San Francisco Landmarks

Carnegie Library Golden Gate Valley
24 May 2014
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San Francisco Landmark #300
Golden Gate Valley Carnegie Library
1801 Green Street
Built 1917-1918

The Golden Gate Valley Carnegie Library was completed in 1908 to serve residents of the growing Golden Gate Valley, Cow Hollow, and Marina neighborhoods.

It was the fourth of the seven Carnegie Branch Libraries built in San Francisco. All seven buildings continue to operate as libraries (see map).

Architect Ernest Coxhead designed the Classical Revival building which resembles a Roman basilica with its long narrow rectangle and curved apse visible on three sides. It is situated in a residential area in the Marina District.

Source: Adapted from San Francisco Landmark Designation Application for Golden Gate Valley Carnegie Library, 22 July 2020.

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