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The Remarkable Life and Career of Architect Paul Williams

The Remarkable Life and Career of Architect Paul Williams

Paul Revere Williams was an African American Architect whose elegant classic designs feel as modern and glamorous today as they did decades ago.  Born in Downtown Los Angeles in 1894, Paul Williams designed some of the most iconic buildings in Los Angeles including one of my personal favorites, The Beverly Hills Hotel (originally designed by Architect Elmer Grey) redesigned by Paul Williams in the 40's with the iconic pink and green color scheme, glamorous script signage, the addition of bungalows and The Polo Lounge.  I was lucky enough to catch a retrospective on Paul Williams work at USC several years ago.   Like most big achievers, Paul...

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