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Title supplied by cataloger. The Los Angeles Public Library and other municipal departments, as well as offices were housed at City Hall from 1888 until 1928. Other locations where the Los Angeles Public Library has been housed: 17 years in the Downey Block Building (1872-1889); 17 years in City Hall (1889-1906); 2 years in the Homer Laughlin Building (1906-1908); 6 years in the Hamburger Building (1908-1914); 12 years in the Metropolitan Building (1914-1926); 60 years in the Central Library Building (1926-1986); Closed to the public due to devastating fire (1986-1987); 6 years in the Los Angeles Design Center/Title Insurance + Trust Company (1987-1993); Central Library Building (1993-Present). Interior view of the General Library area at City Hall, possibly in the 1890s. It shows a large room with several 'free-standing' shelves full of books along the right and left of the room, and several vertical 'built-in' shelves along the wall. Another room can be seen in the background with more shelving. A large counter is on the right with a sign that reads, "Deliver your books here". Hanging lamps and shelf lamps illuminate the room. The library was housed here from1889-1906.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 14 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00078949 SecurityÂ Pacific National Bank Collection L.A.-Libraries-LAPL-Central Library-Early Buildings.; A-001-832 4x5; A-008-132 4x5 (Additional print) CARL0000080147 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/112107
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