Coalinga in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Coalinga Carnegie Library
Built 1914 – Dismantled 1955
Carnegie, Andrew, 1839-1919 American industrialist and philanthropist, born in Scotland.
Walter Ochs was the successful bidder at $15,797.00. The architects Swarts, Horchkin & Swarts of Fresno.
The library was sixty-five feet by fifty-five feet in size with a full basement. The basement had a cement floor, which was a lecture room, men’s study room, classroom, cataloguing room and furnace room.
The main or library floor was polished oak and contained a reading room, reference room, study room, children’s room, stack room and delivery room.
The roof was Spanish tile with a wide projecting cornice. There was a fireplace in the men’s study room in the basement and a fireplace in the reading room on the main floor.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
Location. 36° 8.482′ N, 120° 21.635′ W. Marker is in Coalinga, California, in Fresno County. Marker is on Easr Durian Avenue near 4th Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 197 East Durian Avenue, Coalinga CA 93210, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Row of Store Buildings Destroyed By Earthquake in 1983 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First National Bank of Coalinga (about 400 feet away); The Rockwell Building (about 500 feet away); Coalinga Opera House (about 500 feet away); Pleasant Valley Hotel (about 500 feet away); Liberty “Airdome Theater” (about 500 feet away); Webb Building (about 500 feet away); The Bertrich Block (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coalinga.
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