Monday, March 9, 2015
Library, Paso Robles, California
1907 The Ladies Auxiliary petitions Andrew Carnegie for funds to erect a suitable building. They are granted $10,000 if the city guarantees $1,000 yearly support for the library. The Trustees agree. Plans by architect W. H. Weeks of Watsonville are adopted and a construction contract is awarded to R. O. Summers of San Jose. Work begins in November. 1908 The cornerstone of the Carnegie Library is laid on January 28. The old library is now home to the Historical Society. A new library building was opened 1995.