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Los Angeles County Hall of Justice

Los Angeles County Hall of Justice

June 20, 1960: Los Angeles County Hall of Justice on a smoggy day.

On the back of this image, which was not published at the time, staff photographer R. L. Oliver wrote:

The Hall of Justice appears to be the only clearly visible building while looking northwest from the [Los Angeles] City Hall tower. The Board of Education is barely visible and the hills of Elysian Park are completely obliterated.

The June 20, 1960, Los Angeles Times reported in its front-page weather brief, “Light to moderate smog today.”

Below is a current view of the Hall of Justice, which is being repaired and renovated.

Jan. 28, 2014: Photo looking northwest from the top of Los Angeles City Hall showing construction work at the Hall of Justice. On the left is the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center. Photo by Scott Harrison / Los Angeles Times

For more about the Hall of Justice, check out this February 2013 photo gallery depicting the renovation and a related article by Times staff writer Bob Pool.

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