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Pershing Square, Biltmore Hotel, Auditorium Building, California Club
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Former Mayor Cristobal Aguilar signed Pershing Square into being in 1866. At the time, Pershing Square was called La Plaza Abaja ("The Lower Plaza"). However, it was renamed Pershing Square in 1918 in honor of General John J. Pershing. It is bounded by 5th, 6th, Hill and Olive streets. The Biltmore Hotel, now named Millennium Biltmore, was designed in 1923 by architects Schultze & Weaver. It has 1,500 rooms and is 14 stories high. It is located at 506 South Grand Avenue. The Auditorium Building located on the southeast corner of 5th and Olive Streets, was built in 1906 and designed by architect Charles F. Whittlesey. It was later remodeled in 1938 by architect Stiles O. Clements.
Panoramic northwest view of a tropical-looking Pershing Square, then the center of Los Angeles; the Biltmore Hotel, then the largest hotel in the west is visible on the left, and the Auditorium Building and California Club can be seen in the background, peeking from behind the trees. Numerous people walk through the park as well as along the sidewalk.
1 photographic print :b&w ;16 x 25 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Parks-Pershing Square
Philharmonic Auditorium (Organization : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Millennium Biltmore Hotel (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Hotels--California--Los Angeles
Autitoriums--California--Los Angeles
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
Sidewalks--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Commercial buildings--California--Los Angeles
Parks--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Clements, Stiles Oliver,1883-1966
Whittlesey, Charles F
Pershing Square (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultze & Weaver
Slade, Milton.

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