Peninsula Center Library, Rolling Hills Estates, California

Abstract/Description: Image shows view looking east of the Peninsula Center Library located at 701 Silver Spur Road. Visible is the west façade showing the library entrance and the ramp to the roof parking and landscaping surrounding the building. Visible in the foreground is a Volkswagen automobile along Dry Bank road and an empty field. In 1965 plans for a centrally located library were announced to relieve overcrowding at the Malaga Cove Library, then the only library on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, and to provide library services in the area where the population was rapidly expanding. Over 80% of the residents approved the second bond issue in the District’s history for $1.6 million to construct the Peninsula Center Library and the Miraleste Library. Designed by architects A. Quincy Jones and Frederick E. Emmons, the three level contemporary designed Peninsula Center Library opened in July 1967 at a total cost of $1,644,000. The building occupied 64,600 sq. ft of floor space with library services on the main floor and parking facilities both above and below the main library floor. The Peninsula Center Library was remodeled and expanded in 1995, almost doubling in size from the original structure.
Subject(s): Volkswagen automobiles
Palos Verdes Library District (Calif.)
Library buildings--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula
Public libraries--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula
Rolling Hills Estates (Calif.)
1961-1970
Architecture, Modern--20th century
Date Created: ca 1968