Memorial Branch

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Memorial Branch Library, Los Angeles
Memorial Branch Library, Los Angeles.JPG
Memorial Branch, 2008
Memorial Branch is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Memorial Branch
Memorial Branch is located in California
Memorial Branch
Memorial Branch is located in the US
Memorial Branch
Location 4645 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°3′22″N 118°23′7″W / 34.05611°N 118.38528°W / 34.05611; -118.38528Coordinates: 34°3′22″N 118°23′7″W / 34.05611°N 118.38528°W / 34.05611; -118.38528
Built 1930
Architect Austin, John C.
Architectural style Gothic Revival
MPS Los Angeles Branch Library System TR
NRHP reference # 87001015[1]
LAHCM # 81
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 19, 1987
Designated LAHCM 1971-04-07[2]

Memorial Branch is a branch library of the Los Angeles Public Library. It was built in 1930 based on a Gothic Revival design by architect John C. Austin, also noted as the lead architect of the Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Masonic Temple. The library includes a large heraldic work of stained glass created by the artists at Judson Studios.

In 1987, the Memorial Branch and several other branch libraries in Los Angeles were added to the National Register of Historic Places as part of a thematic group submission.[3] The application noted that the branch libraries had been constructed in a variety of period revival styles to house the initial branch library system of the City of Los Angeles. In the movie, Bedtime Stories, starring Adam Sandler, this library serves as the children's elementary school.

The Library underwent a major restoration in the mid-1990s, reopening in 1996. The library relocated to office space near John Burroughs Middle School in the interim.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  3. ^ The Los Angeles Branch Library System TR Multiple Property Submission nomination explains 22 branch libraries but one, the University Branch, appears not to have been listed.

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