Brandon R. Reynolds

Brandon R. Reynolds is a cultural spelunker living in California. He writes about how culture, science, art, and politics all find one another in the way-down dark.

‘The Well of the Scribes’ Sculpture Resurfaces

"The Well of the Scribes" mysteriously disappeared 50 years ago from the Los Angeles Central Library gardens, but a recent article in Alta led to the return of a section of the famed bronze fountain. The search for the rest of it heats up.

Alta Helps Recover L.A. Library Sculpture Missing for 50 Years

Our article led to the discovery of the missing Well of the Scribes—but parts of it are still lost. Join us in finding the rest of this prized bronze.

The Well of the Scribes before it was removed from the outside of the Los Angeles Public Library.

Whatever Happened to the Well of the Scribes?

A prized sculpture of the Los Angeles Central Library disappeared in 1969. The city would like it returned if at all possible. (Late fees will be waived.)


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