Lincoln Park Public Library (former) – Long Beach CA

Description

The library was originally funded by Carnegie and built in 1907. The WPA rehabilitated the library after damage from the March, 1933 earthquake. The building pictured here was unfortunately destroyed by a fire in 1972. The new library was built across the street at the address listed above.

Source notes

Connolly, Donald H. and G. I. Farman. Report of Accomplishments of the Operations Division. Works Progress Administration: Southern California. January 1, 1939.

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Location Info


101 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90882

Location notes:
The library was originally across the street in Lincoln Park, and the photos shown below are from that location. It burned in 1972 and was moved to this address.

Coordinates: 33.767973, -118.194834

One comment on “Lincoln Park Public Library (former) – Long Beach CA

  1. The “postcard” commentary has a typo: “rogue courts”–should be “roque courts”.
    I have fond memories of the old library and its great librarians, and of old Lincoln Park.
    They had a whole shelf of P. G. Wodehouse, all the Hornblower series, etc. etc. You’re lucky to find even one Wodehouse now in the new “best seller” libraries… I would trade all the computers for the old card catalogue in a heartbeat.

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