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Long Beach civic center
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1923
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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In 1920, Long Beach commissioned W. Horace Austin and his former partner, civil engineer Harvey H. Lochridge, to design a new city hall. The eight story classical building had four domed towers and was completed in 1923. It sustained some damage in the 1933 earthquake and was remodeled by Cecil Schilling and engineer C. D. Walles with Art Deco details in 1933-34.
An aerial view of Long Beach civic center by Lincoln Park. The eight story city hall with four cupolas and a porticoed entrance faces Pacific Avenue. Cars, some two deep, are parked on all sides of Pacific Avenue as all streets feeding into Broadway, including Pacific, are blocked due to on-going street construction. The old, two story city hall building sits across the street from the new structure and faces the park. Among the businesses around the civic center are hotels, apartments, rooming houses; Buffums' department store, Sam Seelig, Federal Tires, and banks.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Long Beach-Buildings; G-001-623 4x5
Long Beach City Hall (Long Beach, Calif.)
City halls--California--Long Beach
Public buildings--California--Long Beach
Commercial strips--California--Long Beach
Roads--California--Long Beach--Design and construction
Parks--California--Long Beach
Aerial photographs
Austin, W. Horace
Lochridge, Harvey H
Long Beach (Calif.)
Long Beach (Calif.)--Aerial views
Lincoln Park (Long Beach, Calif.)

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