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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

 
 
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By Craig Baker, April 20, 2018
1. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Marker
Inscription.  This stadium was originally completed in 1923. It was partially redesigned and enlarged for the 1932 Olympic Games. Both designs were by architects John & Donald B. Parkinson. The Coliseum has witnessed many important sports, political, and historical events. When the games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad began here on July 28, 1984, the Coliseum became the first stadium in the world to host the Olympic Games twice.
 
Erected 1984 by California State Parks, with American Institute of Architects, the Coliseum Commission, and USC. (Marker Number 960.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEntertainmentMan-Made FeaturesSports. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmark, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists.
 
Location. 34° 0.815′ N, 118° 17.179′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on South Figueroa Street. Touch for map. Marker is
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By Craig Baker, April 20, 2018
2. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Marker
Dozens of nearby markers honor famous sports figures.
at or near this postal address: 3911 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles CA 90037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spy in the Sky (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lockheed F-104 Starfighter (approx. ¼ mile away); University of Southern California (approx. 0.4 miles away); Teaching and Learning (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Trojan for Life (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Oldest University Building in Southern California (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gwynn Wilson Student Union (approx. half a mile away); Petrified Tree from the Arizona Forest (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 20, 2018
3. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
1984 Olympics Closing Ceremony image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 12, 1984
4. 1984 Olympics Closing Ceremony
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum image. Click for full size.
2015
5. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Undergoing a major renovation in 2018-2019.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 23, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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