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Missed austerity program
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph caption dated August 4, 1956 reads "Polytechnic high school will be last built before new austerity building program goes into effect. School will cost approximately $4,691,000. Since blueprints were completed, rising building costs have forced Los Angeles city schools to adopt new school models which will include joint gymnasium facilities for boys and girls, eliminating one of $1,800,000 buildings. Other curtailments will include back-to-back classrooms, less landscaping. New Poly will have auditorium with seating capacity of 1,250, playing field with quarter-mile running track and bleachers for 3,000."; See images #00132870 through #00132875 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Polytechnic High School (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Men--California--Los Angeles
Contractors--California--Los Angeles
Municipal officials and employees--California--Los Angeles
Construction workers--California--Los Angeles
High schools--California--Los Angeles
High school buildings--California--Sun Valley (Los Angeles)
Building sites--California--Los Angeles
Building construction--California--Sun Valley (Los Angeles)
Building materials--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Trees--California--Los Angeles
Sun Valley (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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