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Old Posted Aug 19, 2009, 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
Below is Los Angeles Central Jail in 1926.
I'm not sure where exactly this was located.




USC digital archive
It was located adjacent to the Hall of Justice and the Old County Courthouse. It was demolished when Spring Street was widened and straightened. This is from the LAPL website, photo from 1930:

Caption: The gnarled hand of Time rips out a strip from the heart of old Los Angeles today, to make way for modern progress. Spring Street is to be cut through from Temple Street to Sunset Boulevard to create a new traffic artery, dooming the historic buildings crossed by the dotted lines marking the path of the extension and eliminating Justicia Street that goes up the hill at left. This street of memories, which was Buena Vista, "Good View," street in the past, and its hill that was the "Nob hill" of Los Angeles will be eliminated. The building first struck by the dotted lines is the old county jail. That just back of it is the old Hall of Justice. Photo dated: April 3, 1930.
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