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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. Photograph shows the construction of the Los Angeles Public Library, located at 630 W. Fifth Street. The library structure is well under way and beginning to take shape, as numerous construction workerss labor high above the building. The Wayland Apts. offering "low rates" is visible on the left corner next to Savoy Auto Park, whose rates are .25 cents all day, or $5.00 per month. The white building on the right is the Bible Institute, later to become Church of the Open Door/Biola Institute, located at 555 S. Hope Street. Several automobiles are parked all along the street. Photograph dated: April 17, 1925.
1 photographic print :b&w ;14 x 25 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00084909 Los Angeles Public Library Institutional Collection; LAPL_IPC_b003_f5; A-002-709 4x5 CARL0004766978 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/113033
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