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Eureka in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Eureka Free Public Library

 
 
Eureka Free Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, February 8, 2014
1. Eureka Free Public Library Marker
Inscription. California’s first free library was established in Eureka on May 11, 1878 and was situated in this Carnegie Building 1904-1972
 
Erected 2001 by Redwood Forest Chapter and members of District III, California State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries, and the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking 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); St. Bernard Catholic Church (about 700 feet away); Arkley Center for the Performing Arts (approx. 0.2 miles away); Needs/Williams Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eureka City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ritz Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Clarke Memorial Museum (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eureka.
 
More about this marker.
The Eureka Carnegie Free Library image. Click for full size.
By James King, February 8, 2014
2. The Eureka Carnegie Free Library
Viewed from the Eureka Inn.
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 . . .
1. Carnegie Libraries, Eureka. From the northwest corner of Seventh and F streets in downtown Eureka, the historic Classical Revival Old Carnegie Library faces the equally historic Tudor style Eureka Inn at the southeast corner; both are listed on the National Register. The Carnegie presents a striking appearance, its red brick exterior contrasted with yellow tapered fans above the windows and Mad River granite lintels and sills.... (Submitted on February 24, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

2. National Register of Historic Places in Humboldt County. (Submitted on February 24, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
3. National Register of Historic Places Application. (Submitted on February 24, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
4. National Register of Historic Places Photo(s). (Submitted on February 24, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
 
Categories. Education
 
<i>Carnegie Free Public Library, Eureka, California</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1905
3. Carnegie Free Public Library, Eureka, California
NRHP Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, February 8, 2014
4. NRHP Marker
National Register of Historic Places #1986000101
The Eureka Carnegie Free Library Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By James King, February 8, 2014
5. The Eureka Carnegie Free Library Cornerstone
Humboldt Arts Council Plaque image. Click for full size.
By James King, February 8, 2014
6. Humboldt Arts Council Plaque
Carnegie Free Library
Restored 1999
Humboldt Arts Council
Martha Jain & Tyler Holmes, Architects
Resco Construction Company
George and Muriel Dinsmore Historic Entrance Stairs Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, February 8, 2014
7. George and Muriel Dinsmore Historic Entrance Stairs Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 55 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.
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