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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.
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 on Fifth Street when traveling west. The Library Building is located on the Northeast corner of Fifth and Church Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 195 Fifth Street, Gilroy CA 95020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Alcalde” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Butterfield Overland Stage (approx. ¼ mile away); Gilroy (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rancho San Ysidro / San Ysidro School
Gilroy Carnegie Library Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2009
2. Gilroy Carnegie Library Building and Marker
Marker can be seen under the right lamp post.
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(approx. 2.8 miles away); Franklin Family Ranch (approx. 3.1 miles away); Rucker School Historical Site 1894 (approx. 3.3 miles away); Chitactac-Adams Heritage County Park (approx. 4.9 miles 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 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2009
3. Gilroy Carnegie Library
Southwest Corner of Building
Detail Above Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2009
4. Detail Above Entrance
Sign on Front Lawn image. Click for full size.
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 November 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,048 times since then and 4 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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