National Register of Historic Places in San Luis Obispo County

National Register #95000357: San Luis Obispo Carnegie Library 12 March 2017
  National Register #95000357: San Luis Obispo Carnegie Library 12 March 2017
  Serrafina at the San Luis Obispo Carnegie Library Cow #68 in the SLO County Cow Parade
Cow's Name: Serrafina
Artist: Sharon Harris
Sponsor: Hotel Serra
29 March 2017
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National Register #95000357
San Luis Obispo Carnegie Library
696 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo
Built 1905

The San Luis Obispo Carnegie Library-County Museum building, designed by noted architect William H. Weeks, is an outstanding example of the Richardsonian Romanesque style. Materials quarried from local volcanoes combined with the craftsmanship of the last generation of great masons produced a library with unique architectural features.

Weeks also designed the Carnegie Library in Paso Robles.

Source: Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in the year 1995.

The building now houses the History Center of San Luis Obispo County.

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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