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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 excavated site of the former Los Angeles State Normal School, and future site of the Los Angeles Public Library. The area has been dug out for the foundation and work is well under way. Several people can be seen scattered about, along deep trenches. The dark building visible in the background is the Biltmore Hotel; view is looking east. Photograph dated: November 26, 1924.
1 photographic print :b&w ;18 x 25 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00084809 SecurityÂ Pacific National Bank Collection L.A.-Libraries-LAPL-Central Library-Construction CARL0004763064 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/112916
Millennium Biltmore Hotel (Los Angeles, Calif.) Central Library (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles Public Library Construction and demolition debris--California--Los Angeles Building construction--California--Los Angeles Construction workers--California--Los Angeles Library buildings--California--Los Angeles Building sites--California--Los Angeles Foundations--California--Los Angeles Hotels--California--Los Angeles Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor,1869-1924 Winslow, Carleton M.,1919- Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)