A vanished city lives again...

Monday, October 31, 2011

Court House revisited

Nice postcard of the old County Court House circa 1909, viewed from what today would be the intersection of Temple and Spring Streets. At the present time, the trial of Michael Jackson's personal physician is underway at this exact location, though obviously not in this exact building.





I'm amused by "Chester's" description on the reverse – how buildings typically "look better on post cards than they do real where you can get a good look at them." Presumably that was Chester's opinion with regard to the Court House in particular.

 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not the "Exact" location, but close. The foundation of the old court house is still there, it is surrounded by a chain link fence, on the opposite side of the block.

Los Angeles Past said...

That's the foundation of the State Building, which was torn down after the 1971 Sylmar earthquake.

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