This collection includes approximately 40,000 photographs by commercial photographer Ralph Morris, who worked in the Los Angeles area from 1939-1981. His advertising and industrial clients included department stores, restaurants, the automobile and petroleum industries as well as business executives. Also included is the Luckhaus Studio collection of architecture, fashion, the movie industry, sports and street scenes, images which Morris obtained in 1939. The Campbell Apartments were built by Reginald Campbell in 1928. He bought the Lafayette Hotel next door in order to protect the apartments. Currently both buildings, as well as the Lafayette addition, are part of the Lafayette Complex and have been declared Long Beach Historic Landmark 16.52.270. The architects were Parker O. Wright and Francis H. Gentry. Aerial view of the Campbell Apartments at 130 Linden Avenue, an eleven-story Spanish Renaissance building that provided deluxe apartments with hotel service. Scroll and swag decorations begin at the second floor and pyramid up to the fourth. An ornamental balcony is on the ninth floor. The central entrance is bell-cast in shape and flanked by windows on each side. Oil derricks crowd the horizon from right to left.
1 photographic print :b&w ;24 x 19 cm. Photographic prints
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