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United States Courthouse

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Identification

United States Courthouse
United States Federal Building
116564

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
art deco

Usages

governmental office court house

Facts

  • Part of the WPA project era.
  • One of the largest buildings in the LA basin for decades, located next door to City Hall.
  • Headquarters of the largest and busiest federal court district in the U.S. until completion of the new $293 million Los Angeles Federal Courthouse at Civic Center, two blocks east.
  • Opened as the U.S. Post Office and Court House.
  • The third major federal building built in LA, it remains the most visible and architecturally distinguished.
  • In the late 30's murals and sculptures, commissioned by the Treasury Department, were paid for from a budget of one percent of the total construction costs.

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Location

300-312 North Spring Street
101 West Temple Street, 301-313 North Main Street
312 North Spring Street
90012
Central City
Los Angeles
California
U.S.A.

Technical Data

257.00 ft
18
1937
1940

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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