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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. Children in foreign costume represent the different languages in which publications are available at the L.A. Public Library. View 4: a young girl dressed in a short, multi-colored, layered dress, with a beaded head covering sits holding an open book; she represents the Armenian language and/or culture. Photo taken at the downtown branch of the L.A. Public Library.
1 photographic print :b&w ;14 x 11 cm. on sheet 26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00077026 Security Pacific National Bank Collection L.A.-Libraries-L.A. Public Library.; N-004-349.4 4x5 CARL0000078756 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/110893
Los Angeles Public Library Central Library (Los Angeles, Calif.) Foreign language publications--California--Los Angeles Libraries--Special collections--Foreign publications Costumes Libraries--California--Los Angeles Children--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor,1869-1924 Winslow, Carlton M Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)