Title supplied by cataloger. The Title Insurance & Trust Company Building was designed by architects John and Donald Parkinson, and was built by the Scofield Engineering-Construction Company, in 1928. The ten-story, Zig-Zag Moderne style building, has an Art Deco marble lobby, which includes murals by Hugo Ballin. In 1979, architect-developer Ragnar C. Qvale acquired the building and converted it into the Design Center of Los Angeles. "The Queen of Spring Street", as it came to be known, was leased in 1981 to wholesale household furniture showrooms. In 1987, this historic building was once again leased, and became the temporary home of the Los Angeles Public Library, during the latter's reconstruction of its original building after its devastating fire. The Title Insurance & Trust Company Building was designated Historic Cultural Landmark #385. View 33: Library Clerk, Sherrie Van Sanford stands behind the reference desk of the Magazine Pool, also known as the Periodical Department, as she helps two patrons with questions. Rows of tables can be seen in the center of the department, a cluster of computer carrels are on the extreme right, and metal shelving which houses periodical microfilm, is visible in the foreground. When this photograph was taken, the Los Angeles Public Library was housed in the Design Center of Los Angeles, formerly the Title Insurance & Trust Company Building, located at 433 S. Spring Street.
1 photographic print :b&w ;17 x 25 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
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