Nathan Marsak


  1. nathan
    January 15, 2009 @ 9:20 pm

    You’d think this would be a comment on the St. Angelo, which you see here just past the fluted column…


    …because it’s really about the flutes of the columnar Carleton of course. Some time later, though not long after, Hylen went on to capture this image:



  2. nathan
    January 15, 2009 @ 9:23 pm


    One of the most lavishly-planned local government office buildings in
    the nation! This is the impression created by a visit to the new
    $24,751,000 County Hall of Administration nearing completion at Civic
    Center. This view is accented by figures showing this building cost
    $8,250 per occupant, compared with $4,369 for the nearby State Building
    No. 2, which will be completed next year. The County Building will house
    3,000 workers from ten departments, plus the Board of Supervisors and
    its staff. These constitute less than 10 per cent of the 37,000 persons
    of county employ. Viewing the Mall façade of the two-blocks [sic] long
    Hall of Administration, which also has entrances on Temple and Hill Streets and Grand
    Avenue, the visitor is confronted with a vista of gleaming red Texas
    granite (cost: $1,100,000) and white ceramic veneer (cost:$950,000).

    Monday, April 18, 1960

    (USC Digital Archives)


  3. nathan
    February 19, 2009 @ 12:55 pm



    Dark before the dawn. Also, a raw maw has swallowed the St. Angelo across the street.


    Note the Beth Israel, in red, bg, seen at the top of this page.


    The man himself, Supervisor Kennth Hahn, dedicating the Hall of Administration that would one day bear his name. There’s already a Blue Line station named for him, and that big park in Baldwin Hills; we couldn’t have named this the Carleton Hotel Memorial Administration Building?


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