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This collection is comprised of approximately 1,000 slides capturing buildings along Wilshire Boulevard. The slides were taken during Tuesday afternoon walks in 1978-1979 by Marlene Laskey and her 15-year-old daughter, Annie, who was the primary photographer. Marlene (1933-1989) was a Michigan native who moved to Los Angeles in the 1950s and became a Los Angeles historian and architecture enthusiast. At the time of her death from cancer, Marlene was working on a Master of Urban Planning degree at UCLA, and was an interviewer for UCLA's Oral History program.; TitleÂ supplied by cataloger; The highest resolution available for this image is 300 dpi. Looking southeast across S. Pimpau Boulevard towards the western facÂ¸ade of the Farmer's Insurance Building. This architecturally eclectic structure, located at 4680 Wilshire Boulevard, was originally designed as a three-story office building by Walker & Eisen and built in 1937. Twelve years later, Claude Beelman and Herman Spackler were brought in to add 4 additional floors to accommodate more offices, a cafeteria, a restaurant, and a roof-top terrace for staff.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm. Photographic color slides
00090314 Marlene & Anne Laskey Wilshire Boulevard Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection GPC_b16_f2_i174 CARL0004974391 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/121491
Farmer's Insurance Building (Los Angelesm Calif.) Office buildings--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs Marlene Laskey/Wilshire Boulevard Collection photographs Slides Beelman, Claude,1883-1963 Spackler, Herman Walker & Eisen