Archiving Angeles (AA): The Rise of City Hall


The tallest building in town was under construction. It would rise 454 feet into the air, made with sand from each of California’s 58 counties and water from its 21 historical missions. It would become the new home of local government and civic pride. It would become Los Angeles City Hall.

The year was 1927.

Photo from the USC Digital Library

7 thoughts on “Archiving Angeles (AA): The Rise of City Hall”

  1. Little know factoid: Saudi Arabia imports its sand for construction because it cannot be used for concrete.

    I wonder if Sand from Black beach was nude?

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