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As part of Esotouric’s tenth anniversary celebrations, we invite you to join 40-year Times veteran Darrell Kunitomi for a free lunchtime tour of the historic Los Angeles Times Globe Lobby in the newspaper’s historic headquarters. Darrell’s tour will include insights from his thirty-plus years working at the Times and his deep study of its history. With the recent sale of the building, the future of this iconic space is uncertain. Highlights of the 1935 Globe Lobby are murals by Hugo Ballin, and The Times Eagle, by Gutzon Borglum.
Space is limited for this free tour, so please only sign up if you can attend. No “plus ones” – tell your friends to sign up directly.
The historic Los Angeles Times Building, located at 1st and Spring streets in downtown Los Angeles, opened in 1935 and at the time was the largest building in the western U.S. designed and occupied entirely as a daily newspaper publishing operation.
Gordon B. Kaufmann designed the Times Building, which won a gold medal at the 1937 Paris Exposition for its Moderne architectural style. Kaufmann’s other works include Hoover Dam on the Arizona- Nevada border and, locally, Santa Anita Park in Arcadia and the Athenaeum at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
The Globe Lobby is one of the aesthetic highlights of the Times Building. Its 10-foot-high murals were painted in 1934 by Hugo Ballin, who also painted the Griffith Observatory rotunda, and represent some of the finest murals produced in Los Angeles during the 1930s. The lobby also includes an historical exhibit showcasing the first 100 years of The Times.