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John C. Argue Plaza

 
 
John C. Argue Plaza Tablet image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, November 29, 2018
1. John C. Argue Plaza Tablet
Inscription. This plaza, located on the site of the 1984 Olympic village, honors a great Trojan instrumental in bringing the Olympic Games to Los Angeles.

A 1956 graduate of the USC Gould School of Law, he served with distinction on the USC Board of Trustees from 1984 to 2002, and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 2000 to 2002.
 
Erected 2003.
 
Location. 34° 1.183′ N, 118° 16.999′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Childs Way west of Pardee Way, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. It is on the walkway that runs from Childs Way to Hellman Way past Argue Plaza. Between Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library and the Widney Alumni House. Marker is in this post office area: Los Angeles CA 90089, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USC Urban Legends (here, next to this marker); Petrified Tree from the Arizona Forest (a few steps from this marker); The Oldest University Building in Southern California (within shouting distance of this marker); A Trojan for Life (within shouting distance of this marker); University of Southern California
John C. Argue Plaza and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, November 29, 2018
2. John C. Argue Plaza and Marker
Widney Hall Alumni House is in the distance.
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Teaching and Learning (about 700 feet away); Gwynn Wilson Student Union (about 700 feet away); Student Media (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Also see . . .  John C. Argue, 70; Key Figure in 1984 Olympics. 2002 obituary by Alan Abrahamson in the Los Angeles Times. “[His father] J. Clifford Argue competed in the pentathlon in the 1924 Paris Games, and his Olympic diploma hung in the house when his son was growing up. John C. Argue was born just months before the Games were held in Los Angeles for the first time, and so the Olympics were a part of his life from birth; for much of his adult life, he sought to bring the Games to L.A. again. He succeeded after years and years of trying, in 1978, when the International Olympic Committee awarded the 1984 Games to L.A. Those Games were a spectacular success, and in 1994 the IOC honored him with the Olympic Order, its highest award.” (Submitted on January 6, 2019.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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