National Register of Historic Places in Stanislaus County

National Register #96001077: Carnegie Library in Riverbank, California 7 October 2007
National Register #96001077: Carnegie Library in Riverbank, California 28 October 2012
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National Register #96001077
Riverbank Carnegie Library
3237 Santa Fe Street
Built 1921

The marker reads:

Riverbank Historical Museum

This building was constructed in 1921 by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation and served as a public library. In 1996, it was placed into the National Register of Historic Places. The history of our community is preserved in this museum by the Riverbank Historical Society.

Dedicated February 2, 1997
E Clampus Vitus
Estanislao Chapter No. 58
Noble Grand Humbug
Marvin Harper

Among the last of the Carnegie library buildings to be completed in California was Riverbank's in September of 1921. Santa Cruz-East Side (no longer standing) also was completed in September, and Orosi followed in November.

These three, plus the Carnegie in the town of Yolo are also the only examples of the Craftsman style among the California Carnegie libraries.

The Yolo, Orosi and Riverbank buildings are extant.

Excerpted from the NRHP nomination dated 12 September 1996.

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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