Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Also known as: Olympic Stadium
3911 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, California

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Description 

One of the premier outdoor sports facilities in the world, this giant elliptical, reinforced concrete, cast-in-place structure was constructed in 1921-23 and later enlarged. It has served as the focal site for the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games. The Xth Olympiad witnessed a number of innovations, including the Olympic Village, which was introduced at Los Angeles, and use of the victory podium. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, July 27, 1984

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 27, 1984
Reference number
84003866
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Peristyle
Area of significance
Entertainment/Recreation
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Sport facility
Current function
Sport facility
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1921; 1923; 1932

Update Log 

  • December 15, 2016: Updated by Michael Miller: Changed "Category" from "Structure" to "Stadium" and Added "Street Views"

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