AKA: Music Center of Los Angeles County, Chandler, Dorothy, Pavilion, Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - performing arts centers

Designers: Becket, Welton D., and Associates, Architects (firm); Welton David Becket (architect)

Dates: constructed 1964-1967

135 North Grand Avenue
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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From the Historic American Buildings Survey: "Constructed between 1964-1967, the Los Angeles Music Center is significant in the post World War II cultural history of Los Angeles as the premier center for the performing arts in the County of Los Angeles. The location of the complex on Bunker Hill was a deliberate attempt to renew downtown as the civic center of Los Angeles. The opening of the first phase of the Music Center in December of 1964 was the culmination of years of planning and fundraising that was marked by false starts, failed bond initiatives, lavish fundraisers, and finally the sheer will of one woman, Dorothy Chandler...."

PCAD id: 1985