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Library Director's Room, City Hall
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Public Library Institutional Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 189-]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Los Angeles Public Library and other municipal departments, as well as offices were housed at City Hall from 1888 until 1928. Other locations where the Los Angeles Public Library has been housed: 17 years in the Downey Block Building (1872-1889); 17 years in City Hall (1889-1906); 2 years in the Homer Laughlin Building (1906-1908); 6 years in the Hamburger Building (1908-1914); 12 years in the Metropolitan Building (1914-1926); 60 years in the Central Library Building (1926-1986); Closed to the public due to devastating fire (1986-1987); 6 years in the Los Angeles Design Center/Title Insurance + Trust Company (1987-1993); Central Library Building (1993-Present).
Interior view of the Library Director's Room at City Hall, possibly in the 1890s. It shows a somewhat large room with a hanging lamp over a square table in the middle of the room; several chairs are positioned around the table. Shelves full of bound books, possibly reference material, surround the room. The library was housed here from1889-1906.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Los Angeles Public Library Institutional Collection
LAPL_IPC_b001_f5; A-002-022 4x5
Los Angeles Public Library
Library shelving--California--Los Angeles
City halls--California--Los Angeles
Libraries--California--Los Angeles

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