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Title
Frank Putnam Flint Memorial Fountain, Los Angeles City Hall
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
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Los Angeles City Hall is a Goodhue-esque structure with classical detailing at the base (Greek freize main entrance and Romanesque arcades) and a campanile-like tower influenced by Ziggurat construction. The concrete that the tower is made of was formed from sand taken from each of California's 50 counties and water from each of its 21 missions. It was the tallest building in Los Angeles, by law, until the 1950s. For decades, no building in Los Angeles was allowed to exceed the height of City Hall, until 1957. it remained the tallest building in California from 1928-1964, at 28 stories tall (450 feet). It was built from 1926-28, and first dedicated on April 27th of the same year. Associated architects were Austin, Parkinson, Parkinson and Martin.
Close-up view of the Frank Putnam Flint Memorial Fountain, located on the south lawn of Los Angeles City Hall, with the City Hall tower visible in the background. The Flint Fountain, which uses marble from the same quarry used for the Lincoln Memorial, is a civic landmark honoring former U.S. Senator Frank Putnam Flint. Sadly, Senator Flint died just before the fountain was dedicated. Senator Flint, who served from 1905-1911, was a strong advocate in favor of building the Los Angeles Aqueduct system and bringing water from the Owens Valley to Los Angeles.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;13 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00076359
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Buildings-City Hall; S-003-354 4x5
CARL0000079006
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/111533
Subject
Flint, Frank P.--(Frank Putnam),--1862-1929--Statues
Frank Putnam Flint Memorial Fountain (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles City Hall (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Public buildings--California--Los Angeles
Fountains--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
City halls--California--Los Angeles
Parks--California--Los Angeles
City Hall Park Center (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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