Photo, Print, Drawing Santa Monica City Jail, 1685 Main Street, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, CA
About this Item
- Santa Monica City Jail, 1685 Main Street, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, CA
- Contributor Names
- Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
- Estep, Joseph M
- Parkinson, Donald B
- Campbell and Kelly
- Melstrom, H Harold
- Price, Virginia B, transmitter
- PCR Services Corporation, consultant
- Created / Published
- Documentation compiled after 1933
- Subject Headings
- - county government
- - government facilities
- - jails
- - New Deal
- - Art Moderne architectural elements
- - 3 stories
- - flat roofs
- - cast-in-place concrete
- - reinforced concrete construction
- - California -- Los Angeles County -- Santa Monica
- - Significance: The Santa Monica City Hall, including the jail facility in the northwest wing, was designed in a PWA Moderne style popular in the 1930s by prominent Los Angeles architects, Joseph M. Estep and Donald B. Parkinson. Contractors, Campbell and Kelly, built the structure in 1938-39 and the project costs totaled $168,000. Funds to pay for the building were drawn from the federal government's New Deal program, the Public Works Administration, as well as from city taxes and revenue generated from the property sale of the original City Hall on Fourth Street and Broadway. PWA projects, like the City Hall, typically incorporated many building and design trades into each project including masonry, woodwork, tilework, metalwork, sculpture and mural painting, employing the artists and artisans who practiced these crafts. The jail is part of the original design, and it served as the local Santa Monica Police Department jail until 2002. Not only does the building represent an outstanding example of PWA Moderne style architecture, it has also played an important role in Santa Monica's political, social and civic history.
- - Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1365
- - Survey number: HABS CA-2803
- - Building/structure dates: 1938-1939 Initial Construction
- - Building/structure dates: 2002 Subsequent Work
- - Building/structure dates: 1958 Subsequent Work
- Photo(s): 39
- Data Page(s): 13
- Photo Caption Page(s): 2
- Call Number/Physical Location
- HABS CA-2803
- Source Collection
- Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- Control Number
- Rights Advisory
- No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
- Online Format
- Photo(s): 39 | Data Page(s): 13 | Photo Caption Page(s): 2
- Campbell and Kelly
- Estep, Joseph M
- Historic American Buildings Survey
- Melstrom, H Harold
- Parkinson, Donald B
- Pcr Services Corporation
- Price, Virginia B
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Chicago citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Joseph M Estep, Donald B Parkinson, Campbell And Kelly, H Harold Melstrom, and Consultant Pcr Services Corporation. Santa Monica City Jail,Main Street, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, CA. California Los Angeles County Santa Monica, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/ca3601/.
APA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, C., Estep, J. M., Parkinson, D. B., Campbell And Kelly, Melstrom, H. H. & Pcr Services Corporation, C. (1933) Santa Monica City Jail,Main Street, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, CA. California Los Angeles County Santa Monica, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ca3601/.
MLA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, et al. Santa Monica City Jail,Main Street, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, CA. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ca3601/>.