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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. Photograph caption dated February 17, 1956 reads "This view is from atop the law building; construction is moving at good pace now." Looking northwest from Hill Street, towards Grand Avenue, with 1st Street on the left is the site of the new Los Angeles County courthouse located at 111 S. Hill Street. The construction is in its early stages, as large cranes and several levels of the steel frame can be seen, with building materials on the perimeter of the site. Buildings can be seen in the background. Photograph dated February 16, 1956.
1 photographic print :b&w ;36 x 28 cm. Photographic prints
00115471 HeraldÂ Examiner Collection HE box 60 CARL0005344000 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/32009
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