Lost Jails of Downtown (Broadway On My Mind #17)

This is a tour of the demolished and extant (former) jails of downtown Los Angeles.

Lost Jails of Downtown (Broadway On My Mind #17)

Los Angeles, California 90095, United States

Created By: Los Angeles Visionaries Association

Tour Information

This is a tour of the demolished and extant (former) jails of downtown Los Angeles. It is going to focus on the County Jails. We will have a tour of former City Jails on another tour.

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What You'll See on the Tour

Franklin Street Jail

This is the approximate location of the old Franklin Street Jail.  It was demolished in 1888. The Phillips Block was put up in its place. The intersection, which does not exist anymore is Franklin & Spring.  Widening and extending Spr... Read more
1903 Jail (and old Hall of Justice) & Hall of Records (1906) & 1886 Jail

This is where we will talk about the 1903 Jail.  Justice Street was removed in 1930, as the photo shows. Since everyone loves a good tunnel story, tell them about the 1970 story right there on Spring Street. Explore that the 1886 jail was ... Read more
Hall of Justice

This is where we are going to talk about the Hall of Records. It is the location of the Hall of Justice, 1925. The Alhambra Hotel was next door as well. Talk about the tunnels here too which were buit for the Hall of Records.  Don't forget... Read more
Hall of Records

The Hall of Records, 1911, Hundson & Munsell.  On September 10, 1910, there was an attempt to blow up the half-finished structure; it was being constructed with iron from the non-union Llewellyn Iron Works.  Maple, Conners & Bende... Read more


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