I have often wondered about the Hall of Records' seeming diagonal placement compared with its "newer" neighboring structures. Contemporary images make clear that the HOR's placement was in conformity with earlier preexisting buildings and streets. But was there ever any serious public debate concerning how later
construction placement might have unnecessarily drawn attention to the HOR or vice versa? (Eminent Domain was hardly an unused secret and it was not as though LA did not consider its future, e.g., LA's various Master Plans) .
Or maybe it was understood (early on) that the Hall of Records was obsolete before its time and destined for replacement. (By the '40s or '50s?).
Any other noteworthy NLA buildings that sit/sat on the bias excepting the old Brownstone County Courthouse
Since USC's format change, I have found it beneficial to revisit many of this thread's earlier posts. Strange as it may seem, I toyed with the idea of trying to revise those posts with mostly missing USC images, but found the task too time consuming to be practical. I am guessing that because I have revisited many of the earlier pages, some of those posts stand out in my mind when I have seen them reposted. When I recognize an earlier posted image,
it is not a criticism, none of the search engines is perfect and indexing or individual descriptions (or mislabeling) are only as good as the original labeling or non-labeling. Often reposts are superior to the original posts. Sometimes not
. Earlier posts often have other similar or related images too. -- There have been times where I have had to stop myself short from reposting an image I did not remember posting.
Regarding recent Hall of Records images, ER posted some of the same way back when: http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...postcount=9264
Yes, some of the following have been seen on NLA before.
1910 Hall of Records Postcard
1907 (per source?) - County Courthouse and Hall of Records
1934 - Civic Center
1971 - Hall of Records entrance
Hall of Records
Undated interior shot, Hall of Records (Have to wonder whether the identified interiors couldn't be easily confused with the "newer" Hall of Justice?)