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Know Your City no. 6 – County Law Library

Know Your City no. 6 – County Law Library

Nov. 9, 1955: Image of Los Angeles County Law Library taken for the Know Your City photography series. This photo by John Malmin appeared in the Nov. 23, 1955, Los Angeles Times. The original caption reported:

KNOW YOUR CITY, NO. 6 – A lot of people go here before they go a-courtin’. If somebody makes a decision, this is where they put it on a shelf. Incidentally, those objects on the building aren’t Christmas Seals. Answer on Page 8, Part II.

ANSWER – Of course, it’s the entrance to the new County Law Library at 301 W. 1st St. (That number in the photo should’ve helped.) Located on the corner of Broadway, the building is one of the newest and most handsome in the expanding Civic Center. …

1953: The Los Angeles County Law Library at 1st St. and Broadway near completion. This photo was published in the Sep. 2, 1953 Los Angeles Times.

1953: The Los Angeles County Law Library at 1st St. and Broadway near completion. This photo was published in the Sept. 2, 1953 Los Angeles Times.

Aug. 11, 2015: Current view of the Los Angeles County Law Library to match image taken in 1953. Photo taken from sixth floor of the former Times_Mirror corporate buiding on opposite corner at Broadway and 1st.

Aug. 11, 2015: Current view of the Los Angeles County Law Library. Credit: Scott Harrison/Los Angeles Times.

Nov. 16, 1954 photo of Los Angeles County Law Library at corner of 1st St. and Broadway.

Nov. 16, 1954, photo of Los Angeles County Law Library at corner of 1st St. and Broadway.

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