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Swan Hall Occidental College
Alternative Title
Los Angeles County Building Survey Photo Collection;
Zimmerman, Tom
Photographs taken for Historic American Buildings Survey or the Historic Landscapes Survey: documentation is on file
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
Heritage Documentation Programs (U.S.).; Historic American Buildings Survey
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photographs taken for Historic American Buildings Survey, which also includes copies of historic photographs and original architectural plans.
Architects Myron Hunt and H.C. Chambers laid out the original master plan for Occidental College in 1914, and 21 of the Mediterranean style buildings were realized which were determined eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district in 2001. The contributing buildings include: Johnson Hall; Fowler Hall; Mary Norton Clapp Library; Swan Hall; Thorne Hall; Booth Music-Speech Center; Freeman College Union; Samuelson Campus Pavilion; Weingard Center (Orr Hall); Admissions Building; Urban Environmental Studies; Bird Hillside Theater; President's House; Erdman Hall; Haines Hall; Emmons Health Center and Wylie Hall. Six other features include: Patterson Field; Campus Quadrangle; Perimeter landscaping; circulation network/landscaping; Alumni Avenue east of Campus Road; and Pardee and Thompson Gates. The 1914 James Swan Hall men's dormitory was transformed in 1960 from living quarters into administrative offices. Brian R. Bloom was the lead architect on a 2011 Swan Hall renovation and addition project that more than doubled the existing space.
View of the east facade and part of the south facade of Swan Hall. The area around the building's foundation has been cleared in order to gain access underneath for plumbing maintenance. Pipes lay on the ground in front.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Los Angeles County Building Survey Collection;
Occidental College
Occidental College.--Swan Hall
Universities and colleges--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles)
College buildings--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles)
College buildings--Maintenance and repair
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction--California--Los Angeles
Eclecticism in architecture--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles)
Architecture--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles)--Mediterranean influences
Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Historic American Buildings Survey Collection photographs
Heritage Documentation Programs Collection photographs
Hunt, Myron,1868-1952
Chambers, H. C.(Harold Coulson),1885-1971

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