Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Blanchard Library, Santa Paula California

The Dean Hobbs Memorial Library serviced Santa Paula until the early 1970's when it was declared unsafe and torn down. It was beautiful but after the earthquake in Sylmar earthquake in 1971 it was literally hanging on by a thread. 

The lower basement "children's room," was completely made of wood and had only one exit. In a fire or another earthquake it would have been a deathtrap. It was the first library I ever went to and I wish that it could have been saved.
Dean Hobbs Memorial Library, Santa Paula California

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