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Shriners Hillbilly band
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Located at 1243 Trenton Street, the Mediterranean/Churrigueresque structure was designed by Morgan, Walls & Clements and built in 1925. When the Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express merged, it became the Herald-Express Building. After the Examiner merged with the Los Angeles Herald-Express in 1962, it was demolished sometime between the mid and late 1960s.
Bunting drapes on the Herald-Express building as a Shriners hillbilly band performs on a trailer decorated with bales of straw. The flag over the entrance says "Nobles Welcome." A young boy leans on a trash can labeled "Waste recepticle for pedestrian use." Photograph caption dated dated June 23, 1950 reads: "Shrine band treats Herald to farewell serenade. The Evening Herald and Express employes [sic] are treated to a farewell serenade by the Hillbilly Band brought to the Shrine convention by El Jebel Temple of Denver. The band is pictured at the fron tentrance of the newspaper plant."
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 1081
Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America.--El Jebel Temple (Denver, Co.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express (Firm)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express (Firm)--Employees
Herald-Express Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Bands (Music)--California--Los Angeles
Bunitn (Cloth)
Fraternal organizations--California--Los Angeles
Country musicians--California--Los Angeles
Newspaper employees--California--Los Angeles
Newspaper buildings--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Sidewalks--California--Los Angeles
Trucks--California--Los Angeles
Electric lines--Poles and towers
Architecture--California--Los Angeles--Spanish influences
Architecture--California--Los Angeles--Mediterranean influences
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Morgan, Walls, & Clements

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