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Grand Street on Bunker Hill
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Photo Collection;
Roth, Marissa
Part of the Los Angeles Neighborhoods Project. Made accessible through a grant from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
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Parkinson & Parkinson
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Two unidentified people chat along Grand Avenue, near the steps of the Watercourt Performance Plaza at California Plaza, as the afternoon sun casts their shadows, as well as that of a barren tree, on the sidewalk. In this photo, several high-rise buildings can be seen in the background, the most prominent is the PacBell Tower. John B. and Donald D. Parkinson built the 448-foot, 17-floor PacBell Tower in 1961, it was known as Pacific Telephone Microwave Tower then. The top of the building is a microwave tower that was used from 1961-1963. Today, it serves 1.3 million phone lines in the 213 area code for foreign long distance calls. PacBell Tower is located at 420 S. Grand and the Watercourt Performance Plaza is located at 350 S. Grand Avenue. Photograph dated March 2000.
1 photographic print :b&w ;31 x 21 cm. on sheet 36 x 28 cm.
Photographic prints
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection;
GPC_b2_f3_i62; A-011-704 4x5
Watercourt Performance Plaza (Los Angeles, Calif.)
California Plaza (Los Angeles, Calif.)
PacBell Tower (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Central business districts--California--Los Angeles
Shades and shadows--California--Los Angeles
Trees in cities--California--Los Angeles
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Office buildings--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Bunker Hill (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Grand Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection photographs

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