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Languages represented at L.A. Public Library, view 7
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
Children in foreign costume represent the different languages in which publications are available at the L.A. Public Library. View 7: Three girls in ethnic attire stand just outside an open door that leads to the Children's Department of the Los Angeles Public Library; they are all holding open books. The girl on the left represents the Czech language, the girl in the middle represents the Finnish language, and the girl on the right represents the Arabic language. Photo taken at the downtown branch of the L.A. Public Library.
1 photographic print :b&w ;14 x 11 cm. on sheet 26 x 21 cm.
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Security Pacific National Bank Collection
N-004-349.7 4x5; L.A.-Libraries-L.A. Public Library.
Los Angeles Public Library
Central Library (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Libraries--Special collections--Foreign publications
Libraries--California--Los Angeles
Girls--California--Los Angeles
Foreign language publications--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor,1869-1924
Winslow, Carlton M
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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