TV view photo.
|As the paraplegic
police detective Robert Ironside, Raymond Burr lived and worked
at the old Hall of Justice, 750 Kearny Street between Washington and Merchant.
Never mind that the building was demolished in 1967, it provided exterior
shots for the series from 1967-1975. From a similar vantage point to that
seen in the series, the 750 Kearny location had quite a different
look in 2001 as the Holiday Inn and Chinese
Cultural Center. Though Burr was better known for his Perry Mason role,
Ironside was also a memorable character. After Ironside is shot by a suspect,
a surgeon breaks it to the detective that while the operation to remove
the bullet was a success, he'll never walk again. The steely Ironside deadpans,
"Is that all?" With Don Galloway as Detective Sergeant Ed Brown, and Gene
Lyons as Commissioner Dennis Randall.