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Temescal Branch, Oakland Public Library. | by Melinda Young Stuart
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Temescal Branch, Oakland Public Library.

Distanced book pickup! One of several branches I have access to. I like this one very much. Friendly people and very fast and easy. You text them that you are ready to pick up, and they bring your book, in a paper bag, to the door! Nice folks.


'History--(Local Wiki/Oakland):

The branch was originally named the Alden Branch of the Oakland Free Library. (Solomon E. Alden was a settler in the area in 1855; the name Temescal didn't come into common use until later.) The building was designed by Charles W. Dickey and John J. Donovan in the Tudor Revival style, built in 1918 by R.W.Littlefield, and is on the National Register of Historic Places, #96000105. This branch, along with three others, were designated as an Oakland Landmark on November 4, 1980. It is one of six Carnegie libraries in Oakland."

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Taken on December 17, 2020