Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Carnegie Historic Library
has been placed on
of Historic Places
by the United States Department of Interior
Location. 35° 37.57′ N, 120° 41.404′ W. Marker is in Paso Robles, California, in San Luis Obispo County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 12th Street and Park Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is on the front wall to the left of the entryway of the building. The building is in the middle of the city park between 11th and 12th and between Spring and Pine Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 12th Street, Paso Robles CA 93446, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ignacy Jan Paderewski (here, next to this marker); Paso Robles Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Famous Hotel El Paso de Robles 1891 - 1940 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pittsburg Pirates (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brewster – Dutra House (approx. half a mile away); Paso Robles’ First Jail In Memory Of (approx. 0.7 miles away); Geneseo School (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paso Robles.
Also see . . .
1. Carnegie Libraries, Paso Robles. City Park, part of the original townsite of Paso Robles and donated to the city by two of its founders, J. and D. Blackburn, provides the setting for the Paso Robles Carnegie building. The Classical Revival library, of rosy brick with gray stone trim, surrounded by large old valley oaks and magnolias, exemplifies the Carnegie "temple in a park." The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. (Submitted on December 3, 2012, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
2. The Paso Robles Carnegie Library. The desire for a library seems to have been a universal theme in the progress of a town and Paso Robles was no exception. As early as 1889, the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor had opened a reading room in the Adams Building on Spring Street. In the early 1900's, the Paso Robles Improvement Club established a free reading room and library in the Blackburn Building on the corner of Park and 12th Street with Captain M.S. Prime as librarian. By 1901, (Submitted on December 3, 2012, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
Categories. • Education • Notable Buildings •
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