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

Nevada City Public Library

 
 
Nevada City Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
1. Nevada City Public Library Marker
Inscription. Library Association formed December 19, 1857, first library was in Kidd Knox Bldg. 228 Broad St., it was moved to Oustomah Lodge I.O.O.F. No. 16, June 3, 1874. Nevada City Trustees assumed responsibilities Oct. 1, 1902 and was moved into the Corcoran Bldg. next to the Nevada Theater. The Carnegie Endowment was given to the city in 1904. The present library was dedicated Oct. 4, 1907. City groups raised funds for furnishings and beautified grounds 1911.
 
Erected 1976 by Laurel Parlor No. 6, N.D.G.W. & Hydraulic Parlor No. 56 N.S.G.W. (Marker Number Nev-027.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 39° 15.833′ N, 121° 1.137′ W. Marker is in Nevada City, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on North Pine Street north of Church Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker and library building are located across the street from the Nevada County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 North Pine Street, Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nevada County Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Searls Law Office
Nevada City Public Library and Markers image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
2. Nevada City Public Library and Markers
Marker is located to the left of the entrance and the National Register of Historic plaque is located on the right.
(within shouting distance of this marker); First Brick Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Ten Stamp Mill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); North Pine & Commercial (about 300 feet away); Old Brick Gothic Building (about 300 feet away); Masonry in the Gold County (about 300 feet away); 400 Broad Street (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Nevada City.
 
More about this marker. Marker is mounted on the front of the building to the left of the entrance doors.
 
Regarding Nevada City Public Library. This building now houses the Doris Foley Library for Historical Research. The building was designed by architect: W. H. Weeks, in the Romanesque Revival style. Constructed of dark gray "man-made" cast stone, and rough and smooth concrete blocks which were fabricated at the site. It is part of the historic downtown district placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, and was added in its own right in 1990.
 
Also see . . .
Nevada City Public Library National Register of Historic Places image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
3. Nevada City Public Library National Register of Historic Places

Nevada County Library
Local History Research Center
National Register of Historic Places
December 10, 1990
 Doris Foley Library Interior Photos. Photographs showing some of the collections in the Doris Foley Historical Library (a historic building itself!). (Submitted on February 18, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
Nevada City Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
4. Nevada City Public Library
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 430 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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