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Gentleman at L.A. Public Library, view 27
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
View 27: A man dressed in a gray pinstripe suit, bowtie and glasses stands in an unidentified location inside the Los Angeles Public Library. It is not known if this man is a librarian or if he is possibly a prominent city figure.
1 photographic print :b&w ;14 x 11 cm. on sheet 26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Libraries-L.A. Public Library.; N-004-488.27 4x5
Los Angeles Public Library
Central Library (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Libraries--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor,1869-1924
Winslow, Carlton M
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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