Hale Solar Laboratory

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Hale Solar Laboratory
Hale Solar Laboratory 2008.jpg
The Hale Solar Laboratory entrance, with a bas relief by Lee Lawrie of the sun and its rays over the door, Pasadena, California
Hale Solar Laboratory is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Hale Solar Laboratory
Hale Solar Laboratory is located in California
Hale Solar Laboratory
Hale Solar Laboratory is located in the US
Hale Solar Laboratory
Location 740 Holladay Drive, Pasadena, California
Coordinates 34°7′58.63″N 118°7′14.23″W / 34.1329528°N 118.1206194°W / 34.1329528; -118.1206194Coordinates: 34°7′58.63″N 118°7′14.23″W / 34.1329528°N 118.1206194°W / 34.1329528; -118.1206194
Built 1923
Architect Johnson, Kaufman & Coate
Architectural style Mission RevivalSpanish Colonial Revival, Other.
NRHP Reference # 86000103
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 23, 1986[1]
Designated NHL December 20, 1989[2]

The Hale Solar Laboratory was the laboratory of astronomer George Ellery Hale and is located in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California.

History[edit]

The Solar Laboratory was designed in the Mission Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival architectural styles by Reginald Davis Johnson (1882 - 1952), Gordon Kaufmann (1888–1949), and Roland Coate (1890-1958) in 1923.[3] The site's landscape master plan and gardens were designed by Beatrix Farrand.

After retiring as director at the Mount Wilson Observatory, George Ellery Hale built the Hale Solar Laboratory as his office and workshop, pursuing his interest in the sun.[4][5]

Landmark[edit]

The Hale Solar Laboratory was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989.[2][6]

The Hale Solar Laboratory is located at 740 Holladay Drive, Pasadena, California.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Hale Solar Laboratory". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-17. 
  3. ^ Pacific Coast Architecture Database: Hale Solar Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
  4. ^ "George Ellery Hale". Mount Wilson Observatory Association. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  5. ^ "Hale Solar Laboratory". Astronomy and Astrophysics. U.S. National Park Service. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  6. ^ Harry Butowsky (May 1, 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Hale Solar Observatory" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying photos, exterior and interior, from 1926-1931. (574 KB)

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