Orosi Branch Library

The Orosi Branch Library, also known as the Orosi/Cutler Branch Library, is a Carnegie library located at 12662 Ave. 416 in Orosi, California. The library was built in 1921 with a $3000 grant from the Carnegie Foundation; while the foundation had issued the grant in 1917, construction was held up for four years by World War I. The wood frame library is a California bungalow, a plain style following James Bertram's suggestions for Carnegie Library design; it is one of the few wood frame Carnegie libraries constructed. The library is still in use; it is one of two remaining Carnegie libraries in Tulare County, along with the Exeter Public Library.[2]

Orosi Branch Library
Orosi Branch Library is located in California
Orosi Branch Library
Orosi Branch Library is located in the United States
Orosi Branch Library
Location12662 Ave. 416, Orosi, California
Coordinates36°32′42″N 119°17′22″W / 36.54500°N 119.28944°W / 36.54500; -119.28944Coordinates: 36°32′42″N 119°17′22″W / 36.54500°N 119.28944°W / 36.54500; -119.28944
Area0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built1921 (1921)
Built byFred Hill
Architectural styleBungalow
NRHP reference #83001247[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 25, 1983

The Orosi Branch Library was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 25, 1983.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Clevenger, Pat (April 15, 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Orosi Branch Library". Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service. Retrieved April 13, 2013.

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