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Obscura Society SF: Private Tour of the Mechanic's Institute Library

Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 2:00p
Mechanic's Institute San Francisco, CA

Saturday, January 19 - Come explore the oldest library on the west coast and its historic, purpose-built building, just recently celebrating its hundredth birthday.
Dating back San Francisco’s Gold Rush, the Mechanic’s Institute Library started out in 1854 with four books, a chess room, and a mission to start a vocational school to serve the needs of the working class in San Francisco. Within a few years the Mechanics' was offering classes in such subjects as woodworking, mechanical drawing,
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Mechanic's Institute
57 Post St.
San Francisco, CA 94104
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