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. Northeast corner of Grand Avenue (lower left) and 1st Street where the construction of the Los Angeles County Courthouse (later renamed the Stanley Mosk Courthouse) is underway. Also seen are City Hall and a glimpse of the California State Building (later demolished). Dated November 3, 1956.
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Los Angeles County Courthouse (Los Angeles, Calif. : 1958-) California State Building (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles City Hall (Los Angeles, Calif.) Building construction--California--Los Angeles Courthouses--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Los Angeles City halls--California--Los Angeles International style (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles Art deco (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles Public buildings--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles First Street (Los Angeles, Calif.) Grand Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.) Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Slides Stanton, J. E Wilson, Adrian Martin, Albert C.,1879-1960 Parkinson, John,1861-1935 Williams, Paul R.,1894-1980 Austin, John C. W.(John Corneby Wilson),1870-1963 Parkinson, Donald B.(Donald Berthold),1895-1945 Austin, Field & Fry