A Gathering Place

A Gathering Place (HM2E6Z)

Location: Los Angeles, CA 90089 Los Angeles County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 1.232', W 118° 17.13'

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—USC — University of Southern California —

Finley
Bovard, who was
also a member of
the university's first
graduating class.
Inside is USC's
oldest and largest
auditorium, the
Kenneth Norris, Jr. Auditorium. The 1600-seat hall is now one of the oldest stage facilities still operating in the Los Angeles area. Surrounding what used to be the building's bell tower are eight statues created by sculptor Casper Gruenfeld to depict such luminaries as Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Cicero and Plato, along with John Wesley, founder of Methodism, and Bishop Matthew Simpson, Phillips Brooks and Borden R Bowne,
American leaders in religious
and philosophic thought. Bronze
plaques in the building's arcade
honor USC presidents and board
chairmen since 1880, as well as
philanthropist Walter Annenberg.

Across Childs Way, the Italian Romanesque-style Gwynn Wilson Student Union Building also invites people to congregate. The building, designed by Parkinson and Parkinson, was constructed in 1927-28.
In 1970, it was named for a pivotal figure on campus, a man who devoted much of his life to USC, serving as student body president, athletic director, president of the General Alumni Association and life trustee.
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HM NumberHM2E6Z
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Year Placed1996
Placed ByUSC History Project, USC General Alumni Association. Sponsored by Joe Boyd and Betty C. Noble
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 381311 N 3765177
Decimal Degrees34.02053333, -118.28550000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 1.232', W 118° 17.13'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 1' 13.92" N, 118° 17' 7.7999999999999" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)323, 213
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 801-899 Childs Way, Los Angeles CA 90089, US
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