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Celebrating India's Independence Day in downtown Los Angeles
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Chinn, Paul
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Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
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
Herald Examiner Collection
Los Angeles City Hall (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Independence Day (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

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