AKA: San Diego Free Public Library #5, San Diego, CA; San Diego Carnegie Library, San Diego, CA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings

Designers: Ackerman and Ross, Architects (firm); William Sickles Ackerman (architect/mechanical engineer); Albert Randolph Ross (architect)

Dates: constructed 1901-1902

E Street
San Diego, CA

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Located on E Street, between Eighth and Ninth Streets. The half-block long lot was purchased in c.1900 for $17,000.

During a Masonic ceremony, city leaders laid the cornerstone 03/19/1901. (Smythe, Chap. 6) The building cost $60,000 in 1902, and its builders were Hebbard and Gill of San Diego. Also according to William Smythe: "Plans were submitted by architects all over the country and those of Ackerman & Ross of New York were accepted."

The San Diego Carnegie Library was demolished in 1952.

PCAD id: 30