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County Collection

Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration

Lincoln

Artist:
Emil Seletz
Date:
1958
Region:
Downtown LA
District:
First
Location:
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Department:
Internal Services Department

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Project Description

Emil Seletz’s bronze bust of Lincoln currently resides in the second-floor lobby of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration facing the Civic Center Mall. Originally, it was located in the County’s Courthouse. Due to a perceived conflict between Seletz’s role as a frequent court witness and his prominently situated statue, the Board of Supervisors decided that the bust of Lincoln should be removed from the Courthouse and re-located to the Hall of Administration. The bust depicts Lincoln in the period before he became president.

About the Artist

Emil Seletz was a Los Angeles neurosurgeon who also worked as a sculptor. He completed a number of busts in his lifetime, mostly of noted physicians.