A rainy day view of the southwest corner of the Central Library while under construction, looking northeast from the corner of SW Taylor and 11th Avenue. The building is encased in scaffolding and, as an apparent protective measure, a large tree on SW Taylor Street is surrounded by boards. A construction pulley is visible on the roof and a construction worker stands at the near corner of the building. Piles of construction materials are visible in the photo. Two wooden structures are also visible at ground level. One looks like a construction shed with a chimney. Adjacent to that structure is what appears to be a piece of steam powered machinery. The other structure is a lean-to that appears to be a storage area for construction materials. Streetcar tracks can be seen on SW 11th Avenue. Transcribed from back of photo: 'Mar 3 - 1913.'
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March 3, 1913