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Los Feliz and the Observatory
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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In 1896, Griffith J. Griffith donated over 3000 acres of Rancho Los Felis to the City of Los Angeles to create a public park in his name. He then offered the city $100,000 for an observatory to be built on the top of Mount Hollywood in 1912. Designed by architects John C. Austin and Frederick M. Ashley, Griffith Observatory (2800 East Observatory Road) was completed in 1935. Griffith Observatory was declared Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #168 in 1976. The Department of Recreation and Parks hired project architect Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates (now Pfeiffer Partners, Inc.) and associate architect Levin & Associates Architects to design a major renovation and expansion project for the observatory, which was completed in 2006. Griffith Park was declared Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #942 in 2009.
Looking up the palm tree-lined residential area of Normandie and Franklin avenues. The Planetarium located at the Griffith Park Observatory may be seen in the far background, on the mountain, on a very clear day. Several homes in the Los Feliz area can be seen scattered on the mountain, and numerous automobiles are parked along both sides of the road.
1 photographic print :b&w ;18 x 23 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Streets-Normandie; A-012-266 4x5
Griffith Observatory
Planetariums--California--Los Angeles
Observatories--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Trees--California--Los Angeles
Palms--California--Los Angeles
Parks--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Mountains--California, Southern
Ashley, Frederick M
Austin, John C. W.(John Corneby Wilson),1870-1963
Griffith Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.)
Normandie Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Feliz (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Slade, Milton.

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