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 five institutions (totaling $110,000).
Building still operating as a library
Building standing, but now serving another purpose
Building no longer standing
National Register of Historic Places Building listed on the
historic district on the National Register of Historic Places Building contributes to a
|1||Albany||Albany||Jan 9, 1905||$10,700||215 N. Jackson St.||NRHP #82002404|
|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 US 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 Library St.||NRHP #86003684|
|8||Boston||Boston||Dec 3, 1912||$6,000||250 S Main Street||A contributing property to NRHP #07000375|
|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||122 Lumpkin Street||Randolph County Chamber of Commerce|
|12||Dawson||Dawson||Mar 14, 1913||$10,000||334 Main St. NE||Events facility for Terrell County Historic Preservation Society|
|13||Dublin||Dublin||Mar 27, 1903||$10,000||311 Academy Ave.||NRHP #75000599|
|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.||Established in 1911, the one-story Renaissance Revival-style building is important as a local landmark and has continued to be used as a library throughout its history |
|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.||Cornerstone date 1903. An original Carnegie Library still operating as a public library.|
|20||Pelham||Pelham||Dec 13, 1906||$10,000||200 Hand Ave. W.|
|21||Rome||Rome||Dec 24, 1909||$15,000||607 Broad Street|
|22||Savannah Main Branch||Savannah||Aug 17, 1910||$87,000||2002 Bull St.|
|23||Savannah Carnegie B. Branch||Savannah||Aug 17, 1910||$12,000||537 E. Henry St.||Was known as "Carnegie Colored Public Library" It served the African American community from August 1914 to 1962. In 1963 the library joined the Savannah Public Library System.|
|24||Valdosta||Valdosta||Apr 30, 1912||$15,000||305 W. Central Avenue||Now the Lowndes County Historical Society and Museum NRHP #84001120|
|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||Carnegie Library Building at the former
Georgia State Normal School
|Athens||Mar 15, 1905||$20,000||1401 Prince Ave.||NRHP #75000577; now a part of the University of Georgia library system|
|5||Mercer University||Macon||Mar 26, 1906||$20,000||Now the Hardman Fine Arts Building|
- 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.
- "History of the Library". www.athenslibrary.org. Retrieved 2017-03-31.
- "Floyd County". Calhoun Times. September 1, 2004. p. 57. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
- "Carnegie, Library, Savannah, GA Dedicated August 1914" (PDF). http://www.liveoakpl.org/. Retrieved 2016-10-26. External link in
- 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.