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Griffith Observatory, exterior view of the south face during construction, Los Angeles, circa 1934-1935
Austin, John C. W. (John Corneby Wilson), 1870-1963
Ashley, Frederick M., 1887-1963
Date Created and/or Issued
[circa 1934-1935]
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
The Griffith Observatory was created using a design developed by architects John C. Austin and Frederick M. Ashley based on preliminary sketches by Russell W. Porter.
Exterior view of the Griffith Observatory during construction with the skeleton of steel girders of the three domes visible. At the base of the central dome wooden supports for concrete molds for the pilaster finials are visible as well. The original concrete surface is visible; consistent with other similar architecture of the day, the Observatory's concrete walls were left unpainted in the 1930s and 1940s.
Handwritten on negative: Griffith Pk. Planetarium
Text from negative sleeve: L.A. Parks, Griffith - observatory
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Astronomical observatories--California--Los Angeles
Planetaria--California--Los Angeles
Griffith Observatory
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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