The California Club, Los Angeles, California
The California Club in Los Angeles is considered one of the most important buildings of Robert D. Farquhar. After studying at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris he became one of a small number of architects practicing in California to have such a distinctive education. Built in 1930, The Club was designed for one of the most significant and long-established private clubs in Los Angeles. The Italian Renaissance Revival style building, with its setbacks and tower, was among the largest buildings in the immediate area when the site was chosen but various elements, such as the private forecourt which partially shields the front entrance and first floor, provides the club with a sense of privacy and understated design.
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