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Teacher's Room, Los Angeles Public Library
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Security Pacific National Bank 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.
Interior view of the Teacher's Room at Los Angeles Central Library. Shelving units are visible along the perimeter of the department, which appears long and somewhat narrow. In the forefront on the right a librarian stands behind the reference desk, and behind that, numerous tables and chairs line the length of the area. Note the painted ceiling and beams, and the beautiful hanging lamps. This area would eventually become the Genealogy Department. Photograph dated: February 1952.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 14 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm.
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Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Libraries-LAPL-Central Library-Departments-Teacher's Room.; C-5(450) 4x5
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library.--Teacher's Room
Library buildings--California--Los Angeles
Library shelving--California--Los Angeles
Library users--California--Los Angeles
Libraries--California--Los Angeles
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor,1869-1924
Winslow, Carleton M.,1919-

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