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Redlands in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

A.K. Smiley Public Library

 
 
A.K. Smiley Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 17, 2005
1. A.K. Smiley Public Library Marker
Inscription. Albert K. Smiley, a leader of the city's library movement, donated this building and park to the citizens of Redlands in 1898. Through his generosity, Redlands was given one of California's few privately funded libraries of that era. In 1906, he also contributed a wing, built to blend with the original design for this outstanding Mission Revival library.
 
Erected 1991 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Smiley Library Trustees, Friends of the Library, and the Redlands Area Historical Society. (Marker Number 994.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 34° 3.262′ N, 117° 11.043′ W. Marker is in Redlands, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker can be reached from West Vine Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 West Vine Street, Redlands CA 92373, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mill Creek Zanja (approx. one mile away); Site of First Lugonia, Now Redlands, District School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Kimberly Crest
A.K. Smiley Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 17, 2005
2. A.K. Smiley Public Library
Marker is located to the right of the entrance.
(approx. 1.3 miles away); San Bernardino Asistencia (approx. 1.9 miles away); Guachama Rancheria (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Greenspot Market (approx. 5 miles away); Yucaipa Rancheria (approx. 5.2 miles away); Yucaipa Adobe (approx. 5.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Redlands.
 
Also see . . .  Albert K. Smiley (1828 - 1912) - Find A Grave Memorial. (Submitted on January 2, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducationNotable Buildings
 
A.K. Smiley Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 17, 2005
3. A.K. Smiley Public Library
A.K. Smiley Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 17, 2005
4. A.K. Smiley Public Library
A.K. Smiley Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 17, 2005
5. A.K. Smiley Public Library
Albert K. and Alfred H. Smiley Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 17, 2005
6. Albert K. and Alfred H. Smiley Memorial Marker
This memorial is placed in deep appreciation of Albert K. and Alfred H. Smiley and also their brother Daniel. These men of noble characher and generosity are examples of the best in mankind.

Dedicated by the Citizens
of Redlands on
"Patron Saints Day"
March 17, 1991
Albert K. and Alfred H. Smiley Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 17, 2005
7. Albert K. and Alfred H. Smiley Memorial
Albert K. and Alfred H. Smiley Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 17, 2005
8. Albert K. and Alfred H. Smiley Memorial
 
 
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