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Title
Broadway south, from Hall of Justice
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1946
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Located at 211 W. Temple Street, The Los Angeles County Hall of Justice was built in 1925, designed by the Allied Architects Association, a collective of prominent architects whose other contributions include City Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. The historic fourteen-story building was built in the Beaux Arts and Italian Renaissance style with concrete floor slabs, a steel frame structure, and an exterior of white granite. The Hall of Justice is the oldest surviving government building in the civic center area and was the nation's first consolidated judicial facility housing the Los Angeles County courts, Los Angeles County Coroner, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office, the Los Angeles County District Attorney and the Los Angeles County jail, until it was red-tagged and vacated after damage from the Northridge Earthquake in 1994. It was host to many infamous trials including those for Sirhan Sirhan and Charles Manson and housed such notables as Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, Errol Flynn, Charlie Chaplin and Robert Mitchum. Autopsies were also performed here including those for Marilyn Monroe and Robert F. Kennedy. After the Northridge earthquake, many attempts had been made to renovate and re-open the Hall of Justice. It is currently undergoing a major $234-million renovation and, once open, will again house offices for the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and the District Attorney.
Looking south on Broadway with the Hall of Justice in the foreground and the County Hall of Records south of it.
Type
image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00032496
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 226-Broadway
CARL0000034624
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/10928
Subject
Los Angeles County Hall of Justice
Los Angeles County Hall of Records (Los Angeles, Calif. : 1911-1962)
Public buildings--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Los Angeles
Commercial buildings--California--Los Angeles
Street-railroads--California--Los Angeles
Electric lines--Poles and towers
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Electric railroads--Cars--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Broadway (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Cityscape photographs
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Allied Architects Association
Time Period
1941-1950

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