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Title
Pacific Mutual Building, Garage Building rooftop
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Graham Photo Co. (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1926
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
The Pacific Mutual Building, located at 523 W. 6th Street, are 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 was erected in 1929 by Parkinson and Parkinson. 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 it back to its Beaux Arts revival; finally, the entire building was renovated again by the Westgroup, Inc. in 1985. The Pacific Mutual Building is Historic-Cultural Monument #398.
Rooftop of Pacific Mutual's Garage Building. The Biltmore Hotel is directly adjacent on the right, with the Los Angeles Public Library and Bible Institute visible in the background. This garage building was added in 1926 by Schultze and Weaver.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;19 x 24 cm. on sheet 21 x 28 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00092803
Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
GPC_b27_f2_i2
CARL0004996988
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/116156
Subject
Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Millennium Biltmore Hotel (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company
Bible Institute of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Public Library
Parking garages--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Eclecticism in architecture--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Libraries--California--Los Angeles
Roofs--California--Los Angeles
Bergstrom, G. E.(George Edwin),1876-1955
Richards, William,1871-1945
Dodd, William J.,1862-1930
Parkinson, John,1861-1935
Schultze & Weaver

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