Miraleste Library, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Abstract/Description: Image shows view looking southeast at the west and north façades of the Miraleste Library, showing the building’s entrance, roof and windows. An automobile is parked at the entrance of the library. A partial view of the Long Beach Harbor is visible in the background. Located at 29089 Palos Verdes Drive East in Rancho Palos Verdes, the library was designed by architect Thomas J. Russell and opened on October 24, 1970. Plans for a library facility on the east side of the Peninsula started as early as 1964. At that time, the nearest library was a Los Angeles County Library facility located on Narbonne Avenue. Library services were provided to the community with a small collection at the Miraleste School. While the permanent facility was being built, the Library District had an interim branch from 1966 to 1970 at Miraleste Plaza.
Subject(s): Exteriors
Public libraries--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula
Architecture, Modern--20th century
Palos Verdes Library District (Calif.)
Rancho Palos Verdes (Calif.)
1961-1970
Library buildings--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula
Date Created: 1970