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Title
Pacific Mutual Building addition
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Creator
Dwyer Studio
Date Created and/or Issued
1929
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
The Pacific Mutual Building, located at 523 W. 6th Street, is 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, designed by Parkinson and Parkinson, was erected in 1929 by Scofield-Twaits Company. 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 back its original Beaux Arts revival style; finally, the entire building was renovated again by the Westgroup, Inc. in 1985. The Pacific Mutual Building is Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #398.
Looking northwest across the intersection of Olive and 6th streets towards the nearly completed Pacific Mutual Building West Side addition. A glimpse of the Biltmore Hotel is seen on the far right. Photograph dated September 29, 1929.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;22 x 26 cm. on sheet 22 x 28 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00110601
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
GPC_b92_f1_i25
CARL0005236315
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/116550
Subject
Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company
Millennium Biltmore Hotel (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Sidewalks--California--Los Angeles
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
Hotels--California--Los Angeles
Street lighting--California--Los Angeles
Clocks and watches--California--Los Angeles
Lampposts--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Street-railroads--Wires and wiring
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Eclecticism in architecture--California--Los Angeles
Parkinson, John,1861-1935
Parkinson, Donald B.(Donald Berthold),1895-1945
Olive Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sixth Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultze & Weaver
Scofield Engineering-Construction Company

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