List of Carnegie libraries in Georgia

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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).

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
[1]
Grant
amount
[1][2]
Location Notes
1 Albany Albany Albany Carnegie Library (East face).JPG Jan 9, 1905 $10,700 215 N. Jackson St. NRHP #82002404
2 Americus Americus Apr 23, 1908 $20,000
3 Atlanta Main Branch Atlanta Americana 1920 Libraries - Carnegie Library Atlanta Georgia.jpg 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 Carnegie Library of Barnesville.JPG Apr 28, 1909 $10,000 1 Carnegie Way NRHP #86003684
8 Boston Boston Boston Carnegie Public Library.JPG 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 Carnegie Library, Cordele.JPG Jan 13, 1903 $17,556 115 E 11th Ave
11 Cuthbert Cuthbert Old Carnegie Library; Cuthbert, GA.JPG May 17, 1912 $7,000 122 Lumpkin Street Randolph County Chamber of Commerce[3]
12 Dawson Dawson Mar 14, 1913 $10,000 334 Main St. NE Events facility for Terrell County Historic Preservation Society[4]
13 Dublin Dublin Carnegie Library, Dublin, GA, US.jpg 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 The Carnegie Center, Fitzgerald.jpg Apr 13, 1914 $12,500 120 S. Lee Street Now The Carnegie Center[5]
16 Lavonia Lavonia Lavonia Carnegie Library.jpg Feb 12, 1910 $5,000 28 Hartwell Rd.
17 Montezuma Montezuma Carnegie Library, Montezuma.JPG Mar 24, 1906 $10,000 109 North Dooly St. Now Macon County Chamber of Commerce and Development Authority
18 Moultrie Moultrie Moultrie Carnegie Library.jpg Dec 3, 1906 $10,000 39 N. Main St.
19 Newnan Newnan Dec 30, 1901 $10,000 1 LaGrange St.
20 Pelham Pelham Carnegie Library, Pelham.JPG Dec 13, 1906 $10,000 200 Hand Ave. W.
21 Rome Rome Dec 24, 1909 $15,000 607 Broad Street[6]
22 Savannah Main Branch Savannah Savannah Library, Main Branch, Savannah, GA, US.jpg Aug 17, 1910 $87,000 2002 Bull St.
23 Savannah Carnegie B. Branch Savannah Savannah Carnegie B. Branch, Savannah, GA, US.jpg 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.[7]
24 Valdosta Valdosta Valdosta GA Carnegie Library01.jpg Apr 30, 1912 $15,000 305 W. Central Avenue Now the Lowndes County Historical Society and Museum[8] NRHP #84001120

Academic libraries[edit]

Institution Locality Image Year
granted
Grant
amount
Location Notes
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 Carnegie Building 6272.jpg Mar 12, 1906 $20,000
4 Carnegie Library Building at the former
Georgia State Normal School
Athens GA Normal School Carnegie Library 11-12-2015.jpg Mar 15, 1905 $20,000 1401 Prince Ave. NRHP #75000577
5 Mercer University Macon Mar 26, 1906 $20,000

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. ^ In cases where multiple branches were granted, only the total amount is reflected in this column.
  3. ^ http://www.exploregeorgia.org/listing/11486-old-carnegie-library
  4. ^ http://www.tchps.org/rentals.html
  5. ^ http://www.fitzgeraldga.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=159&Itemid=161
  6. ^ "Floyd County". Calhoun Times. September 1, 2004. p. 57. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Carnegie, Library, Savannah, GA Dedicated August 1914" (PDF). http://www.liveoakpl.org/. Retrieved 10/26/2016.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help); External link in |website= (help)
  8. ^ http://www.valdostamuseum.org/

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