Oroville in Butte County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Oroville Carnegie Library
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
In 1911, Andrew Carnegie, Scottish industrialist, businessman, and major philanthropist, endowed upon City of Oroville $10,000 for the construction of a public library building. The building was constructed and the Oroville Public Library was ready for public use in 1912.
Oroville Public Library is one of the thirty-six Temple-Style Classical Revival California Carnegie buildings completed between 1903 and 1918, of which only 18 are standing today. The library was designed by architect William Henry Weeks, who designed twenty-two libraries between 1902 and 1921 (spanning nearly the entire Carnegie Library period).
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • Education. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries 📚 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
Location. 39° 30.769′ N, 121° 33.532′ W. Marker is in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1675 Montgomery Street, Oroville CA 95965, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oroville Municipal Airport (within shouting distance of this marker); Butte County Court House at Oroville (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Liberty Pole In The West (about 800 feet away); Liberty Pole (about 800 feet away); Butte County Courthouse Bricks (about 800 feet away); County Community Well (about 800 feet away); First Pharmacy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chinese Temple (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oroville.
Also see . . . William H. Weeks, Architect Extraordinaire. Robert G. Lemmon Jr.'s biography of architect William H. Weeks (1866-1936). Includes listing of his works, as well as descriptions and photographs. (Submitted on March 21, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,752 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 21, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 6. submitted on April 7, 2009. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.