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Gridley Carnegie Library Building, Gridley, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Johnny_Quest
N 39° 21.823 W 121° 41.799
10S E 612281 N 4357949
Quick Description: Carnegie Library building in Gridley, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/7/2008 11:15:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM4520
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 37

Long Description:
Located near both the downtown area and a large city park, at the corner of Sycamore and Kentucky streets, the old Gridley Carnegie Library building long stood vacant. However the interior has recently been substantially renovated and it is now the office of a firm of certified public accountants. Basically Classical Revival in Style, the building incorporates a variety of themes. It served as library until the county built a new library in Gridley in 1983.

Several years of effort by the Ladies' Improvement Club resulted in a $7000 Carnegie grant in 1913. The Club placed an advertisement for plans "to be constructed of concrete or pressed brick. Building not to exceed $7000" while they donated the lot valued at $3750 and later $1500 for furnishings. Chester Cole of Chico designed the building; builders were Welch Bros. and Hannemann.¹

¹http://www.carnegie-libraries.org/
Address of Library Building:
519 Kentucky Street
Gridley, CA USA
95966


Current Use of Building: Office for CPA

Year Built (optional): 1916

Website about building: [Web Link]

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