National Register of Historic Places in Nevada County

National Register #90001809: Nevada City Free Public Library 14 December 2005
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National Register #90001809
Nevada City Free Public Library
211 North Pine Street
Nevada City

A plaque beside the front door reads:


Library Association formed December 19, 1857. First library was in Kidd-Knox Bldg. 228 Broad St. It was moved to Oustomah Lodge I.O.O.F. No. 16, June 3, 1874. Nevada City Trustees assumed responsibilities Oct. 1, 1902 and was moved into the Corcoran Bldg. next to the Nevada Theater. The Carnegie Endowment was given to the city in 1904. The present library was dedicated Oct. 4, 1907. City groups raised funds for furnishings and beautified grounds 1911.

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