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Title
Receiving desk, Los Angeles Public Library
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Public Library Legacy Photo Collection
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.
Photograph shows a librarian sitting behind the "receiving" desk, as a patron returns his borrowed books. The "check-out" and "receiving" desks were located in the rotunda on the second floor.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00084721
Los Angeles Public Library Legacy Collection
C-5(417) 4x5
CARL0004759822
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/112803
Subject
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library.--Circulation Dept
Library circulation and loans--California--Los Angeles
Library employees--California--Los Angeles
Library buildings--California--Los Angeles
Library users--California--Los Angeles
Librarians--California--Los Angeles
Libraries--California--Los Angeles
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor,1869-1924
Winslow, Carleton M.,1919-

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