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

Carnegie Library

Built 1911

 
 
Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 5, 2009
1. Carnegie Library Marker




Inscription.
Livermore Public City Library
1911 to 1966

City of Livermore Historic Preservation Landmark Site
Dedicated July 1996
Operated by Livermore Area Recreation and Park District

Nearby Rededication Plaque reads:
Andrew J. Carnegie Building
Constructed 1911
Beautified and rededicated in the spirit of our American Revolution
July 4th 1977
Livermore Bicentennial Organization
L.A.R.P.D. and the citizens of Livermore
 
Erected 1996 by City of Livermore.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
 
Location. 37° 40.784′ N, 121° 46.117′ W. Marker is in Livermore, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Third Street near J Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2155 Third Street, Livermore CA 94550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mills Square Flag Pole (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church Memorial Chapel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); D. F. Bernal Building (about 400 feet
Carnegie Library Rededication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 5, 2009
2. Carnegie Library Rededication Plaque
away); Livermore Flagpole (about 800 feet away); Veteran's Memorial Building (about 800 feet away); Bank of Italy Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Livermore Southern Pacific Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Livermore Town Hall Jail and Firehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Livermore.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located at the base of the column to the left of the front entrance.
 
Also see . . .
1. The California Carnegie Library Project's Livermore Carnegie Library Page. A concise history of the Livermore Carnegie Libary, including photos. (Submitted on April 8, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.) 

2. The Carnegie Library. The Livermore Heritage Guild's history of the Livermore Carnegie Library. (Submitted on April 8, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.) 
 
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Carnegie Library (Constructed 1911) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 5, 2009
3. Carnegie Library (Constructed 1911)
The Livermore public library can trace its roots back to establishment of the Livermore Public Libary Association in 1878. Membership in the library was $3.00 per year. In 1901, Livermore became one of the first cities in California to establish a tax-supported public libary. In 1909, the Carnegie Foundation granted the City's library $10,000 for the construction of a new library.
Carnegie Library - Columns, Pediment, and Decorative Ornamentation image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 5, 2009
4. Carnegie Library - Columns, Pediment, and Decorative Ornamentation
The library (including the fountain in front) was designed William H. Weeks, a Watsonville-based architect responsible for a number of public buildings in California, including both the Oroville and San Luis Obispo Carnegie libraries, as well as 18 other Carnegie libraries, the Hotel Durant in Berkeley, and numerous high schools and other public buildings in California.
Carnegie Library in Carnegie Park in Livermore image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 5, 2009
5. Carnegie Library in Carnegie Park in Livermore
In 1966 the Carnegie Library was replaced by a larger, more modern libary. The building now houses the Livermore Heritage Guild History Center, a genealogical library, and the Livermore Arts Association.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,799 times since then and 104 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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