List of Carnegie libraries in Michigan

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The following list of Carnegie libraries in Michigan provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Michigan, where 61 libraries were built from 53 grants (totaling $1,655,950) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1901 to 1918.

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

Carnegie libraries[edit]

Library City or
town
Image Date
granted
[1]
Grant
amount
[1][2]
Location Notes
1 Adrian Adrian Adrian Public Library 2010.JPG Dec 20, 1904 $27,500 110 E. Church St.
41°53′50″N 84°02′13″W / 41.897257°N 84.036957°W / 41.897257; -84.036957
Now a museum
2 Albion Albion Albion MI Carnegie Library.jpg Jan 2, 1903 $17,500 501 S. Superior St.
42°14′31″N 84°45′10″W / 42.241946°N 84.752785°W / 42.241946; -84.752785
3 Allegan Allegan Feb 13, 1913 $10,000 331 Hubbard St.
42°31′40″N 85°51′08″W / 42.527670°N 85.852309°W / 42.527670; -85.852309
4 Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Ann arbor frieze.jpg Jan 13, 1903 $30,000 Facade at
42°16′52″N 83°44′24″W / 42.281101°N 83.739922°W / 42.281101; -83.739922
Attached to the old Ann Arbor High School building. Closed in 1957, made part of the Henry Simmons Frieze Building at the University of Michigan. Demolished in 2007, leaving only the front columns
5 Armada Armada Armada Michigan Public Library.JPG Dec 8, 1913 $8,000 73930 Church St.
42°50′31″N 82°52′59″W / 42.841867°N 82.883094°W / 42.841867; -82.883094
6 Bay City Bay City Bay City Carnegie Library.JPG May 15, 1916 $35,000 708 Center Ave.
43°35′50″N 83°52′58″W / 43.597320°N 83.882684°W / 43.597320; -83.882684
In service as library until December 2005. Now bank branch and offices for Thumb National Bank.
7 Benton Harbor Benton Harbor Benton Harbor Carnegie Library Postcard.jpg Mar 14, 1902 $20,000 E Wall St. and
6th St.
42°06′56″N 86°27′13″W / 42.115554°N 86.453617°W / 42.115554; -86.453617
8 Boyne City Boyne City Mar 31, 1916 $15,000 201 E. Main St.
45°12′44″N 85°00′47″W / 45.212137°N 85.013070°W / 45.212137; -85.013070
9 Bronson Bronson Bronson Carnegie Library.jpg Jul 15, 1910 $8,500 207 N. Matteson St.
41°52′25″N 85°11′42″W / 41.873495°N 85.194953°W / 41.873495; -85.194953
10 Cadillac Cadillac Cadillac MI Public Library.jpg Mar 20, 1903 $15,000 127 Beech St.
44°15′06″N 85°23′56″W / 44.251583°N 85.398765°W / 44.251583; -85.398765
11 Cassopolis Cassopolis Cass County Local history Library.JPG Apr 23, 1908 $10,000 145 N. Broadway St.
41°54′47″N 86°00′46″W / 41.912960°N 86.012767°W / 41.912960; -86.012767
12 Charlevoix Charlevoix Feb 21, 1907 $10,000 Closed in 1967
13 Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Michigan Carnegie Library.JPG Mar 14, 1902 $12,000 200 N. Cochran Ave.
42°33′55″N 84°50′08″W / 42.565175°N 84.835603°W / 42.565175; -84.835603
Now small businesses
14 Cheboygan Cheboygan 2009-0618-Cheboygan-CarnegieLibrary.jpg Feb 10, 1908 $15,000 400 W. Elm St.
45°38′41″N 84°28′42″W / 45.644584°N 84.478380°W / 45.644584; -84.478380
Closed in 1966
15 Detroit Main Detroit DetroitLibrary2010.jpg Jun 23, 1901 $750,000 5201 Woodward Ave.
42°21′31″N 83°03′59″W / 42.358714°N 83.066359°W / 42.358714; -83.066359
Opened in 1921
16 Detroit Herbert Bowen Detroit Herbert Bowen Branch.JPG Jun 23, 1901 3648 W. Vernor Hwy.
42°19′23″N 83°05′20″W / 42.323180°N 83.088951°W / 42.323180; -83.088951
17 Detroit Magnus Butzel Detroit Jun 23, 1901 2025 E. Grand Blvd.
42°22′31″N 83°02′29″W / 42.375353°N 83.041511°W / 42.375353; -83.041511
Demolished in 1998
18 Detroit Edwin F. Conely Detroit Edwin F Conely Branch.JPG Jun 23, 1901 4600 Martin Rd.
42°19′55″N 83°07′39″W / 42.331898°N 83.127390°W / 42.331898; -83.127390
19 Detroit Divie B. Duffield Detroit Divie B Duffield Branch.JPG Jun 23, 1901 2507 W. Grand Blvd.
42°21′47″N 83°05′36″W / 42.363180°N 83.093226°W / 42.363180; -83.093226
20 Detroit Bernard Ginsburg Detroit Detroit Bernard Ginsburg Library.JPG Jun 23, 1901 91 Brewster St.
42°20′48″N 83°02′50″W / 42.346758°N 83.047264°W / 42.346758; -83.047264
Closed in 1927 and turned over to Recreation Department. Part of the Brewster-Wheeler Recreation Center, now vacant
21 Detroit George V. N. Lothrop Detroit Detroit Lothrop Library Branch.jpg Jun 23, 1901 W. Grand Blvd. and Warren Ave W.
42°20′41″N 83°06′29″W / 42.344796°N 83.108118°W / 42.344796; -83.108118
A Georgian structure designed by B.C. Wetzel.[3] Building demolished in October 2009 after purchasing church didn't keep up the property & the City of Detroit stepped in quickly.
22 Detroit George Osius Detroit Jun 23, 1901 Gratiot Ave. between
Newland Ave. and
Seneca St.
42°23′01″N 83°00′41″W / 42.383613°N 83.011265°W / 42.383613; -83.011265
Torn down in 1939 when Gratiot was widened. Replaced by Mark Twain Branch (demolished in 2011). Site vacant.[4]
23 Detroit Henry M. Utley Detroit Henry M Utley Branch.JPG Jun 23, 1901 8726 Woodward Ave.
42°22′48″N 83°04′46″W / 42.380122°N 83.079382°W / 42.380122; -83.079382
Now Family Place, a child care center.
24 Dowagiac Dowagiac Jan 13, 1903 $12,500 211 Commercial St.
41°58′59″N 86°06′38″W / 41.983039°N 86.110545°W / 41.983039; -86.110545
25 East Jordan East Jordan Feb 6, 1915 $10,000 301 Main St.
45°09′24″N 85°07′40″W / 45.156731°N 85.127823°W / 45.156731; -85.127823
Now an arts center
26 Escanaba Escanaba Escanaba MI Carnegie Library.jpg Apr 11, 1902 $21,200 251 S. 7th St.
45°44′39″N 87°03′22″W / 45.744167°N 87.056111°W / 45.744167; -87.056111
27 Flint Flint Flint Michigan Carnegie Library.jpg Dec 27, 1902 $25,000 Clifford St. and
East Kearsley St.
43°01′09″N 83°41′10″W / 43.019251°N 83.686089°W / 43.019251; -83.686089
28 Grand Haven Grand Haven Feb 12, 1903 $12,500 15 N. 3rd St. Demolished c.1967
29 Houghton Houghton Carnegie Museum - Houghton.jpg Apr 23, 1908 $15,000 105 Huron St.
47°07′17″N 88°34′05″W / 47.121328°N 88.567992°W / 47.121328; -88.567992
Closed in 2006, now a museum
30 Howell Howell Howell Carnegie District Library.JPG Jan 9, 1902 $15,000 314 W. Grand River Ave.
42°36′30″N 83°55′56″W / 42.608442°N 83.932135°W / 42.608442; -83.932135
31 Hudson Hudson Hudson Michigan Carnegie Library.JPG Mar 27, 1903 $10,000 205 S. Market St.
41°51′14″N 84°21′13″W / 41.853843°N 84.353504°W / 41.853843; -84.353504
32 Iron Mountain Iron Mountain IronMountainCarnegieLibraryFront.jpg Mar 12, 1901 $17,500 300 Ludington St.
33 Ironwood Ironwood 2013-07-13 Ironwood Carnegie Library, 235 E. Aurora St., Ironwood, MI.jpg Apr 21, 1900 $17,000 235 E. Aurora St.
46°27′08″N 90°10′20″W / 46.452208°N 90.172282°W / 46.452208; -90.172282
34 Ishpeming Ishpeming Mar 12, 1901 $25,000 317 Main St.
46°29′29″N 87°40′10″W / 46.491480°N 87.669479°W / 46.491480; -87.669479
35 Jackson Jackson Jackson Michigan Carnegie Library.JPG Mar 14, 1901 $70,000 244 W. Michigan Ave.
42°14′53″N 84°24′40″W / 42.248056°N 84.411111°W / 42.248056; -84.411111
36 Lansing Lansing Carnegie Library Lansing MI.JPG Jan 9, 1902 $35,000 210 W. Shiawassee St. Now part of Lansing Community College. Original pediment removed and upper part of building modified.
37 Lapeer Lapeer Lapeer MI Carnegie Library.jpg Apr 3, 1917 $13,750 921 W. Nepessing St.
38 Ludington Ludington Ludington Public Library Aug 2008.JPG Jun 5, 1903 $15,000 217 E. Ludington Ave.
39 Mancelona Mancelona Jan 5, 1916 $10,000 202 W. State St.
40 Manistee Manistee Manistee Public Library.jpg Apr 26, 1902 $35,000 95 Maple St.
41 Marlette Marlette Marlette MI Carnegie Library.jpg Apr 16, 1918 $7,500 3116 Main St.
42 Mendon Mendon Apr 11, 1905 $10,000 314 W. Main St.
43 Midland Midland Feb 3, 1917 $12,500 Townsend St. Closed in 1955
44 Mount Clemens Mount Clemens Mount Clemens Public Library.JPG Mar 14, 1902 $17,000 125 Macomb St.
42°35′59″N 82°52′49″W / 42.599703°N 82.880389°W / 42.599703; -82.880389
45 Newaygo Newaygo Dec 8, 1913 $5,000 45 State Rd.
46 Niles Niles Carnegie Library Niles Michigan 034.jpg Jan 22, 1903 $15,000 321 E. Main St. Now houses Chamber of Commerce
47 Owosso Owosso Owosso.jpg Apr 2, 1913 $20,000 502 W. Main St.
48 Paw Paw Paw Paw Apr 3, 1917 $10,000 129 S. Kalamazoo St. Closed in 1991
49 Petoskey Petoskey Petoskey MI Carnegie Library.jpg Apr 8, 1907 $12,500 451 E. Mitchell St.
50 Port Huron Port Huron Port Huron Museum Carnegie Center.JPG Feb 4, 1902 $45,000 1115 6th St. Currently houses the Port Huron Museum
51 Portland Portland Portland Michigan Carnegie Library.JPG Mar 25, 1905 $10,000 334 Kent St.
52 Sault Ste. Marie Sault Ste. Marie Sault Ste Marie Carnegie Library.jpg Feb 6, 1901 $30,000 315 Armory Pl. Now school district offices
53 South Haven South Haven South Haven Center for the Arts.jpg Dec 20, 1904 $12,500 600 Phoenix St. Now an arts center
54 Sparta Sparta Mar 31, 1916 $10,000 80 N. Union St.
55 St. Joseph St. Joseph Dec 27, 1902 $13,500 500 Main St. Now houses an architectural firm
56 Stambaugh Stambaugh Apr 13, 1914 $12,500 601 Garfield Ave. Now school district offices
57 Sturgis Sturgis Carnegie Library Sturgis MI.jpg Dec 13, 1907 $10,000 Demolished, Ca. 1967
58 Tecumseh Tecumseh Tecumseh Michigan Carnegie Library.JPG Feb 2, 1903 $10,000 304 W. Chicago Blvd. Closed c.1962
59 Three Rivers Three Rivers Three Rivers MI Carnegie Library.jpg Sep 5, 1902 $12,500 107 N. Main St. Now an arts center
60 Traverse City Traverse City Carnegie Library Entrance (Traverse City, Michigan).jpg Apr 11, 1902 $20,000 322 6th St. Now a history museum
61 Wyandotte Wyandotte Wyandotte MI Carnegie Library Postcard.jpg Jan 23, 1911 $17,500 3139 Biddle Ave. Closed 1940, demolished 1967

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 is often where the discrepancies occur.
  2. ^ Grants for multiple libraries (Detroit) are listed only by their total amount, not broken down for each branch.
  3. ^ "Detroit public library branches, 1914". Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  4. ^ "Mark Twain Branch Library". Retrieved 2014-08-31. 

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 without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.