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TitleÂ supplied by cataloger. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa addressed members of the media as well as a large group gathered for the project, "Not a Cornfield". Known originally as Southern Pacific's Cornfield Yard as well as Chinatown Yard property, this 32-acre parcel of land was turned into a temporary public art project. Lauren Annenberg Bon, Annenberg Foundation Trustee and heiress, turned the industrial brownfield into a cornfield for one agricultural cycle at the cost of $3 million dollars; the multi-billion dollar Philadelphia-based Annenberg foundation provided the funds for this project. In 2006, this field located just north of Chinatown and within half a mile from El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, became known as Los Angeles State Historic Park. The City of Los Angeles dedicated it as Cultural Monument #82 for its role as the Southern Pacific's River Station railroad yard. Several dignitaries can be seen standing on either side as well as behind the Mayor; Downtown L.A. is visible in the background. Photograph dated September 12, 2005.
1 photographic print:col. ;13 x 18 cm. Photographic prints
00104954 Gary Leonard Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; GPC_b44_f3_i26 CARL0005206686 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/119867
Villaraigosa, Antonio,--1953- Garcetti, Eric Reyes, Ed LaBonge, Tom Greuel, Wendy Not a Cornfield (Project) City council members--California--Los Angeles Press conferences--California--Los Angeles Mayors--California--Los Angeles Artists--United States Podiums--California--Los Angeles Corn--California--Los Angeles Microphones Public speaking--California--Los Angeles Skyscrapers--California--Los Angeles Office buildings--California--Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Group portraits Portrait photographs Panoramic views Gary Leonard Collection photographs Bon, Lauren