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Building Conservation Associates

Los Angeles Central Library

Location: Los Angeles, California 
Year Built: 1926 
Original Architect: Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue 

The Los Angeles Central Library or the Richard J. Riordan Central Library complex is considered to be the largest library in the United States. The Main building was designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue in the ancient Egyptian and Mediterranean Revival Style. The library, built in 1926, is a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument and is in the National Register of Historic Places.

BCA conducted a conditions survey of the exterior of the library and prepared plans and specifications for its restoration. In addition, BCA prepared plans and specifications for the disassembly, salvage and reconstruction of the children’s wing.