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Office building, Santa Monica
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Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Laskey, Anne
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
Exterior of the 21-story office tower located at 100 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica. Built by Lawrence Welk and principally designed by Cesar Pelli for the firm Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall in 1969, Lawrence Welk Plaza, later 100 Wilshire, is the tallest building in the city; Welk's development also includes the neighboring residential Champagne Towers (not visible). At this time, this was the headquarters for General Telephone.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic color slides
Marlene & Anne Laskey Wilshire Boulevard Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
100 Wilshire (Santa Monica, Calif.)
General Telephone Corporation
Office buildings--California--Santa Monica
Santa Monica (Calif.)
Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs
Marlene Laskey/Wilshire Boulevard Collection photographs
Welk, Lawrence,1903-1992
Pelli, Cesar
Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall
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