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Old Posted Nov 4, 2009, 9:13 PM
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Temple Square and the "Million-Dollar Post Office"

The 1910 U.S. Post Office at Temple Square was actually the building that sparked my initial interest in vanished Los Angeles years ago.

1920s - The post office/federal building, Temple Square, and Temple Street (left).

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1930s - A portion of the new Hall of Justice (1928) can be seen at left.

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Postcard view of the marble and gilt interior of the post office. Note the spitoons set into the floor!

Some old postcard views of Temple Square.

The County Court House can be seen up Temple Street here.

1938 - After only 27 years, the grand marble post office was razed (empty lot at right), and Temple Square was reduced to just another downtown intersection by the realignment of Main and Spring Streets. (Photo posted previously in this thread by sopas_ej. Thank you!)



Post on my blog here.

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