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Title
South Figueroa Street and Auto Club
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
The Automobile Club of Southern California, one of the nation's first motor clubs dedicated to improving roads, proposing traffic laws, and improvement of overall driving conditions, was founded on December 13, 1900 in Los Angeles. The Auto Club was responsible for producing state road maps, as well as posting thousands of porcelain-to-steel traffic signs throughout the state to create a uniform signing system - which it continued to do until the task was taken over by the State of California in the mid-1950s. The building located at 2601 South Figueroa Street originally served as the Auto Club's main office. It was built between 1922-1923 by architects, Sumner P. Hunt, Silas R. Burns, and Roland E. Coate in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. Today, this beautiful building serves as the Los Angeles district office, but the administrative offices have moved.
View of South Figueroa Street showing cars traveling in both directions. The Automobile Club of Southern California, located at 2601 S. Figueroa St., is visible in the background.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00059589
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Organizations-Automobile Club of Southern California.; A-002-898 4x5
CARL0000063409
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/104847
Subject
Automobile Club of Southern California--Headquarters
Automobiles--California, Southern--Societies, etc
Streets--California--University Park (Los Angeles)
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Hunt, Sumner P
Burns, Silas Reese
Coate, Roland E
Figueroa Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
University Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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