formerly known as the park plaza,

the macarthur is a historic special events venue in los angeles.

The MacArthur was originally built in 1925 for the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, who sought to create a memorial for members who lost their lives during World War I. The building was designed by renowned Art Deco architect Claud Beelman during his time as Senior Partner at the prestigious firm Curlett + Beelman. 

Conceived in the Gothic Revival architectural style, the building features enormous angels on each corner of its exterior and a set of antique brass elk antlers above the grand entry to the building. The elaborate interior murals and decorative paintings were designed by Anthony Heinsbergen and Co, noted painter of numerous Los Angeles cultural landmarks. The central design of the lobby ceiling is based on the Villa Madama, a Renaissance era project by Raphael and Giulio Romano. 

The Elks later sold the building due to shrinking attendance in their ranks, after which it was transformed into a luxurious set perfectly on the once glamorous MacArthur Park. Today, The MacArthur is no longer a functioning hotel, but is exclusively used for events and filming.


 

607 S. Park View Street
Los Angeles, CA — 90057
213-381-6300


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