San Francisco Landmarks

San Francisco Landmark #235: Carnegie Library Chinatown Branch 17 February 2004
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San Francisco Landmark #235
Carnegie Library Chinatown Branch
1135 Powell Street Between Washington and Jackson
Built 1921

The Chinatown Branch Carnegie Library, designed by Gustave Albert Lansburgh in the Italian Renaissance style, was one of four Carnegie branches that Lansburgh designed in San Francisco. The other three branches are: Mission, Presidio and Sunset.

The Chinatown branch was the sixth of seven Carnegie branch libraries built in San Francisco. All seven buildings still function as libraries (see map).

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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