Los Angeles City Hall construction site, 1926. Across Spring Street in the center of the photo is the County Hall of Records and, to its right, the red sandstone County Courthouse.
Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.
USC Homecoming, 1954: a Trojan rider delivers a message to Los Angeles Mayor Norris Poulson at City Hall.
Part of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection in the USC Digital Library.
Circa 1953 aerial view of the Los Angeles Civic Center and 101 freeway. Part of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection in the USC Digital Library.
Circa 1927 view of the Los Angeles Civic Center from Hill Street, showing City Hall under construction, as well as the Hall of Records, Hall of Justice, and County Courthouse.
Circa 1885 view of the intersection of Main, Spring, and Temple streets in downtown Los Angeles. The building pictured on the left is the Temple Block, the present-day site of Los Angeles City Hall.
Building permits for the Los Angeles City Hall, completed in 1928.
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(1940 photo from the USC Digital Library’s California Historical Society Collection.)
Los Angeles City Hall under construction in 1927.
Aerial view of Los Angeles City Hall on this day in 1931. Note the absence of the 101 freeway.
Los Angeles City Hall under construction in 1928