National Register of Historic Places in Ventura County

National Register #71000210: Oxnard Public Library in Ventura County 14 March 2017
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National Register #71000210
Oxnard Public Library
424 South C Street
Built 1906

The Oxnard Public Library was built with Andrew Carnegie Library Grant Funds and local subscription. The architect was Franklin P. Burnham.

The building is one of the outstanding examples of the Grecian style of architecture in Southern California. While the Greek Revival style is not uncommon in the Eastern United States, it is less common on the West Coast where many public buildings from the early 20th century were Mission Revival or Spanish Colonial Revival in style.

Source: Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1971.

When we photographed the building, it housed the Carnegie Art Museum.

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