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John and Donald Parkinson architectural drawings for design and construction of the Union Station, Los Angeles, 1910-1991 (bulk 1934-1939)

Parkinson, John, 1861-1935.

Available at Special Collections  SPECIAL COLLECTIONS - CONTACT REFERENCE  (990035** ) and other locations()

  • Title:
    John and Donald Parkinson architectural drawings for design and construction of the Union Station, Los Angeles, 1910-1991 (bulk 1934-1939)
  • Author/Creator: Parkinson, John, 1861-1935.
  • Creation Date: 1910-1991 (bulk 1934-1939)
  • Physical Desc.: ca. 6,500 drawings..
  • Summary: A collection of roughly 6,500 blueprints, architectural drawings, sketches, and photographic documentation of the construction site of the Union Station in downtown Los Angeles made between 1932 and 1939. Includes: conceptual drawings; landscape drawings; sketches of exterior and interior views; detail drawings of architectural elements, materials and furniture; plumbing and electrical working drawings; landscape drawings; and photographic documentation of the construction site (mostly negatives and some small black-and-white prints). The principle architects for the project were John (1861-1935) and Donald Parkinson (1895-1945), a father and son team who also designed the Los Angeles City Hall. There is also a logbook containing an indexed record of the drawings by section (not all drawings are listed in this ledger), and original plans accompanying the contract dated April 23, 1937 covering Main Station Building for Los Angeles Union Station Passenger Terminal with Robert E. McKee, general contractor.
    Drawings dated from the 1940s to 1991 are for revisions to the building or its mechanical systems. Early drawings, 1910 and 1920s, all appear to be examples of railroad track standards.
  • Language: English
  • Cumulative Index/Finding Aid: Unpublished inventory available in the repository; item level control.
  • Other Archival Locations: The Parkinson Archives, LLC, website: http://www.parkinsonfield.com
  • Form/Genre: Architectural drawings (visual works)
    Black-and-white photographs
    Negatives (photographs)
  • Subjects: Union Passenger Terminal (Los Angeles, Calif.) Architecture -- California -- Los Angeles Region -- 20th century Railroad stations -- California -- Los Angeles -- Designs and plans
  • Contributors: Parkinson, Donald B. (Donald Berthold), 1895-1945.
  • ID/Accession Number: 1517-194
    990035
    990035**
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
  • OCLC Record Number: 81189605
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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