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Some places are just hard to put in a category -- so we created one for buildings which at one time or another served some public purpose.  They may or may may not have the same use now, but the public is still welcome.  As always, we would appreciate it if you let us know of places we might have missed.

 

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  AR

  Batesville

  Old Independence Regional Museum

  380 South Ninth Street

  PO Box 4506

  Batesville  AR  72503    

  Phone   870 793-2121

  Web Site  www.oirm.org/

  Description  located in 1936 WPA-built armory, history of th3 12 counties created

                    from Independence County

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Military

  Building Type   Civic

  Group Identity   Native American

  New or Updated:  5/4/2006
 

  AR

  Hot Springs

  Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center & Museum

  369 Central

  PO Box 1860

  Hot Springs  AR   71901    

  Phone  501 624-2701

  Alt Phone  501 623-1433

  Web Site http://www.nps.gov/hosp/

  E-mail  HOSP_Interpretation@nps.gov

  Description  used as health center for 200 years, tour bathhouse, exhibits

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Arts

  Building Type  Civic

  New or Updated:  3/30/2007

 

 

 

 

 

  AZ

  Phoenix

  Arizona Military Museum

  5636 E McDowell Rd

  Phoenix   AZ   85008    

  Phone   602 267-2676

  Alt Phone   602 253-2378

  Web Site  http://azguard.gov/Museum/museum.htm

  Alt Web  http://www.azcama.com/museums/az_military_museum.htm

  Description  from Conquistadors to the present, uniforms, weapons, vehicles,

                    artillery in former Arsenal used as shop for POWs in WWII

  Type of Resource Museum

  Primary Focus  Military

  Building Type Civic

  Collection  Arms

  Collection  Uniforms

  Era  1936

  New or Updated:  4/7/2006


Arizona
Tubac
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
1 Burrel Street
PO Box 1296
Tubac AZ 85646
Phone 520 398-2252
Web Site http://www.pr.state.az.us/parkhtml/tubac.html
Alt Web http://www.desertusa.com/tubac/
Description original mission destroyed by Piman in 1751, occupied as fort by Spanish and Mexicans until 1848, site now archaeological remains, Old School House and Otero Community Hall
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Military
Building Type Civic
Era 18th
New or Updated: 07/02/2003

 

California
Colton
Colton Area Museum
380 North La Cadena Drive
Colton CA 92324
Phone 909 824-8814
Web Site http://www.la.com/Stories/0,1413,241%257E24996%257E1065885,00.html
Alt Web http://www.ieep.com/tourism/museums_main.htm
Description local museum and homework center housed in former Carnegie Library
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Civic
Group Identity Native American
Last changed: 03/16/2003
 

  Davis

  Hattie Weber Museum

   445 C Street

  Davis  CA    95616    

  Phone  530 758-5637

  Web Site http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/go/hattie/

  Description  local history in building of the Davis Bachelor Girls, named after first

                    paid librarian

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type  Civic

  Era  1911

  Owner/Operator:  Davis Library Club

  New or Updated:  3/19/2007

Gilroy
Gilroy Historical Museum
195 Fifth Street
Gilroy CA
Phone 
408 848-0470
Web Site  http://www.ci.gilroy.ca.us/comserv/pdf/1museum.pdf
Description  local memorabilia in city that celebrates Garlic in a big way, located in former Carnegie Library
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Civic
Research/Reading Archives
Owner/Operator: City of Gilroy

Grass Valley
Grass Valley Museum
410 South Church Street
Grass Valley CA 95945
Phone 916 273-5509
Web Site http://www.ncgold.com/Museums_Parks/GVmuseum.html
Description one time orphanage and school now holds local memorabilia, restored classroom & chapel, 130 year old rose garden
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Civic
Collection A-F Costume
Collection N-Z Painting
New or Updated: 04/11/2003

California
Healdsburg
Healdsburg Museum
221 Matheson Street
Healdsburg CA 95448
Phone 707 431-3325
Web Site http://www.healdsburgmuseum.org/index.html
E-mail mailto:healdsburgmuseum@earthlink.net
Description memorabilia of northern Sonoma County in former Carnegie Library
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Civic
New or Updated: 04/13/2003

Lompoc
Lompoc Museum
200 South H Street
Lompoc CA 93436
Phone
805 736-3888
Web Site http://www.lompocshopping.com/lompocmuseum.html
Description  located in former Carnegie Library, focus is on archaeology and history, Chumash villages
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Civic
Field of Study Science Facility Archaeology
Research/Reading Library
Era 1910

Poway
Old Poway Park
14134 Midland Road
Poway CA
Phone 858 486-4575
Web Site www.ci.poway.ca.us/oldpoway.html
Description Templars Hall, Nelson House, Porter House, Hamburger Factory, Steam engine -- train rides on weekends
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Building Collection
Building Type Civic
New or Updated: 07/09/2003

Roseville
Carnegie Museum
557 Lincoln St
Roseville CA 95678
Phone
916 773-3003
Web Site
http://www.rosevillehistorical.org/
E-mail mailto:carnegie@surewest.net
Description local memorabilia in former library, one time Southern Pacific RR roundhouse center, musical instruments
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Civic
Collection G-M Model Railroad
New or Updated: 05/20/2003

San Francisco
Coit Tower
1 Telegraph Hill
San Franciso  CA
Phone
415 274-0203
Web Site  http://members.tripod.com/apollo_photocards/photos/sf/coit/
Alt Web http://overmire.com/pioneer/pphist.htm
Description  recently restored Depression-era landmark features views and murals - built to honor firefighters
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus  Arts
Building Type  Civic
Era  1933

California
Tujunga
Bolton Hall
10110 Commerce Avenue
Tujunga CA  91042
Phone
818 352-3420
Web Site  http://www.verdugo-online.com/clubs/boltonhall.htm
Alt Web  http://www.ci.la.ca.us/RAP/dos/historic/bolton.htm
Description  original community center of early settlers who believed in Utopian ideals
Type of Resource  House Museum
Building Type  Civic
Owner/Operator:  Little Landers Historical Society
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