National Register of Historic Places in Ventura County
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.
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.