Hall of Justice

 210 W. Temple Street

Built in 1925, this building is the oldest structure in the civic center. The building is currently undergoing a $200M renovation following the 1994 Northridge earthquake. For half a century, before the Criminal Courts Building was opened across the street in 1973, the Hall of Justice was the site of Los Angeles' most sensational criminal proceedings,including trials of Bugsy Siegel, Charles Manson, and Sirhan Sirhan. Many were sent directly to death row at San Quentin.

PHOTOS: J. Mapes