Pershing Square

Pershing Square


Location on the Map

Pershing Square is a famous park in Downtown, Los Angeles. It is a landmark in L.A. Noire and is located at 532 S. Olive St. It is named in honor of American general, John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing.

In Game Description

LA's most famous architect John Parkinson redesigned this site in 1910, adding a grand fountain supported by concrete cherubs. In 1918 the park was renamed after General John J. Pershing, and it played host to recruitment rallies throughout WW2.

Case Appearances



A badge in the Badge Pursuit Challenge can be found here. On a table in front of the Yellow and Green Trolley-Dogs Hot Dog Stand near the park's centre.


  • In the south-east corner of Pershing Square, on the east side of Hill Street, there is a store called Haskell's Finest Men's Wear. This is a reference to the character Charles Haskell Jr. from 1945's Detour, a classic film noir which can be seen, in game, on theatre marquees throughout the city.
  • The top of the water fountain can only be explored during the relevant scripted scene in The Quarter Moon Murders.
  • A petition has been launched, calling for the restoration of the now mostly concrete park to its tree-filled appearance in the L.A. Noire era. The organizers are using in-game videos to illustrate what they hope to accomplish.


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