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Photo, Print, Drawing Times Mirror Building and Parking Structure, 234 West 1st Street, 118 South Broadway, and 140 South Broadway, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

[ Data Pages from Survey HABS CA-2935  ]

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[ Photo Captions from Survey HABS CA-2935  ]

About this Item

Title

  • Times Mirror Building and Parking Structure, 234 West 1st Street, 118 South Broadway, and 140 South Broadway, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

Names

  • Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Times Mirror Printing and Binding House
  • American Engraving Company
  • Chandler, Otis
  • Times Mirror Company
  • Kaufmann, Gordon B.
  • William L. Pereira & Associates
  • Pereira, William L.
  • Charles Kratka Interior Planning and Design
  • Kratka, Charles
  • Crocker National Bank
  • Bank of America
  • Soon-Shiong, Patrick
  • J. V. McNeil Company
  • C. L. Peck Contractor
  • Crawford, Rowland H.
  • Narver, D. L.
  • P. J. Walker Company
  • Otis, Harrison Gray
  • Chandler, Harry
  • Boyce, H. H.
  • Chandler, Marian Otis
  • Chandler, Norman
  • Casey, Albert V.
  • Murphy, Franklin David
  • Erburu, Robert
  • Laventhol, David
  • Willes, Mark
  • Onni Times Square, sponsor
  • GPA Consulting, contractor
  • Rinaldi, Emily, historian
  • Schafer, Stephen D., photographer
  • McPartland, Mary, transmitter

Created / Published

  • Documentation compiled after 1933

Headings

  • -  newspaper industry
  • -  newspapers
  • -  Art Deco architectural elements
  • -  Art Moderne architectural elements
  • -  steel structural frames
  • -  pilasters
  • -  granite
  • -  offices
  • -  parking garages
  • -  printing
  • -  medallions (ornament areas)
  • -  scalloping
  • -  International Style architectural elements
  • -  cantilevers
  • -  granite cladding
  • -  skylights
  • -  California--Los Angeles County--Los Angeles

Latitude / Longitude

  • 34.053187,-118.245429

Notes

  • -  Significance: The Times Mirror Building is significant for its association with the Times Mirror Company, the parent company of the Los Angeles Times. The southern portion of the building was originally constructed in 1931 to house the Times Mirror Printing and Binding House and the American Engraving Company, both subsidiaries of the Times Mirror Company. This 1931 building, known as the Times Press Building, was later incorporated into the design of the Times Mirror Building and Parking Structure in 1971–73. The Times Mirror Building served as the headquarters of the Times Mirror Company from its completion until it was sold to the Tribune Company in 2000. The building is also significant for its association with Otis Chandler. Chandler served as the publisher for the Los Angeles Times between 1960 and 1980 and has been recognized as one of the most important newspaper publishers in the United States. He kept an office on the sixth floor of the Times Mirror Building from 1973 until he was ousted as the chairman of the Times Mirror Company in 1986. The Times Mirror Building and Parking Structure were determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under Criteria A and C and the California Register of Historical Resources under Criteria 1 and 3 as contributors to the Times Mirror Square Historic District. The Times Mirror Square Historic District occupies a city block in Downtown Los Angeles and is composed of five structurally distinct, but internally connected buildings that include the Times Building, Plant Building, Mirror Building, Times Mirror Building, and Parking Structure. It is significant for its association with the Los Angeles Times and Times Mirror Company under riteria A/1 as well as representing a significant and distinguishable architecturally significant entity under Criteria C/3. The Times Mirror Building was determined individually eligible for listing in the California Register of Historical Resources under Criterion 1 for its association with the Times Mirror Company and under Criterion 2 for its association with Chandler. The Parking Structure was not identified as individually eligible for listing in the National Register or the California Register because it is a purely functional building and is not directly associated with the activities of the Times Mirror Company or Chandler; however, it is within the boundaries of the historic district comprising buildings associated with the Times Mirror Company.
  • -  Survey number: HABS CA-2935
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1931 Initial Construction
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1970-1973 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1946 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1960 Subsequent Work

Medium

  • Photo(s): 44
  • Data Page(s): 27
  • Photo Caption Page(s): 10

Call Number/Physical Location

  • HABS CA-2935

Source Collection

  • Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Control Number

  • ca4382

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Printing And Binding House, American Engraving Company, Otis Chandler, Times Mirror Company, Gordon B Kaufmann, et al., Schafer, Stephen D, photographer. Times Mirror Building and Parking Structure, 234 West 1st Street, 118 South Broadway, and 140 South Broadway, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA. California Los Angeles Los Angeles County, 1933. translateds by Mcpartland, Marymitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/ca4382/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, C., Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Printing And Binding House, American Engraving Company, Chandler, O., Times Mirror Company [...] Rinaldi, E., Schafer, S. D., photographer. (1933) Times Mirror Building and Parking Structure, 234 West 1st Street, 118 South Broadway, and 140 South Broadway, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA. California Los Angeles Los Angeles County, 1933. McPartland, M., trans Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ca4382/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, et al., photographer by Schafer, Stephen D. Times Mirror Building and Parking Structure, 234 West 1st Street, 118 South Broadway, and 140 South Broadway, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA. trans by Mcpartland, Marymitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ca4382/>.