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Title
LAPL Central Library construction site, view 18
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1924
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
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.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;17 x 25 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00084799
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Libraries-LAPL-Central Library-Construction site.; A-002-093.18 4x5
CARL0004763054
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/112905
Subject
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

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