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Vallejo in Solano County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Carnegie Library

Vallejo Celebrates Its Downtown History

 
 
Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 14, 2016
1. Carnegie Library Marker
Inscription. In 1903, industrialist Andrew Carnegie offered $20,000 to erect a new public library in Vallejo. The donation was made with the provision that the city provide $2,000 each year for its operation. Dedicated on July 4, 1904, the library was located on the northwest corner of Virginia and Sacramento Streets.
 
Location. 38° 6.127′ N, 122° 15.502′ W. Marker is in Vallejo, California, in Solano County. Marker is at the intersection of Sacramento Street and Virginia Street, on the left when traveling north on Sacramento Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Sacramento, Vallejo CA 94590, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Empress Theater (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Alibi Clock (about 400 feet away); Power & Fleming Grocers (about 500 feet away); First Catholic Church (about 500 feet away); Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum (about 600 feet away); Vallejo As State Capital (about 800 feet away); Red Men's Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Vincent Ferrer Church (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vallejo.
 
Also see . . .  Vallejo, Solano County - Carnegie Libraries of California. It was another
Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 14, 2016
2. Carnegie Library Marker
temperance library, the 1883 WCTU library that led more directly to the establishment of a city library when the WCTU learned of an idle $577 library fund in the city treasury.
(Submitted on December 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
Vallejo Carnegie Library 1904-1969 image. Click for full size.
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3. Vallejo Carnegie Library 1904-1969
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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