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Los Angeles to dedicate lavish new Hall of Records at ceremony Friday
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Dean, Gordon
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Constructed between 1909 and 1911 to the cost of over a million dollars, the 12-story Hall of Records at 220 N. Broadway, referenced here, was demolished in September, 1973.
Photograph article dated October 27, 1960 partially reads, "Los Angeles usually does things in a big way - and the new County Hall of Administration is no exception. The Hall of Administration - largest government building in the West - is completed after seven years of planning and consruction [sic] and a cost of $25 million. More than 2,300 County employes [sic] moved from the old Hall of Records, which has been condemned for many years, into the new office building this week. The Hall of Administration, county seat for more than six million residents, will be dedicated officially at 10:30 a.m. Friday."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Los Angeles County Hall of Records (Los Angeles, Calif. : 1911-1962)
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
Los Angeles City Hall (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Building dedications--California--Los Angeles
Public buildings--California--Los Angeles
Municipal buildings--California--Los Angeles
Lawns--California--Los Angeles
Civic centers--California--Los Angeles
City halls--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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