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Panoramic view showing 200 degrees of Los Angeles, 1869
University of California, Los Angeles. -- Library. -- Dept. of Special Collections (repository)
Pierce, C. C. --(Charles C.), --1861-1946 (collector)
Rendall, S. A., -- photographer (photographer)
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UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Pierce (C.C.) Photographic Collection
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Panoramic view of Los Angeles looking east from hillside above Broadway (formerly Fort Street), May 13, 1869 (1868?). At left is a lumberyard with stacks of processed lumber piled at the corner of the lot near the street with the y-split. Nearby, to the right of the lumberyard, is the First Episcopal Church (1st Protestant Church in Los Angeles). The church has a steep roof with a room extending from below the gable in view. Above the church, on the hill in the foreground, is the photographer S.A. Rendall. With his hands in his pockets, the thick-bearded man stands facing towards the direction of the lumberyard. In the center stands the Old Market House building. It is a rectangular building with a square clock tower in the center. To the right of the Old Market House and in the foreground is the Masonic Temple building. New High Street runs horizontally just below the grassy hill in the foreground.
In 2012, the intersection of Broadway and Temple Street sits in the heart of Los Angeles' Civic Center: the Hall of Justice would be located on the lot to the left of the First Episcopal Church, and the County Criminal Courts building and Court House hill would be located in the foreground area of First Episcopal Church. "There are several theories surrounding the photographer in this panoramic. One theory claims that the original image did not show the photographer and that he (or possibly someone else) later added himself to the image. Another theory speculates that the original did indeed have the photographer in the image but was later falsely corrected with the intention of rectifying history by editing the photographer out of the image." -- unknown author.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
1 photograph : b&w
No linguistic content
Cities & towns -- California -- Los Angeles
Adobe buildings -- California -- Los Angeles
Los Angeles (Calif.)
C. C. Pierce Photographic Collection, Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA

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