Carleton Winslow: Los Angeles Central Library (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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Description

The Los Angeles Central Library was one of Bertram Goodhue's final projects, which he was working on when he died in 1924. Winslow took over and finished the project in 1926.
The early Art Deco building featured Egyptian friezes and inscriptions on the exterior, as well as large murals and metalwork on the interior. The building was threatened with demolition in the 1960s, but a large public outcry saved the building. It was expanded in 1983, and is a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Landmark, and on the National Register of Historic Places.

Creator

Carleton Winslow, architect
Bertram Goodhue, architect
Mott Studios, photographer
Lee Lawrie, sculptor

Source

Carleton Monroe Winslow Sr. papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Date

circa 1926

Rights

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Citation

Carleton Winslow, architect Bertram Goodhue, architect Mott Studios, photographer Lee Lawrie, sculptor, “Carleton Winslow: Los Angeles Central Library (Los Angeles, Calif.),” UCSB ADC Omeka, accessed December 6, 2021, http://www.adc-exhibits.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/409.