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Hall of Records demolition
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Harris, L. Mildred
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Constructed between 1909 and 1911 to the cost of over a million dollars, the 12-story Hall of Records at 220 N. Broadway was completely demolished by September 1973.; Los Angeles City hall is a Goodhue-esque structure with classical detailing at the base (Greek freize main entrance and Romanesque arcades) and a campanile-like tower influenced by Ziggurat construction, built from 1926-28, and first dedicated on April 27th of the same year. The concrete that the tower is made of was formed from sand taken from each of California's 50 counties and water from each of its 21 missions. It was the tallest building in Los Angeles until 1957 and remained the tallest building in California, at 28 stories tall (450 feet), for 7 more years. Associated architects were Austin, Parkinson, Parkinson and Martin.
The demolition of the Hall of Records well underway on March 22, 1973. Neighboring structures include, the Criminal Courts Building, later renamed Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, left, and City Hall.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic color slides
L. Mildred Harris Slide Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
Los Angeles County Hall of Records (Los Angeles, Calif. : 1911-1962)
Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles City Hall (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Demolition--California--Los Angeles
Cranes, derricks, etc.--California--Los Angeles
Civic centers--California--Los Angeles
Courthouses--California--Los Angeles
City halls--California--Los Angeles
Public buildings--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Lawns--California--Los Angeles
Spring Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Parkinson, John,1861-1935
Martin, Albert C.,1879-1960
Parkinson, Donald B.(Donald Berthold),1895-1945
Austin, John C. W.(John Corneby Wilson),1870-1963
Adrian Wilson and Associates
Time Period

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