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Benjamin Franklin Branch, exterior
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Los Angeles Public Library Legacy Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Boyle Heights Branch was the fourth of six Los Angeles branch libraries constructed between 1913 and 1916 with a $210,000 Carnegie grant for all of the branches. W.J. Dodd designed this branch in the Classical Revival style. The Boyle Heights branch began with library groups established in 1891, which later became the Boyle Heights Library Association in 1899. During the 1920's the library began to focus on a wide variety of ethnic literature for its changing population of constituents. In the late 1920's the name of the building was changed to Benjamin Franklin branch to conform with the Board of Library Commissioners' naming policy. The building was demolished in 1974.
The Benjamin Franklin Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, located at 2200 East 1st Street.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Los Angeles Public Library Legacy Collection
C-4(812); A-007-317 4x5
Los Angeles Public Library.--Benjamin Franklin Branch
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Dodd, William J.,1862-1930
First Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Boyle Heights (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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