Los Angeles Federal Courthouse: Garner Statue – Los Angeles CA

Description

This limestone statue “Law” depicting a young woman with a tablet stands across the lobby from James Hansen’s “Young Lincoln.” The information plaque near the sculpture reads:

“The Fine Arts Section of the U.S. Department of the Treasury commissioned this 8′ sculpture by Archibald Garner (1904-1969) in 1939, based on an open and anonymous competition available to all sculptors west of the Mississippi for the decoration of the Los Angeles Post Office and Courthouse lobby. The sculpture was installed in 1941 and is carved from one block of Indiana limestone, primarily by hand. Inscribed on the tablet which the figure holds is a quotation from Abraham Lincoln: ‘No law is stronger than is the public sentiment where it is to be enforced.”

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Location Info


312 North Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Location notes:
Was originally built to serve as both a post office and a courthouse.

Coordinates: 34.055163, -118.241508

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