Photograph was edited for publication purposes. The $24,000,000 building, designed to last approximately 250 years, is an imposing two-block-long structure. U.S. Chief Justice Warren broke ground for the building on March 26, 1954, and was again on hand October 31, 1958 when the edifice was dedicated. Italian marble covers most of the walls and the 850,000 square feet of floor space, along with more than 50,000 cubic yards of concrete. The structure is actually two buildings, with a 6-inch space between the east side, which will be used by the superior courts, and the west side, which will be devoted to the municipal courts. The municipal court side, with its foundations at a higher level, rises three stories above the more massive superior court end. The structure was designed by a corporation of associate architects: J.E. Stanton, Paul Williams, Adrian Wilson and Austin, Field & Fry. The County Courthouse opened on January 5, 1959. All county employees working in the Civic Center area were allowed to use the cafeteria on the 9th floor. Photograph caption dated August 20, 1959 reads "County employees bought milk and orange juice elsewhere after seeing coffee price upped to 8 cents in the room, now privately operated; left to right: Dana Brown, Mrs. Dorothy dent, Mary Lou Bedig." The women are seated at a table, drinking. Behind them is a counter with coffee pots and cups. Signs above the counter read "Under new management," "We wish to know you and to serve you" and "Welcome to your cafeteria." Another sign shows 5c crossed out with an X, and 8c written next to it.
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Los Angeles County Courthouse (Los Angeles, Calif. : 1958-) Los Angeles County Courthouse (Los Angeles, Calif. : 1958-)--Officials and employees Cafeterias--California--Los Angeles Eating & drinking--California--Los Angeles Courthouses--California--Los Angeles Women--California--Los Angeles Civil service--California--Los Angeles Public buildings--California--Los Angeles Interiors--California--Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles Evening Herald Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs Wilson, Adrian Williams, Paul R.,1894-1980 Stanton, J. E Austin, Field & Fry