Photograph of an exterior view of the Los Angeles County Court House, ca.1905. The building was built in 1888 and demolished in 1933 after it was damaged by an earthquake. Located on the south side of Temple Street between Broadway and Spring Street, on Poundcake Hill. The square clocktower topped with a dome rises above the 4-story sandstone building. Seven American flags are draped from the facade of the building. It is perched on a hill surrounded by a stone wall enclosed grassy yard. Pedestrians ascend the long set of broad stairs between two large palm trees that lead up to the building. Horse-drawn carriages are parked in the street. Streetcar rails and electric lines criss-cross in the foreground. Other buildings are visible in the background. The tower of the structure was said to be one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in America; however, it was taken down sometime before the remainder of the building. An open air elevator that connected with all floors from the outside was one of the most interesting features of the building and attracted many who came merely to enjoy the ride.