Fullerton Library Hunt Branch

Only recently rediscovered by architectural lovers, the Hunt Branch was long a lost masterpiece. At the bare minimum, the building is an integrated column-roof structure, and interspaced floor-to-ceiling windows. Just about as futuristic as any building found in Southern California, the library is not only reminiscent of the Case Study Home program, but also of midcentury dreams of space exploration. The building seemingly floats above the surrounding landscape. Perhaps this was intentional, after all, the knowledge a library contains is the enlightenment of humankind. (2019)

Architect: William Peirrera

Built: 1962

Style: Modernist

Type: Civic

Address: 201 S Basque Ave

City: Fullerton


Orange County Register. (2018, May 25). Should Fullerton Keep or Sell Closed Hunt Branch Library? Orange County Register. https://www.ocregister.com/2018/05/25/should-fullerton-keep-or-sell-closed-hunt-branch-library/

Ponsi, L. (2016, March 13). What to do with the Hunt Branch Library in Fullerton? Orange County Register. https://www.ocregister.com/2016/03/13/what-to-do-with-the-hunt-branch-library-in-fullerton/