National Register of Historic Places in San Francisco

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National Register #10000501
San Francisco Public Library North Beach Branch
2000 Mason Street
Built 1958

The North Beach Library is one of eight libraries in San Francisco designed by the architecture firm Appleton & Wolfard. It represents a keen understanding of the modern library principles developed and distributed by the American Library Association after World War II. The design is based on a prototype created by Appleton & Wolfard, and the City Librarian, Laurence Clarke that produced a collection of buildings dramatically different from prior libraries and good examples of Mid-Century Modern design in Northern California.

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