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Long Beach Public Library
Alternative Title
Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
Burt, Burton O
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
Federal Writers' Project
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The original Classical Revival building, designed by F. P. Burnham, was constructed with a $30,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie. A few years before this photograph was taken, the library was restored and updated after it was severely damaged by the 1933 earthquake. 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.
Image depicts a few people walking and sitting in Veteran's Park, an area outside of the Long Beach Public Library. Photograph dated: July 26, 1939.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA 2343 4x5
Long Beach Public Library and Information Center (Calif.)
Public libraries--California--Long Beach
Neoclassicism (Architecture)--California--Long Beach
Library buildings--California--Long Beach
Carnegie libraries--California--Long Beach
Pedestrians--California--Long Beach
Lost architecture--California--Long Beach
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs
Long Beach (Calif.)
Burnham, Franklin P

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