Last year on May 3, 2013 Councilmember LaBonge recognized "John Parkinson Day" in the City of Los Angeles in front of City Hall with members of John Parkinson's family. This year, Councilmember LaBonge and Councilmember Jose Huizar will hold a John Parkinson Square Dedication on Monday, April 28th at 9:00am at the Palm Court in the Alexandria (501 S. Spring Street Los Angeles CA 90013) followed by an official unveiling of the square outside. The location of the unveiling on 5th and Spring was selected because Mr. Parkinson designed the buildings on each corner, including the Alexandria. This dedication is part of the 8th Annual BritWeek, in honor of John Parkinson, the City of Los Angeles' premiere architect of the Old Bank District, the iconic City Hall, and much more. An immigrant from Britain, John Parkinson was the City of Los Angeles's premier architect in the early 20th century, and his work includes the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Union Station, Bullock's Wilshire, and, most importantly, Los Angeles City Hall. All are welcome! Please RSVP to Chris Shin at or at (213) 485-3337.