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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. Photograph caption dated August 15, 1981 reads, "Los Angeles Civic Center Mall was the site for a celebration of India's Independence Day. Los Angeles City Hall presides over the festivities in the background."
1 photographic print :b&w ;36 x 29 cm. Photographic prints
Los Angeles City Hall (Los Angeles, Calif.) Independence Day (India) Holidays--India City halls--California--Los Angeles Civic centers--California--Los Angeles Municipal buildings--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments India--Anniversaries, etc Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs Martin, Albert C.,1879-1960 Parkinson, John,1861-1935 Austin, John C. W.(John Corneby Wilson),1870-1963 Parkinson, Donald B.(Donald Berthold),1895-1945