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Los Angeles Athletic Club

Los Angeles Athletic Club
Genre athletic clubsocial club
Founded September 8, 1880 (1880-09-08)
Headquarters

431 West Seventh Street

Los Angeles, CA 90014, Los Angeles, California
Website

.com.laacwww

Designated September 16, 1970
Los Angeles Athletic Club Building, on 7th Street in Downtown Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Athletic Club − LAAC is an athletic club and social club in Los Angeles, California. It awards the John R. Wooden Award to the outstanding men's and women's college basketball player of each year.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Notable members 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

The LAAC was founded on September 8, 1880, and used several locations over three decades. In 1912 it moved into its own new Los Angeles Athletic Club Building at 431 West Seventh Street in Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument. The building was notable for being the first in Southern California to have an interior swimming pool built on an upper floor.

Due to its position in the growth and development of Los Angeles, the LAAC had significant success during its first 60 years, with membership reflecting its position in Los Angeles society and early Hollywood culture. The club faced significant financial burdens due to World War II and the subsequent growth of suburbs.

During its heyday, the LAAC founded a number of other institutions, including the California Yacht Club (1922) and Riviera Country Club (1926). They are now separate entities.

Athletes from the LAAC have earned numerous medals in the Summer Olympics, with a particularly high number during the 1932 Los Angeles Olympiad. The total Olympic medal tally for the LAAC is 97 medals, including 47 gold.[1]

Notable members

See also

References

  1. ^ "L.A.A.C. History: 1951-1969". Los Angeles Athletic Club web site. Retrieved January 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ [2]

External links

  • Los Angeles Athletic Club website
  • List of actors who listed LAAC as their residence
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