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Title
Tesla coil, Griffith Observatory
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Creator
Dubee, Myron
Date Created and/or Issued
1975
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes.
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.
Photograph caption dated May 6, 1975 reads, "Negatives and postives mix it up as guide Kerry Manos demonstrates million-volt Tesla coil, a giant transformer, to observatory visitors."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00115454
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 257
CARL0005309569
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/31600
Subject
Griffith Observatory
Tesla coils
Observatories--California--Los Angeles
Spectators--California--Los Angeles
Interiors--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Griffith Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Austin, John C. W.(John Corneby Wilson),1870-1963
Ashley, Frederick M

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