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Pacific Mutual Building, Garage Building construction
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Graham Photo Co. (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Pacific Mutual Building, located at 523 W. 6th Street, are actually three interconnected buildings built between 1908 and 1929. The original structure was designed and built between 1908-1912 by John Parkinson and Edwin Bergstrom. Since then, it has undergone many changes: the North Side addition was built in 1916 by William J. Dodd; a twelve-story structure was built in 1921 by William J. Dodd and his associate William Richards; the Garage Building was added in 1926 by Schultze and Weaver; and the West Side addition was erected in 1929 by Parkinson and Parkinson. It underwent Moderne remodeling in 1936 by Parkinson and Parkinson; and in 1974, the building underwent an extensive restoration by Wendell Mounce and Associates, with Bond and Steward, which brought it back to its Beaux Arts revival; finally, the entire building was renovated again by the Westgroup, Inc. in 1985. The Pacific Mutual Building is Historic-Cultural Monument #398.
Rear side of the Pacific Mutual Garage Building. Though almost completed, the building still shows scaffolding and pedestrian walkways in place. A wooden construction elevator is visible on the right, possibly used for transporting roofing materials. The main entrance to the garage is found on the opposite end of the building (not visible from this angle). This building was added in 1926 by Schultze and Weaver, and erected by the William Simpson Construction Company. Photograph dated May 1, 1926.
1 photographic print :b&w ;19 x 23 cm. on sheet 23 x 28 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company
Parking garages--California--Los Angeles
Building construction--California--Los Angeles
Eclecticism in architecture--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Bergstrom, G. E.(George Edwin),1876-1955
Richards, William,1871-1945
Dodd, William J.,1862-1930
Parkinson, John,1861-1935
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultze & Weaver

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