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"New" Library Quarters, Hamburger Building
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1908]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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A. Hamburger & Son's People's Store, known simply as People's Store, was previously located in the Phillips Block at the intersection of Spring and Hill Sts. The store later moved to the southeast corner of Hill and Eighth Sts., and became known as Hamburgers; it was bought out by David May in 1923 and renamed the May Company. Other locations where the Los Angeles Public Library has been housed: 17 years in the Downey Block Building (1872-1889); 17 years in City Hall (1889-1906); 2 years in the Homer Laughlin Building (1906-1908); 6 years in the Hamburger Building (1908-1914); 12 years in the Metropolitan Building (1914-1926); 60 years in the Central Library Building* (1926-1986); *Closed to the public due to devastating fire (1986-1987); 6 years in the Los Angeles Design Center/Title Insurance + Trust Company (1987-1993); Central Library Building (1993-Present).
The "new" Library quarters showing the 320 feet frontage on Eighth St., and the 169 feet on Hill St., of the Hamburger Building. The library will occupy the third story after July 1, 1908. There is also a frontage of 300 feet on Broadway, of which the library will have 28 feet. The Hamburger Building was home to the Public Library from 1908-1914.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 22 cm. on sheet 18 x 25 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Libraries-LAPL-Central Library-Early Buildings-Hamburger.; A-002-061 4x5
Los Angeles Public Library
Hamburger Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Commercial buildings--California--Los Angeles
Department stores--California--Los Angeles
Libraries--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Electric lines--Poles and towers
Hill Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Eighth Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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