Carnegie Libraries in the
The fanciful "Old English" style, characterized by leaded windowpanes, exposed timbers, sloping roof, and asymmetrical design was more typical of residences than public buildings. The 1906 Hollywood Carnegie, no longer extant, resembled a rose covered cottage in its garden setting. The remaining example, the 1918 Oakland Alden Branch (now the Temescal Branch), is less clearly Tudor and more surely a civic building. Contributing features are its asymmetrical L-shape, steep gable roof, tall, angled, many-windowed bay, and double row of eight windows.