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Title
Roller skating through the County Courthouse
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1959
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes.
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.
Photograph article dated January 2, 1959 reads, "How To Get Along In The Huge New $24,000,000 Courthouse - Court Reporter Pat Swanson Roller-Skates Down One of the Two-Block-Long Hallways Lined With Gleaming Marble Walls."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;27 x 34 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00093280
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 60
CARL0005010266
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/28696
Subject
Los Angeles County Courthouse (Los Angeles, Calif. : 1958-)
Public buildings--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Roller skating--California--Los Angeles
Courthouses--California--Los Angeles
Interiors--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Los Angeles Evening Herald Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Williams, Paul R.,1894-1980
Wilson, Adrian
Stanton, J. E
Austin, Field & Fry
Time Period
1951-1960

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