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Demolition of the L.A. County Courthouse
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1936
Publication Information
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Stephen White statue was originally outside the "Red Sandstone Courthouse," located at Spring and Temple, until the building was demolished in 1936. The statue was then placed here, at the corner of 1st and Hill, outside the courthouse. Years later in 1989, it was relocated again, this time, to the entrance to Cabrillo Beach, near the Los Angeles Harbor. Mr. White was responsible for creating the Los Angeles Harbor in San Pedro instead of in the Santa Monica Bay, making the relocation of the statue to San Pedro an appropriate choice.
Demolition of the L.A. County Courthouse at Broadway and Temple. City Hall, built in 1927, is behind. The Hall of Records, built in 1911, appears on the right.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Buildings-L.A. County Courthouse 1891-1932; N-001-141 4x5
White, Stephen Mallory,--1853-1901--Statues
Los Angeles City Hall (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles County Courthouse (Los Angeles, Calif. : 1891-1932)
Los Angeles County Hall of Records (Los Angeles, Calif. : 1911-1962)
Public buildings--California--Los Angeles
Courthouses--California--Los Angeles
Municipal buildings--California--Los Angeles
Statues--California--Los Angeles
Demolition--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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