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Title
Christmas pageant at City Hall
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1928
Publication Information
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Christmas performances and decorations were aplenty at the new L.A. City Hall as part of the "Christmas Outdoors" activities promoted by the L.A. Chamber of Commerce. Two large Christmas trees are visible on either side, and sign over the main entrance reads "Peace on Earth, Good Will toward Men". Dozens of performers stand along the stairs as hundreds of spectators give them their undivided attention. For decades, no building in Los Angeles was allowed to exceed the height of City Hall, until 1957. It remained the tallest building in California from 1928-1964 at 28 stories tall (450 feet). The building was completed in 1928, and first dedicated on April 27th of the same year. Associated architects were: John C. Austin, John and Donald Parkinson, and Albert C. Martin. It was built from 1926-28.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00072076
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Celebrations-Holidays-Christmas outdoors.; A-000-304 4x5
CARL0000076790
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/115274
Subject
Los Angeles City Hall (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Christmas decorations--California--Los Angeles
Public buildings--California--Los Angeles
Spectators--California--Los Angeles
City halls--California--Los Angeles
Performances
Austin, John C. W.(John Corneby Wilson),1870-1963
Parkinson, Donald B.(Donald Berthold),1895-1945
Martin, Albert C.,1879-1960
Parkinson, John,1861-1935

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