#994:  A.K. Smiley Public Library

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125 West Vine St, Redlands





State Plaque



From the plaque:

Albert K. Smiley, a leader of the city's library movement, donated this building and park to the citizens of Redlands in 1898. Through his generosity, Redlands was given one of California's few privately funded libraries of that era. In 1906, he also contributed a wing, built to blend with the original design for this outstanding Mission Revival library.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Smiley Library Trustees, Friends of the Library, and the Redlands Area Historical Society, July 30, 1991.

©2009 David Schmitt