One of my favorite “long-lost” LA buildings is the old Los Angeles County Courthouse. It’s so reeking with charm you’d almost think it was from out of a movie. You can’t see it from here, but along the top of the tower is a sign that reads “WELCOME.” Unfortunately, it was damaged in the 1933 Long Beach earthquake and came down three years later. Behind it is another striking building, the Hall of Records, which lasted decades longer. The tower in the background to the left is the old L.A. Times building. I’d say this photo is circa 1910s, which explains why there’s only a couple of horseless carriage parked on the street.