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Observatory in Griffith Park
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Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
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Federal Writers' Project
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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View of the Griffith Park observatory and planetarium with the Astronomers Monument, designed by Archibald Garner. Several people are on the walks, coming and going to the planetarium (the central section of the building). The domes on the left and the right ends of the building contain the triple-beam solar telescope and the 12-inch Zeiss Refracting Telescope respectively. The view is from the north. Built in 1935 in the Classical Moderne style. Architects: John C. Austin and Frederick M. Ashley.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA 1518 4x5
Griffith Observatory
Public Works of Art Project (U.S.)
Observatories--California--Los Angeles
Astronomers--Statues--California--Los Angeles
Sculpture--California--Los Angeles
Lawns--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Mountains--California, Southern
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs
Austin, John C. W.(John Corneby Wilson),1870-1963
Ashley, Frederick M
Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.)
Griffith Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Garner, Archibald

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