AKA: Los Angeles Times Executive / Editorial Offices, Los Angeles, CA; Times-Mirror Building, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Crawford, Rowland Henry Architect (firm); Kaufmann, Gordon B., Architect (firm); Pereira, William L. and Associates Planning and Architecture (firm); Hugo Ballin (artist/muralist); Rowland Henry Crawford (architect); Gordon Bernie Kaufmann (architect); William Leonard Pereira (architect)

Dates: constructed 1931-1935

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220 West 1st Street
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012-4105

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South Spring Street and West First Street, across from the Los Angeles City Hall #2;

Building History

The building was known as "Times Mirror Square" in 2007.

Building Notes

Murals done in the lobby rotunda were by Los Angeles artist, Hugo Ballin (1879-1956) in the 1930s; they depicted the newspaper production processes.

Architectural biographer Henry Withey called the Times Building: "the outstanding achievement of his [Kaufmann's] career." (See Henry F. and Elsie Rathburn Withey, Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased). [Los Angeles: New Age Publishing Company, 1956], p. 332. Please use this book with caution, as it contains many errors of fact.)

Alteration

Rowland H. Crawford (1902-1973), an architect based in Los Angeles, designed a 10-story addition on the northwest corner of South Spring Street and West 3rd Street in 1948.

Los Angeles architect William L. Pereira (1909-1985), added a six-story portion to the west of the original building of the Times-Mirror Building in 1970-1973.

PCAD id: 1373