AUTHOR EVENT | Interview with City Council Member Greg Morena, great-great-great grandson of Matilda Joslyn Gage

  • When Feb 13, 2020 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • Where Ocean Park Library, 2601 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
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 Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Santa Monica.

OceanParkExt345px.jpgThe Ocean Park Branch Library represents one of the few Carnegie-endowed structures still functioning as a public library in Southern California.  Built in 1917-18 on land donated by the Tegner family, the original building was designed by local architects Frank T. Kegley and H. Scott Gerity in the Classical Revival architectural style. The Ocean Park Branch Library was declared a historic landmark by the City of Santa Monica Landmarks Commission in May 1977.  In 1984 the architectural firm Mayer/Taylor was hired to design the addition, which currently houses the children's and teen sections and to add significant features for handicapped access. Mayor Christine E. Reed and the Santa Monica City Council hosted a reopening ceremony of the branch on October 14, 1985. In 2011, the Branch benefitted from an interior improvements project and new signage was erected outside of the library. The current building size is 8,434 square feet.