An online tour is available of the newly renovated Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building, an architectural jewel in downtown Sacramento.
The tour, composed of 22 slideshows, provides viewers with a look at the nearly $50 million renovation of the neoclassical building. Several of the slideshows are in 3-D.
Included in the virtual tour is a grand semicircular staircase, bronze statues and a mural by artist Maynard Dixon.
The virtual tour is at www.library.ca.gov.
The six-story building at 914 Capitol Mall was built in 1928. It was closed in 2009 to renovate the mechanical, electrical, security and fire suppression systems.
With work now done, the state library is in the process of moving vast collections back into the building.
The library, which is expected to reopen at the building later this year, temporarily moved its services one block south to 900 N St., where it is open weekdays.
The slideshow includes black-and-white photos of the library in its early days.
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