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Around Pershing Square
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Harris, L. Mildred
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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John B. and Donald D. Parkinson built the 448-foot, 17-floor Pacific Telephone Microwave Tower, located at 420 S. Grand Avenue, in 1961. The top of the building is a microwave tower that was used from 1961-1963. Today, known as the PacBell Tower, it serves 1.3 million phone lines in the 213 area code for foreign long distance calls. The cluster of office buildings for the telephone company at this location is known as the Madison Complex.; The Philharmonic Auditorium was later demolished and replaced with a parking lot. The First German Methodist Church and the San Carlos Hotel were later demolished and replaced with the headquarters for the Southern California Gas Company.
Pershing Square, the San Carlos Hotel, the Temple Baptist Church, the Philharmonic Auditorium and the Pacific Telephone Microwave Tower as seen from 6th and Olive streets on January 27, 1969.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic color slides
L. Mildred Harris Slide Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
Madison Complex (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company
San Carlos Hotel (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Philharmonic Auditorium (Organization : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Telephone companies--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Parks--California--Los Angeles
Microwave antennas
Trees--California--Los Angeles
Hotels--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Pershing Square (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Bunker Hill (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Parkinson & Parkinson
Time Period

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