At the time he called the building his "temple on the hill" and said people would make pilgrimages to the structure 100 years later.
It has featured in more than a dozen films including Blade Runner, The House on Haunted Hill and Black Rain.
According to the Daily Telegraph the building has been seriously damaged by earthquakes and rainstorms and any buyer would need "deep pockets".
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