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Colusa in Colusa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Carnegie Library

 
 
Colusa Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 28, 2009
1. Colusa Carnegie Library Marker
Inscription.
Erected 1906
Colusa Heritage Marker 9
Dedicated October 6, 1981

 
Erected 1981. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
 
Location. 39° 12.816′ N, 122° 0.586′ W. Marker is in Colusa, California, in Colusa County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Street and Jay Street, on the right when traveling south on 6th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 260 Sixth Street, Colusa CA 95932, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Will Semple Green House (within shouting distance of this marker); Colusa County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Judge H. M. Albery House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); I.O.O.F. Building (about 600 feet away); Adelade M. Ryerson House--1906 (about 800 feet away); Old Chinatown District--Circa 1890 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Our Lady of Lourdes Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Center Section of the Former Colusa Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Colusa.
 
Also see . . .  The Carnegie Libraries of California Project's Colusa Libary Page
Colusa Carnegie Library (Constructed 1906) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 28, 2009
2. Colusa Carnegie Library (Constructed 1906)
Designed by Stone and Smith in Classical Revival Style, and constructed by Miller and Blean of Colusa in 1906 of locally-quarried sandstone. Served as a library until 1964. Designated a Colusa Historic Landmark in 1981 by local ordinance.
. Colusa's library was one of 142 in California funded by Carnegie grants. The Carnegie Libraries of California Project have set up a website to document them, including photos and history of each, when possible. (Submitted on March 6, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Carnegie Library Dedication Stone image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 28, 2009
3. Carnegie Library Dedication Stone
In 1905 the city received a Carnegie grant of $10,000 for the construction of the library. Total cost was $13,158, with the Colusa Women's Club raising the difference. Those familiar with Roman numerals will note the difference in construction dates between the historical marker and the dedication stone. The odd looking orange material visible in the picture is a lichen of sorts.
Once a Library, Now the Police Department image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 28, 2009
4. Once a Library, Now the Police Department
Since 1964 the building has housed the Colusa Police Department.
 
 
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