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Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Carnegie Library

1677 N. Main St.

 

1916

 
Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. Carnegie Library Marker
Inscription. Diagonally across the street stood Walnut Creek's second library, built with a $2,500 Carnegie Library Foundation grant. In 1961 (after 45 years), the fast-growing city needed a larger library. This site was sold to help fund the new library, located two blocks away on Broadway.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 194.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries, and the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk marker series.
 
Location. 37° 54.097′ N, 122° 3.706′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on North Main Street near Civic Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1632 North Main Street, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Hall 1981 (a few steps from this marker); Lommel's Creamery & Greyhound Bus Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall 1951 & American Red Cross Building (within shouting distance of this marker); War Veterans of Walnut Creek Viet Nam Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); El Rey Theatre
Carnegie Library Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. Carnegie Library Marker (detail)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Reinharts's Building & Clock (within shouting distance of this marker); Civic Art Theatre ("Nuthouse") (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walnut Creek Library (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. The site referred to by this marker is across the street. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Categories. Education
 
Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. Carnegie Library Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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