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Washington Irving Branch Library
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Public Library Institutional Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1926
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Exterior view of the Washington Irving Branch Library, 1803 South Arlington Avenue, designed by Allison & Allison, architects, and built in 1926 in Romanesque Revival style. It is Los Angeles Cultural Monument #307. Its materials included hollow tile, brick, and stucco. It has a rectangular plan with side-facing gables, a symmetrical front elevation, a tiled roof and a bay window on the east side. Its approximate cost was $25,000 and it opened to the public on December 15, 1926. The new Washington Irving Branch, 4117 West Washington Boulevard, opened in 2000, and the old branch on Arlington Avenue has been vacant, boarded up, and fenced for many years.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Los Angeles Public Library Institutional Collection
LAPL_IPC_b066_f2; A-001-804 4x5
Los Angeles Public Library.--Washington Irving Branch
Branch libraries--California--Los Angeles
Library architecture--California--Los Angeles
Romanesque revival (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Library buildings--California--Los Angeles
Public libraries--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Allison & Allison

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