List of Carnegie libraries in Georgia
The following list of Carnegie libraries in Georgia provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Georgia, where 24 public libraries were built from 20 grants (totaling $503,756) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1898 to 1914. In addition, academic libraries were built at 5 institutions (totaling $110,000).
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|1||Albany||Albany||Jan 9, 1905||$10,700||215 N. Jackson St.|
|2||Americus||Americus||Apr 23, 1908||$20,000|
|3||Atlanta Main Branch||Atlanta||Oct 3, 1898||$202,000||126 Carnegie Way, NW||The ninth library to in the USA to receive a grant from Carnegie and the second after Pittsburgh to have multiple branches commissioned. Demolished in 1977|
|4||Atlanta South Branch||Atlanta||Oct 3, 1898||—|
|5||Atlanta Ann Wallace Branch||Atlanta||Oct 3, 1898||—||523 Luckie St. NW||Now a bank|
|6||Atlanta Auburn Ave. Branch||Atlanta||Oct 3, 1898||—||333 Auburn Ave. NE||Colored branch during segregation, open 1921–1949. Demolished in 1960|
|7||Barnesville||Barnesville||Apr 28, 1909||$10,000||1 Carnegie Way|
|8||Boston||Boston||Dec 3, 1912||$6,000||250 S Main Street|
|9||Columbus||Columbus||Apr 26, 1902||$30,000|
|10||Cordele||Cordele||Jan 13, 1903||$17,556||115 E 11th Ave|
|11||Cuthbert||Cuthbert||May 17, 1912||$7,000|
|12||Dawson||Dawson||Mar 14, 1913||$10,000|
|13||Dublin||Dublin||Mar 27, 1903||$10,000||311 Academy Ave.|
|14||Eatonton||Eatonton||Jun 11, 1914||$6,000||309 N. Madison Ave.|
|15||Fitzgerald||Fitzgerald||Apr 13, 1914||$12,500||120 S. Lee Street||Now The Carnegie Center|
|16||Lavonia||Lavonia||Feb 12, 1910||$5,000||28 Hartwell Rd.|
|17||Montezuma||Montezuma||Mar 24, 1906||$10,000||109 North Dooly St.||Now Macon County Chamber of Commerce and Development Authority|
|18||Moultrie||Moultrie||Dec 3, 1906||$10,000||39 N. Main St.|
|19||Newnan||Newnan||Dec 30, 1901||$10,000||1 LaGrange St.|
|20||Pelham||Pelham||Dec 13, 1906||$10,000||200 Hand Ave. W.|
|21||Rome||Rome||Dec 24, 1909||$15,000|
|22||Savannah Main Branch||Savannah||Aug 17, 1910||$87,000||2002 Bull St.|
|23||Savannah Carnegie B. Branch||Savannah||Aug 17, 1910||—||537 E. Henry St.|
|24||Valdosta||Valdosta||Apr 30, 1912||$15,000||305 W. Central Avenue||Now the Lowndes County Historical Society and Museum|
|1||Agnes Scott College||Decatur||Mar 26, 1906||$25,000||Demolished in 1986|
|2||Atlanta University||Atlanta||Jun 11, 1904||$25,000|
|3||Georgia Institute of Technology||Atlanta||Mar 12, 1906||$20,000|
|4||Georgia State Normal School||Athens||Mar 15, 1905||$20,000||1401 Prince Ave.|
|5||Mercer University||Macon||Mar 26, 1906||$20,000|
- 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.
- In cases where multiple branches were granted, only the total amount is reflected in this column.
- 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 (usually Jones) without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.