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Eureka in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Eureka Free Public Library

 
 
Eureka Free Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, February 8, 2014
1. Eureka Free Public Library Marker
Inscription. California’s first free library was established in Eureka on May 11, 1878 and was situated in this Carnegie Building 1904-1972
 
Erected 2001 by Redwood Forest Chapter and members of District III, California State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries, and the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 48.03′ N, 124° 9.945′ W. Marker is in Eureka, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is at the intersection of F Street and 7th Street on F Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 636 F Street, Eureka CA 95501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eureka Inn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arkley Center for the Performing Arts (approx. 0.2 miles away); Needs/Williams Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eureka City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ritz Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clarke Memorial Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); N.S.G.W. Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); August Palmtag Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Eureka.
 
More about this marker. The markers are on the front
The Eureka Carnegie Free Library image. Click for full size.
By James King, February 8, 2014
2. The Eureka Carnegie Free Library
Viewed from the Eureka Inn.
of the steps.
 
Regarding Eureka Free Public Library. While Monterey claims the first "public library" in California, Eureka lays claim to the first "free public library."
 
Also see . . .
1. Carnegie Libraries, Eureka. From the northwest corner of Seventh and F streets in downtown Eureka, the historic Classical Revival Old Carnegie Library faces the equally historic Tudor style Eureka Inn at the southeast corner; both are listed on the National Register. The Carnegie presents a striking appearance, its red brick exterior contrasted with yellow tapered fans above the windows and Mad River granite lintels and sills.... (Submitted on February 24, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

2. National Register of Historic Places in Humboldt County. (Submitted on February 24, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
3. National Register of Historic Places Application. (Submitted on February 24, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
4. National Register of Historic Places Photo(s). (Submitted on February 24, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
 
Categories. Education
 
<i>Carnegie Free Public Library, Eureka, California</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1905
3. Carnegie Free Public Library, Eureka, California
NRHP Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, February 8, 2014
4. NRHP Marker
National Register of Historic Places #1986000101
The Eureka Carnegie Free Library Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By James King, February 8, 2014
5. The Eureka Carnegie Free Library Cornerstone
Humboldt Arts Council Plaque image. Click for full size.
By James King, February 8, 2014
6. Humboldt Arts Council Plaque
Carnegie Free Library
Restored 1999
Humboldt Arts Council
Martha Jain & Tyler Holmes, Architects
Resco Construction Company
George and Muriel Dinsmore Historic Entrance Stairs Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, February 8, 2014
7. George and Muriel Dinsmore Historic Entrance Stairs Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California.   3. submitted on .   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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