Excelsior Branch Library

4400 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94112



Excelsior Branch Library was the 10th branch established in the San Francisco Public Library system. Initially the area was served by a “library station”; the first branch library was installed in rental quarters at 7 Bauer Street. In 1925 the branch occupied a leased building on Ocean Avenue. Later, Excelsior Branch was relocated to 4465 Mission Street, opposite its current site. The building was completed July 1967, and was opened to the public October 1, 1967, with a formal dedication on June 12, 1968. The branch was designed by architects Appleton and Wolfard and built for $248,000. The price of the lot was $83,000; an additional $26,000 was spent for furniture and equipment. 

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