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Title
Pacific Telephone Microwave Tower
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Harris, L. Mildred
Date Created and/or Issued
1962
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
Title supplied by cataloger.
JJohn 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 Pacific Telephone Microwave Tower as seen from Pershing Square on May 12, 1962. A glimpse of the Biltmore Hotel is seen on the left.
Type
Image
Format
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic color slides
Identifier
00110198
L. Mildred Harris Slide Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
GPC_b94_f2_i54
CARL0005491975
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/124258
Subject
Madison Complex (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company
Millennium Biltmore Hotel (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Telephone companies--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Microwave antennas
Trees--California--Los Angeles
Palms--California--Los Angeles
Parks--California--Los Angeles
Hotels--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Pershing Square (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Bunker Hill (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Slides
Parkinson & Parkinson
Time Period
1961-1970

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