List of Carnegie libraries in South Dakota

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The following list of Carnegie libraries in South Dakota provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in South Dakota, where 25 public libraries were built from 25 grants (totaling $254,000) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1901 to 1917. In addition, academic libraries were built at 2 institutions (totaling $57,000).

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]
Location Notes
1 Aberdeen Aberdeen Mar 14, 1901 $15,000 Open 1902–1950
2 Armour Armour Feb 26, 1914 $7,500 915 Main St.
3 Britton Britton May 8, 1914 $7,500 Open 1921–2002, demolished for school expansion
4 Brookings Brookings BrookingsCarnegie.jpg Dec 13, 1907 $10,000 524 4th St. Open 1915–1976, now the Brookings Arts Council
5 Canton Canton Dec 2, 1904 $10,000 Now a day care center
6 Dallas Dallas Apr 28, 1913 $5,000 off U.S. Route 18
7 Deadwood Deadwood Apr 11, 1902 $15,000 435 Williams St.
8 Dell Rapids Dell Rapids Carnegie Library Dell Rapids, SD 1.jpg Nov 20, 1908 $6,000 513 N. Orleans Ave.
9 Hot Springs Hot Springs Mar 9, 1907 $10,000 145 N. Chicago St. Now an insurance office
10 Huron Huron Dec 13, 1907 $10,000 Open 1909–1965
11 Lake Andes Lake Andes Lake Andes, South Dakota library from N.jpg Nov 21, 1911 $5,000 500 Main St.
12 Madison Madison Jan 16, 1906 $10,000 209 E. Center St.
13 Milbank Milbank Apr 11, 1905 $7,000 211 S. 3rd St. Closed 1979, now a museum
14 Mitchell Mitchell Carnegie Library Mitchell, South Dakota.jpg Jan 10, 1902 $12,000 119 W. 3rd Ave. Now houses historical and genealogical societies
15 Pierre Pierre Mar 20, 1903 $12,500 Open 1905–1972
16 Rapid City Rapid City Mar 11, 1914 $12,500 604 Kansas City St.
17 Redfield Redfield REDFIELD CARNEGIE LIBRARY, SPINK COUNTY, SD.JPG Mar 14, 1902 $10,000 5 E. 5th Ave. Opened in 1902
18 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls Carnegie Library Sioux Falls 1.jpg Jan 24, 1901 $30,000 235 W. 10th St. Open 1903–1972, now the town hall
19 Sisseton Sisseton Jun 11, 1914 $7,500 215 Oak St. E
20 Tyndall Tyndall Dec 3, 1915 $7,500 110 W. 17th Ave.
21 Vermillion Vermillion VermilionSD CarnegieLibraryBuilding.jpg Feb 20, 1903 $10,000 12 Church St.
22 Wagner Wagner Jun 1, 1915 $5,000
23 Watertown Watertown CARNEGIE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY, CODINGTON COUNTY, SD.JPG Apr 13, 1903 $10,000 27 1st Ave. SE Open 1906–1967, now a museum
24 Wessington Springs Wessington Springs May 3, 1917 $7,000 109 W. Main St.
25 Yankton Yankton Yankton Carnegie Library from E 1.JPG Mar 14, 1902 $12,000 4th and Capitol Sts.

Academic libraries[edit]

Institution Locality Image Date
granted
[2]
Grant
amount
[2]
Location Notes
1 University of South Dakota Vermillion National Music Museum.jpg Feb 2, 1906 $40,000 350 E. Clark St. Now the National Music Museum
2 Yankton College Yankton Feb 2, 1904 $17,000

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. ^ a b Miller, pp. 38–40

References[edit]

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.