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Pacific Mutual Building modernization
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Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
News Pictures Ltd
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Pacific Mutual Building, located at 523 W. 6th Street, is actually three interconnected buildings built between 1908 and 1929. The original structure was designed and built between 1908-1912 by John Parkinson and Edwin Bergstrom. Since then, it has undergone many changes: the North Side addition was built in 1916 by William J. Dodd; a twelve-story structure was built in 1921 by William J. Dodd and his associate William Richards; the Garage Building was added in 1926 by Schultze and Weaver; and the West Side addition, designed by Parkinson and Parkinson, was erected in 1929 by Scofield-Twaits Company. It underwent Moderne remodeling in 1936 by Parkinson and Parkinson; and in 1974, the building underwent an extensive restoration by Wendell Mounce and Associates, with Bond and Steward, which brought back its original Beaux Arts revival style; finally, the entire building was renovated again by the Westgroup, Inc. in 1985. The Pacific Mutual Building is Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #398.
Looking northwest across the intersection of 6th and Olive streets towards the Pacific Mutual Building, captured during the Streamline Moderne remodeling. The Biltmore is partially visible on the far right. Photograph dated June 1, 1936.
1 photographic print :b&w ;22 x 26 cm. on sheet 22 x 28 cm.
Photographic prints
Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company
Millennium Biltmore Hotel (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Office buildings--Remodeling--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
Lampposts--California--Los Angeles
Street lighting--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Sidewalks--California--Los Angeles
Hotels--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Clocks and watches--California--Los Angeles
Signs and signboards--California--Los Angeles
Street-railroad tracks--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Eclecticism in architecture--California--Los Angeles
Parkinson, John,1861-1935
Parkinson, Donald B.(Donald Berthold),1895-1945
Olive Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sixth Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultze & Weaver
Ford J. Twaits. Co

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