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Title
Long Beach Public Library
Alternative Title
Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1937
Publication Information
Federal Writers' Project
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
The original Classical Revival building, designed by F. P. Burnham, was constructed with a $30,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie. A couple of years before this photograph was taken, the library was restored and updated after it was severely damaged by the 1933 earthquake. This building served as the city's public library from 1909 until 1972, when a fire forced its closure. It was demolished a year later.
Several people are seen sitting in Veteran's Park, an area outside of the Long Beach Public Library, visible in the background.
Type
image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00065899
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA 2346 4x5
CARL0000071160
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/2194
Subject
Long Beach Public Library and Information Center (Calif.)
Public libraries--California--Long Beach
Library buildings--California--Long Beach
Carnegie libraries--California--Long Beach
Neoclassicism (Architecture)--California--Long Beach
Lost architecture--California--Long Beach
Parks--California--Long Beach
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs
Long Beach (Calif.)
Burnham, Franklin P

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