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Title
Audio-Visual Department, Los Angeles Public Library
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Creator
Rothschild Photo
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
Central Library, located at 630 W. 5th Street in downtown Los Angeles, was designed by architects Bertram G. Goodhue and Carlton M. Winslow. Constructed between 1922-1926, it was designed to mimic the architecture of ancient Egypt, complete with a tiled mosaic pyramid tower and many beautiful murals throughout. Tragic fires in 1986 destroyed part of the building along with 20 percent of the library's collection, prompting a closure for 6 years while restoration took place. The renovation was completed in 1993, and the library reopened on October 3, 1993. The Los Angeles Public Library is the third largest public library in the United States in terms of books and periodical holdings, boasting over 6 million volumes. It was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1970 - Building #70000136.
Interior view of the Audio-Visual Department of Los Angeles Public Library. Three patrons are pictured listening to vinyl records being played by record players situated on the long wooden table. These records consist of popular and classical music, foreign language, and literary classics. Also available for patrons are audiocassettes and clippings among other audio-visual materials.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00084698
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Libraries-LAPL-Central Library-Departments-Audio-Visual.; A-002-052 4x5; C-5(322) 4x5
CARL0004759850
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/112820
Subject
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library.--Audio-Visual Dept
Libraries--Special collections--Audio-visual materials
Audio-visual materials--California--Los Angeles
Library buildings--California--Los Angeles
Library users--California--Los Angeles
Libraries--California--Los Angeles
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor,1869-1924
Winslow, Carleton M.,1919-

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