Lot 346 of 522:
Plan for Los Angeles Civic Center, 1918  

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Suggested Development of the Jonathan S. Dodge Plan for an Administrative Civic Center at the "North End" of the City of Los Angeles California and Making Use of the Hall of Records with Additional Wings &c. for the New County Court House. Scale 100'0" to one inch

Farwell, Lyman

Los Angeles




Blueprint map/plan. 43.8x88 cm (17¼x34½"). 

Blueprint plan for the development of the Los Angeles civic center as laid out by noted architect and Los Angeles politician Lyman Farwell, though never followed through upon. 

Los Angeles’ first civic center plan was created by Charles Mulford Robinson. An East Coast advocate of the City Beautiful movement, Robinson was invited to Los Angeles by the Municipal Arts Commission in 1907. In 1909, the commission published his proposal, which recommended three separate civic, education, and transportation nodes linked by grand boulevards.  In 1918, Mayor Frederick Woodman appointed a Civic Center Committee headed by the city’s Chief Engineer of the Water Department, William Mulholland, to bring the various government buildings together in a convenient location. As part of this discussion, Los Angeles County Supervisor Jonathan Dodge resurrected Mulford Robinson’s plan and asked famous Los Angels architect Lyman Farewell to prepare a series of renderings. This plan and further plans were not executed, and the Los Angeles Civic center was not established until the 1970s.

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Old folds with neat repairs/reinforcements along them on verso with clear tape; very good.

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