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Dirt flies at library groundbreaking
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated May 23, 1961 reads, "Los Angeles City Council Everett Burkhalter, second from left, shoveled the first load of dirt Monday at groundbreaking ceremonies for the $201,000 Vanowen Park Branch Library to be built at 12311 Vanowen St., North Hollywood. Others taking part in the ceremony were Mrs. Marvin Owen, member of the Los Angeles Board of Library Commissioners, and Howard Shirley and K. W. Thompson, right, of California Structures, Inc., which has been awarded the contract for the building. Tentative date for opening of the branch is January, 1962."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d030_f10_i27; H-11621.3 4x5
Burkhalter, Everett G.--(Everett Glen),--1897-1975
Los Angeles Public Library.--Vanowen Park Branch
Los Angeles (Calif.).--Board of Library Commissioners--Officials and employees
Ground breaking ceremonies--California--North Hollywood (Los Angeles)
City council members--California--Los Angeles
Public libraries--California--Los Angeles
Library sites--California--Los Angeles
Libraries--California--Los Angeles
Branch libraries--California--North Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Blueprints--California--Los Angeles
Shovels--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
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