Madera County Library (former) – Chowchilla CA

City:
Chowchilla, CA

Site Type:
Education and Health, Libraries

New Deal Agencies:
Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Description

"In 1940, the City of Chowchilla gave three lots (4,5, and 6 of Block 88) to Madera County for the purpose of building a library. Madera County contributed $5400 toward a total building cost of $15,800.1 The library, built by the WPA, was made of adobe brick, and had a basement. It is reputed to be the last structure built by the agency in Madera County. The library opened to the public on 1 August 1941. It closed on 1 February 2003, and was replaced by a new library on Kings Avenue."

The building is still extant, but it's current use is not known.

It is also known as the Chowchilla library.

Source notes

https://www.maderacountylibrary.org/WPA.html Information submitted by Cherie Courtney-Benafield

Location Info


612 W. Robertson Blvd.
Chowchilla, CA 93610
Madera County

Location notes:

Coordinates: 37.119982, -120.26370

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