Dr. Rowan Building, Long Beach

Dr. Rowan Building, Long Beach

The Dr. Rowan Building takes its name from the first tenant, a dentist named Dr. Rowan, who practiced during the 1930s. This building's architect, Charles W. Pettifer, constructed the building for the Bank of Italy in 1930.

Today, this building stands out as one of the city's most-recognized landmarks. The Art Deco style that was popular at the time of the building's construction helps make the location stand out as an architectural marvel.

Geometric and naturalistic designs, true to the Art Deco style, blend together seamlessly. The ornamentation is multicolored, and the tiles are of the original terra cotta material, which are stunning examples of how distinct this building's style is.

This building is still in use today for commercial purposes. The ground floor is host to several office spaces, as well as retailers.

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Dr. Rowan Building on Map

Sight Name: Dr. Rowan Building
Sight Location: Long Beach, USA (See walking tours in Long Beach)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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