National Register of Historic Places in Placer County

National Register #90001814: Lincoln Carnegie Library 14 December 2005
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National Register #90001814
Lincoln Public Library
590 Fifth Street
Built 1909

The Lincoln Carnegie Library, designed by Allen D. Fellows, is a small, almost cubical, building of brick trimmed with terra cotta, one story over a high raised basement and topped by a tile hipped roof. It is an example of the Classical Revival style in which the central element does not break the roof line and in this case does not project from the main façade.

The library is one of the many nearby downtown brick buildings of its period and older, but it is distinguished by its classical style and its setting - raised, set back from the sidewalk by stairs, freestanding. Gladding McBean Pottery, source of its brick and terra cotta, is visible a few blocks to the north.

Adapted from the NRHP nomination.

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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