John Parkinson & Donald B. Parkinson Architecture Photos

John Parkinson (1861-1935) & son Donald B. Parkinson (unkown-1945) are best noted for the core of the University of Southern California campus (1919-39), the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (1923 & 1930-31), Los Angeles City Hall (1928), Bullocks-Wilshire store (1929) & Union Station (1939).

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Memorial Coliseum in Exhibition Park site of the 1932 & 1984 Olympic Games. Los Angeles, CA.Memorial Coliseum seating. Los Angeles, CA.Memorial Coliseum in Exhibition Park site of the 1932 & 1984 Olympic Games. Los Angeles, CA.Bovard Administration Building & Auditorium at USC. Los Angeles, CA.
Memorial Coliseum (1921-3) in Exhibition Park site of the 1932 & 1984 Olympic Games. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: John Parkinson & Donald B. Parkinson. Memorial Coliseum seating. Los Angeles, CA.Memorial Coliseum (1921-3) in Exhibition Park site of the 1932 & 1984 Olympic Games. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: John Parkinson & Donald B. Parkinson. On National Register.Bovard Administration Building & Auditorium (1921) (3551 Trousdale Pkwy.) at USC. Los Angeles, CA. Style: Italian Renaissance. Architect: John Parkinson & Donald B. Parkinson.
Bovard Administration Building tower details at USC. Los Angeles, CA.Gwynn Wilson Student Union Building at USC. Los Angeles, CA.Central carved facade of Gwynn Wilson Student Union at USC. Los Angeles, CA.Bridge Hall at USC. Los Angeles, CA.
Bovard Administration Building tower details at USC. Los Angeles, CA.Gwynn Wilson Student Union Building (1927) (3601 Trousdale Pkwy.) at USC. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: John Parkinson & Donald B. Parkinson. Central carved facade of Gwynn Wilson Student Union at USC. Los Angeles, CA.Bridge Hall (1928) (3670 Trousdale Pkwy.) at USC. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: John Parkinson & Donald B. Parkinson.
Science Hall at USC. Los Angeles, CA.Los Angeles City Hall. Los Angeles, CA.Detail of top of Los Angeles City Hall. Los Angeles, CA.Bullocks Wilshire Department Store Building. Los Angeles, CA.
Science Hall (1928) (3651 Trousdale Pkwy.) at USC. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: John Parkinson & Donald B. Parkinson. Los Angeles City Hall (1926-28) (South Spring at West Temple Streets, southeast corner). Los Angeles, CA. Style: Art Deco. Architect: John C. Austin, John Parkinson, Donald B. Parkinson, Albert C. Martin. Detail of top of Los Angeles City Hall. Los Angeles, CA.Bullocks Wilshire Department Store Building (1928) (3050 Wilshire Blvd.). Los Angeles, CA. Style: Moderne. Architect: John Parkinson, Donald B. Parkinson, Feil & Paradice.
Moderne portal of Bullocks Wilshire Department Store. Los Angeles, CA.Title Guarantee or Guarantee Trust Building. Los Angeles, CA.Zigzag top details of Guarantee Trust Building. Los Angeles, CA.Pacific Coast Stock Exchange with sculptures by Salvatore Cartaino Scarpitta. Los Angeles, CA.
Moderne portal of Bullocks Wilshire Department Store. Los Angeles, CA.Title Guarantee or Guarantee Trust Building (1929-31). Los Angeles, CA. Style: Art Deco. Architect: John & Donald Parkinson.Zigzag top details of Guarantee Trust Building. Los Angeles, CA.Pacific Coast Stock Exchange (1929-30) (618 South Spring St.) with sculptures by Salvatore Cartaino Scarpitta. Los Angeles, CA. Style: PWA Moderne. Architect: Samuel E. Lunden plus John Parkinson & Donald B. Parkinson.
Holmby Hall clock tower. Los Angeles, CA.California Bank Building. Beverly Hills, CA.Eagles plus ziggurat & crosshatch patterns on Sterling Building. Beverly Hills, CA.Saks Fifth Avenue. Beverly Hills, CA.
Holmby Hall (1929) clock tower. Los Angeles, CA. Style: Spanish Colonial Revival. Architect: Gordon B. Kaufmann, John Parkinson, Donald B. Parkinson.California Bank (now Sterling) Building (1929) (7 floors) (9441 Wilshire Blvd.). Beverly Hills, CA. Style: Art Deco. Architect: John Parkinson & Donald B. Parkinson. Eagles plus ziggurat & crosshatch patterns on Sterling Building. Beverly Hills, CA.Saks Fifth Avenue (c1937) (9600 Wilshire Blvd.). Beverly Hills, CA. Architect: John Parkinson & Donald B. Parkinson.
City Hall. Santa Monica, CA.City Hall portal with US southwest tile work. Santa Monica, CA.Moderne tile & metal grills in City Hall. Santa Monica, CA.Union Station. Los Angeles, CA.
City Hall (1938-9) (1685 Main St.). Santa Monica, CA. Style: PWA Moderne. Architect: Donald B. Parkinson & J.M. Estep.City Hall portal with US southwest tile work. Santa Monica, CA.Moderne tile & metal grills in City Hall. Santa Monica, CA.Union Station (1939) (800 N Alameda St.). Los Angeles, CA. Style: Streamline Moderne & Mission Revival. Architect: John Parkinson & Donald B. Parkinson. On National Register.
Union Station tower by Edward Warren Hoak of Parkinson & Parkinson. Los Angeles, CA.Ceiling of Union Station. Los Angeles, CA.Security Trust & Savings building. Hollywood, CA.
Union Station tower by Edward Warren Hoak of Parkinson & Parkinson. Los Angeles, CA.Ceiling of Union Station. Los Angeles, CA.Security Trust & Savings building (early 1900s) (6381 Hollywood Blvd.). Hollywood, CA. Architect: John Parkinson & Donald B. Parkinson. On National Register.

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