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Olympic Village, Baldwin Hills
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1899-1989.
This Olympic Village, made up of several hundred buildings, including post and telegraph offices, an amphitheater, a hospital, a fire department, and a bank, operated from July 30 until August 14, 1932. Each residence had two bedrooms, two closets, and a shower bath. For $2 per day, a male athlete had shelter and could dine at central dining rooms, where dishes from every participating nation were offered. After the games, the cabins were dismantled and sold off to individuals, who converted them into guest homes, as well as mountain cabins and beach cottages for use throughout Southern California. Female olympians were housed across town at the Chapman Park Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard.
The Olympic Village for the male olympic athletes in Baldwin Hills, being dismantled after the Games. The cottages were sold and reconstructed elsewhere. Photograph dated August 19, 1932.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 2280
Olympic Village (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Temporary housing--California--Baldwin Hills (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Baldwin Hills (Los Angeles)
Baldwin Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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