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Gilroy in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Gilroy Carnegie Library

 
 
Gilroy Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2009
1. Gilroy Carnegie Library Marker
Inscription.
This Property
Is Listed in the
National Register
of Historic Places

By the United States
Department of the Interior
Carnegie Library
1910

 
Erected 1988 by United States Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
 
Location. 37° 0.467′ N, 121° 34.304′ W. Marker is in Gilroy, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Fifth Street when traveling west. Click for map. The Library Building is located on the Northeast corner of Fifth and Church Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 195 Fifth Street, Gilroy CA 95020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Alcalde” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Butterfield Overland Stage (approx. mile away); Gilroy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rancho San Ysidro / San Ysidro School (approx. 2.8 miles away); Franklin Family Ranch (approx. 3.1 miles away); Rucker School Historical Site 1894 (approx. 3.3 miles away); Chitactac-Adams Heritage County Park (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gilroy.
 
More about this marker.
Gilroy Carnegie Library Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2009
2. Gilroy Carnegie Library Building and Marker
Marker can be seen under the right lamp post.
This site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on 06/23/1988
 
Regarding Gilroy Carnegie Library. The Gilroy Carnegie Library is now the site of the Gilroy History Museum.
 
Also see . . .
1. Carnegie Library - Gilroy. This Carnegie library was the first of William H. Weeks' seven "classic Carnegies" of the Greek temple style. (Submitted on April 30, 2009.) 

2. Carnegie Libraries of California. A short history of the Gilroy Carnegie Library (Submitted on April 30, 2009.) 

3. The Gilroy Museum. The museum is located at the Gilroy Carnegie Library (Submitted on April 30, 2009.) 
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Gilroy Carnegie Library image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2009
3. Gilroy Carnegie Library
Southwest Corner of Building
Detail Above Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2009
4. Detail Above Entrance
Sign on Front Lawn image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2009
5. Sign on Front Lawn
Gilroy
Museum
Est. 1963
Gilroy Carnegie Library image. Click for more information.
Historic American Buildings Survey (LOC)
6. Gilroy Carnegie Library
Building/structure dates: 1910 initial construction Significance: A good example of an early 20th-century Beaux-Arts-classical small town Carnegie Library, the building served its original purpose from 1910 until 1975. In 1976 it was entirely occupied by the local historical museum, which formerly occupied the basement only.
HABS CAL,43-GIL,3-
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 918 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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