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Once Forgotten, Now-Restored Historic Library Monument Unveiled Monday at the Memorial Branch Library

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Councilmember Tom LaBonge, City Librarian John Szabo and a group of library staff unveiled the stone historic library monument at the Memorial Branch Library.

Councilmember Tom LaBonge and City Librarian John Szabo unveiled a long forgotten historic library monument to the public for the first time in decades on Monday at the Memorial Branch Library.

The stone monument formerly sat in front of the Los Angeles Central Library, which was constructed in 1926. After the library was renovated from 1988 through 1993, the monument was moved to a city storage yard in Griffith Park.

Councilmember LaBonge discovered the neglected monument several months ago, and, with the help of the staff of Los Angeles Public Library, it will now stand for all to see at the Memorial Branch Library, which dates from the same era as the Los Angeles Central Library.

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