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Will Rogers Memorial Park, Beverly Hills
Alternative Title
Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1936
Publication Information
Federal Writers' Project
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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View of Will Rogers Memorial Park, located on Sunset Boulevard, across the street from the Beverly Hills Hotel. A fountain sits inside a lily pond full of koi-fish. A building, which could possibly be the famous five-star luxury hotel affectionately known as the "Pink Palace", is almost hidden in the background behind numerous palm trees and lush landscaping. The land for this five-acre park was a gift to the city from the Beverly Hills Hotel, back in 1915; prior to that, it was a part of the Hotel's front lawn. The park was named in honor of cowboy philosopher Will Rogers, in 1952. Beverly Hills Hotel was built in 1912 in the middle of lima bean fields at the cost of half a million dollars. It was renovated in 1995 at the cost of $100 million dollars. Who was in charge of paying for the renovation? The owner: the Sultan of Brunei.; Similar to image 00065842.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA 2422 4x5
Beverly Hills Hotel
Fountains--California--Beverly Hills
Hotels--California--Beverly Hills
Parks--California--Beverly Hills
Will Rogers Memorial Park (Beverly Hills, Calif.)
Beverly Hills (Calif.)
Ponds--California--Beverly Hills

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