Roseville in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Roseville Carnegie Library
The Roseville Historical Society and the City of Roseville has restored and preserved this building for the continued use by its citizens of Roseville.
Erected 1988 by Roseville Historical Society. (Marker Number 1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
Location. 38° 45.225′ N, 121° 17.125′ W. Marker is in Roseville, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Lincoln Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 557 Lincoln Street, Roseville CA 95678, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Onyx Club (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); McRae Building (about 600 feet away); Chicago West Building (about 800 feet away); Bank of Italy Building (about 800 feet away); Roseville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roseville’s First City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southern Pacific Railroad No. 2252 Steam Locomotive (approx. ¼ mile away); Lest We Forget (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roseville.
Also see . . .
1. Roseville Carnegie Library. Roseville's library began as an alternative to saloons as entertainment for the many young men who arrived in 1906, when the Southern Pacific established Roseville as a division point. (Submitted on October 24, 2010.)
2. Roseville Carnegie Library. A “Press Tribune article by Megan Wood reporting on the placement of the Carnegie Library Building on the National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on October 22, 2010.)
1. Alexander Bell McRae (1853 – 1932)
Alexander McRae, a native of Canada, became a resident of Roseville in 1876. He was an early day agriculturist
In 1911, McRae donated the land for the Carnegie Library with the provision that the site be used for a library “…now and forever….”
McRae died on June 2, 1932, two weeks short of his 80th birthday.
— Submitted October 22, 2010.
Additional keywords. Carnegie Library
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 956 times since then and 65 times this year. Last updated on February 9, 2011, by Jim Martinez of Rocklin, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 22, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.