Oral Histories

Interview of Albert Carey Martin Jr.

Architect for the family-owned firm AC Martin Partners.
Subtitle:
Evolution of a Metropolitan Skyline
Topic:
Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Design
Interviewer:
Laskey, Marlene L.
Interviewee:
Martin, Albert Carey Jr.
Persons Present:
Martin and Laskey.
Place Conducted:
Martin's office in the Union Bank Building, Los Angeles, California.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Marlene L. Laskey, UCLA Oral History Program; B.A., Political Science. Laskey prepared for the interview by researching, organizing, and conducting architectural tours of Los Angeles.
Processing of Interview:
Editing of the tapes was done by Bernard Galm. The verbatim transcript was checked against the original tape recordings and edited for punctuation, paragraphing, spelling, and verification of proper nouns. Words and phrases inserted by the editor have been bracketed. The final manuscript remains in the same order as the taped material. In July 1983 the edited transcript, along with a list of queries and names requiring identification, was given to Martin. The approved transcript was returned in December of the same year. The index was compiled by Cheri Derby, assistant editor, and Teresa Barnett, editorial assistant, who also prepared the table of contents and interview history. The introduction was written by Richard Candida Smith, principal editor.
Length:
10.5 hrs.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Abstract:
TAPE NUMBER: VI, Side Two (May 5, 1981) The El Pueblo area--Advantages of Martin's plan for preserving the Los Angeles Central Library building--Further solutions to transportation problems in Los Angeles--Costs of public transportation systems should be shared by the entire city--The private sector's role in urban development--Trend in the downtown area toward a more human-scaled environment.