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Title
Farmer's Insurance Building
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Creator
Laskey, Anne
Date Created and/or Issued
1978
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
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.; Title supplied by cataloger; The highest resolution available for this image is 300 dpi.
Looking southeast across S. Pimpau Boulevard towards the western fac¸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.
Type
Image
Format
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic color slides
Identifier
00090314
Marlene & Anne Laskey Wilshire Boulevard Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
GPC_b16_f2_i174
CARL0004974391
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/121491
Subject
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
Time Period
1971-1980

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