LOS ANGELES (AP) — Parker Center, the iconic building that housed Los Angeles police operations for nearly 60 years, is closing its doors.
The boxy, glass-windowed structure, seen often in episodes of "Dragnet" and other TV shows, is considered a classic representation of 1950s architecture.
A new, more modern downtown headquarters opened nearby in 2009, however, and Parker Center's last employees left earlier this month.
Police officials scheduled a formal closing ceremony Tuesday afternoon.
Originally named the Police Administration Building when it was completed in 1954, Parker Center centralized police operations downtown.
It was renamed in 1966 to honor the city's longest-serving police chief, William H. Parker.
LAPD spokesman Richard French says officials aren't sure what the future holds for the old building.
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