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Title
Science Department reference, Los Angeles Public Library
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Creator
Packwood, Dave
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
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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 Science Department at Los Angeles Central Library. Shelving units are visible along the perimeter of the department as well as around the columns on either side of the reference desk. In the middle of the room, several patrons stand next to the reference desk waiting for the librarian to help them. Today, the Science, Technology & Patents Department has an extremely diversified collection. Including information on mathematics, computers, cooking, automobile repair, UFOs, restaurant management, construction, engineering, cosmetology, medicine, zoology, botany, agriculture, pets, chemistry, nutrition, psychiatry, hotel management, and consumer information.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00084769
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Libraries-LAPL-Central Library-Departments-Science.; C-5(478) 4x5
CARL0004762024
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/112865
Subject
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library.--Science Dept
Science and technology libraries--Collection development--California--Los Angeles
Science and technology libraries--Reference services--California--Los Angeles
Reference services (Libraries)--California--Los Angeles
Library buildings--California--Los Angeles
Library users--California--Los Angeles
Libraries--California--Los Angeles
Books--California--Los Angeles
Classification--Books--Science
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor,1869-1924
Winslow, Carleton M.,1919-

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