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Title
Auto dealership, Santa Monica
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Creator
Laskey, Anne
Date Created and/or Issued
1979
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
This collection is comprised of approximately 1,000 slides capturing buildings along Wilshire Boulevard. The slides were taken during Tuesday afternoon walks in 1978-1979 by Marlene Laskey and her 15-year-old daughter, Annie, who was the primary photographer. Marlene (1933-1989) was a Michigan native who moved to Los Angeles in the 1950s and became a Los Angeles historian and architecture enthusiast. At the time of her death from cancer, Marlene was working on a Master of Urban Planning degree at UCLA, and was an interviewer for UCLA's Oral History program.; Title supplied by cataloger; The highest resolution available for this image is 300 dpi.
Close-up exterior view of a Mercedes Benz dealership located at 1626 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica. Designed by Edward J. Baume and opened in 1928, this Spanish Colonial revival building was originally occupied by the Santa Monica Packard Dealership, as referenced by the sign seen here. After this structure was destroyed by fire in 1986, an exact replica was constructed in its place.
Type
Image
Format
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic color slides
Identifier
00090818
Marlene & Anne Laskey Wilshire Boulevard Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
GPC_b16_f5_i78
CARL0005002221
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/121772
Subject
Automobile dealers--California--Santa Monica
Mercedes automobile
Architecture--California--Santa Monica--Spanish influences
Lost architecture--California--Santa Monica
Santa Monica (Calif.)
Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs
Marlene Laskey/Wilshire Boulevard Collection photographs
Slides
Baume, Edward J
Time Period
1971-1980

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