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Title
Los Angeles City Hall
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Description
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Los Angeles City hall is a Goodhue-esque structure with classical detailing at the base (Greek freize main entrance and Romanesque arcades) and a campanile-like tower influenced by Ziggurat construction. The concrete that the tower is made of was formed from sand taken from each of California's 50 counties and water from each of its 21 missions. It was the tallest building in Los Angeles, by law, until the 1950s. For decades, no building in Los Angeles was allowed to exceed the height of City Hall, until 1957. it remained the tallest building in California from 1928-1964, at 28 stories tall (450 feet). It was built from 1926-28, and first dedicated on April 27th of the same year. Associated architects were Austin, Parkinson, Parkinson and Martin.
Exterior view of L.A. City Hall with its white tower soaring into the sky. City Hall is located at 200 N. Spring Street, on the southeast corner of S. Spring and W. Temple streets in Downtowns L.A. Civic Center.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00074323
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Buildings-City Hall.; A-012-216 4x5
CARL0000079035
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/111001
Subject
Los Angeles City Hall (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Public buildings--California--Los Angeles
City halls--California--Los Angeles
Towers--California--Los Angeles
Austin, John C. W.(John Corneby Wilson),1870-1963
Parkinson, Donald B.(Donald Berthold),1895-1945
Parkinson, John,1861-1935
Martin, Albert C.,1879-1960

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