Brand Library
 (Glendale, CA)

The Brand Library is located in the Brand Mansion which was built in 1904 by Leslie C. Brand. The mansion’s name, which can be seen on the entry way to the property, is El Miradero. The architectural style of this building is considered Saracenic and boasts Spanish, Moorish and Indian styles.  Upon Brand’s death in 1925, the house was donated to the City of Glendale, and by 1956, was converted into the library that still stands today.



  • Architectural Woodwork
  • Decorative Glass
  • Doors
  • Historic Mural Replication
  • Interior and Exterior Plaster
  • Sheet Metal
  • Windows

Design Team

Owner: City of Glendale
Original Architect: Leslie C. Brand
Architect: Gruen and Associates
Historic Architect: Offenhauser/Mekeel Architects
Structural Engineer: Nabih Youssef Associates
General Contractor: George C. Hopkins Construction Company, Inc.


Crescenta Valley News: Historic Brand Library Facelift Nears Completion 
Los Angeles Daily News: The Brand Library 

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