List of Carnegie libraries in Washington

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The following list of Carnegie libraries in Washington provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Washington, where 43 libraries were built from 33 grants (totaling $1,046,000) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1901 to 1916. Of the 43 libraries built, 32 still stand and out of those, 14 still serve their original purpose.

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][2]
Location Notes
1 Aberdeen Aberdeen Aberdeen Public Library.jpg Jan 18, 1907 $15,000 121 E. Market Street, Aberdeen, WA. 98520-5292 Razed for new library
2 Anacortes Anacortes Anacortes Public Library (now museum) 03.jpg Dec 14, 1908 $10,000 1305 8th Street, Anacortes, WA. 98221-1833 Designed by Cox, Piper & Carder of Bellingham, WA. Now the Anacortes Museum
3 Auburn Auburn Auburn, WA - Auburn Dance Center 02.jpg May 17, 1912 $9,000 306 Auburn Avenue, Auburn, WA. 98002-5013 Designed by David Meyers. Currently a dance studio
4 Bellingham Central Bellingham Bellingham Carnegie Library.jpg Mar 27, 1903 $36,000 Champion & Commercial Streets, Bellingham, WA. 98225 Formally opened February 22, 1908. Razed for parking lot.
5 Bellingham Fairhaven Bellingham B'ham Fairhaven Library 02.jpg Mar 27, 1903 1117 12th Street, Bellingham, WA. 98225-6617 Designed by Seattle firm of Elliot & West. Opened December 20, 1904.
6 Burlington Burlington Carnegie Libray Burlington.jpg Apr 13, 1914 $5,000 901 E. Fairhaven Ave., Burlington, WA. 98233-1900 Currently part of Burlington-Edison School District offices
7 Centralia Centralia Centralia, WA library.jpg Jan 6, 1911 $15,000 110 South Silver Street, Centralia, WA. 98531-4296 Designed by Watson M. Vernon of Aberdeen, WA. Expanded and renovated in 1976 by Harry B. Rich of Seattle.
8 Chehalis Chehalis Chehalis Carnegie Library.jpg May 8, 1908 $10,000 400 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis, WA. 98532-0419 Originally designed by Y.D. Hensill of Eugene, Oregon. Heavily remodeled after 1949 Earthquake and razed in 2007 for new library
9 Clarkston Clarkston TransparentPlaceholder.png Jan 17, 1912 $10,000 6th & Chestnut Streets, Clarkston, WA. 99403-2644 Incorporated into Clarkston High School campus as counseling center.
10 Edmonds Edmonds Edmonds WA museum 02.jpg Jan 31, 1910 $5,000 118 5th Avenue North, Edmonds, WA. 98020-3145 Operated as a library until 1982. Now a museum
11 Ellensburg Ellensburg Ellensburg Library.jpg Jan 8, 1908 $10,000 209 North Ruby Street, Ellensburg, WA. 98926-3338 Opened October 1909. Replaced by new library in 1965.
12 Everett Everett Everett - Carnegie Library 03.jpg Jan 6, 1903 $25,000 3001 Oakes Avenue, Everett, WA. 98201 Designed by August F. Heide. Design inspired by Carnegie Library at Pomona, California which was in turn modeled after the Boston Public Library, McKim Building. Currently being renovated for Snohomish County Museum.
13 Goldendale Goldendale Goldendale Free Public Library - Goldendale Washington.jpg Nov 3, 1913 $8,000 131 West Burgen Street, Goldendale, WA. 98620-9544
14 Hoquiam Hoquiam Hoquiam Timberland Library 01.jpg Dec 2, 1909 $20,000 420 7th Street, Hoquiam, WA. 98550-3616 Opened 1911, remodeled and expanded in 1989-90.
15 North Yakima North Yakima North Yakima Library.jpg Dec 14, 1903 $15,000 104 N. 3rd Street, Yakima, WA Designed by Seattle architect Charles Bebb. Opened 1906 and razed in 1958 for new library
16 Olympia Olympia Olympia Public Library.jpg Mar 20, 1903 $25,000 620 Franklin St. SE, Olympia, WA. 98501-1359 Designed by Joseph Wohleb of Olympia with Blackwell & Baker of Seattle. Currently houses a non-denominational church.
17 Pasco Pasco Pasco Carnegie Library.jpg Dec 13, 1909 $10,000 305 North 4th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301-5324 Now the Franklin County Historical Museum
18 Port Angeles Port Angeles Port Angeles - Carnegie Library.jpg Nov 9, 1916 $12,500 207 South Lincoln Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362-3002 Now Clallam County Historical Society museum
19 Port Townsend Port Townsend Port Townsend Library.JPG Jul 13, 1912 $12,500 1220 Lawrence Street, Port Townsend, WA. 98368
20 Prosser Prosser Prosser, WA - Carnegie Library.jpg Apr 28, 1909 $5,000 902 7th Street, Prosser, WA. 99350-1454 Razed for new library
21 Puyallup Puyallup Puyallup - Carnegie Library.JPG Feb 15, 1912 $12,500 330 South Meridian, Puyallup, WA. 98371-5914 Designed by Roland E. Borhek and dedicated on February 11, 1913. Razed c. 1961
22 Renton Renton TransparentPlaceholder.png May 21, 1913 $10,000 Bronson Way N. near Park Ave. N., Renton, WA 98057-2163 Designed by Harold H. Ginnold. Officially opened March 11, 1914. Razed c. 1968 for park expansion; new library built nearby
23 Ritzville Ritzville Ritzville, WA - Carnegie Library.JPG Dec 24, 1906 $10,500 302 W. Main St., Ritzville, WA. 99169
24 Seattle Main Seattle Seattle - Carnegie Library 01.jpg Jan 6, 1901 $430,000 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104 Designed by P.J. Webber of Chicago. Razed 1957-8 for new Library
25 Seattle Ballard Seattle Ballard Carnegie 04.jpg Mar 27, 1903 $15,000 2026 Northwest Market Street, Seattle, WA. 98107-4080 Designed by H. Ryan. Library moved to new quarters in 1963. Building currently houses a bar called Kangaroo and Kiwi.
26 Seattle Columbia Seattle Seattle - Columbia City Library 10.jpg Jan 6, 1901 4721 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118-1696 Designed by Seattle architects W. Marbury Somervell and Harlan Thomas. Opened Dec. 30, 1915[3]
27 Seattle Fremont Seattle Seattle Fremont Library 01.jpg Jan 6, 1901 1501 North 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103-6708 Designed by Daniel R. Huntington. Construction delayed by World War I, opened July 27, 1921.[4]
28 Seattle Green Lake Seattle Green Lake Library-1.jpg Jan 6, 1901 7364 East Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle, WA 98115 Designed by W. Marbury Somervell and Joseph S. Coté. Opened July 1910[5]
29 Seattle Queen Anne Seattle Seattle Public Library Queen Anne Branch 01.jpg Jan 6, 1901 400 West Garfield St., Seattle, WA 98119 Designed by W. Marbury Somervell and Harlan Thomas. Opened January 1, 1914.[6]
30 Seattle University Seattle Seattle - U. Dist Library 05.jpg Jan 6, 1901 5009 Roosevelt Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105-3610 Designed by W. Marbury Somervell and Joseph S. Coté. Opened August 6, 1910.[7]
31 Seattle West Seattle Seattle West Seattle Library 01.jpg Jan 6, 1901 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA 98116 Designed by W. Marbury Somervell and Joseph S. Coté. Opened July 23, 1910[8]
32 Sedro-Woolley Sedro-Woolley TransparentPlaceholder.png Jul 9, 1913 $10,000 226 Bennett Street, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284-1607 Razed for Sedro-Woolley High School expansion
33 Snohomish Snohomish Snohomish, WA - Carnegie Library and war memorial.jpg Mar 13, 1909 $10,000 105 Cedar Avenue, Snohomish, WA. 98290 Now houses Arts of Snohomish
34 South Bend South Bend TransparentPlaceholder.png Jan 20, 1908 $10,000 1216 1st Street, South Bend, WA 98586 Built in 1913.
35 Spokane Main Spokane Spokane Public Library.JPG Mar 27, 1903 $155,000 10 S. Cedar Street, Spokane, WA. 99201-6823 Designed by Spokane firm of Preusse & Zittel. Library moved to former Sears Department Store building in 1963. Building currently houses Integrus, an architectural firm.
36 Spokane Altamont Spokane TransparentPlaceholder.png Mar 27, 1903 25 South Altamont Street, Spokane, WA 99202-3952 Designed by Spokane Architect Albert Held. Currently a court reporting office
37 Spokane Heath Spokane Spokane Public Library - Heath Branch.JPG Mar 27, 1903 527 East Mission Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202-1917 Designed by Spokane architect Julius Zittel. It is located in Spokane's Mission Hill Historic District.
38 Spokane North Hill Spokane Library Branch at Montgomery and Monroe, Spokane, WA.jpg Mar 27, 1903 925 W. Montgomery Avenue, Spokane, WA 99205-1186 Designed by Albert Held.
39 Sunnyside Sunnyside TransparentPlaceholder.png Apr 16, 1910 $5,000 621 Grant Avenue, Sunnyside, WA 98944 Razed for new library
40 Tacoma Tacoma Tacoma Public Library.jpg Mar 8, 1901 $75,000 S 12th St & Tacoma Ave S Designed by Jardine, Kent & Jardine of New York City with Norton L. Taylor & Everett Babcock supervising architects. Officially opened June 5, 1903.
41 Vancouver Vancouver Clark County Museum after Makeover.jpg Jan 20, 1908 $10,000 1511 Main St., Vancouver, Wa. 98660-2945 Opened New Year's Eve 1909. Now serves as Clark County Historical Museum
42 Walla Walla Walla Walla Walla Walla Library.jpg Nov 18, 1903 $25,000 109 S. Palouse St., Walla Walla, WA 99362-3247 Designed by Henry Osterman. Now the Carnegie Art Center.[9]
43 Wenatchee Wenatchee Wenatchee, WA - Carnegie Library 02.jpg Mar 27, 1909 $10,000 Douglas Street and South Chelan Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801-2202 Now housing Wenatchee city park offices.

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 (Bellingham, Seattle, and Spokane) are listed only by their total amount, not broken down for each branch.
  3. ^ "About the Columbia Branch" The Seattle Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2010
  4. ^ "About the Fremont Branch" The Seattle Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2010
  5. ^ "About the Green Lake Branch" The Seattle Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2010
  6. ^ "About the Queene Anne Branch" The Seattle Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2010
  7. ^ "About the University Branch" The Seattle Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2010
  8. ^ "About the West Seattle Branch" The Seattle Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2010
  9. ^ Becker, Paula (13 August 2007). "Walla Walla Public Library building is dedicated on December 13, 1905". Historylink.org. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 

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.