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Title
Griffith Observatory on hill
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1935
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
In 1896, Griffith J. Griffith donated over 3000 acres of Rancho Los Felis to the City of Los Angeles to create a public park in his name. In 1912 he offered the city $100,000 for an observatory to be built on the top of Mount Hollywood. Designed by architects John C. Austin and Frederick M. Ashley, Griffith Observatory (2800 East Observatory Road) was completed in 1935. In 1976 the observatory was declared Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #168. In 1997 the Department of Recreation and Parks hired project architect Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates (now Pfeiffer Partners, Inc.) and associate architect Levin & Associates Architects to design a major renovation and expansion project for the observatory, which was completed in 2006. Griffith Park was declared Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #942 in 2009.
Looking up towards Griffith Observatory from a street in Los Feliz.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :col
Photographic prints
Identifier
00010268
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Parks-Griffith Observatory; N-003-227 8x10; A-001-278 4x5
CARL0000012265
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/84344
Subject
Griffith Observatory
Observatories--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
Mountains--California, Southern
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Austin, John C. W.(John Corneby Wilson),1870-1963
Ashley, Frederick M
Los Feliz (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Griffith Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.)

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