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Title
Science Department, Los Angeles Public Library
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Public Library Institutional Photo Collection
Creator
Uman, George
Date Created and/or Issued
1961
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 section of the Science Department at Los Angeles Central Library. Also visible are double-faced book display racks, card catalog cabinets and shelving units throughout the department. Some signs read: "Biography", "Magazine Indexes", "Chemical Abstracts", and "Sweets". Note the beautiful painted ceiling. 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. Photograph dated: January 22, 1961.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00084765
Los Angeles Public Library Institutional Collection
LAPL_IPC_b012_f5; A-001-902 4x5
CARL0004762020
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/112861
Subject
Central Library (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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
Library buildings--California--Los Angeles
Library shelving--California--Los Angeles
Libraries--California--Los Angeles
Books--California--Los Angeles
Classification--Books--Science
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor,1869-1924
Winslow, Carleton M.,1919-
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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