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Title
Los Angeles County Courthouse
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Harris, L. Mildred
Date Created and/or Issued
1972
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
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.
The Court of Flags at the Los Angeles County Courthouse, later renamed the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, on March 27, 1972.
Type
Image
Format
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic color slides
Identifier
00110475
L. Mildred Harris Slide Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
GPC_b94_f3_i136
CARL0005602851
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/124293
Subject
California.--Superior Court (Los Angeles County)
Los Angeles County Courthouse (Los Angeles, Calif. : 1958-)
Flags--California--Los Angeles
Courthouses--California--Los Angeles
Public buildings--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Slides
Stanton, J. E
Wilson, Adrian
Williams, Paul R.,1894-1980
Austin, Field & Fry
Time Period
1971-1980

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