National Register of Historic Places in Alameda County

National Register #96000104: Melrose Branch of Oakland Free Library, Oakland, California 27 January 2011
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National Register #96000104
Oakland Free Library Melrose Branch
4805 Foothill Boulevard and 1738 48th Avenue
Built 1916

This Carnegie Library was one of four architecturally similar but varied branches built under a 1914 grant to the city of Oakland, in four different North and East Oakland neighborhoods, designed by Oakland architects of statewide prominence. This branch was designed by William H. Weeks and C. Christensen in the Classical Revival style.

It has served continuously as an Oakland Public Library branch from its construction to the present. Physically it is virtually unchanged both inside and out.

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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