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. View 81: Photograph shows the construction of the Los Angeles Public Library, located at 630 W. Fifth Street; view is of the northeast corner. The structure, which appears to be almost complete, has scaffolding on the north side in front of the main entrance as well as completely surrounding the tower. Debris can be seen scattered on the lot toward the left, and construction material lines the sidewalk. The large white building in the background on the left is the Bible Institute, later to become Church of the Open Door/Biola Institute, located at 555 S. Hope Street. Several cars are parked along 5th Street, which has trolley lines visible overhead. Photograph dated: March 2, 1926.
1 photographic print :b&w ;19 x 24 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
Central Library (Los Angeles, Calif.) Church of the Open Door (Los Angeles, Calif.) Bible Institute of Los Angeles Los Angeles Public Library Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments Construction and demolition debris--California--Los Angeles Building construction--California--Los Angeles Church buildings--California--Los Angeles Library buildings--California--Los Angeles Building sites--California--Los Angeles Libraries--California--Los Angeles Scaffolding Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor,1869-1924 Winslow, Carleton M.,1919- Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)