Fair Oaks Historical Society

Virtual Walking Tour

Fair Oaks Library

4200 Temescal Street

The small building at the corner of Temescal Street and Main Street is the first Fair Oaks Library, built in 1912. Prior to that the library was housed in the basement of the Methodist church and then in the Fair Oaks Elementary School. The library stayed in the building until 1961 when they moved to a larger building nearby. The little library building was converted to a meeting and activities center for the Fair Oaks Parks and Recreation District. Continue up Main Street to the corner of California and Main. On your way there you will pass the Slocum Ė Gore lumberyard on your left and the location of Charles Slocumís first house which burned down in the 1920ís.