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Title
LAPL Central Library construction
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Public Library Institutional Photo Collection
Creator
Hughes, W.A
Date Created and/or Issued
1926
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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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.
Photograph shows construction of the Los Angeles Public Library, located at 630 W. Fifth Street; view is looking north on Hope Street. The structure, which is almost complete, shows scaffolding along the entire south side as well as surrounding the tower at the top. A sign posted above the tunnel entrance, at the end of this street reads: "Weymouth Crowell Co. - General Contractors." Several automobiles are parked on both sides of the street. Dated April 1, 1926.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;25 x 20 cm. on sheet 26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00084875
Los Angeles Public Library Institutional Collection
LAPL_IPC_b002_4; A-002-093.84 4x5
CARL0004765061
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/112987
Subject
Los Angeles Public Library
Central Library (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Building construction--California--Los Angeles
Library buildings--California--Los Angeles
Building sites--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Scaffolding
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor,1869-1924
Winslow, Carleton M.,1919-
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Weymouth Crowell Co

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