National Register of Historic Places in Santa Clara County

National Register #88000923: Gilroy Free Library 1 October 2011
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National Register #88000923
Gilroy Free Library
195 Fifth Street
Gilroy

The classical revival Carnegie Free Library was designed by architect William H. Weeks.

Weeks designed twenty-two Carnegie Libraries in Northern California, seven of them in the Greek temple style, with pediments and columns similar to the Gilroy library. Eighteen of these buildings have survived.

The Gilroy Free Library remained here until a new library was built in 1975. The Gilroy Museum, which had shared the building with the library,became the sole occupant in 1976.

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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