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Hall of Justice, 
Los Angeles, CA


The Hall of Justice, built in 1925, was originally constructed in the Beaux Arts and classic Italianate style. The Hall was the center of the Los Angeles judicial system until it was damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake. 14 stories high and totaling over 550,000 square feet in size, Hall of Justice presented a stunning interior with an ornate, barrel-vaulted entry foyer, gold-marble walls, and large iconic columns supporting the exquisitely gilded ceiling. The building housed the Los Angeles County Jail, as well as provided offices for the Sheriff’s Department, Coroner, District Attorney, Public Defender and Tax Collector . It is significant to note that the Coroner performed autopsies on the late Senator Robert Kennedy and the notable Marilyn Monroe at this site. The jail was also home to such notable personalities as Evil Knievel, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, and Charles Manson. Over the years, the Hall of Justice was featured on numerous television shows including Dragnet, Perry Mason and Get Smart.

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