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

Petaluma Historical Library and Museum

 
 
Petaluma Historical Library and Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 29, 2009
1. Petaluma Historical Library and Museum Marker
Inscription. The "Old Carnegie Library", begun in 1904, served Petaluma from 1906 until the new library was built in 1976. This first major building by local architect Brainerd Jones is noted for its freestanding dome with stained glass, and use of locally quarried "sandstone". Its 1978 re-dedication as research library and historical museum was the city's Bicentennial Project.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
 
Location. 38° 13.964′ N, 122° 38.386′ W. Marker is in Petaluma, California, in Sonoma County. Marker is at the intersection of Foruth Street and B Street on Foruth Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 Fourth Street, Petaluma CA 94952, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cases Horseshoeing (within shouting distance of this marker); Bill Soberanes (approx. mile away); Volpi's Grocery (approx. mile away); Sergeant Richard A. Penry (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Willow Creek Inn (approx. 2.3 miles away); Wilmar Union Elementary School District And Wilson Elementary School
Petaluma Historical Library and Museum image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 29, 2009
2. Petaluma Historical Library and Museum
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe (approx. 3.5 miles away); Penngrove (approx. 4.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Petaluma.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a pole directly in front of the library.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Petaluma Museum. The museum's website, introducing visitors to the museums exhibits on the egg and dairy industries, Miwok Indians, its historic fire engine, and life in Petaluma. (Submitted on April 3, 2009.) 

2. Carnegie Libraries of California - Petaluma. The Carnegie Libraries of California Project's description and history of the library, including photographs. (Submitted on April 3, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Petaluma Historical Library - Columns and Pediment image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 29, 2009
3. Petaluma Historical Library - Columns and Pediment
A Carnegie Library grant of $12,500 assisted the City of Petaluma in constructing this Greek Revival style library, which opened in 1906 and served as the city's main library for seventy years.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,023 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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