US Courthouse

312 North Spring Street U.S. Courthouse312 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Along with the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, the 312 N. Spring Street U.S. Courthouse is a federal courthouse of the U.S. District Court serving the Central District of California. The Los Angeles County Superior Courts also operate in this building.

Building Information

Property Manager: Wayne Huynh

Public Hours: 7 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)

For more building information or service calls, see contact information at top right (or by scrolling down on mobile devices). For other federal government information, call 800-FED-INFO.

Parking and Public Transportation

There is no parking available in the building for the general public. Metered street parking is nearby. Public transportation is available via Metro [a nongovernment website]. Union Station is a seven-minute walk from the building.

Public Access

All public visitors are required to pass through electronic security equipment located on the first floor. ADA access is also available at the Spring Street entrance to the building.

Key Tenants

Major tenants are the U.S. District Court, U.S. Marshals, U.S. Probation, U.S. Attorneys, U.S. Pretrial Services, Senator Barbara Boxer's office, GSA, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In the latest (2015) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 79% rated the federal building and GSA services four or five on a five-point scale.

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Building Services

Cafe Public Main Street level M-F 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cafeteria Public 4th floor M-F 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Vending Machines Public Main Street level cafe, 4th floor cafeteria, 14th floor elevator lobby 24/7
ATM Public 4th floor near cafeteria 24/7
Health Unit Federal Employees Only 10th floor, Room 1005 M-F 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

History and Architecture

The U.S. Courthouse, built between 1937 and 1940 as the U.S. Post Office and Court House, was the third federal building constructed in Los Angeles to serve its rapidly growing population in the early twentieth century. It has been the venue for a number of notable court cases, including a breach of contract suit filed by Bette Davis against Warner Brothers. Designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood, the building is a major example of Art Moderne architecture. The U.S. Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Public Art

The artworks on display in the U.S. Courthouse include the sculptures Law by Archibald Garner and Young Lincoln by James Lee Hansen.

Last Reviewed 2016-10-19