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Title supplied by cataloger. 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 Biltmore Hotel, the San Carlos Hotel, the Temple Baptist Church, the Philharmonic Auditorium and the Pacific Telephone Microwave Tower as seen from 6th and Hill streets on January 27, 1969.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm. Photographic color slides
00110383 L. Mildred Harris Slide Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; GPC_b94_f3_i43 CARL0005545177 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/124129
Millennium Biltmore Hotel (Los Angeles, Calif.) 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) Microwave antennas Parks--California--Los Angeles Hotels--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments Trees--California--Los Angeles Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles Pershing Square (Los Angeles, Calif.) Bunker Hill (Los Angeles, Calif.) Sixth Street (Los Angeles, Calif.) Hill Street (Los Angeles, Calif.) Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Slides Parkinson & Parkinson