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Cornerstone of the old County Courthouse, Los Angeles, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
May 12, 1936
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
One of the cornerstones of the old County Courthouse, which was located on the corner of Temple and Broadway, was opened to reveal a box from 1888 when the foundation was laid. Among the contents was an eight-page issue of the Los Angeles Times. The ceremony was led by Marshall Stimson, president of the Historical Society of Southern California, and Joseph Mesmer, president of the Pioneer Society.
A different photograph from the same occasion appears with the article, “Courthouse Seal Opened,” Los Angeles Times, 13 May 1936: A1, 5.
The cornerstone of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, built in 1888 and demolished in 1936. A portion of the archway can be seen in the top left corner, with a man standing on top of it. A portion of the crowd is also visible.
Text from negative sleeve: 4787—Opening Old Court House cornerstone
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Cornerstones--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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