|Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA. Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record. HABS CAL, 19-LOSAN, 51-19. Larger reference image (JPEG - 123K bytes) Highest resolution image (TIFF - 19367K bytes).|
|Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA. Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record. East side HABS CAL, 19-LOSAN, 51-8 Larger reference image (JPEG - 162K bytes) Highest resolution image (TIFF - 19636K bytes)|
Item Title: Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA.
Medium: Photo(s): 337 (4 x 5 in.). Data Page(s): 27 plus cover page. Photo Caption(s): 33. Color Transparencies: 29
Call Number: HABS CAL,19-LOSAN,51- Created/Published, Documentation compiled after 1933.
Notes: Survey number HABS CA-2159. Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N145;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.
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