Historic Buildings

Santa Rosa's Carnegie Library

Submitted by gskinner on October 30, 2014 - 4:52pm
Public Library, Santa Rosa
After the 1906 earthquake nearly destroyed Santa Rosa's new Carnegie Library -- along with much of the rest of Santa Rosa -- the rebuilt Library rose from the rubble to serve the citizens of Santa Rosa for the next 50 years. Deferred maintenance and a growing population eventually doomed the magnificent building, leading to construction of the current Central Library in 1965. This week's post offers glimpses into the Carnegie era.

Then & Now

Submitted by krinehart on January 11, 2014 - 5:57pm

It's been nearly two months since my last post. Believe me it hasn't been for lack of subjects. I probably have an idea a day for a blog post. Time of course is an issue. I'm challenged in that I find so many things that interest me. Working here at the Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library means I'm constantly coming across photos that literally call out to me begging for further research and sharing. As many of you know I'm not one to just look at an image. I have to investigate it for all the stories it may be able to tell. That investigation often leads to "field visits."

McKinley School Has a Birthday

Submitted by krinehart on May 4, 2013 - 5:19pm

In this week's Petaluma Argus Courier there was a story about McKinley Elementary School celebrating it's 100th birthday in style. I read with interest all the great things that are taking place under the leadership of Principal Matthew Harris. It wasn't until a few days later that something occured to me - where did the 100 years come from?

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