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Children at Vermont Square Branch Library
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Public Library Institutional 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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Located at 1201 W. 48th Street, the Vermont Square Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library was built in 1913 with monies donated by the Carnegie Foundation of New York City. This library was the first of six Carnegie buildings to be built out of this grant. It is also the only city library building that didn't cost Los Angeles any money to build. In addition to the money provided by the Carnegie Foundation to build and initially equip Vermont Square Branch, it was built on park land donated to the city by the developers of the residential area surrounding it. On May 26, 1990, the library was closed, due to the city mandated earthquake hazard reduction order, and moved to a temporary location in a mall at 5401 S. Figueroa Street. After a comprehensive retrofit program combined with a large restoration/renovation program was instituted, the branch was reopened to the public in 1996.
A group of children are gathered at a table in the Children's Reading Room of the Vermont Square Branch Library.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Los Angeles Public Library Institutional Collection;
Los Angeles Public Library.--Vermont Square Branch
Branch libraries--California--Los Angeles
Carnegie libraries--California--Los Angeles
Renaissance revival (Architecture)--California--South Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
Interiors--California--South Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
Reading--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
South Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hunt & Burns
Time Period
Vermont Square Branch Library

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