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Title
Fiction Department workroom, Los Angeles Public Library
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Creator
Newton, Marv
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
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 of the very small, very cramped, and very dark work area of the Fiction Department at Los Angeles Central Library. Three desks and lots of shelving have been positioned in this narrow space, which shows no windows or natural light. It is possible this work area was located "in-between" floors.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;25 x 17 cm. on sheet 26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00084724
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Libraries-LAPL-Central Library-Departments-Fiction.
CARL0004759818
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/112794
Subject
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library.--Fiction Department
Library buildings--California--Los Angeles
Library shelving--California--Los Angeles
Libraries--California--Los Angeles
Offices--California--Los Angeles
Fiction
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor,1869-1924
Winslow, Carleton M.,1919-

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