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Title
Los Angeles County Superior Court bas-relief
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Hankey, Roy
Date Created and/or Issued
1975
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.
http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/Inc/1.0
Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
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 building is six stories high, but 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 officially began functioning at 9:00 am January 5, 1959.
Close-up of the bas-relief over the Hill Street entrance of the Los Angeles Courthouse (later renamed the Stanley Mosk Courthouse) depicting Justice by California artist Donal Hord, December 1975.
Type
image
Format
1 slide : color ; 5x5 cm.
Photographic color slides
Identifier
00161015
Roy Hankey Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
GPC_b123_f1_s10
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/134451
Subject
Los Angeles County Courthouse (Los Angeles, Calif. : 1958-)
Bas-relief
Courthouses
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hord, Donal,1902-1966
Time Period
1971-1980
Source
Hankey, Roy.

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