THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY (CALIFORNIA) COURT HOUSE SPOON
Alvin Manufacturing Sterling "Morning Glory" Pattern (1909-):
Though built a few years before the pattern was introduced, this standing architectural landmark was still quite new when its' designer suddenly died while in a Los Angeles bank in 1909. Based on a French structure, the central dome was much lower than is depicted in the bowl, and has apparently been removed over structural integrety concerns after suviving a number of earthquakes in the intervening years. Sources indicate that while placed on local/regional historic status, it was kept off of the state and federal lists to ensure that electronic technological upgrades could be made without running into legal restrictions.