List of Carnegie libraries in Alabama

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List of Carnegie libraries in Alabama is located in Alabama
Anniston
Anniston
AvondaleEnsleyWest End
Avondale
Ensley
West End
Bessemer
Bessemer
Eufaula
Eufaula
Gadsden
Gadsden
Huntsville
Huntsville
Montgomery
Montgomery
Selma
Selma
Talladega
Talladega
Troy
Troy
Union Springs 
Union Springs 
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Alabama Carnegie libraries

The following list of Carnegie libraries in Alabama provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Alabama, where 14 public libraries were built from 14 grants (totaling $195,800) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1901 to 1916. In addition, academic libraries were built at 5 institutions (totaling $94,040).

Key[edit]

      Building still operating as a library
      Building standing, but now serving another purpose
      Building no longer standing


Public libraries[edit]

Library City or
town
Image Date
granted
Grant
amount
Location Notes
1 Anniston Anniston Anniston, Alabama Carnegie library.png May 15, 1916 $20,000 Wilmer Ave. & E 10th St.
33°39′25.92″N 85°49′42.27″W / 33.6572000°N 85.8284083°W / 33.6572000; -85.8284083 (Anniston Carnegie library)
Open 1918–1965
2 Avondale Avondale Dec 13, 1907 $10,000 Open 1908–1961
3 Bessemer Bessemer Feb 13, 1906 $10,000 321 18th St. N
33°24′8.22″N 86°57′16.86″W / 33.4022833°N 86.9546833°W / 33.4022833; -86.9546833 (Bessemer Carnegie library)
4 Decatur Decatur Feb 12, 1903 $12,000 207 Church St. NE
34°36′45.11″N 86°58′55.2″W / 34.6125306°N 86.982000°W / 34.6125306; -86.982000 (Decatur Carnegie library)
5 Ensley Ensley Mar 25, 1905 $10,000 Corner of Avenue H and 18th St. Open 1906–1955
6 Eufaula Eufaula Eufaula Carnegie Library.JPG Feb 2, 1903 $10,000 217 N Eufaula Ave.
31°53′48.47″N 85°8′44.35″W / 31.8967972°N 85.1456528°W / 31.8967972; -85.1456528 (Eufaula Carnegie library)
7 Gadsden Gadsden Nov 18, 1903 $10,000 701 Forrest Ave.
34°1′21.17″N 86°2′43.65″W / 34.0225472°N 86.0454583°W / 34.0225472; -86.0454583 (Gadsden Carnegie library)
Open 1906–1964
8 Huntsville Huntsville May 8, 1914 $12,500 Open 1916–1966
9 Montgomery Montgomery Carnegie Library Montgomery.jpg Feb 13, 1901 $50,000 100 S Lawrence St.
32°22′36.71″N 86°18′22.44″W / 32.3768639°N 86.3062333°W / 32.3768639; -86.3062333 (Montgomery Carnegie library)
10 Selma Selma Carnegie Library Selma.jpg Apr 13, 1903 $11,800 912 Selma Avenue
32°24′29.55″N 87°1′18.55″W / 32.4082083°N 87.0218194°W / 32.4082083; -87.0218194 (Selma Carnegie Library)
11 Talladega Talladega Talladega Public Library Talladega Alabama USA.jpg Feb 13, 1906 $12,500 200 South St. E
33°26′1.63″N 86°5′59.4″W / 33.4337861°N 86.099833°W / 33.4337861; -86.099833 (Talladega Carnegie library)
12 Troy Troy Apr 6, 1908 $10,000 306 E Academy St.
31°48′35.82″N 85°58′8.8″W / 31.8099500°N 85.969111°W / 31.8099500; -85.969111 (Troy Carnegie library)
13 Union Springs Union Springs Jan 6, 1911 $7,000 103 Prairie St. N
32°8′28.54″N 85°42′57.98″W / 32.1412611°N 85.7161056°W / 32.1412611; -85.7161056 (Union Spring Carnegie library)
14 West End West End Feb 1, 1909 $10,000 Tuscaloosa Ave. SW & 13th St. SW
33°29′36.94″N 86°51′12.72″W / 33.4935944°N 86.8535333°W / 33.4935944; -86.8535333 (West End Carnegie library)
Open 1912–1962

Academic libraries[edit]

Institution City or
town
Image Date
granted
[1]
Grant
amount
[1]
Location Notes
1 Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University Normal AAMU Carnegie Library Dec10.jpg Mar 10, 1904 $16,540 Buchanan Way
34°47′5.07″N 86°34′9.75″W / 34.7847417°N 86.5693750°W / 34.7847417; -86.5693750 (Alabama A&M University Carnegie Library)
2 Alabama Polytechnic Institute Auburn Mary E. Martin Hall - Auburn University - IMG 2800.JPG Mar 27, 1905 $30,000 W. Thatch Avenue
32°36′13.86″N 85°29′1.16″W / 32.6038500°N 85.4836556°W / 32.6038500; -85.4836556 (Mary E. Martin Hall)
Now Martin Hall, houses offices
3 Judson College Marion Mar 12, 1906 $12,500 Now Bean Hall, houses Alabama Women's Hall of Fame
4 Talladega College Talladega Jan 16, 1904 $15,000 Burned in 1963
5 Tuskegee University Tuskegee Carnegie Library Tuskegee University.jpg Dec 20, 1900 $20,000 Open 1901–1932, now houses offices

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Miller, pp. 38–40

References[edit]

  • Anderson, Florence (1963). Carnegie Corporation Library Program 1911–1961. New York: Carnegie Corporation. OCLC 1282382. 
  • Bobinski, George S. (1969). Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public Library Development. Chicago: American Library Association. ISBN 0-8389-0022-4. 
  • Jones, Theodore (1997). Carnegie Libraries Across America. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-14422-3. 
  • Miller, Durand R. (1943). Carnegie Grants for Library Buildings, 1890–1917. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York. OCLC 2603611. 

Note: The above references, while all authoritative, are not entirely mutually consistent. Some details of this list may have been drawn from one of the references (usually Jones) without support from the others.