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Title
Los Angeles City Hall
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Harris, L. Mildred
Date Created and/or Issued
1950
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
Los Angeles City hall is a Goodhue-esque structure with classical detailing at the base (Greek freize main entrance and Romanesque arcades) and a campanile-like tower influenced by Ziggurat construction, built from 1926-28, and first dedicated on April 27th of the same year. The concrete that the tower is made of was formed from sand taken from each of California's 50 counties and water from each of its 21 missions. It was the tallest building in Los Angeles, by law, until the 1950s. For decades, no building in Los Angeles was allowed to exceed the height of City Hall, until 1957. It remained the tallest building in California from 1928-1964, at 28 stories tall (450 feet). Associated architects were Austin, Parkinson, Parkinson and Martin.
City Hall on May 8, 1950.
Type
Image
Format
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic color slides
Identifier
00109966
L. Mildred Harris Slide Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
GPC_b94_f1_i22
CARL0005283037
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/123814
Subject
Los Angeles City Hall (Los Angeles, Calif.)
City halls--California--Los Angeles
Public buildings--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Trees--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Slides
Austin, John C. W.(John Corneby Wilson),1870-1963
Parkinson, Donald B.(Donald Berthold),1895-1945
Parkinson, John,1861-1935
Martin, Albert C.,1879-1960

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