Compton Civic Center Plaza

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Compton Civic Center Plaza
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King Memorial at Compton Civic Center Plaza.

The clean, late modernist lines of Compton's Civic Center might come as a surprise for those that only know the city by its contemporary pop culture depictions. But this collection of government buildings was meant to signal a new beginning for the community during its '70s ascendancy of African American culture. At the center, concetric white panels create the canopy of the King Memorial, a monument to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. designed by artist Gerald Gladstone in collaboration with the Civic Center’s architect, Harold L. Williams.

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Venue name: Compton Civic Center Plaza
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Address: 205 S Willowbrook Ave
Los Angeles

Price: Free
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