Photograph of a drawing. "Ground breaking Monday for Civic Center Plant -- The above artist sketch of the new Los Angeles County Central Heating and Refrigeration Plant will soon become a reality. With the awarding of a $3,502,500 contract to Haas-Haynei-Frandsen, Incorporated, general contractors of Beverly Hills, construction will begin officially Monday, July 16th. According to construction firm president T. Fred Frandsen, completion date has been set for February, 1958. -- Site of the plant will be on Temple, between North Broadway and Hill Streets. -- The plant, the first of its kind in the nation will be completely automatic and will supply the heating and air conditioning for all the county-owned buildings, both present and future, in the new Civic Center. -- Special guests at the Monday ground breaking ceremony will include: The County Board of Supervisors: Chairman, Burton W. Chace (4th District), Kenneth Hahn (2nd District), John Anson Ford (3rd District), Herbert C. Legg (1st District), Roger W. Jessup (5th District). Also present will be Chief Administrator Arthur J. Will, County Engineer John Lambie, T. Fred Frandsen, President of Haas-Haynie-Frandsen, Incorporated, contractors Wes Price, representing Scott Company of Southern California, and Charles A. Wirle, representing A.S. Schulman Electric Co." -- typed note attached to verso (of 3 1275-02805-7512), dated 14 July 1956. The plant eventually opened on Thursday, August 21 1958. It was engineered and designed by M.A. Nishkian & Company, Consulting Engineers, Long Beach. The structure was constructed by Haas-Haynie-Frandsen, Inc., General Contractor. Mechanical installations were by Scott Company of Southern California.; Streetscape. Horizontal photography.