Video: Firsthand Accounts of the Central Library Fire and Recovery

Neale Stokes, Senior Librarian, Digital Content Team,
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Firefighters ascend truck 3's ladder to the roof of Central Library, [April,1986]. Photo courtesy of Rick Santos

October 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the LA Central Library reopening seven years after a catastrophic fire in 1986. In this short film, three people who were at the fire share their memories of the fire and the effort to recover and rebuild.

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