Marina Branch Library X Old SF

Posted by Jon

I could spend hours going through the Old S.F. website. Some interesting ones I found were the San Francisco Civic Auditorium, Union Square, Hunters Point, and Seals Stadium, but my favorite set has to be these interior shots of the Marina Branch Library.

Marina Branch Library was the 23rd branch established in the San Francisco Public Library system and originally opened to the public in 1954. It was designed by the architectural firm of Appleton and Wolfard at a cost of $156,742. Furnishings cost an additional $12,926.

Recently the branch underwent renovations and reopened in 2007 at a cost of $3.9 million. It’s a shame that libraries and offices rarely look like this anymore. Anyone else find any hidden gems on the site and care to share?

via Old S.F.

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Ruben says:

August 27, 2011 at 6:46 am

Indeed a pitty that interiors don’t look like this anymore. I know, interior design evolves as does we, but in some cases: can’t we go back to what was?
Let’s all try to promote NOSTALGIA design!