AKA: County of Kings, Public Library, Hanford, CA; Hanford Carnegie Museum, Incorporated, Hanford, CA

Structure Type: built works - exhibition buildings - museums; built works - social and civic buildings - libraries

Designers: McDougall Brothers, Architects (firm); Benjamin Geer McDougall (architect); George Barnett McDougall (architect)

Dates: constructed 1904-1905

109 East 8th Street
Hanford , CA 93230-3933

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The Carnegie Library operated from 1905-1968; it was renovated and reopened in 1974 as the Hanford Carnegie Museum, devoted to local history.

This Carnegie Library, done in a late variation of the Richardsonian Romanesque, featured a tower over the front entrance. Its plan resembled late-19th-century New England libraries, such as H.H. Richardson's Ames Memorial Library, North Easton, MA, 1877-1879.

National Register of Historic Places (December 17, 1981): 81000152 NRHP Images (pdf) NHRP Registration Form (pdf)

PCAD id: 7627