Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


Clune's Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA

ID: 129
Alt. Name: Philharmonic Auditorium Building, Los Angeles, CA
Construction Date: Start Date: 1905
End Date: 1906
Notes: Constructed just before and during the San Francisco Earthquake, builders were conscious of seismic safety; Whittlesey was an expert in reinforced concrete design and this facility was billed as California's largest reinforced building at the time of its construction.
Demolition Note: Demolished in the 1980s to make room for a parking lot. On 06/05/2007, a large residential development, Park Fifth, was to be built on this lot.
Building History: The building was operated in its early years by impresario, Billy Clune, and took its name from him. After 1919, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra utilized the auditorium as its home, and it became known thereafter as Philharmonic Auditorium.
Structure Type: built works - performing arts buildings
Locations: Structure:
427 West 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA
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