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

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$360
Estimate:
$600 - $900

Title:
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
Author:
Farwell, Lyman
Place:
Los Angeles
Publisher:
Date:
c.1918
Description:

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.
Lot Amendments
Condition:
Old folds with neat repairs/reinforcements along them on verso with clear tape; very good.
 
Item number:
307238
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.

 

Terms and conditions

SecCONTRACTS

All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.

BUYER'S PREMIUM

A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.

ONLINE BIDDING

The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.