List of Carnegie libraries in Louisiana
The following list of Carnegie libraries in Louisiana provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Louisiana, where 9 libraries were built from 4 grants (totaling $380,000) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1901 to 1907. As of 2013, 6 of these buildings are still standing, and 3 still operate as libraries.
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
|1||Alexandria||Alexandria||Apr 8, 1907||$10,000||503 Washington St.||Now a museum and genealogical library|
|2||Jennings||Jennings||Mar 9, 1907||$10,000||303 Cary Ave.|
|3||Lake Charles||Lake Charles||Oct 17, 1901||$10,000||411 Pujo St.||Replaced c.1950|
|4||New Orleans Main||New Orleans||Dec 29, 1902||$350,000||Demolished c.1960|
|5||New Orleans Algiers||New Orleans||Dec 29, 1902||—||725 Pelican Ave.|
|6||New Orleans Canal||New Orleans||Dec 29, 1902||—||2940 Canal St.||Open 1911–1958, now a yoga center|
|7||New Orleans Dryades||New Orleans||Dec 29, 1902||—||2220 Oretha C Haley Blvd.||"Colored" branch during the era of racial segregation, open 1915–1965. Now a YMCA center|
|8||New Orleans Napoleon||New Orleans||Dec 29, 1902||—||913 Napoleon Ave.|
|9||New Orleans Royal||New Orleans||Dec 29, 1902||—||Severely damaged by Hurricane Betsy in 1965, demolished|
- 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.
- Grants for multiple libraries (New Orleans) are listed only by their total amount, not broken down for each branch.
- 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.