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City Hall
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Harris, L. Mildred
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Los Angeles City hall is a Goodhue-esque structure with classical detailing at the base (Greek freize main entrance and Romanesque arcades) and a campanile-like tower influenced by Ziggurat construction, built from 1926-28, and first dedicated on April 27th of the same year. The concrete that the tower is made of was formed from sand taken from each of California's 50 counties and water from each of its 21 missions. It was the tallest building in Los Angeles until 1957 and remained the tallest building in California, at 28 stories tall (450 feet), for 7 more years. Associated architects were Austin, Parkinson, Parkinson and Martin.
City Hall and the City Hall Annex, left, later renamed James K. Hahn City Hall East, as seen from the Federal Building, on February 26, 1969.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic color slides
L. Mildred Harris Slide Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
Los Angeles City Hall (Los Angeles, Calif.)
James K. Hahn City Hall East (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Federal Building (Los Angeles, Calif. : 1964-)
Building sites--California--Los Angeles
Building construction--California--Los Angeles
Civic centers--California--Los Angeles
Public buildings--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles
City halls--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Los Angeles Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Main Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Temple Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Austin, John C. W.(John Corneby Wilson),1870-1963
Parkinson, Donald B.(Donald Berthold),1895-1945
Parkinson, John,1861-1935
Martin, Albert C.,1879-1960
Becket, Welton
Stanton & Stockwell
Time Period

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