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Resembling structures on a Hollywood backlot, the Granada Buildings, built by Los Angeles contractor Franklin Harper in 1927, are a noteworthy attempt to create the random look of an Andalusian streetscape in a unified design.  Belying its complex facade, the ground plan of the buildings is actually quite regular, consisting of four long four-story blocks separated by a cruciform pedestrian mall;  the uniform row of fourth-floor windows can be seen behind the jumble of false-fronted third-story roofs.  Harper created the illusion of discrete structures by stepping back alternate storefronts, and by giving each section characteristic window shapes and unique features such as the third-floor veranda at center and the tower and dormer to its right.