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Title supplied by cataloger. The California State Normal School was a teaching college that was founded on May 2, 1862 in San Jose. In March 1881, after heavy lobbying by Los Angeles residents, the California State Legislature authorized the creation of a southern branch of the school to be built in downtown Los Angeles, which would train teachers for the growing population of Southern California. On August 29, 1882, the State Normal School at Los Angeles opened its doors, and in 1919 it became part of the "UC system" and was absorbed into UCLA, moving to a larger campus on Vermont Ave., in Hollywood (the present site of L.A. City College). The L.A. Public Library would take the old Normal School site, which was located on 5th Street between Grand and Flower streets. Designed by architects Bertram G. Goodhue and Carlton M. Winslow, it would eventually be constructed between 1922-1926. View 18: This is the site of the former Los Angeles State Normal School, and future site of the Los Angeles Public Library; view is looking east. The area is being dug out for the new foundation, and work is well under way as several construction vehicles make their way in and out of the site. Hotels and other businesses can be seen along the perimeter of the excavation site. Photograph dated: April 24, 1924.
1 photographic print :b&w ;17 x 25 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00084799 SecurityÂ Pacific National Bank Collection L.A.-Libraries-LAPL-Central Library-Construction site.; A-002-093.18 4x5 CARL0004763054 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/112905
Los Angeles Public Library Central business districts--California--Los Angeles Excavating machinery--California--Los Angeles Construction workers--California--Los Angeles Building sites--California--Los Angeles Hotels--California--Los Angeles