Hall of Justice850 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA, 94013
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Hall of Justice is located in San Francisco County at 850 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94013. The building houses the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco, one of the largest trial courts in the United States. It occupies a full city block bounded by Bryant, Larkin, McAllister, and Polk Streets.
The cornerstone of the present building was laid on September 14, 1898. The original structure was completed in 1904 at a cost of $2,343,262. In 1933, a new wing was added and the building was renamed for California’s 18th governor, James “Sunny Jim” Rolph. The building was extensively renovated in the early 1980s.
The Hall of Justice is a six-story Beaux Arts structure featuring a central clock tower and dome. The building is faced with white Georgia marble and trimmed with bronze. The main entrance is flanked by two sculptures, “The Contemplation of Justice” and “The Swift and Certain Justice,” both by Robert Ingersoll Aitken.
The interior of the building features a grand marble staircase, murals by John La Farge and a ceiling painting by Edwin Blashfield. The courtroom on the fifth floor is the largest in California, with a seating capacity of 550.
The Hall of Justice is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The building is closed on weekends and holidays.