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Know Your City, No. 9 – Central Library

Know Your City, No. 9 – Central Library

Nov. 9, 1955: Image of the Los Angeles Central Public Library by staff photographer John Malmin. Published in the Nov. 26, 1955, Los Angeles Times, this image was part of the Know Your City photography series. The original accompanying text read:

KNOW YOUR CITY, NO. 9–A lot of lending goes on here. But you’d have a tough time borrowing $1. They keep a very definite set of books. And don’t let the tree fool you. It isn’t growing in Brooklyn. Recognize that fancy peak?

ANSWER–This is one for the books, all right, because the building in the photo is the Central Public Library at 630 W. 5th St. Or hadn’t you ever noticed its colorful stately tower before? …

July 24, 1969: View of the Los Angeles Central Public Library taken from Union Bank Square. This photo was published in the July 27, 1969 Los Angeles Times.

July 24, 1969: View of the Los Angeles Central Public Library taken from Union Bank Square. This photo was published in the July 27, 1969, Los Angeles Times. Credit: Fitzgerald Whitney / Los Angeles Times.

2 Comments

  1. November 24, 2015, 10:49 am

    Looks great.

    By: Lana
  2. January 2, 2016, 2:47 pm

    These are really great images.

    By: lora

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