Photograph of a birdseye view of Los Angeles from Fifth Street and Hill Street, showing City Hall and the city gasworks, 1928. The intersection of two major roads is visible to the upper right. The Los Angeles City Hall building stands at the center of the image, a tower flanked to either side by small highrise structures extending from a flat, wide one-story base level. What appears to be a gothic church can be seen just in front of it and to the left, its bell tower extending above the buildings around it. A second building also in front, but to the right, features a smaller clock tower. The surrounding area is a grid work of city streets packed to either side by tenement, business and commercial buildings. Towards the top of the photo towards the right, wide, cylindrical wire-frame towers bear the title "L.A. Gas".