Friday, January 23, 2009

Long Beach 1928: Guatemala Building.....

Located west of the French Building, on the south side of the Avenue of Nations, the Guatemala Building was one of the most original structures built for the Pacific Southwest Exposition. Designed by Rafael Yela Gunther, internationally known sculptor and Indian art expert, the unique multi-colored building was patterned after the ancient pyramids of Central America. The interior contained displays of numerous arts and crafts, exhibits explaining the history of Guatemala, and a coffee display.

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