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Central Library rotunda
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Public Library Institutional Photo Collection;
Whittington, Dick
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1965
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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A view of the pre-1990 rotunda of Central Library, showing the check out desks, reference desks, card catalog files, and murals on all the upper walls and ceiling. The murals were painted by Dean Cornwell, and the mosaic-like painted dome was done by Julian C. Garnsey. This entire area sustained some smoke damage during the fire that ravaged the upper levels of Central Library, April 29, 1986.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Los Angeles Public Library Institutional Collection;
LAPL_IPC_b005_f1; S-000-054 5x7; A-000-314 4x5
Central Library (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Public Library
Murals--California--Los Angeles
Libraries--California--Los Angeles
Rotundas--California--Los Angeles
Interiors--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor,1869-1924
Garnsey, Julian E.(Julian Ellsworth),b. 1887
Cornwell, Dean,1892-1960
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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