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Among the earliest major Churrigueresque buildings was Sid Grauman’s Million Dollar Theater, which rose in downtown Los Angeles in 1918.  The twelve-story structure, designed by Albert C. Martin Sr. with the theater interior by William L. Woollett, featured spectacular swaths of rich Churrigueresque ornament.  The exterior terra cotta reliefs, carried out by sculptor Joe Morra, slyly substitute American iconography for that of Spain: the heads of longhorn cattle flank the cusped entrance arch, while a spread-winged American eagle surmounts the cartouche beneath the balcony.