List of Carnegie libraries in Colorado

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List of Carnegie libraries in Colorado is located in Colorado
Boulder
Boulder
Brush
Brush
Cañon City
Cañon City
Colorado Springs (2)
Colorado Springs (2)
Delta
Delta
Denver (9)
Denver (9)
Durango
Durango
Florence
Florence
Fort Collins
Fort Collins
 Fort Morgan
 Fort Morgan
Idaho Springs
Idaho Springs
Leadville
Leadville
Littleton
Littleton
Longmont
Longmont
Manitou
Manitou
Monte Vista
Monte Vista
Rocky Ford
Rocky Ford
Salida
Salida
Silverton
Silverton
Sterling
Sterling
Trinidad
Trinidad
Colorado Carnegie library buildings still standing

The following list of Carnegie libraries in Colorado provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Colorado, where 35[1] public libraries were built from 27 grants (totaling $749,943) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1899 to 1917. As of 2010, 30 of these buildings are still standing, and 18 still operate as libraries. In addition, the University of Denver was awarded an academic library building on April 16, 1906, with a $30,000 grant.

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
[2]
Grant
amount
[2]
Location Notes
1 Alamosa Alamosa Mar 21, 1908 $6,000 Dedicated February 24, 1910, closed in 1961, demolished December 1962
2 Boulder Boulder Carnegie Library Boulder CO.jpg Feb 20, 1904 $15,000 1125 Pine St. Completed in 1906
3 Brush Brush Jun 11, 1914 $6,000 500 Clayton St. Completed in 1915
4 Cañon City Cañon City Canon City Colorado Old Carnegie Library.jpg Dec 14, 1901 $13,000 516 Macon Ave. Built in 1902
5 Old Colorado City Branch Old Colorado City Old Colorado City Carnegie Library.jpg Jan 1903 $10,000 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Completed in 1904
6 Colorado Springs Colorado Springs Colorado Springs Public Library-Carnegie Building.JPG Jan 2, 1903 $60,000 21 W. Kiowa St. Completed in 1905
7 Delta Delta Feb 20, 1911 $6,500 211 W. 6th St. Completed in 1912
8 Denver Main Branch Denver McNichols Civic Center Building.JPG Mar 14, 1902 $360,000[3] 144 W. Colfax Ave. Dedicated February 1910, now the McNichols Civic Center
9 Denver Warren Branch Denver Mar 14, 1902 3354 High St. Completed in 1913, now used for residential lofts
10 Denver Woodbury Branch Denver Mar 14, 1902 3265 Federal Blvd. Built in 1912
11 Denver Dickinson Branch Denver Dickinson Branch Library.JPG Mar 14, 1902 1545 Hooker St. Completed in 1914, closed in 1954, now houses an architecture firm
12 Denver Decker Branch Denver Mar 14, 1902 1501 S. Logan St. Completed in 1913
13 Denver Byers Branch Denver Mar 14, 1902 675 Santa Fe Dr. Completed in 1918
14 Denver Smiley Branch Denver Mar 14, 1902 4501 W. 46th Ave. Completed in 1918
15 Denver Park Hill Branch Denver Mar 14, 1902 4705 Montview Blvd. Built 1920 in Spanish Renaissance style
16 Denver Elyria Branch Denver Mar 14, 1902 1901 E. 47th Ave. Opened in 1923, closed in 1952, now a private residence
17 Durango Durango Jan 16, 1906 $15,000 1188 E. 2nd Ave. Completed in 1906, now houses city offices
18 Florence Florence Feb 3, 1917 $10,000 100 W. 2nd St. Completed in 1919
19 Fort Collins Fort Collins Museum-front2.jpg Jan 22, 1903 $12,500 200 Mathews St. Completed in 1904, closed in 1976. Now houses a museum
20 Fort Morgan Fort Morgan Nov 17, 1914 $10,000 414 Main St. Completed in 1916, original building surrounded by a later addition
21 Grand Junction Grand Junction Dec 21, 1899 $8,000 7th St. and Grand Ave. Completed in 1901; demolished
22 Idaho Springs Idaho Springs Jun 1, 1903 $10,443 219 14th Ave. Completed in 1904
23 Lamar Lamar Feb 6, 1907 $12,000 Completed in 1908, demolished in 1975
24 Leadville Leadville Jun 21, 1901 $20,000 102 E. 9th St. Completed in 1904, became the Leadville Heritage Museum in 1971
25 Littleton Littleton Jan 6, 1915 $8,000 2707 W. Main St. Completed in 1917, now a restaurant
26 Longmont Longmont Longmont Carnegie Library.jpg Dec 13, 1907 $12,500 457 Fourth Ave. Completed in 1913, now houses city offices
27 Loveland Loveland May 2, 1907 $10,000 205 E. 6th St. Completed in 1908, demolished in 1964
28 Manitou Manitou Springs Dec 13, 1909 $6,500 701 Manitou Ave. Completed in 1911
29 Monte Vista Monte Vista Carnegie Library (Monte Vista, Colorado).JPG May 15, 1916 $10,000 120 Jefferson St. Opened June 1919
30 Pueblo Pueblo Feb 4, 1902 $70,000 100 E. Abriendo Ave. Completed in 1904, demolished c. 1965
31 Rocky Ford Rocky Ford Rocky Ford, Colorado Carnegie library from N 1.JPG Dec 24, 1907 $10,000 1005 Sycamore Ave. Completed in 1909, now a museum
32 Salida Salida Dec 23, 1905 $9,000 405 E St. Completed in 1909
33 Silverton Silverton Jan 19, 1905 $12,000 1111 Reese St. Completed in 1906
34 Sterling Sterling Sterling Public Library (old).JPG Dec 3, 1915 $12,500 210 S. 4th St. Completed in 1918, now a bed and breakfast
35 Trinidad Trinidad Trinidad, CO, Public Library IMG 5020.JPG Mar 20, 1903 $15,000 202 N. Animas St. Completed in 1904

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jones erroneously reports this number as 36 in summary tables, though both his gazetteer of libraries and Bobinski confirm 35.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ This number is the total grant for all nine libraries built in Denver.

References[edit]

  • 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. 

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 (usually Jones) without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.