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Historic California State Library

The 1920s Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building, just renovated, has re-opened to the public. Presented here are photos before, during and after the renovation. For a virtual tour of the renovation of our beautiful library, be sure to check out the spectacular images here: http://www.library.ca.gov/about/renovation_demo.html
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Stacks removed to West Sac before reno (view 2)

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Stacks removed to West Sac before reno (view 1)

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View from the second floor

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CSL, 2009

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Ceiling detail, front lobby, 2009

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Secret sunburst

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Statue detail, aka Harpzilla

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Waiting for a bus

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Statue detail, 2009

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Card catalog

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floor detail

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Inspiration (2009). After the reno, the window behind her was opened to the light again.

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Main staircase before reno, 2009

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Ceiling chandelier, 2009

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Card catalog drawer

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Looking north from Gillis Hall

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Backward lettering

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California State Library, Sacramento

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California State Library, Sacramento

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California State Library, Sacramento

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Leslie Humphrey

California State Library, Sacramento

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Leslie Humphrey

California State Library, Sacramento

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Leslie Humphrey

California State Library, Sacramento

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Leslie Humphrey

California State Library, Sacramento

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Leslie Humphrey