Oroville in Butte County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Oroville Carnegie Library
Oroville Carnegie Library, built 1912, has been placed on the National Register 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 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); Gardella-Reece Building (about 700 feet away); 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); Gray Nurse Hardware (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oroville.
Also see . . . William H. Weeks, Architect Extraordinaire. Bishop Union High School website entry:
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.)
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