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

The Andrew Carnegie Public Library

1915-1965

 
 
The Andrew Carnegie Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 6, 2009
1. The Andrew Carnegie Public Library Marker
Inscription. The Ulatis Book Club initiated an early effort in 1905 to obtain a Carnegie Library Building Fund Grant. This effort was taken over in 1910 by the Saturday Club, which campaigned to establish a library district under the jurisdiction of the Vacaville High School District. In 1914, the Carnegie Fund offered Vacaville $12,500 towards a library if the town provided the land. Two months later, contractor George Sharpe won the bid at $11,815 and built the reinforced concrete library with its Carnegie façade in six months.
 
Erected 2001 by Vacaville Chamber of Commerce.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
 
Location. 38° 21.388′ N, 121° 59.38′ W. Marker is in Vacaville, California, in Solano County. Click for map. Marker is located on the front of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Main St, Vacaville CA 95688, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Triangle Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gillespie’s Store (about 500 feet away); Site of First Business Building of Record (about 500 feet away); The Odd Fellows Hall
The Andrew Carnegie Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 6, 2009
2. The Andrew Carnegie Public Library
Marker is mounted to the right of the steps.
(about 800 feet away); Walker Opera House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Uncle Burt's Tree (approx. 0.7 miles away); Unknown Pioneer Ranchers (approx. 1.7 miles away); Nut Tree (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Vacaville.
 
Regarding The Andrew Carnegie Public Library. The Carnegie Library Building is now the home of the Vacaville Chamber of Commerce.
 
Also see . . .
1. Vacaville Carnegie Library 1915-1970. (Submitted on March 7, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. History of Carnegie Libraries. (Submitted on March 7, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. Carnegie Library - Vacaville. (Submitted on December 16, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEducationIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Carnegie image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 6, 2009
3. Carnegie
Located to the left of the steps.
1915 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 6, 2009
4. 1915
Located to the right of the steps.
The Andrew Carnegie Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 6, 2009
5. The Andrew Carnegie Public Library
 
 
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