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.
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.)