Quiet in the court room: After the seating and tables are in place, the new superior court rooms will be among the most efficient in the nation. The new angular design places the judge's bench, where Shirley Boucher stands, so the judge can see both the jury box, witness box and 115 spectators without craning his neck. Pat Oldfield takes some notes on the new "Angles" in justice. Nylon carpeting, recessed and polarized lighting, black walnut paneling, stabilized felt wall coverings and draperies are intended to help produce the effect of serenity and stateliness. (Caption wording from July 18, 1964 story on new San Luis Obispo county court annex reflects the dated assumption that the judge would always be a man.)
Quiet in the court room: After the seating and tables are in place, the new superior court rooms will be among the most efficient in the nation. The new angular design places the judge's bench, where Shirley Boucher stands, so the judge can see both the jury box, witness box and 115 spectators without craning his neck. Pat Oldfield takes some notes on the new "Angles" in justice. Nylon carpeting, recessed and polarized lighting, black walnut paneling, stabilized felt wall coverings and draperies are intended to help produce the effect of serenity and stateliness. (Caption wording from July 18, 1964 story on new San Luis Obispo county court annex reflects the dated assumption that the judge would always be a man.) file Telegram-Tribune
Quiet in the court room: After the seating and tables are in place, the new superior court rooms will be among the most efficient in the nation. The new angular design places the judge's bench, where Shirley Boucher stands, so the judge can see both the jury box, witness box and 115 spectators without craning his neck. Pat Oldfield takes some notes on the new "Angles" in justice. Nylon carpeting, recessed and polarized lighting, black walnut paneling, stabilized felt wall coverings and draperies are intended to help produce the effect of serenity and stateliness. (Caption wording from July 18, 1964 story on new San Luis Obispo county court annex reflects the dated assumption that the judge would always be a man.) file Telegram-Tribune

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