List of Carnegie libraries in Missouri
The following list of Carnegie libraries in Missouri provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Missouri, where 33 public libraries were built from 26 grants (totaling $1,502,500) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1899 to 1917. In addition, academic libraries were built at 2 institutions (totaling $95,000).
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|1||Albany||Albany||Jun 2, 1903||$12,500||101 W. Clay St.||Continues to be used as a Public Library. (2014)|
|2||Aurora||Aurora||Mar 14, 1913||$9,000||202 Jefferson Ave.||Continues to be used as a Public Library. (2012)|
|3||Bolivar||Bolivar||Nov 3, 1913||$8,000||120 E. Jackson St.||No longer used as a Public Library. (2012)|
|4||Brookfield||Brookfield||Nov 9, 1916||$12,000||114 E. Wood St.|
|5||Cape Girardeau||Cape Girardeau||Nov 9, 1916||$25,000||44 N. Lorimier St.||Open Apr 1, 1922. Closed in 1980, now county offices and courthouse annex. Main entrance obscured by building addition.|
|6||Carthage||Carthage||Apr 26, 1902||$25,000||321 W. 7th St.||Continues to be used as a Public Library. (2012)|
|7||Excelsior Springs||Excelsior Springs||Apr 28, 1913||$10,000||339 E. Broadway St.||No longer a public library. (2013)|
|8||Fayette||Fayette||May 21, 1913||$10,000||201 S. Main St.||Continues to be used as a public library. (2013)|
|9||Fulton||Fulton||Apr 8, 1911||$12,000||709 Market St.|
|10||Huntsville||Huntsville||Apr 13, 1914||$10,000||102 E. Library St.||Continues to be used as a public library. (2013)|
|11||Jefferson City||Jefferson City||Jan 15, 1900||$25,000||210 Adams St.|
|12||Joplin||Joplin||Jul 16, 1901||$60,000||Wall Ave. and 9th St.||Closed April 1981|
|13||Louisiana||Louisiana||Apr 11, 1902||$10,000||121 N. 3rd St.|
|14||Marceline||Marceline||May 3, 1917||$12,500||119 E. California Ave.|
|15||Marshfield||Marshfield||Apr 8, 1910||$5,000||219 S. Clay St.||Closed in 1995, now a museum.|
|16||Maryville||Maryville||Dec 29, 1903||$14,000||Open 1905–1962|
|17||Mexico||Mexico||Apr 30, 1912||$12,500||149 N. Clark St.||Closed in 1968; old building moved from 316 N. Washington St. to new location December 1990; used as library again 1990-present (2014)|
|18||Moberly||Moberly||Apr 26, 1902||$20,000||111 N. 4th St.||Continues to be used as a public library. (2013)|
|19||Monroe City||Monroe City||May 15, 1916||$7,500||109 2nd St.||Combined City Hall and Library. (2013)|
|20||Nevada||Nevada||Jun 1, 1915||$17,500||225 W. Austin Blvd.||Now a tourism center. Building still standing (2013).|
|21||Sedalia||Sedalia||Oct 28, 1899||$50,000||311 W. 3rd St.||Being refurbished. (2013)|
|22||Shelbina||Shelbina||Nov 9, 1916||$10,000||102 N. Center St||Continues to be used as a public library. (2013)|
|23||Springfield||Springfield||Oct 4, 1901||$50,000||397 E. Central St.||Continues to be used as a Public Library. (2012)|
|24||St. Joseph Carnegie||St. Joseph||Feb 13, 1901||$50,000||316 Massachusetts St.||Continues to be used as a public library. (2013)|
|25||St. Joseph Washington Bluff||St. Joseph||Feb 13, 1901||—||1821 N. 3rd St.||Continues to be used as a public library. (2013)|
|26||St. Louis Central||St. Louis||Mar 12, 1901||$1,000,000||1301 Olive St.||Designed by Cass Gilbert and opened in 1912, renovated 2010–2012.|
|27||St. Louis Barr||St. Louis||Mar 12, 1901||—||1701 S. Jefferson Ave.||Continues to be used as a Public Library. (2013)|
|28||St. Louis Cabanne||St. Louis||Mar 12, 1901||—||1106 Union Blvd.||Continues to be used as a Public Library. (2013)|
|29||St. Louis Carondelet||St. Louis||Mar 12, 1901||—||6800 Michigan Ave.||Reopened 2012 after renovations, and continues to be used as a Public Library. (2013)|
|30||St. Louis Carpenter||St. Louis||Mar 12, 1901||—||3309 S. Grand Blvd.||Continues to be used as a Public Library. (2013)|
|31||St. Louis Divoll||St. Louis||Mar 12, 1901||—||1257 Farrar St.||Closed c.1965. Located in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Another branch by the same name was opened in another part of the city.|
|32||St. Louis Soulard||St. Louis||Mar 12, 1901||—||706 Lafayette Ave.||Opened in 1910, the building still stands, but it is no longer used as a library. (2013)|
|33||Webb City||Webb City||Apr 28, 1913||$25,000||101 S. Liberty Ave.||Continues to be used as a Public Library (2012).|
|1||Park College||Parkville||Mar 15, 1904
May 2, 1921
|Currently under renovation, to include a return of the McAfee Memorial Library to the space. Additional plans include the creation of an academic commons, a café, and the Campanella Art Gallery.|
|2||William Jewell College||Liberty||Dec 14, 1906||$30,000||Replaced in 1965|
- 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 (St. Joseph and St. Louis) are listed only by their total amount, not broken down for each branch.
- Miller, pp. 38–40
- 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.