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Aerial view of Lincoln Park in Long Beach
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1925
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Designed by F. P. Burnham, this Classical Revival library building, located at Ocean and Pacific, cost $34,000 to construct in 1908. An initial grant for $12,500 from Andrew Carnegie was later increased to $30,000, covering the majority of the expense. This building served as the city's public library from 1909 until 1972, when a fire forced its closure. It was demolished a year later.
A U.S. Navy dirigible flies over Lincoln Park in this aerial view of Long Beach. The Carnegie Library is in the middle of the park, partially obscured by trees. Automobiles are parked face-in along the street. A car is parked at the Speedene Gasoline station, bottom center, across from the park. Oil derricks on the horizon look like matchsticks. The Long Beach city hall, center, with its four cupolas is facing Lincoln Park. Other buildings surrounding the park are banks, apartment houses, hotels, department stores and office buildings.
1 photographic print :b&w ;20 x 25 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Long Beach-Views, Panoramic; N-000-621 8x10
United States.--Navy--Aviation
Long Beach Public Library and Information Center (Calif.)
Parks--California--Long Beach
Libraries--California--Long Beach
Airships--California--Long Beach
Carnegie libraries--California--Long Beach
City halls--California--Long Beach
Public buildings--California--Long Beach
Commercial buildings--California--Long Beach
Lost architecture--California--Long Beach
Aerial photographs
Burnham, Franklin P
Long Beach (Calif.)
Long Beach (Calif.)--Aerial views
Lincoln Park (Long Beach, Calif.)
Time Period

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