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Title
Art Department, Los Angeles Public Library
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Creator
Newton, Marv
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
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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.
Interior view of the Art Department at Los Angeles Central Library. Shelving units are visible along the perimeter of the department as well as stand-alone shelves, which appear to be bursting at the seams with books of all sizes. Four patrons are pictured perusing the virtual treasure trove.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00084694
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Libraries-LAPL-Central Library-Departments-Art
CARL0002890438
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/112789
Subject
Central Library (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Public Library.--Art and Music Dept
Los Angeles Public Library
Library buildings--California--Los Angeles
Library shelving--California--Los Angeles
Library users--California--Los Angeles
Libraries--California--Los Angeles
Reading--California--Los Angeles
Books--California--Los Angeles
Interiors--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Winslow, Carleton M.,1919-
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor,1869-1924
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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