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Title
Memorial Coliseum, 1939
Alternative Title
Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
Creator
Burt, Burton O
Date Created and/or Issued
1939
Publication Information
Federal Writers' Project
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
The stadium in Exposition Park was designed by architects John and Donald Parkinson and built in 1921-1923 with a construction cost of $955,000. When the Coliseum opened on May 1, 1923, it was already the largest stadium in Los Angeles with a capacity of 76,000. It was expanded in 1932 to 101,574. The Coliseum has hosted two Summer Olympics games, one in 1932 and the other in 1984, and was also the site of John F. Kennedy's memorable acceptance speech at the 1960 Democratic National Convention. It is home to the University of Southern California Trojans football team, and is located at 3911 South Figueroa Street.
View of an empty Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on May 5, 1939.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00066189
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA B-4033 4x5
CARL0000070908
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/2030
Subject
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Stadiums--California--Los Angeles
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs
Parkinson, John,1861-1935
Parkinson, Donald B.(Donald Berthold),1895-1945

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