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 dozens of books from the Science Department at Los Angeles Central Library. These books line several tables, two rows deep, from one end to the other. Some of the identifiable titles include: "Audio Anthology", "The World You Inherit", "Diet Therapy", "The Complete Allergy Guide", "Emphysema & Common Sense", "Viruses And Colds", etc. 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.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
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