The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is one of the great old buildings of Los Angeles. Below, a couple photos I took on our last visit a little over two years ago.
The L.A. Times has published a very interesting story on the extremely complex three-year restoration of the museum. The lack of complete blueprints is only the start of the challenges faced by restorationists.
The rotunda skylight was restored by the great-grandson of the window's original designer:
Aside from the more difficult aspects of the restoration, museum staff are also making exciting discoveries, including hidden mosaics and marble walls.
(Hat tip: L.A. Observed.)