National Register of Historic Places in Alameda County

National Register #82002152: Alameda Free Library in Alameda, California 20 November 2010
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National Register #82002152
Alameda Free Library
2264 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda
Built 1902-1903

The Alameda Free Library building is significant as the City of Alameda's first library building.

It was built with a $35,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie and designed by architects William H. Willcox and John M. Curtis of San Francisco who designed many private and public buildings in California. The builder was C. H. Foster and Son who lived in Alameda and built over one hundred private and public buildings in Alameda over a 30-year period.

The building is located across Santa Clara Avenue from Alameda City Hall (National Register #80000791).

The building no longer houses Alameda's Main Library. The new Main Library is located at 1550 Oak Street.

Some Carnegie Free Libraries in California

Some Other Carnegie Free Libraries in the West

The website Carnegie Libraries of California contains much information about these libraries.

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