List of Carnegie libraries in Montana

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List of Carnegie libraries in Montana is located in Montana
Big Timber
Big Timber
Bozeman
Bozeman
Chinook
Chinook
Dillon
Dillon
Fort Benton
Fort Benton
Hamilton
Hamilton
Hardin
Hardin
Havre
Havre
Kalispell
Kalispell
Lewistown
Lewistown
Livingston
Livingston
Malta
Malta
Miles City
Miles City
Missoula
Missoula
Red Lodge
Red Lodge
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Montana Carnegie library buildings still standing

The following list of Carnegie libraries in Montana provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Montana, where 17 libraries were built from 17 grants (totaling $219,200) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1901 to 1918. As of 2013, 15 of these buildings are still standing, and 9 still operate as libraries.

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

Carnegie libraries[edit]

Library City or
town
Image Date
granted
[1]
Grant
amount
[1]
Location Notes
1 Big Timber Big Timber May 16, 1911 $7,500 314 McLeod St.
45°49′57″N 109°57′7″W / 45.83250°N 109.95194°W / 45.83250; -109.95194 (Big Timber Carnegie Public Library)
2 Bozeman Bozeman BozemanCarnegieLibrary2011.jpg Mar 14, 1902 $15,000 35 N. Bozeman Ave.
45°40′49″N 111°2′4″W / 45.68028°N 111.03444°W / 45.68028; -111.03444 (Bozeman Carnegie Library)
Now houses law offices
3 Chinook Chinook Oct 29, 1918 $15,000 421 Ohio St.
4 Dillon Dillon Jan 22, 1902 $7,500 121 S. Idaho St.
45°12′59″N 112°38′13″W / 45.21639°N 112.63694°W / 45.21639; -112.63694 (Dillon City Library)
5 Fort Benton Fort Benton Mar 31, 1916 $15,000 1518 Main St.
6 Glasgow Glasgow Apr 8, 1907 $7,500 Demolished about 1965
7 Great Falls Great Falls Jun 21, 1901 $31,700 Demolished about 1965
8 Hamilton Hamilton Jul 23, 1914 $9,000 306 State St.
9 Hardin Hardin Mar 31, 1916 $7,500 419 N. Custer Ave.
10 Havre Havre Carnegie Public Library (2013) - Hill County, Montana.png Mar 14, 1913 $12,000 447 4th Ave.
48°32′57″N 109°40′35″W / 48.54917°N 109.67639°W / 48.54917; -109.67639 (Carnegie Public Library)
Now the Old Library Art Gallery
11 Kalispell Kalispell Dec 21, 1901 $10,000 302 2nd Ave. E. Now the Hockaday Museum of Art
12 Lewistown Lewistown Lewistown Montana Carnegie Library.jpg Jan 19, 1905 $10,000 701 W. Main St.
47°3′41″N 109°25′47″W / 47.06139°N 109.42972°W / 47.06139; -109.42972 (Lewistown Carnegie Library)
Completed in 1906, opened in 1907
13 Livingston Livingston Mar 20, 1903 $10,000 228 W. Callender St. Opened October 1904
14 Malta Malta Phillips County Carnegie Library (2013) - Phillips County, Montana.png Feb 3, 1917 $15,000 S. 1st St.
48°21′35″N 107°52′34″W / 48.35972°N 107.87611°W / 48.35972; -107.87611 (Phillips County Carnegie Library)
Now a museum
15 Miles City Miles City Miles City Montana Public Library.jpg Jul 16, 1901 $10,000 1 S. 10th St.
16 Missoula Missoula Carnegie Public Library (2012) - Missoula County, Montana.png Jan 13, 1903 $12,500 335 N. Pattee St.
46°52′21″N 113°59′29″W / 46.87250°N 113.99139°W / 46.87250; -113.99139 (Missoula Carnegie Public Library)
Now the Missoula Art Museum
17 Red Lodge Red Lodge Jun 11, 1914 $15,000 3 W. 8th St.

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.

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.