AKA: Oakland Public Library, Alden Branch, Oakland, CA; City of Oakland, Public Library, Temescal Branch, Oakland, CA

Structure Type: built works - social and civic buildings - libraries

Designers: Dickey and Donovan, Architects (firm); Charles William Dickey (architect); John Joseph Donovan Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1917-1918

5205 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609

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Architects John J. Donovan (1876-1949) and Charles W. Dickey (1871-1942) received a commission from Oakland City Librarian Charles S. Greene to design three branch libraries with $140,000 in funds received from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, NY. The other two branches were the 23rd Avenue Branch (which operated under this name from 1918-1966) and the Golden Gate Branch (opened in 1918). Greene served the Oakland Library from 1889 to 1926.

PCAD id: 17186