Smith and Williams: Ralphs Market (South Pasadena, Calif.)

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Description

Smith and Williams designed several schemes for Ralphs Grocery Stores. For the South Pasadena location, they designed a distinctive frame for the facade that faces the parking lot. The frame is made up of an expressionistic roof edging held up by attenuated pillars or columns, creating an exuberant false front, which acts as a billboard for the store.

Creator

Smith and Williams, architects

Source

Smith & Williams records, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Date

1963

Rights

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Collection

Citation

Smith and Williams, architects, “Smith and Williams: Ralphs Market (South Pasadena, Calif.),” UCSB ADC Omeka, accessed September 27, 2021, http://www.adc-exhibits.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/538.