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Old Posted Nov 14, 2009, 7:11 PM
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Built in 1858 as a market, this building became Los Angeles' 1st City Hall.

usc digital archive

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usc digital archive

Around this time, the usc archive starts labeling it the Temple Building.
At first I thought it was just a mistake (there are many photos mislabeled in the archive).

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But then I came across this photograph from 1885.

usc archive

So...I take it, the 1st city hall (or court house as it's often labeled)
was, over the years, enveloped by surrounding buildings that eventually
created the Temple block.

Is this correct?

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