Eureka in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Eureka Free Public Library
Erected 2001 by Redwood Forest Chapter and members of District III, California State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries, and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 11, 1878.
Location. 40° 48.03′ N, 124° 9.945′ W. Marker is in Eureka, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is at the intersection of F Street and 7th Street on F Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 636 F Street, Eureka CA 95501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eureka Theatre (1939) (within shouting distance of this marker); Eureka Inn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First National Bank/Professional Building (1918) (about 500 feet away); The Thomas F. Ricks House (about 600 St. Bernard Catholic Church (about 700 feet away); Arkley Center for the Performing Arts (approx. 0.2 miles away); Simpson-Vance House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Innocent of Alaska (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eureka.
More about this marker. The markers are on the front of the steps.
Regarding Eureka Free Public Library. While Monterey claims the first "public library" in California, Eureka lays claim to the first "free public library."
Also see . . . National Register of Historic Places in Humboldt County. (Submitted on February 24, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 514 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 24, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. 3. submitted on November 11, 2014. 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 24, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.