Los Gatos

Los Gatos, Santa Clara County

Monterey to San Francisco area, San Francisco Bay Area region



opened 1903
Public library from 1903-1954
demolished, 1954

grant amount: $10,000
architectural style: Mission/Spanish Colonial Revival
architect: Dolliver & Sawyer


The Los Gatos Board of Trade started the town's earliest library in 1898. The Carnegie grant was received on October 17,1901 and the building opened in September 1903. The architects Dolliver and Sawyer designed the building in the Mission/Spanish Colonial Revival style. The builder was Williams. In 1906, Carnegie granted an additional $400 to repair damage sustained in the earthquake. It was demolished in 1954 after being condemned as unsafe.