List of Carnegie libraries in Wyoming

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List of Carnegie libraries in Wyoming is located in Wyoming
Buffalo
Buffalo
        Evanston
        Evanston
Green River
Green River
Lander
Lander
Laramie
Laramie
Lusk
Lusk
Newcastle
Newcastle
Rock Springs
Rock Springs
Thermopolis
Thermopolis
Wheatland
Wheatland
Wyoming Carnegie library buildings still standing

The following list of Carnegie libraries in Wyoming provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Wyoming, where 16 libraries were built from 16 grants (totaling $257,500) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1899 to 1917. As of 2010, 10 of these buildings are still standing, and 5 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 Basin Basin Jun 29, 1908 $17,500 Demolished in 1954
2 Buffalo Buffalo Johnson County Library WY1.jpg Jan 14, 1909 $12,500 90 N. Main St.
44°20′53″N 106°41′58″W / 44.34806°N 106.69944°W / 44.34806; -106.69944 (Buffalo Carnegie Library)
Completed in 1909, now a museum
3 Casper Casper Feb 13, 1906 $13,000 2nd and Durban Sts. Completed in 1910, demolished in May-June 1970
4 Cheyenne Cheyenne Dec 27, 1899 $50,000 22nd St. and Capitol Ave. Completed in 1902, demolished in 1971
5 Cody Cody Apr 13, 1914 $15,000 Completed in 1916, demolished in 1965
6 Douglas Douglas Jul 20, 1908 $10,000 300 Walnut St. Completed in 1911, demolished on September 8, 1966
7 Evanston Evanston Evanston Wyoming Carnegie Library.jpeg Feb 20, 1903 $11,000 1020 Front St.
41°16′07″N 110°57′54.5″W / 41.26861°N 110.965139°W / 41.26861; -110.965139 (Evanston Carnegie Library)
Completed in 1906, now houses the Uinta County Museum and Chamber of Commerce
8 Green River Green River Dec 8, 1905 $20,000 177 N. Center St.
41°31′45″N 109°28′03″W / 41.52917°N 109.46750°W / 41.52917; -109.46750 (Green River Carnegie Library)
Completed in 1906, now houses county circuit court
9 Lander Lander Carnegie Library, Lander, WY (Front).JPG Nov 27, 1906 $15,000 451 N. 2nd St.
42°50′11″N 108°43′41″W / 42.83639°N 108.72806°W / 42.83639; -108.72806 (Lander Carnegie Library)
Completed in 1907, renovation/restoration planned
10 Laramie Laramie Jan 2, 1903 $20,000 405 E. Grand Ave.
41°18′40″N 105°35′31″W / 41.31111°N 105.59194°W / 41.31111; -105.59194 (Laramie Carnegie Library)
Now houses government offices
11 Lusk Lusk May 8, 1914 $11,000 425 S. Main St.
42°45′36″N 104°27′06″W / 42.76000°N 104.45167°W / 42.76000; -104.45167 (Lusk Carnegie Library)
Completed in 1919
12 Newcastle Newcastle Feb 20, 1911 $12,500 23 W. Main St.
43°51′20″N 104°12′11″W / 43.85556°N 104.20306°W / 43.85556; -104.20306 (Newcastle Carnegie Library)
Completed in 1911
13 Rock Springs Rock Springs Dec 13, 1907 $12,500 400 C St.
41°35′01″N 109°13′07.5″W / 41.58361°N 109.218750°W / 41.58361; -109.218750 (Rock Springs Carnegie Library)
Completed in 1910, extensively altered
14 Sheridan Sheridan Mar 18, 1904 $12,500 Completed in 1905, demolished in 1974
15 Thermopolis Thermopolis Apr 3, 1917 $12,500 328 Arapahoe St.
43°38′50″N 108°12′26″W / 43.64722°N 108.20722°W / 43.64722; -108.20722 (Thermopolis Carnegie Library)
Completed in 1919, now houses government offices
16 Wheatland Wheatland May 15, 1916 $12,500 904 9th St.
42°03′24″N 104°57′11″W / 42.05667°N 104.95306°W / 42.05667; -104.95306 (Wheatland Carnegie Library)
Completed in 1917, completely enclosed by a 1965 addition

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. 
  • Jones, Walter R. (2010). A Window to the World: The First 100 Years of the Natrona County Public Library. Casper: Natrona County Public Library. ISBN 978-0-9769584-1-3. 
  • Miller, Durand R. (1943). Carnegie Grants for Library Buildings, 1890-1917. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York. OCLC 2603611. 
  • "Wyoming's Carnegie Libraries" (PDF). Wyoming Library Roundup: 11–14. Winter 2007. ISSN 0043-9738. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 

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.