Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Brand Library & Art Center receives $9.5 million renovation
The 5,000-square-foot home of Leslie Coombs Brand are being brought back to life as the Brand Library & Art Center. It has been occupied since 1956. The $9.5 million upgrade is more than halfway complete and the library's reopening slated for around spring of 2014.
The graceful origins of a historic Glendale landmark are being re-created as part of an extensive facelift worthy of any Hollywood star.
Elaborate Victorian-era stencils of cherubs and birds. The rich color palette of a bygone era. Tiffany leaded-glass windows. And an ornamental pedestal embellished with the monogram of the wealthy Glendale pioneer who built the hilltop mansion.
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