National Register of Historic Places in Humboldt County

National Register #86000101: Carnegie Free Library in Eureka, California Carnegie Free Library and Eureka Theatre
7 July 2007

  Carnegie Free Library and Eureka Theatre 2 March 2018
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National Register #86000101
Carnegie Free Library
636 F Street
Built 1902-1904

The Eureka Carnegie Free Library is significant for its role as the city's public library, built by one of California's earliest Carnegie Library grants.

The elegant Classical Revival structure, which was designed by local architects Knowles Evans and B. C. Tarver, is a handsome and rare example of its type of architecture in Eureka and the surrounding area. It is significant for the excellence of its construction, and in the use of finely detailed redwood panelling native to this area in the interior.

Adapted from the NRHP Nomination submitted in 1986.

When we photographed the Carnegie Free Library building in 2007, it housed the Morris Graves Museum of Art.

Carnegie Free Libraries in San Francisco
Chinatown, Golden Gate Valley, Mission, Noe Valley, Presidio, Richmond, Sunset

Carnegie Free Libraries in Oakland
23rd Avenue, Alden, Golden Gate, Melrose

Some Other Carnegie Free Libraries in California
Alameda, Bayliss, Biggs, Colusa, Corning, Eureka, Ferndale, Gilroy, Grass Valley, Gridley, Hanford, Healdsburg, Hollister, Lincoln. Livermore, Lompoc, Nevada City, Orland, Oroville, Oxnard, Paso Robles, Patterson, Petaluma, Riverbank, Roseville, Sacramento, San Luis Obispo Santa Cruz, Sonoma, South San Francisco, St. Helena, Turlock, Willits, Willows, Woodland, Yolo, Yreka

Some Other Carnegie Free Libraries in the West
Beaver, Utah; Coos Bay, Oregon; Medford, Oregon; Panguitch, Utah

For more information about these and other Carnegie Free Libraries, visit the website Carnegie Libraries of California.

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