BUILDING: Wonder Boy Makes Good

A few days after Wonder Boy Charles Luckman was rinsed out as president of Lever Bros, in 1950, he received a cardboard tube in the mail. It contained a drawing for a monastery that Chuck Luckman had designed as his last assignment before graduating magna cum laude from the University of Illinois' architectural school in 1931. With the plans came a note from Los Angeles Architect William L. Pereira, an old friend and college classmate: "Chuck, for 20 years I've had my eye on this guy ... I think he's mature enough to...

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