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Title
LAPL Central Library construction, view 87
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Creator
Hughes, W.A
Date Created and/or Issued
1926
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
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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 87: Photograph shows the construction of the Los Angeles Public Library, located at 630 W. Fifth Street; view is looking at the east side of the building from Grand Avenue. The structure is almost complete with the tower beginning to take shape at the top. The large dirt area where several cars are parked will eventually become a beautiful garden, though when the photograph was taken it appeared littered with construction debris. Several cars are visible in the foreground on Grand Ave. Photograph dated: April 1, 1926.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;20 x 24 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00084878
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Libraries-LAPL-Central Library-Construction.; A-002-093.87 4x5
CARL0004765064
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/112992
Subject
Central Library (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Construction and demolition debris--California--Los Angeles
Building construction--California--Los Angeles
Library buildings--California--Los Angeles
Building sites--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Libraries--California--Los Angeles
Scaffolding
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor,1869-1924
Winslow, Carleton M.,1919-
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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