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Title
LAPL Central Library construction, west end
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Public Library Institutional Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1925
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
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.
The Los Angeles Public Library is shown during the construction phase in July 1925. This photo was taken from the corner of 5th and Flower streets and shows the northwest corner of the building. The structure is almost complete, with the tower beginning to take shape at the top. Several cars are parked along 5th Street, and construction debris can be seen scattered everywhere. Photograph dated: July 23, 1925.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;14 x 25 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00084903
Los Angeles Public Library Institutional Collection
LAPL_IPC_b002_5; A-002-703 4x5
CARL0004766993
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/113047
Subject
Central Library (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Construction and demolition debris--California--Los Angeles
Building construction--California--Los Angeles
Library buildings--California--Los Angeles
Building sites--California--Los Angeles
Libraries--California--Los Angeles
Winslow, Carleton M.,1919-
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor,1869-1924
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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