|Bertram, Debbie, and Susan Bloom. City Hall: The Heart of Los Angeles. Los Angeles: Tallfellow Press, 2003. This kid-friendly, illustrated picture book tells the story of Los Angeles’ iconic City Hall, from its rich history to its stunning restoration completed in 2002.
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Bowman-Kruhm, Mary. A Day in the Life
of an Architect. New York: Rosen Books, 2001. This book
profiles a typical day in the life of an architect – a great
way to open your child’s eyes to a possible career.
Crosbie, Michael J., Kit Rosenthal, and Steve
Rosenthal. Arches to Zigzags: An Architecture ABC. New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2000. This large-format
book with vivid color photographs provides an exciting introduction
to basic elements of architecture.
Politi, Leo. Piccolo’s Prank. New York: Scribner’s, 1965. This book is out of print but
is available through the Los Angeles Public Library. Set in Los
Angeles’ downtown district, it tells the story of a mischievous
monkey and his adventure on Angels Flight.
Wilkinson, Philip. Eyewitness: Building. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 2000. This informative, colorful book
describes the evolution of buildings from the earliest humans to
the present day.
This kid-friendly site includes architectural terms, photos, and hands-on projects.
Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
This online architecture dictionary provides simple, clear definitions along with helpful illustrative photographs.
A Visit to
Old Los Angeles
This website features vintage postcards of Broadway from 4th to
8th Street, dated from 1900-1920.
Past, Present, Future: L.A. Yesterday
Sponsored by USC, this vast site provides informative links to pages
about many downtown landmarks.
Public Library: Photo Database and Local History Collection
Click on “Photo Database” to search the L.A. Public
Library’s huge database of historic images.
This site offers a brief history of this downtown landmark as well
as a brief Quick Time movie so kids can experience being “on
Los Angeles Theatre
This site features an incredible photo gallery featuring images
of this theatre’s unique interior.
This site includes photos of the theater’s interior as well
as a history of the theater itself.
This online database provides information about landmark buildings
around the world and features Los Angeles’ own Bradbury Building.
Angeles Conservancy's Broadway Initiative
site provides additional information about the preservation and
development of downtown Los Angeles.
Angeles Conservancy's Preservation Resources
Click here for more specific information about preservation in Los