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Patrons departing from the main entrance of the Pan-Pacific Auditorium following an evening performance. The building's green and white western-facing 228 foot long facade shown here features four stylized towers and flagpoles meant to represent upswept aircraft fins above the entrance. Designed by architects Wurdemann & Becket, it was one of America's finest examples of Streamline Moderne architecture. From 1935 to 1972, when it was closed after the Los Angeles Convention Center opened, it held numerous sporting events, rallies, circuses, and car shows. After years of neglect and failed attempts at restoration, the structure was destroyed by fire in 1989. Pan Pacific Park is now located at this site.
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00012622 Security Pacific National Bank Collection A-008-667 4x5; L.A.-Auditoriums-Pan Pacific Auditorium. CARL0000017351 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/88235
Pan Pacific Auditorium (Los Angeles, Calif.) Auditoriums--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles) Wurdeman, Walter C Becket, Welton Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.)