We don’t often have colder days here in So Cal, so when they come they are actually kind of refreshing! Our weekend has been a little random and uneventful so pardon the randomness of this post.
I was talking to my grandparents a few days ago, and my grandma mentioned that she watched a special that PBS did on Ryan’s law school, Southwestern. It’s an incredibly beautiful old- recently restored- building and it got me thinking that I should show you guys some pictures. Here are a few!
The law school is in the old Bullocks Wilshire building. Bullocks was a high end department store for a long time. High end as in the building was known for being a frequent shopping destination for people like: Judy Garland, Mae West, and Doris Day. The law school has kept many of the department stores original spaces like: the famous ‘tea room’, the Cocoa Chanel Salon, and another spacious space referred to as the Louis XVI room.
Front of the building – To put it into perspective, the school is in between downtown and Beverley Hills.
Entrance- they do a good job at keeping it safe and secluded from the rush of the environment with a nice outdoor courtyard. Which incidentally has a designated ‘non-smoking area’ due to Ryan’s letter to the Dean. Way to go Cheri! With beautiful So Cal weather you want to be outside; but who wants to whif second hand smoke every time you walk outside!
I guess this art deco mural is in the entrance to the law library.