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Looking for key to a piece of Cloverdale history

Sunday, April 21st, 2013 | Posted by

Photo courtesy Sonoma County Library

In 1921, the Women’s Improvement Club built what was known as the Cloverdale Free Library in the 100 block of S. Cloverdale Blvd., next to what is now Pick’s Drive-In. It was built on land donated by Ida (Hoadley) Humbert, one of Cloverdale’s more prominent residents of the time.

The Free Library merged with the County Library in 1966 and, in February of 1979, moved to its current location at 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Later that year, the old building became home to a wholesale lumber business.

The building recently was sold again and is now in the process of being remodeled. Contractors are interested in finding interior views of the building as it used to be.

If you or someone you know has drawings, photos, blueprints or other information that might aid in the rehabilitation of this piece of Cloverdale history, please contact the Cloverdale History Center at 894-2067 or drop a note to office@cloverdalehistory.org.


  • http://steelguitarforum.com Bobby Lee

    Here’s what it looks like now: http://goo.gl/lHVSm

    • Mary Jo Winter

      Thanks, Bobby. Behind those trees, it still looks pretty much the same.

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