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02c General Hospital – Entrance (E)

02c General Hospital – Entrance (E)

Image by Kansas Sebastian
Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center (General Hospital), 1928-33
Edwin Bergstorm, Myron Hunt, Pierpont Davis, Sumner P Hunt, and Williamm Richards, and later Allied Architects
1200 N State Street

"The twenty-story central concrete and steel unit of the hospital has remained as the landmark in Northeastern Los Angeles. Its basic form is PWA monumental Moderne — with more than a slight hint of influence of Bertram G Goodhue. Its design is scuptural volumes and heavy arches slightly suggests early Romanesque. High relief scupture on a grand scale adorns he major entrance from the West. This entrance, which is still partially preserved, has an axial walk-way and garden leading up to the building. Not much can be said of the many later additions to te building except tha they look as if they were put up quickly ad cheaply (which they probably were not)."

Architecture in Los Angeles: A Compleat Guide
David Gebhard and Roert Winter
Lincoln Hights, No. 1

Filmig Location for:

General Hospital (1972) TV Series (Soap Opera)
Emergency! (1972) TV Series
Murder, She Wrote (1984) TV Series
Case of the Hillside Stranglers, The (1989) (TV)
…aka Hillside Stranglers, The (1989) (TV)
Heart to Heart (1949)
Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
Interns, The (1962)
Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play, The (1996)
Vital Signs (1990)

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One Response to “02c General Hospital – Entrance (E)”

  1. Dan Stiver says:

    The one modern concrete addition is absolutely disgusting: it destroys the symmetry of this gorgeous building!

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