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8358 Sunset Boulevard

The sixteen-story Sunset Tower/St. James’s Club, located at 8358 Sunset Boulevard is constructed in the Art Deco/Zig-Zag Moderne architectural style. Notable features which representative of the buildings architectural style include: a “stepped back” design which includes terraces, multiple vertical bays of windows which emphasize the vertical appearance of the building’s Art Deco/Zig-zag Moderne design, friezes which include ram horn designs, foliated Art Deco designs, semi-nude human sculptures, animal figures, butterfly designs, flower patterns and birdlike figures, and a serrated roofline. Constructed in 1930-1931, Sunset Tower/St. James’s Club was designed by Leland Bryant. Bryant was a prominent local architect known for his apartment house designs in the Los Angeles area. The building is presumed to be one of the first and most luxurious high-rise apartment buildings in the Los Angeles area and was, for a considerable period of time, the tallest such building in the City. (Photo Credit: Tony Coelho)