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Automobile Club Headquarters

 
 
Automobile Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 16, 2019
1. Automobile Club Marker
Inscription. Automobile Club of Southern California; headquarters building of the pioneer motoring club; founded 1900; built in Spanish Colonial style.
 
Erected 1971 by City of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 72.)
 
Location. 34° 1.677′ N, 118° 16.61′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Figueroa Street south of Adams Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located inside the building’s central courtyard. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2601 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles CA 90007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Public Service (approx. half a mile away); Information Please: The USC Libraries (approx. half a mile away); Founders’ Fountain (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Trojan Column (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Changing Campus (approx. 0.6 miles away); An International University (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Founding of USC (approx. 0.6 miles away); Student Musical Traditions (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Regarding Automobile Club Headquarters. The Automobile Club of Southern California is the Southern California affiliate
Automobile Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 16, 2019
2. Automobile Club Marker
The marker is to the right of the door.
of the American Automobile Association (AAA). The Auto Club was founded in Los Angeles as one of the nation's first motor clubs dedicated to improving roads, proposing traffic laws, and improvement of overall driving conditions.

Starting around 1910, the Auto Club sent teams of cartographers to survey the state's roads for the production of maps, and to create a uniform system of road signs. The Auto Club posted thousands of porcelain-on-steel traffic signs throughout the state and continued to do so until the State of California took over the task in the mid-1950s.

This building was completed in 1923. Designed by architects Sumner P. Hunt and Silas R. Burns, the building now serves as a Los Angeles branch office. The club's administrative offices have relocated to Costa Mesa.
 
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Automobile Club Courtyard image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 16, 2019
3. Automobile Club Courtyard
125-year-old Moreton Bay Fig tree is outside the center arch.
Front of Building image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 16, 2019
4. Front of Building
Historic Road Signs Display image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 16, 2019
5. Historic Road Signs Display
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 12, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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