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From the Archives: Know Your City No. 6: Los Angeles County Law Library

Nov. 9, 1955: Entrance to the Los Angeles County Law Library.
Nov. 9, 1955: Entrance to the Los Angeles County Law Library.
(John Malmin / Los Angeles Times)

This photo appeared in the Nov. 23, 1955, Los Angeles Times as part of the Know Your City photography series.

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. …

This post was originally published on Aug. 17, 2015.

Nov. 16, 1954 photo of Los Angeles County Law Library at 1st Street and Broadway in downtown Los Angeles.
(Ray Graham / Los Angeles Times)
August 1953: The L.A. County Law Library under construction.
(Los Angeles Times)
Aug. 11, 2015: A more recent view of the L.A. County Law Library, as seen from the sixth floor of the former Times Mirror corporate building on the opposite corner of Broadway and 1st Street.
(Scott Harrison / Los Angeles Times)

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