#194 Carnegie Library

1677 N. Main St. -- 1916

Diagonally across the street is the site of Walnut Creek’s second library, built in 1916 with a $2,500 grant from the Carnegie Library Foundation, secured by the local Women’s Improvement Club. The land was donated by Robert Noble Burgess. After 45 years, the town outgrew this library, and this site was sold to help fund a new library on Broadway, which opened in 1961.