Fremont Branch Architecture
The renovated Fremont Branch is the 14th project to open under the "Libraries for All" building program.
The renovations, which were designed by Hoshide Williams Architects and built by Biwell Construction Inc., respect the historic character of the branch while improving its efficiency.
About the building
The architectural style of the branch is Mission Revival. Features of this style include the use of gable and hip roofs, clay roof tiles and stucco cladding, ornamental metal and arched openings.
Over the years, the branch was remodeled several times. The 2005 renovation of the reading room preserved the original exposed heavy timber trusses and plastered walls, and restored the central shelving to its original lower height to allow more light to enter from the east and west windows.