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Mayor Villaraigosa at "Not a Cornfield"
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Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Leonard, Gary
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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
Gary Leonard Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
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
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

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