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Old Posted Oct 16, 2009, 2:32 PM
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
^^^That's a great pic from 1939 sopas_ej.
Thanks for the info about the Fort Hill Pioneer Memorial.
I read an article about it a few months ago, and couldn't place it for the life of me.


Proposed Music Center at 6th and Hoover. 1950



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below: Another view, Music Center proposal for 6th and Hoover. 1950



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Interesting! I didn't know that a music center was proposed for this site. Interesting that they would propose a music/cultural center in this neighborhood, which is adjacent to Lafayette Park, west of downtown LA, and that the Music Center would eventually be built on Bunker Hill. The area of 6th and Hoover today is so non-descript, with a strip mall and apartment building on that site.

I find the architectural style of this proposal kind of interesting, too; very simple mid-20th Century Modern. Interesting that they would also use a 3 theater combination with underground parking, which is what the Music Center on Bunker Hill is also like, albeit with a different style of Modern architecture.
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