanks to Gary Fimbres for his 2018 photo, one in a set of three on the SoCal Historic Architecture Facebook page.



Thanks to Eric Lynxwiler for this look at the original toilet fixtures in several of the stalls -- alternating cream, burgundy and black. It's a 2007 photo on Flickr. If you have a day to spare check out the over 400 great photos in Eric's Los Angeles Theatres set.



A toilet area terrazzo detail. Photo: Bill Counter - 2013



Another look toward the shoeshine stand. Photo: Bill Counter - 2013



The view in toward the turquoise urinals left of the shoeshine stand. It got more exotic in the ladies room, but even here it's evident that S. Charles Lee was an exuberant early user of colored plumbing fixtures. Photo: Bill Counter - 2013



The wide angle view of the hall of urinals. Photo: Don Solosan - LAHTF - 2009



Back out in the shoeshine area for a wide angle view. Photo: Gary Fimbres - SoCal Historic Architecture - 2018



Looking across from the urinals to the toilet area. Thanks to Broadway Theatre Group for the Gary Leonard photo. It appears on a page devoted to the men's room in the theatre website's photo gallery.



The view back out to the shoeshine/sink area. Photo: Bill Counter - 2013



One of the fixtures. Photo: Bill Counter - 2013



In the shoeshine/sink room looking out to the entrance vestibule -- and the area at the bottom of the stairs beyond. Photo: Bill Counter - 2013


Vintage photos:


In the sink room looking back toward the entrance vestibule. Photo: Mott Studios - California State Library set # 001387262 - 1931



The drinking fountain on the west wall of the men's room sink area. Photo: Mott Studios - California State Library set # 001387264 - 1931



The east wall of the sink room. We're looking toward Broadway with the urinals through the left arch and toilet stalls through the right. Photo: Mott Studios - California State Library set # 001387262 - 1931



Your sink closeup. Originally in several different colors. Photo: Mott Studios - California State Library set # 001387262 - 1931



The vista down the hall of urinals. Photo: Mott Studios - California State Library set # 001387264 - 1931



Down the striped men's hall of toilets. Photo: Mott Studios - California State Library set # 001387267 - 1931

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