“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Carnegie Libraries Historical Markers

Public libraries built with money donated by American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
Carnegie Library in New Westminster, circa 1909 image, Touch for more information
By P. Timms, circa 1909
Carnegie Library in New Westminster, circa 1909
British Columbia (Greater Vancouver Regional District), New Westminster — Carnegie Library1905 - 1958
This plaque was unveiled on October 21, 2000 as part of the New Westminster Public Library's celebration of 135 years of service to the community. It commemorates the Carnegie Library which opened on March 5, 1905 on this site and continued to . . . — Map (db m32130) HM
British Columbia (Greater Vancouver Regional District), Vancouver — Carnegie LibraryCity of Vancouver Heritage Building — Architect: George William Grant —
This eclectic 1903 building was one of 2,507 public libraries paid for by the Scottish-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie, the richest person in the world when he retired in 1901. Carnegie believed in the "Gospel of Wealth" and gave away 90% of . . . — Map (db m32318) HM
Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Brockville — The Brockville Public Library — Brockville Historic Area: Our Past —

The predecessor of the Brockville Public Library was the Brockville Mechanics' Institute, established in 1842 to provide reading materials and educational opportunities for the town's workingmen. The library was first housed in rented quarters, . . . — Map (db m146939) HM

United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Fall Road Carnegie Library / Leabharlann Carnegie na bhFálThe Gaeltacht Quarter / An Cheathrú Ghaeltachta

It is appropriate that the Gaeltacht Quarter, a place that is alive with language, should be home to one of the finest Carnegie libraries in Belfast. Carnegie libraries were built in the early part of the 20th century with money donated by the . . . — Map (db m134579) HM

Arizona (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
Arizona (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
Arkansas (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 . . . — Map (db m80138) HM

Arkansas (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 . . . — Map (db m80137) HM

California (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
California (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
California (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
California (Colusa County), Colusa — 9 — Carnegie Library
Erected 1906 Colusa Heritage Marker 9 Dedicated October 6, 1981 — Map (db m16761) HM
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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 1904-1972 — Map (db m71976) HM
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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, 1992 — Map (db m48157) HM
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (Placer County), Roseville — Carnegie Museum
First public library of Roseville Opened October 12, 1912 Property donated by A.B. McRae — Map (db m143968) HM
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (Santa Barbara County), Lompoc — Lompoc Carnegie Library1910 - 1968
Historical Landmark No. 1 — Map (db m67212) HM
California (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
California (Siskiyou County), Yreka — Carnegie Library Building
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1915 — Map (db m70108) HM
California (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
California (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
California (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
Colorado (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
District 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
District 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
District 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 m130885) HM
Georgia (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
Georgia (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
Georgia (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
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Savanna Public LibraryCarnegie Library
Savanna Public Library — Map (db m68356) HM
Indiana (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
Indiana (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
Indiana (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 success . . . — Map (db m46793) HM
Indiana (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
Indiana (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 by . . . — Map (db m3317) HM
Indiana (Fountain County), Covington — Covington Carnegie Library
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m8724) HM
Indiana (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
Indiana (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
Indiana (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
Indiana (Knox County), Vincennes — 42.2001.1 — Vincennes' Carnegie Library
Side One 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 . . . — Map (db m23254) HM
Indiana (LaPorte County), LaPorte — 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
Indiana (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
Indiana (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
Indiana (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
Indiana (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
Indiana (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
Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — Mason City Public Library1903 — Iowa Historic Site —

This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m89574) HM

Iowa (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
Iowa (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 Carnegie — Map (db m87830) HM

Iowa (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 Interior — Map (db m87508) HM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — Carnegie Library

Gift of Andrew Carnegie — Map (db m87793) HM

Iowa (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 Preservation — Map (db m87033) HM

Kansas (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 Interior — Map (db m94632) HM

Kansas (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
Kansas (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
Kansas (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
Kansas (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
Kansas (Harper County), Anthony — Carnegie Library
This building given the People of Anthony by Anthony Carnegie of New York City A.D. MCMIX Mauran - Russell • Architects — Map (db m62838) HM
Kansas (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

Kansas (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 . . . — Map (db m56851) HM
Kansas (Kingman County), Kingman — Carnegie Library
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m62636) HM
Kansas (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 - 2009 — Map (db m42193) HM
Kansas (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
Kansas (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. Plumb — Map (db m80553) HM

Kansas (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
Kansas (Marion County), Peabody — Carnegie Library

This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m95248) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Canton — Last Built Carnegie Library1921

[Title is text] — Map (db m80598) HM

Kansas (Montgomery County), Cherryvale — Carnegie Free Library
Entered as a National Historic Place August 1987 — Map (db m61432) HM
Kansas (Osborne County), Downs — Carnegie Library1905
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m46614) HM
Kansas (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

Kansas (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
Kentucky (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
Louisiana (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
Michigan (Branch County), Bronson — L2090 — Bronson Public Library
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
Michigan (Dickinson County), Iron Mountain — L0501 — Carnegie Library
While in Iron Mountain on Business during 1901, Andrew Carnegie saw the need for a library on the Menominee Iron Range which was then a prospering area. He donated $15,000 for this building. Serving the community for over seventy years, the . . . — Map (db m106021) HM
Michigan (Emmet County), Petoskey — 7 — Carnegie Library BuildingHemingway's Michigan

When living in Petoskey in 1919, the library was a favorite haunt of Hemingway's and, in December, wearing his Italian cape and Red Cross uniform, he spoke here to the Ladies Aid Society about his World War I experiences. At that event he met . . . — Map (db m97891) HM

Michigan (Ingham County), Lansing — L2226 — Carnegie Library
Side A Andrew Carnegie credited libraries with opening the "treasures of knowledge and imagination through which youth may ascend." This belief led him to provide funding for more than 1,600 libraries across the United States. Designed by . . . — Map (db m103324) HM
Michigan (Livingston County), Howell — L2013 — Howell Carnegie Library
Side 1 The Howell library association originated as the Ladies Library Association in 1875. That year, the ladies began offering books for lending. The need for spacious, permanent quarters grew, and in 1902, for three hundred dollars and . . . — Map (db m107873) HM
Michigan (Macomb County), Mount Clemens — L575 — Carnegie Library
Mount Clemens Carnegie building was erected in 1904 and was the first Carnegie Library built in Macomb County. It is one out of 1,681 such libraries across the United States financed by Andrew Carnegie, the industrialist and philanthropist. The . . . — Map (db m85696) HM
Michigan (Manistee County), Manistee — L1950 — Manistee City Library

In 1885 a group of Manistee Ladies formed the Lakeside Club, whose primary goal was to create a library. In 1902 the club joined forces with the local literary society and successfully campaigned for a public library. The Andrew Carnegie . . . — Map (db m97376) HM

Michigan (Saint Clair County), Port Huron — 2160 — Port Huron Public Library
In 1902 the city of Port Huron secured money from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie to erect a municipal library. Two years later, this grand, Beaux-Arts-style building was completed at a cost of $45,000. Chicago architects Patton and Miller . . . — Map (db m76105) HM
Michigan (St. Joseph County), Three Rivers — L1044A — Old Three Rivers Public Library
Built in 1904, this structure served as a public library for seventy-five years. Financed by an Andrew Carnegie grant, it was designed by A.W. Rush & Co. and built by H.V. Snyder & Son. Warren J. Willits donated the site. The exterior pink granite . . . — Map (db m64547) HM
Michigan (Van Buren County), Paw Paw — L2114 — Paw Paw Public Library
This building opened as the Paw Paw Public Library on June 26, 1920. Jackson architect Claire Allen designed the library, as well as the nearby county courthouse. Pennsylvania industrialist Andrew Carnegie donated $10,000 toward construction and . . . — Map (db m68434) HM
Minnesota (Crow Wing County), Brainerd — Carnegie Library
This building was presented to the City of Brainerd by Andrew Carnegie Anno Domini, 1904. — Map (db m78408) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — Carnegie Library
This library was donated to Hibbing by Andrew C. Carnegie. Mr. Carnegie was a financier who made his fortune in steel. The library was finer than many in larger cities. It had all the major books available at the time. When the building . . . — Map (db m5184) HM
Mississippi (Coahoma County), Clarksdale — Carnegie Public Library
In 1909 steel magnate Andrew Carnegie was contacted by local women's club member Liliian Waddell about sponsoring a public library. In 1911 the Carnegie Foundation gave $10,000 to the city of Clarksdale to build and equip a public library, with the . . . — Map (db m89927) HM
Mississippi (Lauderdale County), Meridian — Carnegie Branch Library for Blacks
The 13th Street Colored Branch Library, also known as the Carnegie Library for Blacks, opened in 1913 on a site donated by St. Paul Methodist Church. The library was one of twelve segregated libraries funded by Andrew Carnegie. The one-story, red . . . — Map (db m140955) HM
Missouri (Cole County), Jefferson City — Carnegie Library

Designated Landmark City of Jefferson — Map (db m84654) HM

Montana (Fergus County), Lewistown — Carnegie LibraryCourthouse Historic District
Lewistown's first library opened in 1897 with 269 books in a corner of Mary Hanson's millinery shop. When Mrs. Hanson left town two years later, the collection moved to the office of Elizabeth Peeples, county superintendent of schools. In 1905 . . . — Map (db m143418) HM
Montana (Ravalli County), Hamilton — Carnegie Library
Hamilton’s Ministerial Association opened the first free library in Ravalli County in April 1903 in a room donated by the Ravalli County Bank. Three months later, Hamilton voters levied a one mill tax to support the library, and the enterprise . . . — Map (db m123589) HM
Nevada (Washoe County), Reno — 247 — Site of Nevada’s First Public Library
In 1895, Washoe County District Attorney, Frank H. Norcross, later a Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court and a Federal Judge, began a drive to establish Nevada’s first free public library in Reno. That year, he persuaded the Nevada Legislature . . . — Map (db m44215) HM
New York (Niagara County), Niagara Falls — The Carnegie Building1022 Main Street — Niagara Falls • Department of Community Development —
Erected in 1902, this was originally the Library, one of over 2,500 public libraries donated by Andrew Carnegie to communities across America. This great man donated over $350 million of his fortune to various causes incl. this at Niagara. Renovated . . . — Map (db m86558) HM
New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — 1903 Library

Port Jervis Free Library Chartered Sept 29 1892 Only Carnegie Library in Orange County New York Site given by Peter Farnum — Map (db m107188) HM

New York (Queens County), Woodhaven — Woodhaven Library
The last public library to be built with Carnegie money. Cornerstone set June 28, 1923 by Mayor Hylan   Opened January 7, 1924. — Map (db m133642) HM
Ohio (Clinton County), Wilmington — 9-14 — Wilmington Library
The Wilmington Public Library of Clinton County, one of 111 Carnegie libraries in Ohio, opened its doors to readers on June 30, 1904. A $12,500 gift from steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie financed construction of the original . . . — Map (db m139704) HM
Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — Carnegie Public Library
At the beginning of the Twentieth Century, Andrew Carnegie, who spent time with relatives in East Liverpool during his childhood, donated $50,000 toward the construction of a public library. The building was dedicated on May 8, 1902. In the 1990's . . . — Map (db m44150) HM
Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Berea — 61-18 — Baldwin University
In 1845, Baldwin Institute, one of the first schools in the area open to all students regardless of gender, race, or creed, was chartered. The wealth generated by the sandstone and grindstone industries of Berea allowed John Baldwin to found the . . . — Map (db m3536) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Pickerington — The Carnegie Library
Side A: This Carnegie Library was built in 1916 with funds from the Carnegie Corporation. It was constructed and furnished from a Carnegie Corporation grant of $10,000. Pickerington was one of the smallest of the 1,946 communities in the United . . . — Map (db m17432) HM
Ohio (Franklin County), Columbus — 97-25 — Columbus Main Library / Judge Noah Swayne Home
Columbus Main Library The first tax supported free public library in Columbus was formed in 1873 and housed in City Hall. In 1901, City Librarian John Pugh petitioned Andrew Carnegie for funding and was granted $200,000. In 1903, the Swayne . . . — Map (db m12927) HM
Ohio (Greene County), Wilberforce — Carnegie Library (1907)
This neoclassical structure, a combination of Federalism and Great Reunion, was a gift of Andrew Carnegie to Wilberforce University. It was built in 1907 and was remodeled and enlarged in 1938. The building provided general reading, reference, . . . — Map (db m14062) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Steubenville — 10-41 — Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) / Carnegie Library of Steubenville
Front Text: Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, Scotland. He immigrated to Allegheny City Pennsylvania with his family when he was 13. While operating the telegraphs for the Pennsylvania Railroad, . . . — Map (db m62959) HM
Ohio (Paulding County), Paulding — 2-63 — Paulding County Carnegie Library
In 1912, the president of the Public Library Association in Paulding requested funding from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie to building a library in Paulding. At first the Carnegie Corporation of New York refused, stating that it only provided . . . — Map (db m69012) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — 9-71 — Burton Egbert Stevenson
[Marker Front]: Born in Chillicothe in 1872, Burton Stevenson's life was devoted to the written word as a prolific author and anthologist, and as a librarian. Following stints as a journalist while a student at Princeton University and then . . . — Map (db m14683) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Canton — Carnegie Library
Built with funds from steel magnate Andrew Carnegie, the Carnegie Library was designed in 1904 by Canton architect Guy Tilden and opened to the public in 1905.

This magnificent structure served as the Canton Public Library until 1972. Thanks . . . — Map (db m124399) HM

Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Lebanon Library / Harmon Hall
Side A: Lebanon Library Andrew Carnegie gave Lebanon $10,000 in 1906 for the construction of a library if the town would provide at least $1,000 a year for its upkeep. Money for the books and furnishings was given by Lebanon's own William E. . . . — Map (db m24779) HM
Oklahoma (Logan County), Guthrie — Carnegie Library
Built in 1902 with a grant of $25,000 from Andrew Carnegie, it housed the first tax-supported library in Oklahoma. It was the site of the inaugurations of Territorial Governor Frank Frantz in 1905 and 1st State Governor, Charles N. Haskell, in 1907. . . . — Map (db m141936) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Medford — Medford Public Library
Medford Public Library Gift of Mr. Andrew Carnegie Erected 1911 — Map (db m112538) HM
Oregon (Umatilla County), Pendleton — Carnegie Building
Currently used as the Pendleton Center for the Arts, this structure was built with $25,000 of endowment money from the Carnegie Foundation plus funds from the County for use as the Umatilla County Library. The architect was Folger Johnson of . . . — Map (db m111853) HM
Oregon (Wasco County), The Dalles — Carnegie Library
Dedicated in September, 1910, this classical-style brick structure was one of many throughout Oregon and Washington constructed with grant assistance from the Carnegie Foundation during 1898-1916. In 1912, by contract with the Wasco County Court for . . . — Map (db m112163) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Braddock — Braddock Carnegie Library — Historic Landmark —
Braddock Carnegie Library has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance In commemorating the history of the United States of America Built in 1888-1889 and dedicated March 30, 1889, . . . — Map (db m99024) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Homestead — Carnegie Library of Homestead — Historic Landmark —
Carnegie Library of Homestead Alden and Harlow, Architects 1896-98 — Map (db m44874) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Homestead — Carnegie Library of Homestead Swim Team
Carnegie Library opened here 1898. Host to athletic club that included world-renowned swimmers. Coached by Jack Scarry, Olympic medal winners were Susan Laird and Jo McKim, 1928, and Lenore Kight Wingard, 1932 and 1936. Anna Mae Gorman competed in . . . — Map (db m44870) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Oakmont — Oakmont Carnegie Library — Historic Landmark —
Oakmont Carnegie Library Built 1901 Alden & Harlow, Architects — Map (db m72331) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Andrew Carnegie(1835-1919)
A poor Scottish immigrant, Carnegie became a millionaire steel magnate and proponent of the "Gospel of Wealth." Seeking to benefit society with his fortune, he built over 2,500 libraries and endowed institutions advancing education and peace. — Map (db m40875) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — First Free Public Library Building in the United States
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Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Beaver Falls — The Carnegie Library
Constructed in 1903 as the County's first library building. The building funds were furnished by an Andrew Carnegie grant and the site and maintenance by the citizens of Beaver Falls and the Big Beaver Falls School District. — Map (db m135) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), State College — Carnegie Building
Completed in 1904 with a gift from Penn State trustee and industrialist Andrew Carnegie, it was the university's first library building. It typefies more than 2,000 college and community libraries built with donations from Carnegie. — Map (db m134773) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Wyoming Branch of the Free Library
The last library funded by noted philanthropist Andrew Carnegie opened here October 30, 1930, as the Wyoming Avenue Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Pittsburgh industrialist Carnegie endowed more than 2,500 libraries worldwide, including . . . — Map (db m82918) HM
South Carolina (Anderson County), Honea Path — 4-27 — Carnegie Library
Honea Path is the smallest town of the fourteen South Carolina communities with libraries funded by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation. Dr. John Wright, Mayor John Humbert, and Miss Jennie Erwin were leaders in obtaining the $5000 grant. The Honea . . . — Map (db m10759) HM
South Carolina (Cherokee County), Gaffney — 11-6 — Carnegie Library
This Classical Revival building, built in 1913-14 and designed by Arthur W. Hamby, was one of 14 public libraries built in S.C. between 1903 and 1916 with funding from Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Foundation. A 1938 addition compatible to the . . . — Map (db m7307) HM
South Carolina (Dillon County), Latta — Latta Library: A Carnegie Library
Andrew Carnegie was born in Scotland in 1835 as the Industrial Revolution was sweeping across Great Britian. Seeking a better life his family arrived in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania while Andrew was a small child. From a bobbin boy in a cotton mill . . . — Map (db m45146) HM
South Carolina (Dillon County), Latta — 17-9 — The Latta Library
In 1911 W. C. Allen led a movement for a public library in Latta and was authorized by the town council to negotiate with Andrew Carnegie for funds. After the town complied with conditions set by Mr. Carnegie, he donated $5,000 and C. F. Bass of . . . — Map (db m44749) HM
South Dakota (Brookings County), Brookings — Heart of Brookings
Brookings County Courthouse The Renaissance Revival-style courthouse was built in 1911 for $100,000 to replace the original 1885 two-story $7,000 wooden courthouse. Oscar Lee, an amateur artist from Volga, South Dakota, painted . . . — Map (db m118947) HM
South Dakota (Codington County), Watertown — Carnegie Free Public Library27 First Ave. S. E.
Built 1905-1906. Maurice Hockman Architect. Library left 1974. — Map (db m141092) HM
South Dakota (Hughes County), Pierre — 692 — Hughes County Courthouse / Site of First Library in Pierre
Hughes County Courthouse (marker side 1) The Hughes County Courthouse was built and occupied in February 1935, to replace the original 1883 brick structure. The new Courthouse was designed by architects Hugill and Blatherwick of Sioux . . . — Map (db m124269) HM
South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Deadwood's Carnegie Library
Andrew Carnegie, steel tycoon and philanthropist, is best known for his charitable contributions in financing public libraries. From 1886 until his death in 1919, Carnegie supported the construction of 1,679 public libraries across the United . . . — Map (db m121064) HM
South Dakota (Spink County), Redfield — Redfield Carnegie Library
This Property has been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m102061) HM
Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 122 — Academic Building At Fisk University
The Academic Building at Fisk University was designed by Nashville architect Moses McKissack and was made possible by a gift from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. On May 22, 1908, William H. Taft, later 27th President of the United States, laid the . . . — Map (db m4511) HM
Texas (Brazos County), Bryan — 13339 — Carnegie Public Library
Center of cultural and civic activities in Bryan since 1903. Established through inspiration of the mutual improvement club (renamed the Woman's Club, 1909), under the leadership of Mmes. Lucy Miley Brandon and Rose Fountain Howell who with modest . . . — Map (db m119639) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 12435 — Belle Sherman Kendall
The daughter of Texas Revolutionary War general Sidney Sherman and Catherine Isabell (Cox), Belle Sherman (1847-1919) was born in Harrisburg and married William E. Kendall in 1867. After making Houston her home in 1878, Belle S. Kendall became a . . . — Map (db m123014) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 13093 — Houston Public Library
Within 10 years of its founding in 1836, Houston was a bustling city. Throughout the 1840s, the city's professionals came together in debating societies to discuss a variety of topics. They created the Houston Circulating Library to provide . . . — Map (db m62370) HM
Texas (Kaufman County), Terrell — 9425 — Carnegie Library Building
Completed in 1904, this library building is located on land owned in the 1890s by local publisher O. B. Colquitt, who later became the governor of Texas. It was designed by the Waco firm of Messer and Smith and features classical detailing. Through . . . — Map (db m97323) HM
Texas (Kaufman County), Terrell — 9426 — Carnegie Public Library
Opened 1904 through the efforts of local women's clubs. Building a gift of public benefactor Andrew Carnegie. Only library in Kaufman County; has been information center for students of five local colleges and a site of early civic functions. . . . — Map (db m97324) HM
Texas (Marion County), Jefferson — 8059 — Jefferson Public Library
Built 1907 by local funds plus a gift from Andrew Carnegie Foundation – one of 34 such grants made in Texas (where the movement for public libraries had begun in 1881). A center of interest in a culture-loving town. . . . — Map (db m123271) HM
Texas (Robertson County), Franklin — 10925 — Franklin Carnegie Library
The city of Franklin housed a library of 1,000 volumes in its City Hall before 1913. In February that year, Franklin Mayor R. M. Cole (1848-1931) applied to the Carnegie Corporation of New York for funds to build a new library. The Carnegie . . . — Map (db m119605) HM
Texas (Runnels County), Ballinger — 732 — Carnegie Library Building
This native limestone library was built in 1909-11 with funds from New York industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Local banker Jo Wilmeth donated the land and the Rev. J. D. Leslie, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, served as . . . — Map (db m72229) HM
Texas (Smith County), Tyler — Tyler Carnegie LibraryBuilt in 1904 — Tyler Honors · Half Mile of History —
It served as the City's library for 75 years, until a new one was opened in 1979. It was financed by a $15,000 gift from Andrew Carnegie and by citizens who raised $2,000 to buy the land. — Map (db m105552) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Ephraim — N-770 — Ephraim Carnegie Library
Built in 1914-1915, the Ephraim Carnegie Library is one of 23 Carnegie Libraries in Utah and one of over 1650 library buildings in the United States that were founded by millionaire/philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie donated the entire cost of . . . — Map (db m74993) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Manti — N-771 — Manti Carnegie Library
Built in 1910-11, the Manti Carnegie Library is one of 23 Carnegie Libraries in Utah and one of over 1650 library buildings in the United States that were built by millionaire/philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie donated the entire cost of the . . . — Map (db m74945) HM
Utah (Sevier County), Richfield — N-773 — Richfield Carnegie Library
Built in 1913-14, the Richfield Carnegie Library is one of 23 Carnegie Libraries in Utah and one of over 1650 library buildings in the United States that were built by millionaire/philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie donated the entire cost of . . . — Map (db m74821) HM
Virginia, Manassas — Carnegie Building
Perhaps the greatest financial accomplishment of the Manassas Industrial School was convincing millionaire philanthropist Andrew Carnegie to donate $15,000 toward construction in 1910-11 of the academic building that bore his name. Housing . . . — Map (db m143086) HM
Virginia (Norfolk), West Freemason — Old Norfolk Public Library
Norfolk had several libraries for public use during the nineteenth century, among them that of the Norfolk Library Association, organized in 1870. Though designated "public," membership was not free. The fee to use the reading rooms and to check out . . . — Map (db m35159) HM
Washington (Skagit County), Anacortes — Andrew Carnegie
The late, great, rich & powerful Andrew Carnegie: A real man of steel Born 1835 in Scotland came to USA 1848. Was a bobbin-boy, clerk telegraph & newspaper guy, built bridges, made iron, near monopolized steel. Wrote books & . . . — Map (db m74358) HM
Wisconsin (Columbia County), Columbus — Columbus Public Library
The Prairie Style Library was designed by Louis W. Claude (former associate of Louis Sullivan) and Edward F. Starck of Madison, Wisconsin, and built with funding from Andrew Carnegie and the Columbus Women's Club. The library was dedicated November . . . — Map (db m28344) HM
Wisconsin (Dane County), Madison — 131 — Sixth Ward Public LibraryClaude and Starck, Architects — 1912 —
The Sixth Ward Public Library was funded by a grant from Andrew Carnegie and is the oldest existing Carnegie library building in Madison. It is significant as the work of architects Claude and Starck, and is designed in the Collegiate Gothic style . . . — Map (db m50054) HM
Wisconsin (Dodge County), Waupun — Carnegie Library
Waupun Wis. has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Dept. of Interior Sept. 4, 1979 Wapun Historical Society — Map (db m55384) HM
Wisconsin (Eau Claire County), Eau Claire — Eau Claire Public Library — City of Eau Claire Landmark Commission —
Historic Building Built 1903. Architects, Patton and Miller, Chicago, Illinois. Contractor, Hoeppner-Bartlett Company of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. This building was a gift to the City of Eau Claire by Andrew Carnegie. Approved June . . . — Map (db m74658) HM
Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Ripon — 401 Watson Street
1905–1973 · Public Library (relocated) 1973–1996 · Pearl's House of Fashion 1996–Present · Accurate Controls The majority of the money for the building of this library was given to the city by Andrew Carnegie. . . . — Map (db m61763) HM
Wisconsin (Monroe County), Sparta — 490 — Sparta Free Library
Prior to the construction of this building in 1902, the Sparta Free Library had several homes in the community. Schick and Roth, a LaCrosse architectural firm, designed the library building. Steel magnate Andrew Carnegie provided construction . . . — Map (db m9054) HM
Wyoming (Laramie County), Cheyenne — Site of Cheyenne's Carnegie Public Library -- 1901-1966
New York, Dec. 27, 1899 Robert C. Morris, Esq., Dear Sir: Your favor of the 16th instant received. When the city of Cheyenne is willing to furnish a proper site for a free public library and maintain it at a cost of not less than $3,000 a . . . — Map (db m95259) HM
Wyoming (Uinta County), Evanston — 183 — Uinta County Library (Carnegie Library) 1906
The National Register of Historic Places Wyoming Place No. 183 Downtown Evanston Historic District — Map (db m36477) HM

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