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Kurt Meyer dies at 92; L.A. architect was committed to civic service
Kurt Meyer dies at 92; L.A. architect was committed to civic service

Architect Kurt Meyer not only designed numerous commercial buildings in Los Angeles noted for their Mid-Century style, he was also a champion of saving the city's architectural treasures. But at first, the Swiss-born Meyer wanted nothing to do with L.A. He arrived in 1949 with his first wife, Rosemary. "He went out early one morning to drive around and came back and said, 'Pack up, let's go to San Francisco,'" said Pamela Meyer, his third wife. But Rosemary informed him that they didn't have enough money to pay their motel bill. So he got a job as a draftsman and they stayed. Eventually he became one of the city's most successful architects,...

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