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.

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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