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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1921/12/21 Parkinson and Parkinson Architect Ground is broken for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, built as a memorial to LA veterans of World War I, it opened 1 May 1923
1927/09/20 Charles A Lindbergh Advocate Charles Lindbergh speaks to a crowd of 60,000 - "airports are the most important factor in the development of aviation...I wish to say that if you expect to keep your city on the air map, it will be necessary to construct a municipal airport." Charles Lindbergh Aviation Promotional Tour
1932/07/30 Opening ceremony of the Games of the X Olympiad.
1944/00/00 Cecil B DeMille Master of Ceremonies Cecil B DeMille serves as master of ceremonie at a rally for the Dewey-Bricker ticket and Gov Earl Warren. Organized by David O Selznick, the event drew 93,000 and such stars as Ann Sothern, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gary Cooper and George R Scott.
1944/00/00 Hedda Hopper Speaker Hedda Hopper and Walt Disney give speeches at a rally in the Los Angeles Coliseum for the Dewey-Bricker ticket and Gov Earl Warren.
1944/00/00 Walt Disney Speaker Hedda Hopper and Walt Disney give speeches at a rally in the Los Angeles Coliseum for the Dewey-Bricker ticket and Gov Earl Warren.
1984/07/28 Ronald Reagan Dignitary Games of the XXIII Olympiad opening ceremony.

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Particulars for Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum:
Area of Significance Entertainment- Recreation
Criteria Historic Event
Owner Local
Level of Significance National
Other Description Peristyle
Historic Use Sport Facility
Sight Category Structure



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 27th July 1984

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Registry Address: 3911 S. Figueroa St.
Registry Number: 84003866
Resource Type: Structure
Owner: Local
Architect: Parkinson,John and Donald
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: Peristyle
Area in Acres: 18
Contributing Structures: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Entertainment-recreation
Applicable Criteria: Event
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1921, 1923, 1932
Historic Function: Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Sport facility
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Sport facility

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