Civic Center

In downtown Los Angeles' northern portion is the Civic Center which borders on Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Bunker Hill and the original downtown's historic center. The community known as the Civic Center contains a number of administrative buildings. The buildings range from records to courts.

The Hall of Records in the district was built during 1961 and located at 320 West Temple Street. The facility is open from eight in the morning until five in the evening Monday through Friday. 210 West Temple Street is where the Criminal Courts building was built during 1925 are located. The building contains a number of municipal and state courts are in the facility. It is open from eight in the morning until four thirty in the afternoon Monday through Friday.

The building housing the Federal Courthouse is located at 312 North Spring Street. It was built in a New Functionalistic style during 1940. In 1955 the Parker Center was built at 155 North Los Angeles Street. The center which is named for a former police chief is the headquarters of the Los Angeles police department.

The Civic Center district of Los Angeles, California is one that you should visit if you have an interest in the architecture of the past.

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