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Gilroy in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Gilroy Carnegie Library

 
 
Gilroy Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2009
1. Gilroy Carnegie Library Marker
Inscription.  
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
Carnegie Library, 1910.
 
Erected 1988 by United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 37° 0.467′ N, 121° 34.304′ W. Marker is in Gilroy, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of Fifth Street and Church St when traveling west on Fifth Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 195 Fifth St, Gilroy CA 95020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southern Pacific Coast Daylight GS-4 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gilroy (about 600 feet away); Agriculture in Gilroy (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Gilroy (about 700 feet away); Gilroy's First Post Office (about
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700 feet away); Thornton Building (about 700 feet away); Gilroy’s Cowboy Era (about 700 feet away); Gilroy Historic Site No. 14 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gilroy.
 
More about this marker. This site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on 06/23/1988
 
Regarding Gilroy Carnegie Library. This Carnegie library was the first of William H. Weeks' seven "classic Carnegies" of the Greek temple style. It is now the site of the Gilroy History Museum.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Gilroy Museum. The museum is located at the Gilroy Carnegie Library. (Submitted on April 30, 2009.) 

2. List of Carnegie libraries in California. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 20, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Gilroy Carnegie Library Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2009
2. Gilroy Carnegie Library Building and Marker
Marker can be seen under the right lamp post.
Gilroy Carnegie Library image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2009
3. Gilroy Carnegie Library
Southwest Corner of Building
Detail Above Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2009
4. Detail Above Entrance
Sign on Front Lawn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2009
5. Sign on Front Lawn
Gilroy Museum, Est. 1963.
Gilroy Carnegie Library image. Click for more information.
Historic American Buildings Survey (LOC)
6. Gilroy Carnegie Library
Building/structure dates: 1910 initial construction Significance: A good example of an early 20th-century Beaux-Arts-classical small town Carnegie Library, the building served its original purpose from 1910 until 1975. In 1976 it was entirely occupied by the local historical museum, which formerly occupied the basement only.
HABS CAL,43-GIL,3-
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,169 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 30, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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