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Title supplied by cataloger. 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.
1 photographic print :b&w ;13 x 11 cm. Photographic prints
00076359 SecurityÂ Pacific National Bank Collection L.A.-Buildings-City Hall; S-003-354 4x5 CARL0000079006 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/111533
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