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ICYMI: John Parkinson’s Iconic Vision
SAH/SCC Zoom Lecture
Saturday, October 17, 2020

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SAH/SCC re-visits architect John Parkinson’s legacy with Stephen Gee, author of the book Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles (Angel City Press, 2013). Gee—a prolific writer about LA’s architectural history—will share his research on this important, yet lesser known, contributor to our built environment.

Although Parkinson is best known for his design of Los Angeles City Hall (Parkinson & Parkinson, with John C. Austin and Albert C. Martin, 1926-8) and Bullock’s Wilshire (Parkinson & Parkinson, 1928), he designed dozens of important buildings in downtown Los Angeles. There are still several major intersections where all four (or nearly all) of the corner buildings were designed by this seminal figure.

Joined in practice by his son Donald to form Parkinson & Parkinson (during which time he was most prolific), he also had an earlier partnership with Edwin Bergstrom. After Parkinson’s death in 1935, his son continued to carry on the firm’s architectural traditions and name for 10 more years.

When we first presented this program, a tour of Parkinson’s work in Downtown LA was included. Go here to order the four-color self-guided walking tour brochure, “John Parkinson, Downtown,” to plan your own tour of the 26 buildings mapped out.

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