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1940s

Photo by Hunter Kerhart

Museum Square

"A symbol of Los Angeles and the western way of life," according to Arts & Architecture magazine.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Pan-Pacific Fisheries Cannery

The Pan-Pacific Fisheries Cannery was the most modern, state-of-the-art facility on Terminal Island, today a highly rare, intact site that exemplifies the postwar expansion of canneries in the Fish Harbor area.
Panorama City
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Panorama City

A master plan calling for over 4,000 houses with thoughtful, modern, mostly Ranch and Minimal Traditional designs featuring technological innovations perfected during World War II—all for under $10,000.
Photo by Laura Dominguez/L.A. Conservancy

Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures reveals the evolution of Hollywood film studios in the twentieth century and is home to a rich collection of historic buildings.
Park La Brea
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Park La Brea

L.A.'s largest and best-known garden apartment community originally boasted views out of every living room window into a large park.
Pegasus Apartments
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Pegasus Apartments

Representing a significant stage in the evolution of the high-rise office buildings of Los Angeles, the 1949 Mobil Oil/General Petroleum Building was one of Wurdeman and Becket's first major office commissions.
Don Lee Mutual Broadcast Building
Photo by Devri Richmond

Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study

Architecturally self-assured, unmistakably modern, and undeniably Hollywood, upon its completion in 1948 the former Don Lee Mutual Broadcast Building was the then-largest studio built for simultaneous television and radio transmission.

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