The 15,822-square-foot, former James S. Copley Library at 1134 Kline St. in La Jolla has been sold for $3.75 million, according to the San Diego County Assessor’s office.
The buyer was Kinsella Library LLC - 1134 Kline St., La Jolla - c/o Kevin Kinsella. The seller of the property was The Copley Press Inc., Dean P. Dwyer, vice president, finance treasurer, and CFO.
Kinsella, a La Jolla resident who lives in Luddington Heights, runs San Diego-based Avalon Ventures, a private venture capital fund. According to reports, the library will be renamed the Kinsella Library, and will be open to the public during selected hours and for private tours.
The building once held the Copley collection that includes works and research materials on the American Revolutionary War, the Southwest and the Civil War. The library also held literary works by Mark Twain, regional historical
documents, and presidential correspondence.
Sotheby’s is offering the entire collection of approximately 2,000 items -mostly valuable Americana - in a series of eight
auctions. The first auction was held on April 14.
Above: One of few surviving Broadside Declaration of Independence printed in the weeks after July 4, 1776. Document is part of the Copley collection and will be auctioned off