March 22, 1908


Above, an artist’s concept of the proposed Hall of Records, a white gingerbread building between Broadway and New High Street that was one of the landmarks
of old Los Angeles. The realignment of Spring Street in the 1920s and the demolition of the earthquake-damaged courthouse at Broadway and Temple
in 1935 left it stranded at a peculiar angle. The Hall of Records was torn down in 1973.




Above, the Hall of Records from an interactive map at the Library of Congress showing Los Angeles in 1909. Below, a postcard of the new Hall of Records and at the bottom, an aerial view showing the building after the alignment of Spring Street and the demolition of the courthouse.  Note the current Los Angeles Times Building in the lower left-hand corner.



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