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Know Your City No. 20 - County General Hospital

Know Your City No. 20 – County General Hospital

Nov. 28, 1955: John Malmin’s image of the Los Angeles County General Hospital in Boyle Heights. This photo was published in the Dec. 7, 1955, Los Angeles Times as part of the Know Your City photography series. The original caption reported:

KNOW YOUR CITY, NO. 20 –This is too easy. The city’s largest structure. Situated on a hill. Up around the top floors are a bunch of cutups. Strangely enough, a lot of people use in here to see them. Surely, you can guess. Answer on Pg. 38, Pt. 1.

ANSWER–How could you miss? It’s the General Hospital. On a kind of hazy day. If that pillar in the foreground bothered you, that was the idea. It isn’t a lighthouse. Just a street lamp. …

Today, the hospital is known as Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. In 2008, hospital operations were moved to a new complex next door.

Myung J. Chun x23486 ññ ñ ññ The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to approve a project to rebuild County USC Medical Center.

Dec. 3, 2002: Entrance to County USC Medical Center. Credit: Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times.


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