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Dingbat Watch

Over at Architizer, a loving look at the often disparaged Dingbat, the formulaic shoebox-style apartment building, "essentially an inhabitable parking structure," that flourished in L.A. in the '50s and early '60s: "Like starlets striving to be noticed, many announce their names in whimsical midcentury script—the Camelot, the Wilshire, and, hilariously, the Crapi." [Architizer; previously]