The Huntington Beach Central Public Library

Awesome late-modern architecture in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California. Designed by the firm of Richard and Dion Neutra. Completed in 1975.

An unfortunate po-mo addition was made in the 1990s, defacing the front of the original building, but most of the inside and the rear are still intact.
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The following images are scans from an Italian magazine called Architettura, vol. 22, no. 250-251, 1976. I share them with you so that you may appreciate the library as it once was.

page created September 20, 2008.

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