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1302-10 Sweetzer Avenue

The seven-story El Mirador apartment building, located at 1302-1310 N. Sweetzer Avenue, is constructed in the Churrigueresque Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style. Hipped and gabled red clay tile roofs cap the rectangular stucco building. Projecting and receding bays define the building’s massing and a cutaway corner at the southwestern corner marks an entrance. A double set of curved steps rise from the street at the southwest corner to an extended cement porch. The entryway is defined by a flat arch with scalloped corners and topped by an elaborate Churrigueresque pediment flanked by pilasters. El Mirador was designed by S. Charles Lee, and was constructed in 1929 by California Builders of Homes. The building represents the notable architect’s first project in the West Hollywood area. California Builders of Homes was also responsible for the construction of the Romanesque Villa, a building design by noted architect Leland Bryant, located one block east of the El Mirador. (Photo Credit: Tony Coelho)