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Mural near Los Angeles City Hall
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Photo Collection;
Roth, Marissa
Part of the Los Angeles Neighborhoods Project. Made accessible through a grant from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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View of the construction wall with a mural, that encloses City Hall as it undergoes retrofitting renovation. The mural is of a woman with an outstretched arm, she is surrounded by an aura, above her arm is either the artist's signature, or random graffiti. Behind the mural, the City Hall tower is visible as well as a palm tree. The concrete that the tower is made of was formed from sand taken from each of California's 58 counties and water from each of its 21 missions. 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 Austin, Parkinson, Parkinson and Martin. Photograph dated March 2000.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 31 cm. on sheet 28 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection;
GPC_b2_f3_i71; A-011-713 4x5
Los Angeles City Hall (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Murals--California--Los Angeles
City halls--California--Los Angeles
Towers--California--Los Angeles
Palms--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection photographs
Austin, John C. W.(John Corneby Wilson),1870-1963
Parkinson, John,1861-1935
Parkinson, Donald B.(Donald Berthold),1895-1945
Martin, Albert C.,1879-1960

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