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Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA



B&W Photos

HB122026
West Front And South Side

HB122027
South Side And East Front

HB122028
South Side

HB122029
South Entrance

HB122030
View To South From City Hall Tower

HB122031
West Front (partial View) And North Side

HB122032
West Front (partial View) And South Side

HB122033
East Side

HB122034
Tower,upper Stories

HB122035
Bronze Door

HB122036
Courtyard Arcade

HB122037
Interior,looking Into Rotunda

HB122038
Interior,secondary Rotunda

HB122039
Interior,secondary Rotunda

HB122040
Interior,public Work Chamber

HB122041
Interior,council Chamber


Item Title
Interior,council Chamber

Location
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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2159
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN1-45; N303).
Significance: When the City of Los Angeles wanted an impressive and monumental edifice to serve as a symbol of progressivism and modernism, they selected three of the most prominent architects of the period to design the building: John Austin, John Parkinson, and Albert Martin. City Hall was for many years the tallest structure in the city and was an attempt to impart a new building style to the city through its use of the neoclassical skyscraper form. The landscaping and open spaces surrounding the structure serve to make this an important social as well as architecturally important building. The interior spaces of City Hall are remarkable for their carvings, bronze doors, murals, tile mosaics, and ornate lighting fixtures. There are twenty-seven different types of marble found in City Hall. Among numerous other contributions, decoration is by Herman Sachs and Antony Heinsenbergen.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. West front and south side
2. South side and east front
3. South side
4. South Entrance
5. View to south from city hall tower
6. West front (partial view) and north side
7. West front (partial view) and south side
8. East side
9. Tower,upper stories
10. Bronze Door
11. Courtyard arcade
12. Interior,looking into rotunda
13. Interior,secondary rotunda
14. Interior,secondary rotunda
15. Interior,Public Work Chamber
16. Interior,Council Chamber


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