List of Carnegie libraries in Missouri

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The following list of Carnegie libraries in Missouri provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Missouri, where 33 public libraries were built from 26 grants (totaling $1,502,500) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1899 to 1917. In addition, academic libraries were built at 2 institutions (totaling $95,000).

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 MO Library.JPG Jun 2, 1903 $12,500 101 W. Clay St. Continues to be used as a Public Library. (2014)
2 Aurora Aurora AuroraCarnegieLibrary.jpg Mar 14, 1913 $9,000 202 Jefferson Ave. Continues to be used as a Public Library. (2012)
3 Bolivar Bolivar BolivarCarnegieLibrary.jpg Nov 3, 1913 $8,000 120 E. Jackson St. No longer used as a Public Library. (2012)
4 Brookfield Brookfield Nov 9, 1916 $12,000
5 Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau CapeGirardeauCarnegieLibrary.jpg Nov 9, 1916 $25,000 44 N. Lorimier St. Open Apr 1, 1922. Closed in 1980, now county offices and courthouse annex. Main entrance obscured by building addition.
6 Carthage Carthage CarthageCarnegieLibrary.jpg Apr 26, 1902 $25,000 321 W. 7th St. Continues to be used as a Public Library. (2012)
7 Excelsior Springs Excelsior Springs CarnegiePublicLibraryExcelsiorSpringsMissouri.jpg Apr 28, 1913 $10,000 339 E. Broadway St. No longer a public library. (2013)
8 Fayette Fayette CarnegiePublicLibraryFayetteMissouri.jpg May 21, 1913 $10,000 201 S. Main St. Continues to be used as a public library. (2013)
9 Fulton Fulton Apr 8, 1911 $12,000 709 Market St.
10 Huntsville Huntsville CarnegiePublicLibraryHuntsvilleMissouri.jpg Apr 13, 1914 $10,000 102 E. Library St. Continues to be used as a public library. (2013)
11 Jefferson City Jefferson City Jan 15, 1900 $25,000 210 Adams St.
12 Joplin Joplin JoplinCarnegieLibrary.jpg Jul 16, 1901 $60,000 Wall Ave. and 9th St. Closed April 1981
13 Louisiana Louisiana LA MO Library.JPG Apr 11, 1902 $10,000 121 N. 3rd St.
14 Marceline Marceline May 3, 1917 $12,500 119 E. California Ave.
15 Marshfield Marshfield MarshfieldCarnegieLibrary.jpg Apr 8, 1910 $5,000 219 S. Clay St. Closed in 1995, now a museum.
16 Maryville Maryville Dec 29, 1903 $14,000 Open 1905–1962
17 Mexico Mexico Mexico-Audrain Carnegie.jpg Apr 30, 1912 $12,500 149 N. Clark St. Closed in 1968; old building moved from 316 N. Washington St. to new location December 1990; used as library again 1990-present (2014)
18 Moberly Moberly CarnegiePublicLibraryMoberlyMissouri.jpg Apr 26, 1902 $20,000 111 N. 4th St. Continues to be used as a public library. (2013)
19 Monroe City Monroe City CarnegiePublicLibraryMonroeCityMissouri.jpg May 15, 1916 $7,500 109 2nd St. Combined City Hall and Library. (2013)
20 Nevada Nevada CarnegieLibraryBuildingNevada.jpg Jun 1, 1915 $17,500 225 W. Austin Blvd. Now a tourism center. Building still standing (2013).
21 Sedalia Sedalia CarnegiePublicLibrarySedaliaMissouri.jpg Oct 28, 1899 $50,000 311 W. 3rd St. Being refurbished. (2013)
22 Shelbina Shelbina CarnegiePublicLibraryShelbinaMissouri.jpg Nov 9, 1916 $10,000 102 N. Center St Continues to be used as a public library. (2013)
23 Springfield Springfield SpringfieldCarnegieLibrary.jpg Oct 4, 1901 $50,000 397 E. Central St. Continues to be used as a Public Library. (2012)
24 St. Joseph Carnegie St. Joseph StJosephCarnegiePublicLibraryBuildingMassachusettsSt.jpg Feb 13, 1901 $50,000 316 Massachusetts St. Continues to be used as a public library. (2013)
25 St. Joseph Washington Bluff St. Joseph CarnegiePublicLibraryStJosephWashingtonBluff.jpg Feb 13, 1901 1821 N. 3rd St. Continues to be used as a public library. (2013)
26 St. Louis Central St. Louis STLCentrallibrary.jpg Mar 12, 1901 $1,000,000 1301 Olive St. Designed by Cass Gilbert and opened in 1912, renovated 2010–2012.
27 St. Louis Barr St. Louis Mar 12, 1901 1701 S. Jefferson Ave. Continues to be used as a Public Library. (2013)
28 St. Louis Cabanne St. Louis Mar 12, 1901 1106 Union Blvd. Continues to be used as a Public Library. (2013)
29 St. Louis Carondelet St. Louis Mar 12, 1901 6800 Michigan Ave. Reopened 2012 after renovations, and continues to be used as a Public Library. (2013)
30 St. Louis Carpenter St. Louis Mar 12, 1901 3309 S. Grand Blvd. Continues to be used as a Public Library. (2013)
31 St. Louis Divoll St. Louis Old St Louis Divoll Carnegie library building.jpg Mar 12, 1901 1257 Farrar St. Closed c.1965. Located in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Another branch by the same name was opened in another part of the city.
32 St. Louis Soulard St. Louis Mar 12, 1901 706 Lafayette Ave. Opened in 1910, the building still stands, but it is no longer used as a library. (2013)
33 Webb City Webb City Andrew Carnegie Funded Public Library Webb City Missouri.jpg Apr 28, 1913 $25,000 101 S. Liberty Ave. Continues to be used as a Public Library (2012).

Academic libraries[edit]

Institution Locality Image Year
granted
[3]
Grant
amount
[3]
Location Notes
1 Park College Parkville Mar 15, 1904
May 2, 1921
$15,000
$50,000
Now called the Norrington Center, houses offices of admissions and financial aid
2 William Jewell College Liberty Dec 14, 1906 $30,000 Replaced in 1965

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. ^ Grants for multiple libraries (St. Joseph and St. Louis) are listed only by their total amount, not broken down for each branch.
  3. ^ 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 without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.