The former library now houses Petaluma poultry, dairy, and Miwok Indian history exhibits from the 1850s. The cornerstone for this stately Carnegie Library was laid in 1904. The building, designed by local architect Brainerd Jones and built from locally quarried stone, features the largest free-standing leaded glass dome in Northern California. The building is in the neo-classical style, featuring original fan-glass windows, round leaded-glass windows, also original interior wood paneling and columns. It also houses a fine research library.
By ellenmL5510KL - on Jul 08, 2021
Cool building, great history for old town nerds
The museum was closed when we were there this time, but the history of Petaluma exhibit is fascinating.
This review is for the walking tour on Saturday. The museum is not open yet. Melissa Jane who was our docent. She was very knowledgeable about the history and the stories of the buildings. Also, she...