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Historic L.A. County Hall of Justice

A civil grand jury recently issued a report called “Hall of Justice: The Money Pit?,” criticizing what it describes as the county’s foot-dragging on dealing with the building since 1994. (LAT)
Late afternoon sun falls across the Broadway side of the old Hall of Justice Building. The building has a storied past, temporarily housing such inmates as Charles Manson and actor Robert Mitchum. (Bob Chamberlin / LAT)
Peeling paint is a sad counterpoint to a classic stair railing at the old L.A. County Hall of Justice. (LAT)
An exterior architectural border has a Southwestern motif. (Bob Chamberlin / LAT)
An arched window and chandelier frame a walkway of the old county Hall of Justice building in downtown L.A. Built in 1926, it is on the state Register of Historical Resources. (Bob Chamberlin / LAT)