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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. Photograph shows construction of the Los Angeles Public Library, located at 630 W. Fifth Street; view is looking at the southern face of the building. The structure, which is almost complete, shows scaffolding along a portion of the south side. A makeshift ladder is visible on the right side, next to the stairs. Photograph dated: June 19, 1926.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 25 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00084921 SecurityÂ Pacific National Bank Collection A-002-723 4x5; L.A.-Libraries-LAPL-Central Library-Construction. CARL0004766973 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/113027
Central Library (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles Public Library Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments Building construction--California--Los Angeles Library buildings--California--Los Angeles Building sites--California--Los Angeles Scaffolding Winslow, Carleton M.,1919- Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor,1869-1924 Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)