List of Carnegie libraries in Georgia

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The following list of Carnegie libraries in Georgia provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Georgia, where 24 public libraries were built from 20 grants (totaling $503,756) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1898 to 1914. In addition, academic libraries were built at 5 institutions (totaling $110,000).

Key[edit]

      Building still operating as a library
      Building standing, but now serving another purpose
      Building no longer standing
      Building listed on the National Register of Historic Places
      Building contributes to a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places

Public libraries[edit]

Library City or
town
Image Date
granted
[1]
Grant
amount
[1][2]
Location Notes
1 Albany Albany Albany Carnegie Library (East face).JPG Jan 9, 1905 $10,700 215 N. Jackson St.
2 Americus Americus Apr 23, 1908 $20,000
3 Atlanta Main Branch Atlanta Americana 1920 Libraries - Carnegie Library Atlanta Georgia.jpg Oct 3, 1898 $202,000 The ninth library to in the USA to receive a grant from Carnegie and the second after Pittsburgh to have multiple branches commissioned. Demolished in 1977
4 Atlanta South Branch Atlanta Oct 3, 1898
5 Atlanta Ann Wallace Branch Atlanta Oct 3, 1898 523 Luckie St. NW Now a bank
6 Atlanta Auburn Ave. Branch Atlanta Oct 3, 1898 333 Auburn Ave. NE Colored branch during segregation, open 1921–1949. Demolished in 1960
7 Barnesville Barnesville Apr 28, 1909 $10,000 1 Carnegie Way
8 Boston Boston Boston GA hist dist library01.jpg Dec 3, 1912 $6,000 250 S Main Street
9 Columbus Columbus Apr 26, 1902 $30,000
10 Cordele Cordele Carnegie Library, Cordele.JPG Jan 13, 1903 $17,556 115 E 11th Ave
11 Cuthbert Cuthbert Old Carnegie Library; Cuthbert, GA.JPG May 17, 1912 $7,000
12 Dawson Dawson Mar 14, 1913 $10,000
13 Dublin Dublin Mar 27, 1903 $10,000 311 Academy Ave.
14 Eatonton Eatonton Jun 11, 1914 $6,000 309 N. Madison Ave.
15 Fitzgerald Fitzgerald Apr 13, 1914 $12,500 120 S. Lee Street Now The Carnegie Center[3]
16 Lavonia Lavonia Feb 12, 1910 $5,000 28 Hartwell Rd.
17 Montezuma Montezuma Mar 24, 1906 $10,000
18 Moultrie Moultrie Carnegie Library of Moultrie.JPG Dec 3, 1906 $10,000 39 N. Main St.
19 Newnan Newnan Dec 30, 1901 $10,000 1 LaGrange St.
20 Pelham Pelham Carnegie Library, Pelham.JPG Dec 13, 1906 $10,000 200 Hand Ave. W.
21 Rome Rome Dec 24, 1909 $15,000
22 Savannah Main Branch Savannah Aug 17, 1910 $87,000 2002 Bull St.
23 Savannah Carnegie B. Branch Savannah Aug 17, 1910 537 E. Henry St.
24 Valdosta Valdosta Valdosta GA Carnegie Library01.jpg Apr 30, 1912 $15,000 305 W. Central Avenue Now the Lowndes County Historical Society and Museum[4]

Academic libraries[edit]

Institution Locality Image Year
granted
Grant
amount
Location Notes
1 Agnes Scott College Decatur Mar 26, 1906 $25,000 Demolished in 1986
2 Atlanta University Atlanta Jun 11, 1904 $25,000
3 Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta Carnegie Building 6272.jpg Mar 12, 1906 $20,000
4 Georgia State Normal School Athens Georgia State Normal School Carnegie Library in Athens Georgia, August 2014.jpg Mar 15, 1905 $20,000 1401 Prince Ave.
5 Mercer University Macon Mar 26, 1906 $20,000

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b At various times, Bobinski and Jones disagree on these numbers. In these cases, Jones' numbers have been used due to both a more recent publication date and a more detailed gazetteer of branch libraries, which are often where the discrepancies occur.
  2. ^ In cases where multiple branches were granted, only the total amount is reflected in this column.
  3. ^ http://www.fitzgeraldga.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=159&Itemid=161
  4. ^ http://www.valdostamuseum.org/

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. Reader discretion is advised.