National Register of Historic Places in Yolo County

National Register #81000183: Woodland California Carnegie Library 11 August 2006
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National Register #81000183
Carnegie Library
250 First Street
Built 1904

San Francisco architects George A. Dodge and John Walter Dolliver designed this Carnegie Library which continues to function as a library today. Its most distinctive feature is the rotunda of the lobby, barely visible as a centrally located dome from the exterior.

The library is architecturally significant for the intrinsic merit of its Mission Revival design and for its distinction as one of the few remaining unaltered Mission Revival public buildings still in its original use. The structure clearly exhibits the distinctive features of that style: the espadana, arched windows, lack of exterior molding and sculptural ornamentation, hipped roof, mission tile, low dome, trefoil, and smooth plaster walls.

Excerpted from the NRHP nomination.

The building contributes to the Downtown Woodland Historic District.

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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