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Birthday celebration
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
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 in 1931, 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.
Photograph caption dated November 5, 1931 reads, "Photo shows the Goodyear blimp 'Volunteer' soaring over The Evening Herald building today and picking up a bundle of Twentieth Birthday editions for delivery to civic officials at the city hall. The blimp dropped a rope weighed with a sandbag to the roof of the Evening Herald building. While the ship slowly passed over, two men running across the roof unhooked the sandbag and hooked on a bag containing the papers. The blimp then hauled the bag aboard, roared away and on reaching the city hall let the bag down on the end of the rope."
1 photographic print :b&w ;37 x 22 cm. on board 37 x 24 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 2008
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express (Firm)
Herald-Express Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Newspaper buildings--California--Los Angeles
Airships--California--Los Angeles
Celebrations--California--Los Angeles
Bunting (Cloth)
Streets--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
Trenton Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Morgan, Walls & Clements

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