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State Normal School/LAPL Central Library construction site
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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. In 1919, the Los Angeles State Normal School 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.
View during the demolition stage of several buildings including the Los Angeles State Normal School, which were located on 5th Street, prior to construction of LAPL's Central Library. Photo dated: April 1, 1923.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 14 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Schools-Normal School.; A-002-256 4x5
State Normal School, Los Angeles (Calif.)
Construction and demolition debris--California--Los Angeles
Teachers colleges--California--Los Angeles
Building sites--California--Los Angeles
Schools--California--Los Angeles

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