Santa Rosa

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.

Sonoma County Hospital Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary

Submitted by krinehart on May 2, 2012 - 3:18pm

The Sonoma County Hospital was designed by Santa Rosa architect, John I. Easterly (1885-1974) in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. Construction began in 1936 and the hospital was completed and dedicated on April 24, 1937. The cost was approximately $300,000 of which $137,000 (45%) was supplied by the National Public Works Administration (PWA), and the remainder was supplied by Sonoma County with only a slight increase in taxes during 1936 and 1937.