Ferndale Public Library
The Ferndale Public Library is the only Andrew Carnegie-funded library in northwestern California still used as such today. It was built in 1910 and designed by Warren Skellings, an architect from Eureka, California, in the Classical Revival style. Unlike other libraries funded by Carnegie, the Ferndale library does not bear his name because he requested that it not be used. The library was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
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