Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County was founded in 1913 and is one of the largest museums in the country, holding an enormous collection of specimens and cultural artifacts.
This triceratops skeleton is one of numerous dinosaurs on display at the museum.
Many minerals, gems, and other rock specimens are on display.
Backstory and Context
The building was designed by Frank Hudson and William Munsell and they incorporated Beaux Arts, Romanesque, and Spanish Revival elements. In 1963, the art department moved to another building that would become the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The museum then became simply the Museum of History and Science, but the name was eventually changed to its current one. The last major renovation occurred in 2009.
Reiner, Burton. "Natural History Museum." National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service. March 4, 1975. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/a55eb8b7-7e90-4bc9-80c6-12237b57d804.
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