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Title
Fountain in Pershing Square, Los Angeles. Finance and Pacific Mutual Buildings in Background, Los Angeles, Calif
Creator
unknown
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1929
Publication Information
Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University
Western Publishing & Novelty Co
Contributing Institution
Loyola Marymount University, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library
Collection
Changing Face of Southern California
Rights Information
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Description
Men, women, and children in clothing style of 1920s strolling near fountain, sitting on benches, drinking from public drinking fountain; path leads out to street; buildings and automobiles in background.
Pershing Square is bounded by 5th and 6th, Hill and Olive. The oldest park in Los Angeles, it was originally known as La Plaza Abaja, the lower plaza, and was renamed Central Park in the early 1890s. In 1900, the 7th Regiment Monument was erected at the corner of 6th and Hill as a memorial to soldiers of the Spanish-American War. The park was redesigned by John Parkinson in 1911 in a classical style with a central fountain. In 1918, at the end of WWI, it was renamed Pershing Square in 1918 in honor of General John J. Pershing. A statue of a WWI Doughboy was erected in 1924. Pershing Square became known as a popular site for orators and rallies. A parking garage was installed under the park in 1954. The Pacific Mutual Building, now known as the Pacific Center, is at 523 West Sixth and dates back to 1908.
Publisher's serial number: 101311; Series number: LA-116
Approximate date from postmark.
Type
image
Format
1 postcard : Color ; 9 x 14 cm.
Identifier
post_00010
http://digitalcollections.lmu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/chgface/id/548
Language
English
Subject
Parks--California--Los Angeles
Fountains--California--Los Angeles
Public art--California--Los Angeles
Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company of California
Pershing Square (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Source
Werner von Boltenstern Postcard Collection

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