West Facade of the Pan-Pacific Auditorium

Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 183, designed by Plummer, Wurdeman, and Becket in 1935, demolished in 1992 following a 1989 fire.

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  • Scott Waterman 7y

    I'll always associate this with Xanadu. I remember that movie put me in a bad mood. I thought it was terrible but I wish I could have seen this building.

  • Floyd B. Bariscale 7y

    Thanks for the link, Scott. I forgot to include that in my blog post.
  • Scott Fieber 7y

    Does anyone know how the interior spaces were layed out?
    I know it had a lounge and concession areas. Were they located in the hall area or part of the facade structure. I would love to see a floor plan for the overall building.
  • brianmichaellally 6y

    The concession areas were to the left and right as you walked in. Long bars in the same style as the building. the bathrooms were on each side of the concessions. The middle was wiiiiide open. They actually played basketball games there in the 50's USC I believe when Bill Sharman played there. When looking at the front of the building the offices were on the left.
    I loved this building, this was why artists came to Los Angeles. You could build outside the box. Restaurantnts that looked like hats, auditoriums that looked like ocean liners. I cried the day they torched it, and the developers still couldn't get their hands on it, HA!
  • Keith UK 6y

    Brian, hi i so wish i could of seen this building! even if it was in ruins! its the most amazing building ive ever seen! there is nothing that comes even near it here in the UK!"

    i can understand how upset you was when they torched it!! not only did they distroy it but they took away a bit of the most beautiful sights ive ever seen!

  • images982003 5y

    please join us at


    it is a devoted site to this iconic building! may it live on forever through people that care
  • Dean Mardon 4y

    There's a short bit of video here www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1Xl1QQimXo
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Taken on October 1, 2008

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