“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Carnegie Libraries Historical Markers

Public libraries built with money donated by American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
Rehabilitation of the Carnegie Library Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
Rehabilitation of the Carnegie Library Marker
1Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Rehabilitation of the Carnegie Library
Department of Library, Archives and Public Records Board Members: Frank Kelly, Chairman, Speaker of the House • Stan Turley, President of the Senate • John Hays, State Senator • Polly Rosenbaum, State Representative • Sharon Turgeon, . . . Map (db m27629) HM
2Arizona (Yavapai County), Prescott — The Carnegie Library
Prescott's first library consisted of over 300 volumes brought to the Territory in 1864 by Secretary of State Richard C. McCormick. In 1870, a group of local women opened a reading room with 263 books collected from local citizens and out-of-town . . . Map (db m20814) HM
3Arkansas (Carroll County), Eureka Springs — A Timeless PlaceUpper Spring
The buildings, the bluffs, the spring and The Boulevard all make this a special place in Eureka Springs which has kept a peaceful beauty of earlier times. The front of the McLaughlin Block has changed little since it was built in 1900 to . . . Map (db m80138) HM
4Arkansas (Carroll County), Eureka Springs — Carnegie Library
This is one of only four free public libraries in Arkansas funded by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. It was built of native limestone and completed in 1912 on this site which was donated by Eureka Springs resident Richard C. Kerens. The architect . . . Map (db m80137) HM
5California (Alameda County), Livermore — Carnegie LibraryBuilt 1911
Livermore Public City Library 1911 to 1966 City of Livermore Historic Preservation Landmark Site Dedicated July 1996 Operated by Livermore Area Recreation and Park District Nearby Rededication Plaque reads: Andrew J. . . . Map (db m17754) HM
6California (Alameda County), Oakland — 48 — Charles S. Greene LibraryAfrican-American Museum and Library at Oakland — Oakland Landmark Number 48 —
Dedicated in 1902 as the Oakland Public Library, this was the first Carnegie Library built in Oakland. Designed in the American Beaux Arts style by architects Bliss and Faville (who later designed the Hotel Oakland), it was Oakland's main library . . . Map (db m18670) HM
7California (Butte County), Oroville — Oroville Carnegie LibraryBuilt 1912
has been placed on National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior In 1911, Andrew Carnegie, Scottish industrialist, businessman, and major philanthropist, endowed upon City of Oroville $10,000 for . . . Map (db m17229) HM
8California (Colusa County), Colusa — 9 — Carnegie Library
Erected 1906 Colusa Heritage Marker 9 Dedicated October 6, 1981Map (db m16761) HM
9California (Contra Costa County), Walnut Creek — 194 — Carnegie Library1677 N. Main St. — 1916 —
Diagonally across the street stood Walnut Creek's second library, built with a $2,500 Carnegie Library Foundation grant. In 1961 (after 45 years), the fast-growing city needed a larger library. This site was sold to help fund the new library, . . . Map (db m93801) HM
10California (Fresno County), Coalinga — Coalinga Carnegie LibraryBuilt 1914 – Dismantled 1955
In took one word to describe the Coalinga Carnegie Library – “Beautiful” Carnegie, Andrew, 1839-1919 American industrialist and philanthropist, born in Scotland. Walter Ochs was the successful bidder at $15,797.00. The . . . Map (db m64059) HM
11California (Glenn County), Bayliss — Bayliss Library
This historic Carnegie Library was built to serve the small, rural population of the surrounding area. It was dedicated on July 14, 1917, and has been in continuous use as a free public library since that date. The Willows Chapter . . . Map (db m91797) HM
12California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Eureka Free Public Library
California’s first free library was established in Eureka on May 11, 1878 and was situated in this Carnegie Building 1904-1972Map (db m71976) HM
13California (Imperial County), Calexico — Calexico Carnegie Library
Completed in 1919, the library was constructed with a $10,000 grant from industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Calexico's Woman's Improvement Club and the Farmers and Merchants Club encouraged the city to apply for the Carnegie funds. In . . . Map (db m62070) HM
14California (Kings County), Hanford — Carnegie Museum
Built with funds donated by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, this building served as Hanford's Public Library from the time it opened in February of 1906 until it was replaced by a new library in 1968. It now houses a local historical museum.Map (db m153547) HM
15California (Los Angeles County), Eagle Rock — 292 — Old Eagle Rock Branch Library
Spanish Colonial Revival style. Architects - Henry C. Newton and Robert D. Murray. Built 1914. Declared 1986, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 292, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department.Map (db m175104) HM
16California (Los Angeles County), Santa Monica — Ocean Park Branch LibrarySanta Monica Landmark
The Ocean Park Branch Library was built as a gift of the Carnegie Foundation in 1918 on land donated by the Tegner family. The design is a simplified variation of Greek Revival architecture. Although small Carnegie Libraries were once found in towns . . . Map (db m119662) HM
17California (Mendocino County), Willits — Willits Carnegie LibraryBuilt 1915
This building was constructed in 1915 with grants from the Women's Improvement Club, Carnegie Foundation, and the City of Willits. The total cost of construction was $1,000. It served continuously as a library to the Greater Willits area . . . Map (db m152605) HM
18California (Monterey County), Salinas — Site of the First Salinas Library
On this site stood the first Salinas Library. Funds were raised through the efforts of the citizens of Salinas and a pledge from Andrew Carnegie. Designed by Jacob Lenzen, the library opened Nov. 5. 1909, demolished in Aug. 1960. The above plaque . . . Map (db m63633) HM
19California (Nevada County), Grass Valley — Grass Valley Library
Gift of Carnegie Corporation of New York Dedicated August 4, 1916 National Register of Historic Places March 26, 1992Map (db m48157) HM
20California (Nevada County), Nevada City — Nev-027 — Nevada City Public Library
Library Association formed December 19, 1857, first library was in Kidd Knox Bldg. 228 Broad St., it was moved to Oustomah Lodge I.O.O.F. No. 16, June 3, 1874. Nevada City Trustees assumed responsibilities Oct. 1, 1902 and was moved into the . . . Map (db m40354) HM
21California (Orange County), Anaheim — 48 — Old Anaheim Library
Anaheim's first building constructed exclusively for library use was erected in 1908 with a grant of $10,000 from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The site was purchased with funds raised by popular subscription. This building was designed by Los . . . Map (db m50042) HM
22California (Placer County), Auburn — Auburn Public Library
Constructed in 1908-09 with a grant from the Andrew Carnegie Corporation. Building designed in the Greek Revival style of architecture by A.D. Fellows. Formally dedicated May 26, 1909, it housed the City Library for 59 years. Auburn City offices . . . Map (db m31835) HM
23California (Placer County), Roseville — Carnegie Museum
First public library of Roseville. Opened October 12, 1912. Property donated by A.B. McRae.Map (db m143968) HM
24California (Placer County), Roseville — 1 — Roseville Carnegie Library
Concerned by the lack of adequate library facilities in 1910, the Women’s Improvement Club convinced the City Board of Trustees to contribute $2,000 and to apply to Andrew Carnegie for a $10,000 grant which they received on April 25, 1911. The land . . . Map (db m40182) HM
25California (Riverside County), Beaumont — Beaumont Library DistrictCelebrating 100 Years of Service, 1911-2011
January 1909: The Beaumont Woman's Club votes to work for the establishment of a library. March 11, 1909: The Club appoints a five-member committee to investigate the matter of opening a reading room. November 1909: The club . . . Map (db m175955) HM
26California (San Bernardino County), Upland — Upland Public Library
1913 saw the era of the Carnegie library grants by Andrew Carnegie. Through his program a city could request grant money to fund the building of a library, and the books inside. The only proviso was that the city requesting the library would also . . . Map (db m150014) HM
27California (San Luis Obispo County), San Luis Obispo — Carnegie City Library1905 to 1955
Built on the site formerly occupied by Dona Ramona Carrillo Pacheco de Wilson’s two story town house, this building was for 55 years the city library. One of over 1,681 libraries given by Andrew Carnegie to American towns in the early 1900’s, it was . . . Map (db m11605) HM
28California (San Mateo County), South San Francisco — 2 — Grand Avenue Library"The Grand Walk"
Local school teacher Rue Randall Clifford, riding horseback through the City, gathered signatures to secure a $10,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie and build the City's first library. Carnegie gave away much of his fortune, around $60 million, to . . . Map (db m176743) HM
29California (Santa Barbara County), Lompoc — Lompoc Carnegie Library1910 - 1968
Historical Landmark No. 1Map (db m67212) HM
30California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Maria — Santa Maria Libraries
A $10,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie financed Santa Maria's first public library in 1908. The Ladies Literary Society, now the Minerva Club, began the effort with letters to the steel magnate in 1901, and later enlisted the City Council's help. . . . Map (db m162068) HM
31California (Santa Clara County), Gilroy — Gilroy Carnegie Library
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. Carnegie Library, 1910.Map (db m18470) HM
32California (Santa Cruz County), Santa Cruz — Santa Cruz Museum of Natural HistoryHistoric Landmark — The Museum of Art & History —
1915-1965 Carnegie Library Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1954-Present William Weeks, ArchitectMap (db m196349) HM
33California (Siskiyou County), Yreka — Carnegie Library Building
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1915Map (db m70108) HM
34California (Solano County), Vacaville — The Andrew Carnegie Public Library1915-1965
The Ulatis Book Club initiated an early effort in 1905 to obtain a Carnegie Library Building Fund Grant. This effort was taken over in 1910 by the Saturday Club, which campaigned to establish a library district under the jurisdiction of the . . . Map (db m16845) HM
35California (Sonoma County), Petaluma — Petaluma Historical Library and Museum
The "Old Carnegie Library", begun in 1904, served Petaluma from 1906 until the new library was built in 1976. This first major building by local architect Brainerd Jones is noted for its freestanding dome with stained glass, and use of locally . . . Map (db m17580) HM
36California (Stanislaus County), Riverbank — Riverbank Historical Museum
This building was constructed in 1921 by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation and served as a public library. In 1996 it was placed into the National Registry of Historic Places. The history of our community is preserved in this museum by the Riverbank . . . Map (db m19460) HM
37Colorado (Delta County), Delta — Delta Public Library1911
[Title is text]Map (db m159579) HM
38Colorado (Larimer County), Fort Collins — Carnegie Library
The building that today houses the Fort Collins Museum was constructed in 1903, as a public library. Steel magnate Andrew Carnegie provided $12,000 in funds for the construction. Opened to the public on August 24, 1904, the Carnegie Library . . . Map (db m51350) HM
39District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — 3 — Mount Pleasant LibraryVillage in the City — Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail —
When the Mount Pleasant Library, behind you, opened in 1925, crowds flocked to the Classical style building. Many had campaigned long and hard for this community centerpiece. The Carnegie Corporation, funder of public libraries in Mount Vernon . . . Map (db m130864) HM
40District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Vernon Square — Central Public LibraryAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — Mount Vernon Square —
This majestic building was opened in 1903 as the Central Public Library, popularly known as the Carnegie Library because Andrew Carnegie donated funds to build it. From the start Central was open to all. Mary Church Terrell and historian John . . . Map (db m18794) HM
41District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Vernon Square — 1 — Words and DeedsMidcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail —
Wealthy industrialist Andrew Carnegie donated funds to build the Beaux Arts-style building you see across the street to your left, the city’s first public library. The Central Library opened in 1903 with 12,412 books by its predecessor, the . . . Map (db m152394) HM
42Georgia (Colquitt County), Moultrie — Carnegie Library of MoultrieCirca 1907
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m197784) HM
43Georgia (Dougherty County), Albany — Carnegie LibraryBuilt c. 1906
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m186949) HM
44Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 12 — Auburn Avenue BranchAuburn Avenue
On this corner stood the Auburn Avenue Branch Carnegie Library for African-Americans, from 1923 to the 1950's. Alice Dugged Carey, the first principal of Morris Brown University (now College), along with Dr. W.E.B. DuBois and others led the fight . . . Map (db m186423) HM
45Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — F13 — Auburn Avenue Branch, Carnegie Library
On this corner stood the Auburn Avenue Branch Carnegie Library for African-Americans, from 1923 to the 1950s. Alic Dugged Carey, the first principal of Morris Brown University (now College), along with Dr. W.E.B. Dubois and others led the fight to . . . Map (db m127281) HM
46Georgia (Laurens County), Dublin — Carnegie Library
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m197794) HM
47Georgia (Lowndes County), Valdosta — Old Carnegie Library
Inspired by a grant of $15,000 from Andrew Carnegie, citizens constructed this building as a Carnegie Library in 1913, for $40,000. This was the first public building designed by local Architect Lloyd B. Greer and was formally opened June 1914. The . . . Map (db m23441) HM
48Georgia (Randolph County), Cuthbert — Old Carnegie Library
(Side 1): The first formal meeting to organize a library association was held at Andrew College in April 1878 with Dr. A. L. Hamilton presiding. The thirteen members of the Cuthbert Library Club offered their book collections, and . . . Map (db m49087) HM
49Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — Greenville Public Library1905
has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m169987) HM
50Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Savanna Public LibraryCarnegie Library
Savanna Public LibraryMap (db m68356) HM
51Illinois (Cumberland County), Greenup — Greenup Township Carnegie Library
Built in 1904Map (db m153196) HM
52Illinois (Jo Daviess County), Galena — Galena Public Library
In 1892, Benjamin Franklin Felt, a retired local merchant, presented the Galena City Council with a petition to fund a free public library. When the council said no, Felt and his daughter Anna opened their parlor to the public as a lending library. . . . Map (db m171100) HM
53Illinois (Kane County), Aurora — 3 — Aurora Public LibraryDowntown Heritage Tour — 3 —
The Aurora Public Library had modest beginnings. Two small groups, "The Young Men's Literary & Historical Society" and "The Young Men's Association" merged in 1859 to become "The Young Men's Literary Association of Aurora". "The Aurora Library . . . Map (db m170246) HM
54Indiana (Elkhart county), Elkhart — Elkhart Carnegie Public Library1903 - 1963 — Elkhart, Heritage of the City With a Heart —
Elkhart Carnegie Public Library 1903-1963 Second and High Streets Local Financial Supporters: A.H. Beardsley, G.B. Pratt, Sr. And the City of Elkhart Head Librarian: Katherine Sage In February 1901, backed by a promise from . . . Map (db m75445) HM
55Indiana (Elkhart County), Goshen — 20.2003.1 — Goshen’s Carnegie Library
Indiana's first Carnegie library opened here 1903 with 3, 000 volumes. Goshen Library Association received $25, 000 in Carnegie grants 1901. Public donations, land purchase, and tax levy met Carnegie grant conditions. Architects Patton & Miller, . . . Map (db m32724) HM
56Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — Carnegie's Lasting Gifts
Andrew Carnegie rose from humble beginnings in Scotland to become one of America’s most famous philanthropists. From his first job at 13 in a cotton mill to his position as head of The Carnegie Steel Company, Carnegie remembered his path to . . . Map (db m46793) HM
57Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — 22.2005.3 — New Albany's Carnegie Library
Side 'One' New Albany School Board organized a public library on May 8, 1884. This library building, supported with funds from Andrew Carnegie, opened on March 2, 1904 with 11, 125 volumes. Building is Neoclassical style, constructed of brick . . . Map (db m46768) HM
58Indiana (Fountain County), Attica — 23.2005.1 — Attica’s Carnegie Library
Ladies Library Association of Attica, created 1885, deeded its library building to city; city library opened 1902 with a collection of 1,500 books. Funds from Andrew Carnegie made it possible to build a new library here on land originally owned . . . Map (db m3317) HM
59Indiana (Fountain County), Covington — Covington Carnegie Library
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.Map (db m8724) HM
60Indiana (Franklin County), Brookville — 24.1995.2 — Brookville's Carnegie Library
Dedicated in 1912, starting with approximately 600 books; collections and services have expanded to meet needs of local patrons. One of 1, 679 libraries built in U.S. with funds from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Indiana built more Carnegie . . . Map (db m44694) HM
61Indiana (Hendricks County), Danville — 32.2001.1 — Danville’s Carnegie Library
(Side one): At May 1902 meeting newly-formed Library Board authorized lot purchase and tax levy to support a public library as required by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie for funding. Designed by S. C. Dark of Indianapolis in Classical . . . Map (db m238) HM
62Indiana (Huntington County), Warren — 35.2007.1 — Warren's Carnegie Library
Side A A Warren Public Library Board was organized in June 1916 after a public fundraising campaign to buy books and periodicals. In 1917, a grant of $10,000 from the Carnegie Corporation was confirmed to support construction of a free . . . Map (db m41467) HM
63Indiana (Knox County), Vincennes — 42.2001.1 — Vincennes' Carnegie Library
Designed by local architect John B. Bayard in Collegiate Gothic Style; built 1917-1918. Dedicated 1919, with 13, 518 books and 4, 207 registered borrowers, as Vincennes Public Library; Public Library located in City Hall since 1889. Modern . . . Map (db m23254) HM
64Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — 46.2002.1 — LaPorte's Carnegie Library
Side One La Porte's first public library was established 1896. La Porte City School Board was awarded $27, 500 Carnegie grant 1916; by 1919 local support had been secured to meet grant requirements. Architect Wilson B. Parker designed the . . . Map (db m43371) HM
65Indiana (Madison County), Pendleton — Carnegie LibraryTown of Pendleton
Side A Pendleton’s first Library Association was formed in 1877. Subscribers paid $5 each for one of 200 association shares. In 1906, 18 community residents formed the Independent Social Club. Each read a book, they brought it to a meeting. . . . Map (db m104357) HM
66Indiana (Monroe County), Bloomington — 53.2007.1 — Monroe County's Carnegie Library
Side A County's only Carnegie Library dedicated in 1918 as Bloomington Public Library with 6,439 volumes; built with local support and $31,000 from Carnegie Corporation. Replaced Colored School, at this site circa 1874-1915. Addition built . . . Map (db m47673) HM
67Indiana (Montgomery County), Crawfordsville — 54.2009.1 — Crawfordsville (Indiana) Carnegie LibraryFirst Carnegie Library in Indiana
Side one In 1897, the Current Events Club, like many women’s clubs during this era, helped organize city’s public library. Andrew Carnegie donated $25,000 in 1901 for library building construction; city provided land and annual . . . Map (db m18825) HM
68Indiana (Orange County), Orleans — Orleans Public LibraryNational Register of Historic Places
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m195560) HM
69Indiana (Scott County), Scottsburg — Scott County's Carnegie Library
Side A Scott County Board of Commissioners appointed a library board 1917 in response to citizen petitions for a public library. Library board sought Carnegie grant for funding assistance. locally $7,500 was raised; Carnegie grant of $12,500 . . . Map (db m99459) HM
70Indiana (Sullivan County), Sullivan — 77.2008.1 — Sullivan Carnegie Library
Women's Club of Sullivan was instrumental in forming Public Library Board 1902. Andrew Carnegie donated $10,000 after site and required local funding secured December 1903. Cornerstone was laid June 11, 1904; building dedicated January 19, 1905; . . . Map (db m21733) HM
71Iowa (Adair County), Greenfield — Carnegie Library1916
This property is a contributing building to the Greenfield Public Square Historic District National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m193876) HM
72Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — Mason City Public Library1903 — Iowa Historic Site —
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m89574) HM
73Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — Carnegie Building
Built in 1903 and used as the Public Library from 1905 to 2001 Renovated in 2002 and reopened as City Hall in 2003 In Memoriam Dr. Charles D. Bevington Born January 13, 1826 Died November 13, 1903 Resident of Winterset since 1853 . . . Map (db m72688) HM
74Iowa (Montgomery County), Red Oak — Red Oak Public Library1909 — Iowa Historic Site —
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places ————————— The gift of Andrew CarnegieMap (db m87830) HM
75Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — Carnegie Library
The Clarinda Carnegie Library Built in 1908 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m87508) HM
76Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — Carnegie Library
Gift of Andrew CarnegieMap (db m87793) HM
77Iowa (Taylor County), Bedford — Bedford Public Library1916 — Iowa Historic Site —
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places Iowa State Historical Department Division of Historical PreservationMap (db m87033) HM
78Kansas (Coffey County), Burlington — 8 Elements of Kansas Exploring
Architecture Carnegie Free Library est. 1912 —————— Art Sunflowers in Coffey County —————— Commerce Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant . . . Map (db m50030) HM
79Kansas (Crawford County), Girard — Carnegie LibraryCirca 1906
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m94632) HM
80Kansas (Douglas County), Lawrence — Langston Hughes and the Carnegie Library
Many Lawrence residents, including perhaps Langston Hughes, spent pleasant hours reading and fostering their love of books in this Carnegie Library. As the famous writer and poet wrote: "...When I was in the second grade, my grandmother took me . . . Map (db m54572) HM
81Kansas (Douglas County), Lawrence — Lawrence City [Carnegie] Library
Constructed 1903-1904 This Carnegie Library housed the Lawrence Public Library 1904-1972 Designed by George A. Berlinghof in the Beaux Arts style Rear addition was a 1937 Works Progress Administration project Andrew Carnegie . . . Map (db m54570) HM
82Kansas (Ford County), Dodge City — Carnegie Library Building
This building was constructed in 1907 with the financial assistance of Andrew Carnegie, Steel Magnate and nationally known philanthropist. Architect: C.W. Squires, Emporia Builder: William Foley, Dodge City City Library: 1907 - 1969 . . . Map (db m65354) HM
83Kansas (Franklin County), Ottawa — Ottawa Carnegie Library1903
This two story Neo-Classical building was built with Andrew Carnegie's grant of $15,000 and was matched by the City with a site and a commitment to devote 10% of the amount of the gift annually for maintenance. The colossal order Ionic columns, . . . Map (db m67480) HM
84Kansas (Harper County), Anthony — Carnegie Library
This building given the People of Anthony by Anthony Carnegie of New York City A.D. MCMIX Mauran - Russell • ArchitectsMap (db m62838) HM
85Kansas (Harvey County), Halstead — Carnegie Library
This building is the gift of Andrew Carnegie to the People of Halstead A.D. 1917 ——————————— In honor of all the volunteers who helped during the 1993 Floods in . . . Map (db m81283) HM
86Kansas (Harvey County), Newton — Newton Carnegie Library
On April 15, 1903 construction began on this site. The Cottonwood stone, red brick facade and Ionic columns combined to provide a striking addition to Main Street Newton. The two story building was designed by W.W. Rose, and constructed by Reikowski . . . Map (db m56851) HM
87Kansas (Kingman County), Kingman — Carnegie Library
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m62636) HM
88Kansas (Labette County), Parsons — Carnegie LibraryConstructed 1909
This building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior The Carnegie Building 100 Years of Service 1909 - 2009Map (db m42193) HM
89Kansas (Leavenworth County), Leavenworth — Leavenworth Public Library
In 1899 the City of Leavenworth voted a tax levy for a library. Women’s clubs, by library fund raising activities, accumulated $3,000 and steel magnate Andrew Carnegie contributed $30,000. The total was enough to build and equip the facility. . . . Map (db m71725) HM
90Kansas (Lyon County), Emporia — Emporia Free LibraryErected A.D. 1904
The gift of Andrew Carnegie The ground on which the building stands is the gift of Mrs. P.B. PlumbMap (db m80553) HM
91Kansas (Lyon County), Emporia — John B. Anderson Memorial Library
The John B. Anderson Memorial Library Erected A.D. 1901 by Andrew Carnegie in grateful remembrance of Mr. Anderson who opened his own private library for the working boys of Allegheny City, of whom Mr. Carnegie was . . . Map (db m49775) HM
92Kansas (Marion County), Peabody — Carnegie Library
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m95248) HM
93Kansas (McPherson County), Canton — Last Built Carnegie Library1921
[Title is text]Map (db m80598) HM
94Kansas (Montgomery County), Cherryvale — Carnegie Free Library
Entered as a National Historic Place August 1987Map (db m61432) HM
95Kansas (Osborne County), Downs — Carnegie Library1905
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m46614) HM
96Kansas (Riley County), Manhattan — Carnegie Library
Between 1881 and 1917 Andrew Carnegie provided funds for 2,509 public libraries in the United States, Canada, and Britain. One of these was this building, which was the Manhattan Public Library from 1904 to 1969, when it became the Courthouse . . . Map (db m80797) HM
97Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Standing Proudly on the Hill
From its beginning as Fairmount College in 1895, Wichita State University has stood, like these columns, “proudly on the hill” – a phrase from the university’s “Alma Mater” referencing the highest point of land in . . . Map (db m56257) HM
98Kentucky (Fayette County), Lexington — 2199 — Lexington Public Library 1905 - 1989 / A Carnegie Library
Lexington Public Library First library west of the Alleghenies was est. in Lex. in 1795 as a subscription library. The Women's Club of Central Ky. worked for a free public library, and, in 1902, Andrew Carnegie gave $60,000 to build Lex. . . . Map (db m35601) HM
99Louisiana (Rapides Parish), Alexandria — Alexandria Library
This site, located in the town's center square, was set aside for public use on the original town plat commissioned by Alexander Fulton in 1805. The building was constructed solely for advancement of culture and learning in 1907 by Caldwell . . . Map (db m38292) HM
100Michigan (Branch County), Bronson — L2090 — Bronson Public LibraryRegistered Michigan Historic Site
The Bronson library originated in the early 1880s as the Ladies Library Association. In 1888 the township assumed ownership. Built with funds donated by steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie, the Classical Revival Bronson Public Library opened on May 23, . . . Map (db m64550) HM

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